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K. Mikhaylov, A. Moiz, A. Pouttu, J. M. Martín Rapún and S. A. Gascon, "LoRa WAN for Wind Turbine Monitoring: Prototype and Practical Deployment," 2018 10th International Congress on Ultra Modern Telecommunications and Control Systems and Workshops (ICUMT), Moscow, Russia, 2018, pp. 1-6. doi: 10.1109/ICUMT.2018.8631240

LoRa WAN for wind turbine monitoring : prototype and practical deployment

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Author: Mikhaylov, Konstantin1; Moiz, Abdul1; Pouttu, Ari1;
Organizations: 1Centre for Wireless Communications, University of Oulu, Oulu, Finland
2Instrumentacion y Componentes S.A., Zaragoza, Spain
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Version: accepted version
Access: open
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Language: English
Published: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, 2018
Publish Date: 2019-02-22


The energy grids became a cardiovascular system of the today’s civilization. In the recent years the new political initiatives aiming at reducing the pollution by increasing the share of energy generated by renewables have gained momentum, which introduces novel challenges and use cases. In the paper we investigate the utility and report our experiences of deploying a prototype wind-turbine monitoring solution based on the recently developed low power wide area network (LPWAN) technology named LoRaWAN. We engineer, instrument and deploy the complete end-to-end solution, starting from the power generation monitoring sensor node and up to the IoT platform with a web-based graphical user interface. The details of the design and deployment choices, and the results and lessons learned coming from analysis of operation of the deployed system over the nine-month period are reported. These results show that LPWANs in general and LoRaWAn technology in particular is suitable for monitoring the energy infrastructure.

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Series: International Conference on Ultra Modern Telecommunications and Workshops
ISSN: 2157-0221
ISSN-E: 2157-023X
ISSN-L: 2157-0221
ISBN: 978-1-5386-9361-2
ISBN Print: 978-1-5386-9362-9
Pages: 1 - 6
DOI: 10.1109/ICUMT.2018.8631240
Host publication: Proceedings of the 10th International Congress on Ultra Modern Telecommunications and Control Systems and Workshops (ICUMT), 5-9 Nov 2018, Moscow, Russia
Conference: International Congress on Ultra Modern Telecommunications and Control Systems and Workshops
Type of Publication: A4 Article in conference proceedings
Field of Science: 213 Electronic, automation and communications engineering, electronics
Funding: The work was taken in the context of P2P-SMARTEST project, an Innovation Action funded by the H2020 Programme, contract number 646469, and supported by LPWAN evolution activity funded by University of Oulu, and Academy of Finland 6Genesis Flagship (grant 318927).
EU Grant Number: (646469) P2P-SmarTest - Peer to Peer Smart Energy Distribution Networks (P2P-SmartTest)
Academy of Finland Grant Number: 318927
Detailed Information: 318927 (Academy of Finland Funding decision)
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