For the innovation challenge for unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) communications, we propose to demonstrate a two-tier Low Power Wide Area Network (LP-WAN) based on UAV base stations suitable for dynamic deployment and reconfiguration in deep rural areas. The proposed UAV-based LP-WAN network augments the existing macro-cellular NB-IoT network (Tier 1) with either an additional layer of mobile NB-IoT base stations or an additionaly layer of mobile LoRa base stations (Tier2).


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Extensive experimental measurement campaigns of more than 30,000 data points of end-to-end latency measurements for the following network architecture schemes is available:

  • Unlicensed IoT (standalone LoRa)
  • Cellular IoT (standalone LTE-M)
  • Concatenated IoT (LoRa interfaced with LTE-M)

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