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The Development of a Biocompatible Testbed for Molecular Communication with Magnetic Nanoparticles
  • Max Bartunik ,
  • Georg Fischer ,
  • Jens Kirchner
Max Bartunik
Institute for Electronics Engineering, Institute for Electronics Engineering

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Georg Fischer
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Jens Kirchner
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Although the concept of engineered molecular communication has been around for quite some time, practical approaches with truly biocompatible setups are still scarce. However, molecular communication has a large potential in future medical applications and may be a solution to size constraints of antenna based transmission systems. In this work we therefore present a testbed using biocompatible magnetic nanoparticles. Based on previous work, all testbed components have been improved regarding performance and size, making a large step forwards regarding miniaturisation and a data transmission approach. In addition, a setup for localised twodimensional sensing of magnetic nanoparticles is presented. All improvements are evaluated individually and combined to achieve a net data rate of more than 6 bit/s, significantly higher than any other comparable biocompatible setup.
Jun 2023Published in IEEE Transactions on Molecular, Biological and Multi-Scale Communications volume 9 issue 2 on pages 179-190. 10.1109/TMBMC.2023.3265565