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R. Yasmin, J. Petäjäjärvi, K. Mikhaylov and A. Pouttu, "Large and Dense LoRaWAN Deployment to Monitor Real Estate Conditions and Utilization Rate," 2018 IEEE 29th Annual International Symposium on Personal, Indoor and Mobile Radio Communications (PIMRC), Bologna, Italy, 2018, pp. 1-6. doi: 10.1109/PIMRC.2018.8580985

Large and dense LoRaWAN deployment to monitor real estate conditions and utilization rate

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Author: Yasmin, Rumana1; Petäjäjärvi, Juha1; Mikhaylov, Konstantin1;
Organizations: 1Centre for Wireless Communications, University of Oulu, Oulu, Finland
Format: article
Version: accepted version
Access: open
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Language: English
Published: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, 2018
Publish Date: 2019-01-09


Internet of Things (ioT) drives today’s world towards digitalization allowing diverse and innovative use cases. These use cases are changing in a fundamental way how people are conducting their business in various verticals. In this paper we focus on the real estate use case. We deploy a monitoring system in a large open space at University of Oulu. The deployed system visualizes real estate conditions of this environment and gives insight to understanding a LoRaWAN IoT-enabled building. The number of the sensor nodes composing the deployed system reaches 331, with each node comprising five sensors providing information about temperature, humidity, CO₂, amount of light, and motion. In the paper we report the results and the lessons learned during the deployment of such an extensive LoRaWAN sensor network. Aside of the practicalities related to the deployment of the network, we characterize and report the performance of the deployed network. The conducted deployment can become a valuable reference for engineers and practitioners, deploying a real estate monitoring system with LoRaWAN.

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Series: IEEE International Symposium on Personal, Indoor, and Mobile Radio Communications workshops
ISSN: 2166-9570
ISSN-E: 2166-9589
ISSN-L: 2166-9570
ISBN: 978-1-5386-6009-6
ISBN Print: 978-1-5386-6010-2
Pages: 1 - 6
DOI: 10.1109/PIMRC.2018.8580985
Host publication: 2018 IEEE 29th Annual International Symposium on Personal, Indoor, and Mobile Radio Communications (PIMRC), Bologna, Italy, 9-12 Sept. 2018
Conference: Annual International Symposium on Personal, Indoor and Mobile Radio Communications
Type of Publication: A4 Article in conference proceedings
Field of Science: 213 Electronic, automation and communications engineering, electronics
Funding: This work has been partially funded by the Finnish Funding Agency for Innovation (Tekes) through VIRPA C project. The acquisition of the hardware for this study has also been partially funded by the ERDF project A71720, ‘Big Data for 5G’, governed by the HILLA program ( This research has been financially supported by Academy of Finland 6Genesis Flagship (grant 318927).
Academy of Finland Grant Number: 318927
Detailed Information: 318927 (Academy of Finland Funding decision)
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