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Simplified cooperative detection for multi-receiver molecular communication

Y Fang, A Noel, Y Wang, N Yang

IEEE International Symposium on Information Theory - Proceedings | IEEE | Published : 2018

Abstract

Diffusion-based molecular communication (MC) systems experience significant reliability losses. To boost the reliability, a MC scheme where multiple receivers (RXs) work cooperatively to decide the signal of a transmitter (TX) by sending the same type of molecules to a fusion center (FC) is proposed in this paper. The FC observes the total number of molecules received and compares this number with a threshold to determine the TX's signal. The proposed scheme is more bio-realistic and requires relatively low computational complexity compared to existing cooperative schemes where the RXs send and the FC recognizes different types of molecules. Asymmetric and symmetric topologies are considered..

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