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Enabling Energy Efficient Molecular Communication via Molecule Energy Transfer

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Yansha Deng, Weisi Guo, Adam Noel, Arumugam Nallanathan, Maged Elkashlan

Original languageEnglish
Article number16668401
Pages (from-to)254-257
Number of pages4
Issue number2
Early online date3 Nov 2016
Publication statusPublished - 1 Feb 2017


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Molecular communication via diffusion (MCvD) is inherently an energy efficient transportation paradigm, which requires no external energy during molecule propagation. Inspired by the fact that the emitted molecules have a finite probability to reach the receiver, this paper introduces an energy efficient scheme for the information molecule synthesis process of MCvD via a simultaneous molecular information and energy transfer (SMIET) relay. With this SMIET capability, the relay can decode the received information as well as generate its emission molecules using its absorbed molecules via chemical reactions. To reveal the advantages of SMIET, approximate closed-form expressions for the bit error probability and the synthesis cost of this two-hop molecular communication system are derived and then validated by particle-based simulation. Interestingly, by comparing with a conventional relay system, the SMIET relay system can be shown to achieve a lower minimum bit error probability via molecule division, and a lower synthesis cost via molecule type conversion or molecule division.

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