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BibTex format

author = {Tomic, I and Bhatia, L and Breza, MJ and McCann, JA},
publisher = {IEEE},
title = {The limits of LoRaWAN in event-triggered wireless networked control systems},
url = {},
year = {2018}

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AB - Wireless sensors and actuators offer benefits to largeindustrial control systems. The absence of wires for commu-nication reduces the deployment cost, maintenance effort, andprovides greater flexibility for sensor and actuator location andsystem architecture. These benefits come at a cost of a highprobability of communication delay or message loss due to theunreliability of radio-based communication. This unreliabilityposes a challenge to contemporary control systems that aredesigned with the assumption of instantaneous and reliable com-munication. Wireless sensors and actuators create a paradigmshift in engineering energy-efficient control schemes coupled withrobust communication schemes that can maintain system stabilityin the face of unreliable communication. This paper investigatesthe feasibility of using the low-power wide-area communicationprotocol LoRaWAN with an event-triggered control schemethrough modelling in Matlab. We show that LoRaWAN is capableof meeting the maximum delay and message loss requirements ofan event-triggered controller for certain classes of applications.We also expose the limitation in the use of LoRaWAN whenmessage size or communication range requirements increase orthe underlying physical system is exposed to significant externaldisturbances.
AU - Tomic,I
AU - Bhatia,L
AU - Breza,MJ
AU - McCann,JA
PY - 2018///
TI - The limits of LoRaWAN in event-triggered wireless networked control systems
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ER -