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System Performance of Wireless Sensor Network Using LoRa–Zigbee Hybrid Communication

Van-Truong Truong1, Anand Nayyar2,*, Showkat Ahmad Lone3

1 Faculty of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Duy Tan University, Da Nang, 550000, Vietnam; Institute of Research and Development, Duy Tan University, Da Nang, 550000, Vietnam
2 Graduate School, Duy Tan University, Da Nang 550000, Vietnam; Faculty of Information Technology, Duy Tan University, Da Nang, Vietnam
3 Department of Basic Science, College of Science and Theoretical Studies, Saudi Electronic University, Jeddah Campus, KSA

* Corresponding Author: Anand Nayyar. Email: email

Computers, Materials & Continua 2021, 68(2), 1615-1635.


Wireless sensor network (WSN) is considered as the fastest growing technology pattern in recent years because of its applicability in varied domains. Many sensor nodes with different sensing functionalities are deployed in the monitoring area to collect suitable data and transmit it to the gateway. Ensuring communications in heterogeneous WSNs, is a critical issue that needs to be studied. In this research paper, we study the system performance of a heterogeneous WSN using LoRa–Zigbee hybrid communication. Specifically, two Zigbee sensor clusters and two LoRa sensor clusters are used and combined with two Zigbee-to-LoRa converters to communicate in a network managed by a LoRa gateway. The overall system integrates many different sensors in terms of types, communication protocols, and accuracy, which can be used in many applications in realistic environments such as on land, under water, or in the air. In addition to this, a synchronous management software on ThingSpeak Web server and Blynk app is designed. In the proposed system, the token ring protocol in Zigbee network and polling mechanism in LoRa network is used. The system can operate with a packet loss rate of less than 0.5% when the communication range of the Zigbee network is 630 m, and the communication range of the LoRa network is 3.7 km. On the basis of the digital results collected on the management software, this study proves tremendous improvements in the system performance.


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V. Truong, A. Nayyar and S. Ahmad Lone, "System performance of wireless sensor network using lora–zigbee hybrid communication," Computers, Materials & Continua, vol. 68, no.2, pp. 1615–1635, 2021.


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