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Lora network packet forwarder project
1. Core program: lora_pkt_fwd
The packet forwarder is a program running on the host of a LoRa Picocell gateway that forwards RF packets receive by the concentrator to a server through a IP/UDP link, and emits RF packets that are sent by the server.
((( Y ))) | | +- -|- - - - - - - - - - - - -+ xxxxxxxxxxxx +--------+ |+--+-----------+ +------+| xx x x xxx | | || | | || xx Internet xx | | || Concentrator |<----+ Host |<------xx or xx-------->| | || | USB | || xx Intranet xx | Server | |+--------------+ +------+| xxxx x xxxx | | | | xxxxxxxx | | | | | | | Gateway | +--------+ +- - - - - - - - - - - - - - -+
Uplink: radio packets received by the gateway, with metadata added by the gateway, forwarded to the server. Might also include gateway status.
Downlink: packets generated by the server, with additional metadata, to be transmitted by the gateway on the radio channel. Might also include configuration data for the gateway.
2. Helper programs
Those programs are included in the project to provide examples on how to communicate with the packet forwarder, and to help the system builder use it without having to implement a full Lora network server.
The packet sink is a simple helper program listening on a single port for UDP datagrams, and displaying a message each time one is received. The content of the datagram itself is ignored.
The packet acknowledger is a simple helper program listening on a single UDP port and responding to PUSH_DATA datagrams with PUSH_ACK, and to PULL_DATA datagrams with PULL_ACK.
The network packet sender is a simple helper program used to send packets through the gateway-to-server downlink route.
3. Helper scripts
This script allows automatic update of Gateway_ID with unique MCU ID, in packet forwarder JSON configuration file.
note: the util_chip_id procided with picoGW_hal repository needs to be compiled and located in the same directory as this script.
4. User Guide
v0.1.0 - 2017-05-03
- Updated lora_pkt_fwd for lgw_connect API change. A new command line option is available to specify the COM device to be used to access the PicoCell board.
v0.0.1 - 2017-04-07
- Initial release of the packet forwarder , protocol specifications and helper programs for Picocell Gateway, based on the packet forwarder of the Gateway v1.0/v1.5.
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