A LoRaWAN-based camel crossing alert and tracking system

Tariq Al Balushi, Ayoub Al Hosni, Hashim Al Theeb Ba Omar, Dawood Al Abri

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Vehicle accidents caused by camel crossing is a serious problem in regions where there is a large population of camels. This paper presents a camel alert and tracking system that tracks the locations of camels and warns drivers whenever the camels approach the road. The proposed system consists of four components: collars that are attached to the camels, a control unit located in the area where the system is deployed, warning signs that are fixed along the road, and a system server. In this system, the collar unit will periodically obtain the camel location using GPS and transmit it to the control unit using LoRaWAN. The control unit will process the received data and activate, via a LoRaWAN broadcast, the warning signs if there are camels approaching the road. The control unit will also forward the received data to the server where it will be stored in a database that can be accessed by authorized personals to track and locate camels. A prototype has been built and tested to validate the proposed system. The results demonstrate the feasibility of the system in terms of functionality, safety, and cost.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings - 2019 IEEE 17th International Conference on Industrial Informatics, INDIN 2019
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781728129273
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2019
Event17th IEEE International Conference on Industrial Informatics, INDIN 2019 - Helsinki-Espoo, Finland
Duration: Jul 22 2019Jul 25 2019

Publication series

NameIEEE International Conference on Industrial Informatics (INDIN)
ISSN (Print)1935-4576


Conference17th IEEE International Conference on Industrial Informatics, INDIN 2019


  • Animal crossing
  • Animal-vehicle accident
  • Camel
  • Engineering design
  • GPS
  • LoRaWAN
  • System integration
  • Tracking

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science Applications
  • Information Systems


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