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LoRa Backscatter Network Efficient Data Transmission Using RF Source Range Control

Dae-Young Kim1, SoYeon Lee2, Seokhoon Kim1,*

1 Department of Computer Software Engineering, Soonchunhyang University, Asan, 31538, Korea
2 Department of Software Convergence, Soonchunhyang University, Asan, 31538, Korea

* Corresponding Author: Seokhoon Kim. Email:

Computers, Materials & Continua 2023, 74(2), 4015-4025.


Networks based on backscatter communication provide wireless data transmission in the absence of a power source. A backscatter device receives a radio frequency (RF) source and creates a backscattered signal that delivers data; this enables new services in battery-less domains with massive Internet-of-Things (IoT) devices. Connectivity is highly energy-efficient in the context of massive IoT applications. Outdoors, long-range (LoRa) backscattering facilitates large IoT services. A backscatter network guarantees timeslot-and contention-based transmission. Timeslot-based transmission ensures data transmission, but is not scalable to different numbers of transmission devices. If contention-based transmission is used, collisions are unavoidable. To reduce collisions and increase transmission efficiency, the number of devices transmitting data must be controlled. To control device activation, the RF source range can be modulated by adjusting the RF source power during LoRa backscatter. This reduces the number of transmitting devices, and thus collisions and retransmission, thereby improving transmission efficiency. We performed extensive simulations to evaluate the performance of our method.


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D. Kim, S. Lee and S. Kim, "Lora backscatter network efficient data transmission using rf source range control," Computers, Materials & Continua, vol. 74, no.2, pp. 4015–4025, 2023.

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