Journal article

Molecular Information Delivery in Porous Media

Yuting Fang, Weisi Guo, Matteo Icardi, Adam Noel, Nan Yang

IEEE Transactions on Molecular, Biological and Multi-Scale Communications | Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) | Published : 2018

Abstract

Information delivery via molecular signals is abundant in nature and potentially useful for industry sensing. Many propagation channels (e.g., tissue membranes and catalyst beds) contain porous medium materials and the impact this has on communication performance is not well understood. Here, communication through realistic porous channels is investigated for the first time via statistical breakthrough curves. Assuming that the number of arrived molecules can be approximated as a Gaussian random variable and using fully resolved computational fluid dynamics results for the breakthrough curves, the numerical results for the throughput, mutual information, error probability, and information di..

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