Sensor Networks and Internet of Things

Nowadays, wireless communication is at every corner of our daily life, such as Internet access via mobile phones and laptops. Typically, the wireless services depend on the existing network infrastructure, like base stations and wireless access points. In other words, there will be no wireless communication services if the infrastructures, or part of them, are out of order.


Ad hoc networks aim to provide infrastructure-less communication. According to the underlying technology, ad hoc networks can be further classified as mobile ad hoc networks (MANETs) and wireless sensor networks (WSNs). Our research mainly focuses on providing reliable yet efficient routing experience in MANETs and WSNs.


WSNs are mostly used to monitor industrial plants or agricultural sites, but may also play a big role in the upcoming field of home recovery. People tend to recover better at their homes and patients with recurring health problems don't want to spend their whole time in the hospital. Still those people need to be monitored to help their recovery or to take actions in case of emergencies. The ComNets Institute is part of the AA4R  project, which focuses on these topics.

Further Prof. Timm-Giel is coordinating TUHH’s research center SOMSED (Self-organizing Mobile and Sensor Networks.


Special areas of interest are:


- Routing in IPv6 over low power wireless personal area networks (6LoWPAN)

- Modelling 6LoWPANs

- Adaptive routing in MANETs and WSNs

- Application of sensor networks, e.g. in smart buildings, vehicular networks, telemedicine, emergency management








DRAISEBMBF2016 - 2018Koojana Kuladinithi
Maciej Mühleisen
Leo Krüger
Car2XLandesbetrieb Straßen, Brücken und Gewässer (LSBG), Hamburg2015 - 2016Maciej Mühleisen
Leo Krüger
Study on Intermodal Traffic Management in Ports and CitiesCisco Systems  2015Maciej Mühleisen


BMBF (in cooperation with Univ. Bremen)

2010 - 2011

Andreas Timm-Giel
Chunlei An


For more information please contact:


Leo Krüger

Zeynep Vatandas

Koojana Kuladinithi