Traffic simulation in the LoRaWAN network

Almira D. Mukhamejanova, Elans A. Grabs, Kumyssay K. Tumanbayeva, Eleonora M. Lechshinskaya


LoRaWAN is one of the most commonly used technologies serving the internet of things (IoT) and machine-to-machine (M2M) devices. The traffic growth in the LoRaWAN network gives rise to many problems, which are solved using mathematical modelling. The actual task, in this case, is the development of a traffic simulation model in the LoRaWAN network. This article discusses the issues of traffic simulation in the LoRaWAN network and its research using the MATLAB system. The authors have developed a LoRaWAN network server model as a queuing system with incoming self-similar traffic in the MATLAB system using a separate subsystem for the input traffic modelling allowing to change the number of sources in the LoRaWAN network. The simulation results made it possible to establish the dependences of the network server’s buffer memory, the probability of packet loss from the incoming self-similar traffic parameters, and reveal the possibilities of traffic modelling in the MATLAB system.


Digital storage buffer; Internet of things; LoRaWAN; Machine-to-machine devices; Pareto; Self-similar traffic; Simulation

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