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Indoor Positioning by LoRaWAN

Indoor localisation of objects using LoRaWAN gateways.

Our Engineering school Polytech Sorbonne lends equipment (video projectors, computers, etc.) for the teachers and students to use. Sometimes these are not returned on time, which leads to shortage of these objects.

We designed a system that tracks the position of different objects, and sends it to a website where the live data can be consulted on a map.

Determination of the location
In order to determine the location of an object, we use a network of LoRaWAN Gateways. Our tracked object has a MKRWAN 1310 microcontroller attached to it, which sends a LoRaWAN message periodically. We query the gateways that receive the message, and depending on different reception parameters (RSSI, reception time), we evaluate where the object is.”

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