Long-range wireless sensor networks for geo-location tracking: Design and evaluation

Ahmad Muzaffar Baharudin, Wanglin Yan

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Nowadays, a long-range data transmission is required in numerous Internet of Things (IoT) applications. This paper introduces a long-range Wireless Sensor Networks (WSN) for geo-location tracking of mobile objects as one of the applications. In the proposed system, the geo-location information of moving objects is collected and sent over wireless networks with a reconfigured GPS and LoRa (Long Range) modules. This work presents the design of long-range WSN system and the prototype implementation. We implement multiple sensor nodes deployment, which move away from a static base station called dock. Further, the reliability of geo-location data collection and the quality of wireless communication are evaluated. The results from RSSI test show a high reliability of LoRa module as a transceiver for our targeted long-range geo-location tracking application.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings - 2016 International Electronics Symposium, IES 2016
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)9781509016402
Publication statusPublished - 2017 Feb 21
Event18th International Electronics Symposium, IES 2016 - Bali, Indonesia
Duration: 2016 Sep 292016 Sep 30


Other18th International Electronics Symposium, IES 2016


  • Geo-location Tracking
  • Internet of Things (IoT)
  • Long Range (LoRa)
  • Mobile Objects
  • Wireless Sensor Networks (WSN)

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science Applications
  • Algebra and Number Theory
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Instrumentation

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