MELoNS - A Modular and Extendable Simulator for LoRaWAN Network
Source of Publication
2023 International Wireless Communications and Mobile Computing (IWCMC)
LoRaWAN (LOng RAnge radio Wide Area Network) is rapidly gaining attention with its capacity for a large devices number, long-range, and low power consumption. Many research works are carried out to evaluate or improve LoRaWAN’s performance in different application scenarios. However, because of a large number of connected devices and a complex environment, it is sometimes impractical to validate the studies with real test-bed or analytical methods. Therefore, the development of accurate network simulators is needed. More-over, extendability and flexibility are invaluable for a simulator to evaluate network performance in different scenarios and studies under a unified environment. To that end, this work presents MELoNS, a modular, extendable LoRaWAN simulator. By representing complete LoRaWAN transmission procedures at the different layers, MELoNS is suitable for the simulation of LoRaWAN in any scenario. MELoNS is lightweight and modular. The independence of network components gives MELoNS a high degree of freedom. Making MELoNS easy to implement and extend for different studies in the same environment. An example application of an intelligent traffic monitoring network is given to show the features of MeLONS.
Performance evaluation, Wireless communication, Wide area networks, Power demand, Monitoring, Mobile computing
Chen, Mi; Mokdad, Lynda; and Othman, Jalel Ben, "MELoNS - A Modular and Extendable Simulator for LoRaWAN Network" (2023). All Works. 5976.
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