SUMMARY REMARKS & TESTBEDS
Rwith PAWL we plan to investigate the energy and cost effectiveness of LoRa protocol for precision agriculture scenarios where IoT devices are usually battery-powered or even have a solar panel for an increased lifetime. Our company has been already an IoT solutions provider for precision agriculture purposes, targeting farmers in the greater area of Thessaly in Greece. We plan to extend our knowledge in IoT communication protocols in order to determine the cost effectiveness of our current products compared to LoRa based solutions. We will use the NITOS LoRa agricultural testbed that offers autonomous IoT nodes that are powered by battery and solar panel. Through our experimentswe will try to assess the power and cost effectiveness of LoRa protocol, based on various transmission, measurement and interval parameters.