• Heterogeneous Networks for the IoT and Machine Type Communications
  • Abrignani, Melchiorre Danilo <1986>


  • ING-INF/03 Telecomunicazioni


  • The Internet of Things promises to be a key-factor in the forthcoming industrial and social revolution. The Internet of Things concept rely on pervasive communications where ’things’ are ’always connected’. The focus of the thesis is on Heterogeneous Networks for Internet of Things and Machine Type Communications. Heterogeneous Networks are an enabling factor of paramount important in order to achieve the ’always connected’ paradigm. On the other hand, Machine Type Communications are deeply different from Human-to-Human communications both in terms of traffic patterns and requirements. This thesis investigate both concepts. In particular, here are studied short and long range solutions for Machine-to-machine applications. For this work a dual approach has been followed: for the short-range solutions analysis an experimental approach has been privileged; meanwhile for the long-range solutions analysis a theoretical and simulation approach has been preferred. In both case, a particular attention has been given to the feasibility of the solutions proposed, hence solutions based on products that already exist in the market have been privileged.


  • 2016-04-14


  • Doctoral Thesis
  • PeerReviewed


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Abrignani, Melchiorre Danilo (2016) Heterogeneous Networks for the IoT and Machine Type Communications, [Dissertation thesis], Alma Mater Studiorum Università di Bologna. Dottorato di ricerca in Elettronica,telecomunicazioni e tecnologie dell'informazione , 28 Ciclo. DOI 10.6092/unibo/amsdottorato/7539.