Arbeitsgruppe Verteilte Systeme

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Dr. rer. nat. Thomas Hänel

Thomas Hänel
Universität Osnabrück
Institut für Informatik
Friedrich-Janssen-Str. 1
D-49076 Osnabrück

Research Interests / Projects

  • Wireless Sensor Networks (WSNs)
  • Compressed Sensing
  • Multispectral Sensing
  • Internet of Things (IoT)
  • Time Synchronization
  • Simulation of Radio Wave Propagation
  • RaLaNS



  • Thomas Hänel, Clemens Hoppenau, Jannis Mast, Nils Aschenbruck
    "WIP: Two Packet Collision Model Parameter Sets"
    Accepted for the IEEE International Symposium on a World of Wireless, Mobile and Multimedia Networks
    WoWMoM, Boston, MA, USA, June 12-15, 2023.
  • Jannis Mast, Thomas Hänel, Nikolas Wintering, Nils Aschenbruck
    "Evaluating Wifibroadcast for Long-Distance UAV-to-Ground Data Transmission"
    Accepted for the IEEE International Symposium on a World of Wireless, Mobile and Multimedia Networks
    WoWMoM, Boston, MA, USA, June 12-15, 2023, [Preprint].
  • Daniel Otten, Thomas Hänel, Tim Römer, Nils Aschenbruck
    "Generating more Realistic Packet Loss Patterns for Wireless links using Neural Networks"
    accepted as Short Paper for the 36th International Conference of the Florida Artificial Intelligence Research Society
    FLAIRS, Clearwater Beach, Florida, USA, May 17-17, 2023, [pdf].


  • Eric Lanfer, Thomas Hänel, Roland van Rijswijk-Deij, Nils Aschenbruck
    "Improving Proximity Classification for Contact Tracing Using a Multi-Channel Approach"
    Proc. of the 47th IEEE Conference on Local Computer Networks
    LCN, Edmonton, Canada, September 26-29, 2022, [pdf].
  • Thomas Hänel
    "Quality-Aware Compressed Sensing for Distributed Precision Agriculture Systems"
    Dissertation, Osnabrück University, August 2022, [pdf].
  • Tobias Wahl, Dorit Borrmann, Michael Bleier, Andreas Nüchter, Thomas Wiemann, Thomas Hänel, Nils Aschenbruck
    "WIP: Real-world 3D models derived from mobile mapping for ray launching based propagation loss modeling"
    Proc. of the IEEE International Symposium on a World of Wireless, Mobile and Multimedia Networks
    WoWMoM, Belfast, Northern Ireland, June 14-17, 2022, [pdf].


  • Thomas Hänel, Thomas Jarmer, Nils Aschenbruck
    "Learning a Transform Base for the Multi- to Hyperspectral Sensor Network with K-SVD"
    Section: Sensor Networks, Special Issue: Sensing Technology in Smart Agriculture,
    MDPI Sensors, 21(21), 7296, 2021, [pdf].
  • Jannis Mast, Thomas Hänel, Nils Aschenbruck
    "Enhancing Adaptive Frequency Hopping for Bluetooth Low Energy"
    Proc. of the Doctoral Track at the 46th IEEE Conference on Local Computer Networks
    LCN, Oct. 4-7, 2021, [pdf].
  • Thomas Hänel, Leonhard Brüggemann, Felix Loske, Nils Aschenbruck
    "Long-Term Wireless Sensor Network Deployments in Industry and Office Scenarios"
    Proc. of the IEEE International Symposium on a World of Wireless, Mobile and Multimedia Networks
    WoWMoM, Pisa, It, June 7-11, 2021, [pdf].


  • Alexander Tessmer, Thomas Hänel, Nils Aschenbruck
    "On the Impact of Geographic Restrictions on Contact Metrics in Opportunistic Networks"
    Proc. of the 45th IEEE LCN Symposium on Emerging Topics in Networking
    LCN, virtually hosted in Sydney, Australia, Nov. 16-19, 2020, [pdf].


  • Thomas Hänel, Thomas Jarmer, Nils Aschenbruck
    "Using Distributed Compressed Sensing to derive Continuous Hyperspectral Imaging from a Wireless Sensor Network"
    Elsevier Computers and Electronics in Agriculture, Vol. 166, Article 104974, Nov. 2019, [pdf].


  • Thomas Hänel, Nils Aschenbruck
    "Accelerating Yield Mapping at Low Data Rates using Compressive Field Estimate"
    Proc. of the 42nd IEEE Conference on Local Computer Networks
    LCN, Singapore, Oct. 9-12, 2017, pp. 374-382, [pdf].
  • Thomas Hänel, Alexander Bothe, René Helmke, Christoph Gericke, Nils Aschenbruck
    "Adjustable Security for RFID-Equipped IoT Devices"
    Proc. of the IEEE International Conference on RFID Technology and Applications
    RFID-TA, Warsaw, Poland, Sept. 20-22, 2017, pp. 208-213, [pdf].


  • Thomas Hänel, Florian Krampe, Christoph Gericke, Nils Aschenbruck
    "On the Potential of Data-Based Time Synchronization in Wireless Sensor Networks for Condition Monitoring"
    Proc. of the IEEE International Conference on Distributed Computing in Sensor Systems
    DCOSS, Washington, DC, USA, May 26-28, 2016, pp. 216-224, [pdf].


