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Concept for an Adaptive Low Power Wide Area (LPWA) Bat Communication Network


Publication Details
Author(s): Schadhauser M, Robert J, Heuberger A
Publication year: 2016

Event details
Event: Smart SysTech 2016 - European Conference on Smart Objects, Systems and Technologies
Event location: Duisburg
Start date of the event: 07/06/2016
End date of the event: 08/06/2016
Language: English

Abstract

The communication of sensor networks enables a
variety of different applications. Thus, technologies for connect-
ing sensor nodes have gained comprehensive popularity over
the last few years. Concepts like the Internet of Things (IoT)
or Machine-to-Machine-Communication (M2M) incorporate the
idea of a widespread data exchange among numerous items of
various forms. In an interdisciplinary team we are extending this
idea of sensor networking to the scope of wildlife tracking, in
particular the tracking of bats. For this purpose, a large number
of lightweight Ultra Low Power (ULP) sensor nodes are attached
on the back of the animals. With a weight of just 1.8 g in total
and a maximal equivalent isotropically radiated power (EIRP) of
only 5 dBm, those sensor nodes are still capable to transmit data
over a range of even more than 5 km. Adaptable bi-directional
transmission schemes, not only between bat nodes, but also to a
system of distributed base stations, conduced for gathering sensor
data and localization, are implemented. This paper presents the
conceptual and technical challenges in communication as well as
a structural description of our base station network. Approaches
toward an increase in the tracking range by means of an adaptive
Low Power Wide Area (LPWA) telemetry system are presented.
Finally, reasonable waveforms are evaluated, aiming at robust
transmissions under the present conditions. Environmental effects
and channel characteristics inferred by propagation models as
well as hardware restrictions have to be taken into account.



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How to cite
APA: Schadhauser, M., Robert, J., & Heuberger, A. (2016). Concept for an Adaptive Low Power Wide Area (LPWA) Bat Communication Network. Duisburg, DE.

MLA: Schadhauser, Michael, Jörg Robert, and Albert Heuberger. "Concept for an Adaptive Low Power Wide Area (LPWA) Bat Communication Network." Proceedings of the Smart SysTech 2016 - European Conference on Smart Objects, Systems and Technologies, Duisburg 2016.

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