Development of LoRaWAN Gateway-to-Gateway Communication for Extension of LoRa Coverage

I&T Wish Development of LoRaWAN Gateway-to-Gateway Communication for Extension of LoRa Coverage
(REF : W-0321)
Summary and Challenges LoRaWAN network is for smart utilities, health and hygiene monitoring. The LoRaWAN Gateways (EMSD GW) are deployed to divert and process data from and to IoT sensors connected. The existing LoRaWAN protocol lack the support for communication between gateways which limits the deployment to our applications where mobile network services were not available. LoRaWAN is known to cover 5-10 KM radius from the Gateway. Utilising this feature, we aim to seek for a solution to connect gateway without mobile network connection our local server. The eventual solution may or may not be using the existing LoRaWAN protocol. However, it must be deployed to and support a number of our existing gateway models. Innovative solutions and ideas are welcome.
Expected Outcome
  1. Use of LoRaWAN protocol or other proprietary protocol to allow long distance wireless communication between gateways
  2. The design of proprietary gateways should work without the use of mobile network
  3. To carried out on-site trial and compile a project report
Expected Trial Duration 6 months
Contact Information
I&T Wish Proposer:Electrical and Mechanical Services Department (EMSD)
Contact Person:Mr. Leo W. L. WU
Position:Project Officer/Innovation/12
Tel: 9752 7232
Email: wlwu@emsd.gov.hk
Publish Date 2020-09-28
Closing Date 2020-10-12