Pulse Shaping for MC via Particle Size

Wicke W, Felsheim R, Brand L, Jamali V, Loos H, Büttner A, Schober R (2023)

Publication Type: Journal article

Publication year: 2023


Pages Range: 1-1

DOI: 10.1109/TMBMC.2023.3254436


In molecular communication (MC), combining different types of particles at the transmitter is a degree of freedom which can be utilized to improve performance. In this paper, we address the problem of pulse shaping to simplify time synchronization requirements by exploiting and combining the received signal characteristics of particles of different sizes. In particular, we optimize the mixture of particles of different sizes used for transmission in order to support a prescribed detection time period for on-off keying, guaranteeing on average 1) a sufficiently large received signal if a binary one is transmitted, and 2) a low enough received signal if a binary zero is transmitted even in the presence of inter-symbol interference. For illustration, we consider an optimization problem based on a free space diffusion channel model. It is shown that there is a tradeoff between the maximum feasible detection duration and the for different particle sizes from the smallest particle size enabling the largest detection duration to the largest particle size minimizing the at the expense of a limited detection duration.

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Wicke, W., Felsheim, R., Brand, L., Jamali, V., Loos, H., Büttner, A., & Schober, R. (2023). Pulse Shaping for MC via Particle Size. IEEE Transactions on Molecular, Biological and Multi-Scale Communications, 1-1. https://dx.doi.org/10.1109/TMBMC.2023.3254436


Wicke, Wayan, et al. "Pulse Shaping for MC via Particle Size." IEEE Transactions on Molecular, Biological and Multi-Scale Communications (2023): 1-1.

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