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Florian Kauer

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Florian Kauer

Florian Kauer, né Meier

In October 2013 I received my Master's degree in Computer Engineering at Hamburg University of Technology. Since November 2013 I am working as a research assistant at the Institute of Telematics.



Kauer Florian, Maximilian Köstler and Turau Volker. openDSME: Reliable Time-Slotted Multi-Hop Communication for IEEE 802.15.4. May 2019.
@Article{Telematik_omnet_2019_springer, author = {Kauer Florian and Maximilian K{\"o}stler and Turau Volker}, title = {openDSME: Reliable Time-Slotted Multi-Hop Communication for IEEE 802.15.4}, booktitle = {Recent Advances in Network Simulation}, pages = {451-467}, publisher = {Springer}, month = may, year = 2019, }
Abstract: Using wireless sensor and actuator networks in industrial applications promises timely and fine-grained feedback and control of plants. However, these applications call for very high reliability that cannot be fulfilled with contention-based medium access. Therefore, the IEEE 802.15.4 standard was extended with multiple time-slotted as well as frequency-agile medium access techniques. The Deterministic and Synchronous Multi-Channel Extension (DSME) is of particular interest due to its extensive set of standardized methods for distributed slot management. This chapter presents openDSME, a comprehensive implementation of DSME to be used in the OMNeT++ simulator as well as on real-life wireless sensor nodes. The main features of DSME are presented, together with implementation details of openDSME. The chapter concludes with a step-by-step tutorial to get started with openDSME.
Janina Hellwege, Maximilian Köstler and Florian Kauer. Live Monitoring and Remote Control of OMNeT++ Simulations. May 2019.
@Article{Telematik_omnet_2019, author = {Janina Hellwege and Maximilian K{\"o}stler and Florian Kauer}, title = {Live Monitoring and Remote Control of OMNeT++ Simulations}, booktitle = {Recent Advances in Network Simulation}, pages = {301-316}, publisher = {Springer}, month = may, year = 2019, }
Abstract: Using event-based simulations is an excellent method for demonstrating and learning the functionality of computer networks. OMNeT++ provides many features for building and analyzing networks and is widely used in research and teaching. It is, however, difficult to influence a running simulation and the interfaces are more optimized for in-depth analyses so it is easy to get distracted from the main point of interest. This motivation led to the development of a remote interface for the OMNeT++ simulator that facilitates live modifications of parameters as well as monitoring of events. It is based on web technologies and allows for convenient creation of customized interactive interfaces for conferences, fairs, or teaching environments.
Florian Kauer and Volker Turau. Constructing Customized Multi-Hop Topologies in Dense Wireless Network Testbeds. In Ad-hoc, Mobile, and Wireless Networks, September 2018, pp. 319–331. Saint Malo, France.
@InProceedings{Telematik_adhocnow_2018, author = {Florian Kauer and Volker Turau}, title = {Constructing Customized Multi-Hop Topologies in Dense Wireless Network Testbeds}, booktitle = {Ad-hoc, Mobile, and Wireless Networks}, pages = {319-331}, day = {5-7}, month = sep, year = 2018, location = {Saint Malo, France}, }
Abstract: Testbeds are a key element in the evaluation of wireless multi-hop networks. In order to relieve researchers from the hassle of deploying their own testbeds, remotely controllable testbeds, such as the FIT/IoT-LAB, are built. However, while the IoT-LAB has a high number of nodes deployed in constraint areas. This, together with the complex nature of radio propagation, makes an ad-hoc construction of multi-hop topologies with higher number of hops difficult. This work presents a strategic approach to solve this problem and proposes algorithms to generate topologies with desired properties. The implementation is provided as open-source software. The algorithms are evaluated for the IoT-LAB testbeds. The results show that preset topologies of various types can be built even in dense wireless testbeds.

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