Low-Power Wide Area Networking Project queries and Ideas

Dear Sir/Madam/Mentors,

I am Sanuj Kulshrestha from Netaji Subhas University of Technology, Delhi (formerly NSIT, University of DelhSince
SInce I have previous working experience with Lorawan, CC1335 RF Modules and BeagleBone Black, I would love to work on the project on “Low-Power Wide area networking” in GSOC. I would be grateful if mentors clear my queries and review my proposal ideas.

As such I have following queries:

  1. Narrow-band IOT / Sigfox are proprietary. So how will be using it in our open-source development?

  2. “Projects that create tools…”. Are we suppose to create external hardware tools or it can be referred to software tools like just GUI?

I have the following ideas to extend this project and queries relating it:

  1. Graphical User Interface (GUI):
    A MATLAB or a LabView GUI for the data received via Loravan + BeagleBone connected to PC Serial Port. Or a web GUI can be made. I want to support multiple hopping and to what extend if GUI is allowed?

  2. Data analytic and dump raw data.

  3. Using BeagleBone as a Gateway (in the internet) which can be integrated with alexa, google home etc.

Dear Sir/Madam/Mentors,

I am Sanuj Kulshrestha from Netaji Subhas University of Technology, Delhi (formerly NSIT, University of DelhSince
SInce I have previous working experience with Lorawan, CC1335 RF Modules and BeagleBone Black, I would love to work on the project on “Low-Power Wide area networking” in GSOC. I would be grateful if mentors clear my queries and review my proposal ideas.

As such I have following queries:

  1. Narrow-band IOT / Sigfox are proprietary. So how will be using it in our open-source development?

I’m not familiar with CC1335.

I’m thinking we start with something like http://www.ti.com/tool/tidep0084, but eliminate any proprietary code that we can and integrate with non-proprietary server configurations, perhaps with something like https://opensensorhub.org/.

I believe the tools at Linux TI 15.4-Stack User’s Guide — SimpleLink™ Linux SDK TI 15.4-Stack User's Guide 2.08.00.00 documentation are open source. I suspect many of them need to be bundled into a more developer friendly form of distribution.

  1. “Projects that create tools…”. Are we suppose to create external hardware tools or it can be referred to software tools like just GUI?

Tools that update the firmware easily or help develop firmware could be rather helpful. Tools that help visualize/analyze any data we can extract from radios would be really helpful.

I have the following ideas to extend this project and queries relating it:

  1. Graphical User Interface (GUI):
    A MATLAB or a LabView GUI for the data received via Loravan + BeagleBone connected to PC Serial Port. Or a web GUI can be made. I want to support multiple hopping and to what extend if GUI is allowed?

Why would the GUI be in Matlab or LabView? Would you just be looking to create way to funnel data into those applications?

  1. Data analytic and dump raw data.

Don’t know what value this adds.

  1. Using BeagleBone as a Gateway (in the internet) which can be integrated with alexa, google home etc.

This is largely done, but could be made easier to consume for typical users, rather than following convoluted guides from TI.