LoRaWAN for IoT Applications in Air Cargo – Development of a GSE Tracking System for DHL Air Cargo Hub Leipzig

Conference: Smart SysTech 2018 - European Conference on Smart Objects, Systems and Technologies
06/12/2018 - 06/13/2018 at Munich, Germany

Proceedings: ITG-Fb. 280: Smart SysTech 2018

Pages: 6Language: englishTyp: PDF

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Poenicke, Olaf; Kirch, Martin; Richter, Klaus; Schwarz, Sebastian (Fraunhofer Institute for Factory Operation and Automation IFF, Magdeburg, Germany)

Air cargo handling is particularly time-sensitive. Handling processes have to be planned and managed with corresponding efficiency. The paper describes the development and current testing of a tracking system that keeps track of which equipment is located where on the airport apron under what condition. LoRaWAN connectivity is used to transmit equipment locations and loading conditions in the sense of the Internet of Things. This helps apron management plan and control apron processes more efficiently. This paper describes the development of the system solution and the development methodology.