Wi-Fi is dominating the wireless local area networks. To make it also a competitive technology for the next-generation IoT, Wi-Fi HaLow with distinct new IoT features has been released by Wi-Fi Alliance and has attracted extensive attentions . Same to other existing IoT technologies such as LoRa and NB-IoT, Wi-Fi HaLow is long-range (>1 km) and low-power, but meanwhile HaLow can offer much higher data rate (e.g., >100x at 1 km distance), native IP support, and can be seamlessly integrated into the pervasively existing Wi-Fi access points without extra deployment cost. Operating at the sub-GHz frequency spectrum band, Wi-Fi HaLow increases the traditional Wi-Fi ubiquity, making it suitable for intelligent IoT applications such as smart city and precision agriculture. Though promising, HaLow is facing several challenges, such as cumbersome provisioning of massive number of devices, limited long-range (only >1 km), and inefficient resource management. More urgently, active national/international HaLow communities are in high demand to boost its technology evolution and application development.
Our overarching objective is to combine the unique expertise of the RS Group of UTwente (radio wave propagation), the ENS group of TU Delft (networked system design), and the INF Group of WUR (AIIoT), to make 4TU become a front-runner HaLow community for next-generation IoT.
- Dr. Qing Wang, Assistant Professor,TU Delft
- Dr. Qingzhi Liu, Lecturer, WUR
- Prof. Dr. Bedir Tekinerdogan, Professor, WUR
- Dr. Yang Miao, Assistant Professor, UTwente
- Dr. André Kokkeler, Associate Professor, UTwente
- Prof.dr.ir. Nirvana Meratnia,Professor, TU/e