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Issue No.03 - March (2012 vol.11)
pp: 353-366
A. Guney , Dept. of Electr. & Electron. Eng., Koc Univ., Istanbul, Turkey
B. Atakan , Dept. of Electr. & Electron. Eng., Koc Univ., Istanbul, Turkey
O. B. Akan , Dept. of Electr. & Electron. Eng., Koc Univ., Istanbul, Turkey
ABSTRACT
Recent developments in nanotechnology have enabled the fabrication of nanomachines with very limited sensing, computation, communication, and action capabilities. The network of communicating nanomachines is envisaged as nanonetworks that are designed to accomplish complex tasks such as drug delivery and health monitoring. For the realization of future nanonetworks, it is essential to develop novel and efficient communication and networking paradigms. In this paper, the first step toward designing a mobile ad hoc molecular nanonetwork (MAMNET) with electrochemical communication is taken. MAMNET consists of mobile nanomachines and infostations that share nanoscale information using electrochemical communication whenever they have a physical contact with each other. In MAMNET, the intermittent connectivity introduced by the mobility of nanomachines and infostations is a critical issue to be addressed. An analytical framework that incorporates the effect of mobility into the performance of electrochemical communication among nanomachines is presented. Using the analytical model, numerical analysis for the performance evaluation of MAMNET is obtained. Results reveal that MAMNET achieves adequately high throughput to enable frontier nanonetwork applications with acceptable communication latency.
INDEX TERMS
numerical analysis, mobile ad hoc networks, nanofabrication, MAMNET performance evaluation, collision-based molecular communication, nanotechnology, nanomachine fabrication, nanomachine network communication, health monitoring, drug delivery, mobile ad hoc molecular nanonetwork, electrochemical communication, mobile nanomachines, nanoscale information, numerical analysis, Nanobioscience, Nanotechnology, Mobile communication, Molecular communication, Biological system modeling, Mobile ad hoc networks, delay and throughput performance., Nanomachines, molecular neurospike communication, mobile ad hoc molecular nanonetworks, epidemic spreading
CITATION
A. Guney, B. Atakan, O. B. Akan, "Mobile Ad Hoc Nanonetworks with Collision-Based Molecular Communication", IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing, vol.11, no. 3, pp. 353-366, March 2012, doi:10.1109/TMC.2011.53
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