LPWAN Technologies for IoT and M2M Applications

LPWAN Technologies for IoT and M2M Applications

1st Edition - March 17, 2020

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  • Editors: Bharat Chaudhari, Marco Zennaro
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128188804
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128188811

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Low power wide area network (LPWAN) is a promising solution for long range and low power Internet of Things (IoT) and machine to machine (M2M) communication applications. The LPWANs are resource-constrained networks and have critical requirements for long battery life, extended coverage, high scalability, and low device and deployment costs. There are several design and deployment challenges such as media access control, spectrum management, link optimization and adaptability, energy harvesting, duty cycle restrictions, coexistence and interference, interoperability and heterogeneity, security and privacy, and others.LPWAN Technologies for IoT and M2M Applications is intended to provide a one-stop solution for study of LPWAN technologies as it covers a broad range of topics and multidisciplinary aspects of LPWAN and IoT. Primarily, the book focuses on design requirements and constraints, channel access, spectrum management, coexistence and interference issues, energy efficiency, technology candidates, use cases of different applications in smart city, healthcare, and transportation systems, security issues, hardware/software platforms, challenges, and future directions.

Key Features

  • One stop guide to the technical details of various low power long range technologies such as LoRaWAN, Sigfox, NB-IoT, LTE-M and others
  • Describes the design aspects, network architectures, security issues and challenges
  • Discusses the performance, interference, coexistence issues and energy optimization techniques
  • Includes LPWAN based intelligent applications in diverse areas such as smart city, traffic management, health and others
  • Presents the different hardware and software platforms for LPWANs
  • Provides guidance on selecting the right technology for an application


University researchers, graduate and undergraduate students, and R&D engineers in industry designing networks and implementing IoT/M2M applications

Table of Contents

  • 1 . Introduction to low-power wide-area networks
    2. Design considerations and network architectures for low-power wide-area networks
    3. LoRaWAN protocol: specifications, security, and capabilities
    4. Radio channel access challenges in LoRa low-power wide-area networks
    5. An introduction to Sigfox radio system
    6. NB-IoT: concepts, applications, and deployment challenges
    7. Long-term evolution for machines (LTE-M)
    8. TV white spaces for low-power wide-area networks
    9. Performance of LoRa technology: link-level and cell-level performance
    10. Energy optimization in low-power wide area networks by using heuristic techniques
    11. Energy harvesting–enabled relaying networks
    12. Energy-efficient paging in cellular Internet of things networks
    13. Guidelines and criteria for selecting the optimal low-power wide-area network technology
    14. Internet of wearable low-power wide-area network devices for health self-monitoring
    15. LoRaWAN for smart cities: experimental study in a campus deployment
    16. Exploiting LoRa, edge, and fog computing for traffic monitoring in smart cities
    17. Security in low-power wide-area networks: state-of-the-art and development toward the 5G
    18. Hardware and software platforms for low-power wide-area networks

Product details

  • No. of pages: 456
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 2020
  • Published: March 17, 2020
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128188804
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128188811

About the Editors

Bharat Chaudhari

Bharat S. Chaudhari received the ME degree in electronics and telecommunication engineering and the PhD degree from Jadavpur University, Kolkata, India in 1993 and 2000, respectively. After being a Full Professor in electronics and telecommunication engineering with the Pune Institute of Computer Technology and the Dean of the International Institute of Information Technology, Pune, India, he joined MIT World Peace University (then MIT Pune) Pune, as a Professor, in 2014. With more than 30 years of experience in teaching and research, he has authored more than 72 research articles in the fields of wireless, telecommunication, and optical networks, and edited a number of conference proceedings and a book. A recipient of a young scientist research grant from the Department of Science and Technology, Government of India, he has successfully executed several research projects and assignments. He has accomplished a number of international research collaborations and delivered technical talks at various conferences and platforms in different countries. His current research interests include low-power wide-area networks, Internet of things, wireless sensors networks, and optical networks. He has been the Simons Associate of the International Centre for Theoretical Physics (ICTP), Trieste, Italy, since 2015. He is a fellow of the IETE and IE (I), the Founder Chair of the IEEE Pune Section (R-10), and a Senior Member of IEEE. He is the Program Evaluator of Engineering Accreditation Commission (EAC) of ABET, United States, for accreditations of computer and communications engineering programs.

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor, MIT World Peace University (then MIT Pune) Pune, India

Marco Zennaro

Marco Zennaro received the MSc degree in electronic engineering from the University of Trieste, Trieste, Italy, and the PhD degree from the KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden. He is a Research Engineer with the Abdus Salam International Centre for Theoretical Physics, Trieste, where he coordinates the Telecommunications/ICT4D Laboratory, Wireless Group. He is a Visiting Professor with the Kobe Institute of Computing (KIC), Japan. His research interests include ICT4D and the use of ICT for development. In particular, he investigates the use of IoT in developing countries. He has given lectures on wireless technologies in more than 30 countries.

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