Julian Zobel, M.Sc.

Phone: +49 (0) 6151 16 20495

Location: S3|20 208

E-Mail: Julian.Zobel@kom...

ORCiD: 0000-0002-5648-3297

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Short Bio

Julian studied computer science at TU Darmstadt. Since late 2018, he is working as a research assistant at KOM in the "Adaptive Communication Systems" group. He finished his PhD with the topic "Aerial Network Assistance Systems for Post-Disaster Scenarios" in the end of 2022. His current research interest is centered around resilient infrastructure-independent communication networks and robust communication techniques like LoRa.


  • Infrastructure-independent Communication Networks
  • Aerial Communication Support, UAS-based Network Monitoring
  • Event-based simulations of networks
  • LoRa for LPWAN & IoT Communication




Julian Zobel, Ralf Kundel, and Ralf Steinmetz. "CAMON: Aerial-Ground Cooperation System for Disaster Network Detection."   In: Proc. ISCRAM 2022.

Julian Zobel, Niklas Stöhr, Ralf Kundel, Patrick Lieser, and Ralf Steinmetz. "Dynamic Monitoring Area Allocation for Aerial Post-Disaster Situation Monitoring."   In: Proc. NetSys 2021.

Julian Zobel, Tobias Meuser, and Ralf Steinmetz. "Calling Ground Support: Cooperative DTNs for Improved Aerial Monitoring Systems."   In: Proc. GHTC 2021.

Julian Zobel, Patrick Lieser, Tobias Meuser, Lars Baumgärtner, Mira Mezini, and Ralf Steinmetz. "Modeling Civilian Mobility in Large-Scale Disasters."   In: Proc. ISCRAM 2021.

Julian Zobel, Paul Frommelt, Patrick Lieser, Jonas Höchst,Patrick Lampe, Bernd Freisleben, Ralf Steinmetz. "Energy-efficient Mobile Sensor Data Offloading via WiFi using LoRa-based Connectivity Estimations."   ComputerScience4BioDiversity, INFORMATIK 2021, Lecture Notes in Informatics (LNI).

Ralf Kundel, Paul Stiegele, Dat Tran, Julian Zobel, Osama Abboud, Rhaban Hark, Ralf Steinmetz. "User Space Packet Schedulers: Towards Rapid Prototyping of Queue-Management Algorithms."   In: Proc. NetSys 2021.

Jonas Höchst, Jannis Gottwald, Patrick Lampe, Julian Zobel, Thomas Nauss, Ralf Steinmetz, Bernd Freisleben. "tRackIT OS: Open-source Software for Reliable VHF Wildlife Tracking."   ComputerScience4BioDiversity, INFORMATIK 2021, Lecture Notes in Informatics (LNI).

Julian Zobel, Benjamin Becker, Ralf Kundel, Patrick Lieser, and Ralf Steinmetz. "Topology-aware Path Planning for In-Transit Coverage of Aerial Post-Disaster Communication Assistance Systems."   In: Proc. IEEE LCN 2020.

Julian Zobel, Patrick Lieser, Bastian Drescher, Bernd Freisleben, and Ralf Steinmetz. "Optimizing Inter-Cluster Flights of Post-Disaster Communication Support UAVs."   In: Proc. IEEE LCN 2019.

Patrick Lieser, Julian Zobel, Björn Richerzhagen, and Ralf Steinmetz."Simulation Platform for Unmanned Aerial Systems in Emergency Ad Hoc Networks."  In: Proc. ISCRAM 2019.

Julian Zobel, Patrick Lieser and Ralf Steinmetz."Multi-Strategy Simulation of Aerial Post-Disaster Ad Hoc Communication Support Systems."  In: Proc. IEEE LCN Demonstrations 2019.

Lars Baumgärtner, Patrick Lieser, Julian Zobel, Bastian Blössl, Ralf Steinmetz, and Mira Mezini "LoRaAgent: A DTN-based Location-aware Communication System using LoRa"   In: Proc. GHTC 2020.

Björn Richerzhagen, Nils Richerzhagen, Julian Zobel, Sophie Schönherr, Boris Koldehofe, and Ralf Steinmetz. "Seamless Transitions Between Filter Schemes for Location-based Mobile Applications."  In: Proc. IEEE LCN. Nov. 2016, pp. 1–9.


All publications: KOM Lab Publications

Teaching Activities

I am always looking for students interested in writing their Bachelor- or Master-Thesis in the field of adaptive aerial communication systems and infrastructureless communication networks. A list of currently open topics is published here. If you have an idea for a thesis that is not covered in the list, do not hesitate to contact me directly.




Supervised Theses

Simon GütthoffCooperative Network Topology Monitoring in UAV-Supported Post-Disaster Ad Hoc NetworksMA
Benjamin HeinzLow-Power Long-Range Multi-Hop Relay Communication Protocols for Emergency Crisis CommunicationMA
Jakob KargA Recommendation System for Semi-Automated Scheduling of Ground Station Passes, KOM Award Best Masterthesis 2019MA
Ivan Rubinskii Applying autonomous UAV systems with uncertain and deprecated informationMA
Bastian DrescherOptimierung von Nachrichten- und Datentransport durch Unbemannte LuftfahrtsystemeStA
Niklas StöhrConcepts for Territorial Allocation and Route Calculations for UAVs in Aerial Topology Monitoring SytemsStA
Inga DischingerPrototype System for Adaptive Self-Regulating LoRa NetworksBA
Paul FrommeltPrototype System for Energy-Efficient Mobile Data Offloading in Hetereogeneous Wireless Sensor NetworksBA
Louis NeumannStrategies for MANET Monitoring with Unmanned Aerial Vehicles
Sebastian PerleSimulative Comparison of Cluster Detection Approaches on Topology Data for Aerial Post-Disaster Communication Assistance SystemsBA
Yashita SaxenaDesign and Assessment of UAV Movement Models for Simulative EvaluationBA
Jan UhligStrategy Transitions in Autonomous Aerial Systems for Post-Disaster Communication SupportBA
Tobias FaschingbauerModelling UAV Flight Properties based on Real-world Flight Sensor MeasurementsBA
Patrick Pascal WagnerOptimierung der Gebietszuweisung für Unbemannte Luftfahrzeuge in nichtkonvexen BeobachtungsgebietenBA
Lukas WehrsteinModular Energy-Aware Simulation Environment for Wireless Sensor Network Evaluation, KOM Award Best Bachelorthesis 2022, VDE Rhein-Main Friedrich-Dessauer-Stiftungspreis 2023BA
Henry KalffProcessing and Transmission of Network Topology Data in Aerial Monitoring Systems for Disaster SituationsBA