Energy harvesting in LoRaWAN: a cost analysis for the industry 4.0

Sherazi, H. H. R., Imran, M. A. , Boggia, G. and Grieco, L. A. (2018) Energy harvesting in LoRaWAN: a cost analysis for the industry 4.0. IEEE Communications Letters, 22(11), pp. 2358-2361. (doi: 10.1109/LCOMM.2018.2869404)

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Exploiting the advantages brought by long-range radio communications and extremely low power consumptions, LoRaWAN is capable to support low rate industry 4.0 services. Despite being energy efficient, LoRa motes can still undergo frequent battery replenishments caused by the monitoring requirements of industrial applications. Duty-cycle constrained operations can partially face this issue at the expense of increased communication delays, which, in turn, inflate higher costs due to damaged products on the production line. This letter proposes a model to analyze this cost tradeoff against different sensing intervals. It further highlights the impact of energy harvesting sources on this cost relationship mapping a way toward improved production efficiency.

Item Type:Articles
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Sherazi, Hafiz Husnain Raza and Imran, Professor Muhammad
Authors: Sherazi, H. H. R., Imran, M. A., Boggia, G., and Grieco, L. A.
College/School:College of Science and Engineering
College of Science and Engineering > School of Engineering > Systems Power and Energy
Journal Name:IEEE Communications Letters
ISSN (Online):1558-2558
Published Online:10 September 2018
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2018 IEEE
First Published:First published in IEEE Communications Letters 22(11):2358-2361
Publisher Policy:Reproduced in accordance with the publisher copyright policy

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Project CodeAward NoProject NamePrincipal InvestigatorFunder's NameFunder RefLead Dept
3007250Distributed Autonomous Resilient Emergency Management System (DARE)Muhammad ImranEngineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC)EP/P028764/1ENG - Systems Power & Energy