Nanotechnology is currently being applied to vast number of fields to overcome the challenges faced with existing technologies, which can not efficiently scale down to nano level. Communication is one of the important problems to be addressed in nano scale environment, and molecular communication is a candidate to address this problem. Existing research on molecular communication concentrates on application of existing digital communication paradigm. In this paper, we approach the problem from another perspective, and propose an analog communication model in which the data is not quantified. The proposed model enables achieving higher data rates using less energy while keeping the error rate bounded. With this characteristics, the proposed method finds promising application options for specific set of communication requirements.


analog communication nanonetworks 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ali Akkaya
    • 1
  • Tuna Tugcu
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Computer EngineeringBogazici UniversityBebekTurkey

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