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Transceiver Observations in Asymmetric and Symmetric Diffusive Molecular Communication Systems

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Lanting Zha, Yansha Deng, Adam Noel, Maged Elkashlan, Arumugam Nallanathan

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIEEE Globecom
Publication statusPublished - 15 Jul 2018


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To estimate the molecular communication (MC) parameters (e.g., diffusion coefficient, reaction rate, and absorption rate) via observations at the transmitter and the receiver, we present an analytical framework for a diffusive MC system with a partially absorbing receiver and a general first-order chemical reaction during propagation, in both spherically asymmetric and spherically symmetric scenarios. The time-varying spatial distributions and the expected numbers of messenger molecules and their first-order reaction products inside the transmitter, as well as at the surface of the partially absorbing receiver, are derived in both scenarios, which can be simplified in the special cases of a fully absorbing receiver. Importantly, our nalytical expressions are verified by particle-based simulations, which showcase the effect of the reaction rate on the transmitter and the receiver observations. The analytical results of channel impulse responses at the absorbing receiver as well as that inside the transmitter are first treated and solved for spherically asymmetric scenario in this work.

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