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Quick Macroscopic Diffusion-Based Molecular Communication with Wavelike Propagation by Use of a Suspension of Relay Cells
  • Jens Kirchner
Jens Kirchner
Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg (FAU), Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg (FAU)

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In order to enable molecular communication on macroscopic distances without a moving medium, the model of diffusion-based information transmission with a large number of relays suspended in the medium, hence at random positions, is proposed. With an increasing number of relays, the stochastic variations approach zero and the system exhibits a quasi-deterministic behavior. Furthermore, the transmission time becomes inversely proportional to the number of relays and the impulse response independent of the channel length. Thus, the model describes a wave-like propagation, which is fundamentally different from the established flow- and diffusion-based approaches in molecular communication.
Apr 2023Published in IEEE Communications Letters volume 27 issue 4 on pages 1125-1129. 10.1109/LCOMM.2023.3245073