Description and analysis of Sigfox received signal strength indicator dataset by using statistical techniques

Román Alcides Lara-Cueva, Edwin Sebastián Yandún-Imbaquingo, Elvis D. Bustamante-Lucio


Low power wide area network (LPWAN) technology has expanded and is essential in the development of applications for the internet of things (IoT). The Sigfox LPWAN network is characterized by its long-range coverage, low cost and power consumption. In this article, a set of 5174 values is analyzed, containing 1606 null RSSI data, obtained with the Sipy module and MicroPython, which provide a coverage map of several points with a resolution of 200 meters deployed in Quito–Ecuador. It is evaluated the type of distribution to which the set of network measurements is adjusted and an optimal 900 MHz propagation model in suburban environments is determined from the measurements obtained from the known base station. As a result, the lost values of RSSI were predicted using the inverse normal distribution method in the original values, observing that they conform to a logistic distribution. The data from the base station were subjected to a data augmentation algorithm designed in MATLAB, determining that the stanford university interim (SUI) model reduces the precision error in the trend of the curve by not presenting changes greater than 5 dB, achieving a precision of 97% with respect to the fit of the curve of the data.


Coverage; Database; Geopositioning; Internet of things; Low power wide area network; Propagation model

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