Madoune Seye ; Moussa Diallo ; Bamba Gueye ; Christophe Cambier - Communication Network Systems for White Spot Areas

jimis:7071 - Journal of Interdisciplinary Methodologies and Issues in Sciences, May 3, 2021, Digital Agriculture in Africa - https://doi.org/10.18713/JIMIS-120221-8-3
Communication Network Systems for White Spot Areas

Authors: Madoune Seye ; Moussa Diallo ; Bamba Gueye ; Christophe Cambier

White spot areas depict geographic locations which are not covered by mobile network operators. In Senegal, the Sylvo-pastoral hosted by Ferlo's region has a prominent role according to livestock transhumance. Nevertheless, this region is roughly covered by white spot areas. The lack of cellular network infrastructure is a pitfall for vital information dissemination for agro-pastoralists. Therefore, this paper describes the deployment and testbed performance evaluation in rural and urban environment of a LoRa-based COWShED communication architecture. By leveraging a mesh-based prof-of-concept, tangible results are obtained and thus promote several applications which overcome white spot areas limitations such as stakeholders geolocation, transhumance management, milk collection, etc.


Volume: Digital Agriculture in Africa
Section: Geographical Information Science, Geomatics, Spatial Analysis
Published on: May 3, 2021
Submitted on: January 8, 2021
Keywords: LPWAN,experimentaion,testbed,white spot areas,[INFO.INFO-MO]Computer Science [cs]/Modeling and Simulation,[INFO.INFO-NI]Computer Science [cs]/Networking and Internet Architecture [cs.NI]


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