LoRaWAN Network Capacity Analysis for Smart Water Grid


As a first step toward Smart Water Grid, we study the suitability of LoRaWAN for smart water metering. Due to the huge number of smart water meters to connect, we perform pre-deployment studies to understand the capacity of the LoRaWAN network. Accordingly, we seek to determine the number of smart water meters supported by a single gateway. Under NS3, we show that one LoRa gateway is able to support approximately 1000 smart water meters with about 92% of the packet delivery ratio. It is also important to note that according to our simulations, we observe that LoRaWAN is sensitive to the number of nodes.

2020 12th International Symposium on Communication Systems, Networks and Digital Signal Processing (CSNDSP)