Design and Implementation of a Cost-Effective Object Tracking System Based on LoRa, Firebase, and Mapbox

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Web services, Databases, Open source software, Global Positioning System, Wide area networks, Wireless sensor networks

Abstract

This paper describes the design and implementation of an object tracking system based on LoRa®, Firebase®, and
Mapbox®. The proposed system allows real-time visualization of the tracking nodes in a web interface following a low-cost and low-complexity design approach. The cost of each tracking node and the gateway were USD $39.38 and USD $28.00, respectively. Regarding its performance, the energy autonomy of each tracking node was 270.6 hours with maximum coverture of 896 meters under open field conditions, which is hard reduced to 114 meters under indoor conditions.

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Author Biographies

Juan Pablo Carvajal Acosta, Pontificia Universidad Javeriana

Nació en Bogotá, Colombia, el 21 de Septiembre de 1998. Obtuvo el grado de Ingeniero Electrónico en la Pontificia Universidad Javeriana de Bogotá. Actualmente es Desollador Junior en el área de las transacciones por antenas en RF. Sus intereses se enfocan en los sistemas digitales enfocado al internet de las cosas (Iot) y el diseño en FPGA.

Robert Alexis Urbina Mojica, Pontificia Universidad Javeriana

Nació en Cúcuta, Colombia, el 6 de Octubre de 1998. Obtuvo el grado de Ingeniero Electrónico en la Pontificia Universidad Javeriana de Bogotá. Actualmente es ingeniero junior en investigación en el área de electrónica de potencia. Sus intereses se enfocan al desarrollo de energías renovables, recolección de energía de fuentes no convencionales y sistemas embebidos digitales.

Luis Carlos David Baron Mosquera, Pontificia Universidad Javeriana

Nació en Bogotá, Colombia, el 20 de agosto de 1999. Obtuvo el grado de Ingeniero Electrónico en la Pontificia Universidad Javeriana. Actualmente, él es un ingeniero dedicado al mantenimiento e instalación de equipos médicos para imágenes diagnósticas. Sus intereses de investigación están enfocados en las áreas de cosechadores de energía eléctrica y bioingeniería.

Carlos Paez-Rueda, Pontificia Universidad Javeriana

(S’00-M’03-SM’08) was born on March 9, 1973, in Cúcuta - Colombia. He received the B.S. degree in Electronics Engineering from Pontificia Universidad Javeriana, Colombia, in 1997. He received M.S. degree from Universidad de los Andes, Colombia, in 2002. He graduated as a Specialist in Research and Education from Universidad Sergio Arboleda, Colombia, in 2004. Finally, he obtained his doctoral degree in engineering at the Universidad de los Andes, Colombia, in 2017. His employment experience included several Telecommunication companies in Colombia. Since 2006, he is professor in the Electronics Department with Pontificia Universidad Javeriana. His working field includes simulation models and optimization algorithms for telecommunications, computational electromagnetics (CEM) and design of passive radio frequency devices.

Arturo Fajardo, PONTIFICIA UNIVERSIDAD JAVERIANA

(S’04-M’11-SM’19) Se le otorgo el título de Ingeniero Electrónico y de Maestro en Ingeniería Electrónica por la Pontificia Universidad Javeriana, Colombia, en 2002 y 2008, respectivamente. En 2018 obtuvo el título de Doctor en Ingeniería Eléctrica de la Universidad Federal de Santa Catarina. Desde el 2006, ha sido profesor en el Departamento de Electrónica de la Pontificia Universidad Javeriana. Su interés en la investigación actual, incluye circuitos de RF de alta eficiencia para comunicaciones inalámbricas, redes de área del corporal, transferencia de energía inalámbrica y electrónica de instrumentación inalámbrica.

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Published

2022-06-08

How to Cite

Carvajal Acosta, J. P., Urbina Mojica, R. A., Baron Mosquera, L. C. D., Paez-Rueda, C., & Fajardo, A. (2022). Design and Implementation of a Cost-Effective Object Tracking System Based on LoRa, Firebase, and Mapbox. IEEE Latin America Transactions, 100(XXX). Retrieved from https://latamt.ieeer9.org/index.php/transactions/article/view/6253