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Chemical Reactions-based Detection Mechanism for Molecular Communications

Trang Ngoc Cao, Vahid Jamali, Wayan Wicke, Phee Lep Yeoh, Nikola Zlatanov, Jamie Evans, Robert Schober

Proceedings of the 2020 IEEE Wireless Communications and Networking Conference (WCNC) | IEEE | Published : 2020


In molecular communications, the direct detection of signaling molecules may be challenging due to the lack of suitable sensors and interference from co-existing substances in the environment. Motivated by examples in nature, we investigate an indirect detection mechanism using chemical reactions between the signaling molecules and a molecular probe to produce an easy-to-measure product at the receiver. The underlying reaction-diffusion equations that describe the concentrations of the reactant and product molecules in the system are non-linear and coupled, and cannot be solved in closed-form. To analyze these molecule concentrations, we develop an efficient iterative algorithm by discretizi..

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Funding Acknowledgements

This work was supported partially by the Australian Research Council Discovery Projects under Grants DP180101205 and DP190100770; the Emerging Fields Initiative (EFI) of the Friedrich-Alexander-Universitat Erlangen-Nurnberg (FAU); and the STAEDTLER Stiftung.