  • Thomas Hänel, Matthias Schwamborn, Alexander Bothe, Nils Aschenbruck
    "On the Map Accuracy required for Network Simulations based on Ray Launching"
    Proc. of the IEEE International Symposium on a World of Wireless, Mobile and Multimedia Networks
    WoWMoM, Boston, MA, USA, June 14-17, 2015, [pdf].
  • Thomas Hänel, Alexander Bothe, Nils Aschenbruck
    "RaLaNS - A Ray Launching Based Propagation Loss Model for ns-3"
    Proc. of the International Conference on Networked Systems
    NetSys/KiVS, Cottbus, Germany, Mar. 9-13, 2015, [pdf].


  • Thomas Hänel
    "Simulative Evaluation of Multi Hop Node Placement Strategies"
    Master Thesis, University of Osnabrueck, May 2014.


  • Thomas Hänel
    "Mobile 3D Augmented Reality mit reduziertem Markereinsatz"
    Bachelor Thesis, University of Osnabrueck, Dec. 2011.
  • Nils Rosemann, Werner Brockmann, Thomas Hänel
    "Tackling uncertainties in self-optimizing systems by strategy blending"
    Proc. of the IEEE Workshop on Evolving and Adaptive Intelligent Systems
    EAIS, Paris, France, Apr. 11-15, 2011, pp. 185-192, [pdf].

Teaching - Thesis Supervision

Master theses

  • Eric Lanfer
    "Multi-channel proximity estimation to improve privacy preserving contact tracing methods"
    M. Sc., 05/2021.
  • Till Zimmermann
    "Entwicklung eines Frameworks zur Anomalieerkennung in industriellen Feldbus-Systemen am Beispiel von CANOpen"
    M. Sc., 04/2021.
  • Alexander Tessmer
    "Auswirkungen geografischer Restriktionen auf Kontaktmetriken in opportunistischen Netzen"
    M. Sc., 04/2020.

Bachelor theses

  • Lukas Drews
    "Implementierung und Evaluation einer Radiowellensimulation mithilfe einer 3D-Raytracing-Rendering-Engine"
    B. Sc., 12/2021.

  • Nicolas Hawighorst
    "Paralleles Monitoring mehrerer bestehender Bluetooth Low Energy Verbindungen"
    B. Sc., 11/2021.

  • Mark Hiltenkamp
    "Evaluation des Einfluss einzelner Komponenten von WLAN-Broadcast für größere Distanzen"
    B. Sc., 07/2021.

  • Luis-Pepe Kreienbrink
    "Konzeption und Evaluation einer Wechseldatenträger-Emulation mit Zugriff über WLAN"
    B. Sc., 01/2021.

  • Jannis Mast
    "Adaptive Frequency Hopping in Bluetooth Low Energy-Netzwerken"
    B. Sc., 09/2020.

  • Jan-Niklas Brandes
    "Konzeption und Evaluation der Autokonfiguration für das Internet der Dinge am Beispiel eines Simplex-Audiübertragungssystems"
    B. Sc., 10/2018.

  • Svantje Jung
    "Evaluation von Kontaktmetriken in opportunistischen Netzen unter Berücksichtigung geographischer Restriktionen"
    B. Sc., 10/2016.

  • Alexander Tessmer
    "Evaluation von Compressive Sensing in simulierten drahtlosen Sensornetzen zur Erfassung ausgewählter Pflanzenparameter basierend auf Lichtspektren"
    B. Sc., 10/2016.

  • Joris Clement
    "Implementation und Evaluation eines genetischen Algorithmus für Node-Placement Strategien in Multi-Hop Netzwerken"
    B. Sc., 08/2016.

Teaching - Courses

WT 2022/23

ST 2022

ST 2021

WT 2020/21

ST 2020

WT 2019/20

ST 2019

WT 2018/19

ST 2018

WT 2017/18

ST 2017

WT 2016/17

ST 2016

WT 2015/2016

ST 2015

WT 2014/15

ST 2014

Peer Review Duty


  • Elsevier Smart Agricultural Technology (1x2023)
  • Elsevier Computers and Electronics in Agriculture (3x2022)
  • Elsevier Pervasive and Mobile Computing (3x2022)
  • Wiley Transactions on Emerging Telecommunications Technologies (1x2021)


  • [2023] IEEE Vehicular Technology Conference (VTC)
  • [2021, 2022, 2023] VDE/ITG Fachtagung Mobilkommunikation (MKT)
  • [2019, 2022] IEEE International Symposium on a World of Wireless, Mobile and Multimedia Networks (WoWMoM)
  • [2021] IFIP International Internet of Things Conference (IFIP-IoT)
  • [2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019] IEEE International Performance Computing and Communications Conference (IPCCC)
  • [2017, 2019] IEEE Sensors Applications Symposium (SAS)
  • [2016, 2018] IFIP Networking Conference
  • [2015, 2016] IEEE International Conference on Communications (ICC)
  • [2015, 2016] IEEE World Forum on Internet of Things (WF-IoT)