LoRa, LoRaWAN Simulator

Hi All

I have been having hard time really looking for a reliable simulator for LoRa and LoRaWAN, the simulator shall be developed using the Python,and it shall have the ADR implemented as well.

Any help here is very appreciated


There are a lot of Free and Open Source Software (FOSS) simulators on LoRa and LoRaWAN, with many of them having ADR implemented on them. Most notably, there is the LoRaWANSim developed in MATLAB, and the LoRaEnergySim developed in Python. Both of them include an implementation of ADR. Also, OMNeT++ and ns-3 (both using C++) support the LoRaWAN protocol. In OMNeT++, there is the FLoRa framework that has a dynamic parameter selection scheme which is reminiscent to ADR. For ns-3, an MSc student has developed the necessary LoRa modules, which include the ADR.

More info can be found in the following papers:

What LNS will you connect a simulator too?
Your private server I hope.

Thank you for your response. I have been trying to use the LoRaEnergySim, but some of the parameters in the simulator are not clear. I would be grateful to you if you can direct me to someone who can support me in them, notably, I have reached out to the simulator developers, but unfortunately I got no response from them except just a very little.

In fact I am doing it all as simulation. Even the network server is simulated. Specifically, implemented in the simulator code.


Have you tried LoRaSim, that is developed by students at Lancaster university. Do you know if it has been enhanced to support the ADR and the Down link transmissions?

Thank you

LoRaSim is the base simulator for LoRaEnergySim; the latter is an extension of the former. Probably, it would be better to work with the extended simulator. LoRaMACSim is a further extension of them.

I have not used any of these simulators for a long time (and even back then I only did some toy examples), so I am afraid cannot help you on this direction. Contact the devs again if you can, read the code, play with it, and eventually you’ll get the gist! :slight_smile: