Evaluation of SIGFOX for Internet of Things

Status: abgeschlossen
Betreuer: Horst Hellbrück , Mathias Pelka
Student: n.a.


There are many technologies present for the internet of things, for instance IEEE 802.15.4. However, IEEE 802.15.4 enables only short range communication. For long range backhaul an infrastructure is required which is provided by the ZIGFOX company.


This project investigates the capabilities of SIGFOX. It will investigate readily available products, and evaluate the performances and compare the results to other technologies, e.g. IEEE 802.15.4. Additionally, an rf module for our TinyTriSOS hardware design is created, which is eventually evaluated.


  • Design of a rf module for our TinyTriSOS module based on SIGFOX.
  • Write an application to communicate with the rf module to exchange data and test the capabilities of the rf module.
  • Compare the result to an IEEE 802.15.4 communication system.


  • Experience with microcontrollers and radio chips is beneficial.
  • Programming skills.