Channel Design and Optimization of Active Transport Molecular Communication

  • Nariman Farsad
  • Andrew W. Eckford
  • Satoshi Hiyama
Conference paper

DOI: 10.1007/978-3-642-32711-7_20

Volume 103 of the book series Lecture Notes of the Institute for Computer Sciences, Social Informatics and Telecommunications Engineering (LNICST)
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Farsad N., Eckford A.W., Hiyama S. (2012) Channel Design and Optimization of Active Transport Molecular Communication. In: Hart E., Timmis J., Mitchell P., Nakamo T., Dabiri F. (eds) Bio-Inspired Models of Networks, Information, and Computing Systems. BIONETICS 2011. Lecture Notes of the Institute for Computer Sciences, Social Informatics and Telecommunications Engineering, vol 103. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg

Abstract

In this paper, a guideline is provided for design and optimization of the shape of active transport molecular communication channels. In particular rectangular channels are considered and it is shown that for channels employing a single microtubule as the carrier of the information particles, the smaller the perimeter of the channel, the higher the channel capacity. Furthermore, it is shown that when channels with similar perimeters are considered, square-like channels achieve higher channel capacity for small values of time per channel use, while narrower channels achieve higher information rates for larger values of time per channel use.

Keywords

Molecular communication microchannels information theory 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Nariman Farsad
    • 1
  • Andrew W. Eckford
    • 1
  • Satoshi Hiyama
    • 2
  1. 1.Dept. of Computer Science and EngineeringYork UniversityTorontoCanada
  2. 2.Research LaboratoriesNTT DOCOMO Inc.YokosukaJapan