Frank Wilhelm

Dr.-Ing. Frank Gabriel

PhD Researcher

Frank Gabriel received the Dipl.-Inf. degree in computer science from the Technical University Chemnitz, Germany, in 2011. He worked as a IT Service Management consultant before he joined the “Deutsche Telekom Chair of Communication Networks” at TU Dresden in 2015. His current research focus is multipath communication with high reliability and low latency requirements (URLLC).


Phone: +49 351 463-35601

Research Interests

  • Multipath protocols
  • Network Coding
  • Wireless mesh networks


SS 18

  • Nachrichtenverkehrstheorie

WS 17/18

  • Kommunikationsnetze 3
  • Problem Based Learning
  • Oberseminar

SS 17

  • Nachrichtenverkehrstheorie

WS 16/17

  • Kommunikationsnetze 3
  • Problem Based Learning
  • Oberseminar

SS 16

  • Nachrichtenverkehrstheorie

WS 15/16

  • Kommunikationsnetze 3
  • Actual Topics
  • Oberseminar


Diploma Thesis

  • Optimizing Guaranteed Latency in Dynamic Wireless Mesh Networks (Andreas Ingo Grohmann)
  • Resilience in Opportunistically Routed Wireless Mesh Networks (David Nophut)
  • Framework for Service Function Chaining in Cloud Environment (Zuo Xiang)
  • Implementation and Evaluation of Network Coding as Virtualized Network Function (Justus Rischke)

Study Thesis

  • Implementation and Performance Evaluation of a Repetition Protocol in NCKernel (Raphael Steppart)
  • Evaluation of Sliding Window Network Coding with NS3 in WiFi (Marek Sobe)
  • Distributed Mininet on the HAEC Playground (Zuo Xiang)


  • Multipath Measurements of Sliding Window Network Coding (Andreas Grohmann)
  • Dynamic Path Modulation for Mininet (Marek Sobe)

Problem Based Learning

  • Simulating Helper Nodes in Mesh Networks with Mininet (Zuo Xiang)
  • The Impact of TCP’s Initial Congestion Window (Jörg Thalheim)


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Tasdemir, Elif; Cabrera, Juan A.; Gabriel, Frank; You, Dongho; Fitzek, Frank H. P.

Sliding Window RLNC on Multi-Hop Communication for Low Latency Inproceedings

In: 2021 IEEE 93rd Vehicular Technology Conference: VTC2021-Spring, Helsinki, Finland, 2021.


Cabrera, Juan A.; Steppert, Raphael; Gabriel, Frank; Fitzek, Frank H. P.

Do not Waste the Waste: Packetized Rateless Algebraic Consistency for IEEE 802.11 Networks Inproceedings

In: 2021 IEEE Wireless Communications and Networking Conference (WCNC), 2021.


Tasdemir, Elif; Tömösközi, Máté; Cabrera, Juan A.; Gabriel, Frank; You, Dongho; Fitzek, Frank H. P.; Reisslein, Martin

SpaRec: Sparse Systematic RLNC Recoding in Multi-hop Networks Journal Article

In: IEEE Access, pp. 1-1, 2021.

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Grohmann, Andreas I.; Gabriel, Frank; Zimmermann, Sandra; Fitzek, Frank H. P.

SourceShift: Resilient Routing in Highly Dynamic Wireless Mesh Networks Inproceedings

In: 2020 IEEE Wireless Communications and Networking Conference (WCNC) (IEEE WCNC 2020), Seoul, Korea (South), 2020.


Tasdemir, Elif; Lehmann, Christopher; Nophut, David; Gabriel, Frank; Fitzek, Frank H. P.

Vehicle Platooning: Sliding Window RLNC for Low Latency and High Resilience Inproceedings

In: IEEE ICC 2020 Workshop on V2X Technologies for Next Generation Driving Paradigm (IEEE ICC'20 Workshop – V2X-NGD), Dublin, Ireland, 2020.



Rischke, Justus; Gabriel, Frank; Pandi, Sreekrishna; Nguyen, Giang T.; Salah, Hani; Fitzek, Frank H. P.

Improving Communication Reliability Efficiently: Adaptive Redundancy for RLNC in SDN Inproceedings

In: 2019 IEEE Conference on Network Softwarization (NetSoft) (NetSoft 2019), Paris, France, 2019.


Xiang, Zuo; Gabriel, Frank; Urbano, Elena; Nguyen, Giang T.; Reisslein, Martin; Fitzek, Frank H. P.

Reducing Latency in Virtual Machines Enabling Tactile Internet for Human Machine Co-working Journal Article

In: IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications, vol. 37, no. 5, pp. 1098-1116, 2019, ISSN: 0733-8716.

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Gabriel, Frank; Rischke, Justus; Fitzek, Frank H. P.; Mühleisen, Maciej; Lohmar, Thorsten

No Plan Survives Contact with the Enemy: On Gains of Coded Multipath over MPTCP in Dynamic Settings Inproceedings

In: 2019 IEEE Wireless Communications and Networking Conference (WCNC) (IEEE WCNC 2019), Marrakech, Morocco, 2019.

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Pandi, Sreekrishna; Gabriel, Frank; Zhdanenko, Oleksandr; Wunderlich, Simon; Fitzek, Frank H. P.

MESHMERIZE: An Interactive Demo of Resilient Mesh Networks in Drones Inproceedings

In: 2019 16th IEEE Annual Consumer Communications & Networking Conference (CCNC) (CCNC 2019), Las Vegas, USA, 2019.

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Gabriel, Frank; Acevedo, Javier; Fitzek, Frank H. P.

Network Coding on Wireless Multipath for Tactile Internet with Latency and Resilience Requirements Inproceedings

In: 2018 IEEE Global Communications Conference: Selected Areas in Communications: Tactile Internet (Globecom2018 SAC TI), 2018.

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