Molecular motors MIMO communications for nanonetworks applications
Mangoud M.A., Lestas M., Saeed T.
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
SourcetitleIEEE Wireless Communications and Networking Conference, WCNC
Molecular communications with MIMO transmissions based on Brownian diffusion have been previously explored to improve the network performance and achieve higher data rates. However, diffusion based molecular communications suffer from the slow transmission rates for longer separations of transmitters and receivers. Molecular motors are another communication mechanism in which chemical energy is converted into mechanical transport of molecules over microtubules walkways. Molecular motors provide low delay, bidirectional and controllable communication and can carry significant number of molecules compared to diffusion or flow based communications especially in larger networks. In this paper, we propose a novel communication paradigm which involves the use of the MIMO technique over molecular motors communication channels for nanonetworks. The system performance and throughput have been investigated under various MIMO configurations and the improvement in performance compared to the corresponding SISO system is demonstrated. � 2018 IEEE.