College - Author 1

College of Engineering

Department - Author 1

Electrical Engineering Department

Degree Name - Author 1

BS in Electrical Engineering

College - Author 2

College of Engineering

Department - Author 2

Electrical Engineering Department

Degree - Author 2

BS in Electrical Engineering



Primary Advisor

Dennis Derickson, College of Engineering, Electrical Engineering Department


Requests for low-power and versatile wide-area Internet-of-Things (IoT) networks are becoming more prevalent with upcoming research in low-data rate ad-hoc mesh networks. Connections to terrestrial satellites have proven promising methods for increasing range capabilities for wide area networks (WAN). As research in communication with IoT networks and satellites progresses, reliable multi-hop mesh networks for Earth-based communication are still necessary to develop the base for satellite communication. These multi-hop communication mesh networks are being developed to allow communication where Line-of-Sight (LOS) from A to B is incapable due to environmental barriers. Hence, communication is possible without LOS by providing an intermediate C station that can view A and B. This research attempts to generate tests to confirm the functionality and efficiency of multi-hop communication over LoRa radios. These tests are aimed to determine the basic radio functionality in a short one-minute test, along with a longer test capable of calculating a more detailed set of telemetry points. With these tests, we should be able to measure the performance of the radios within the multi-hop network, allowing confidence in data from radio to radio