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2017 IEEE Symposium on Computers and Communications (ISCC) (2017)
Heraklion, Greece
July 3, 2017 to July 6, 2017
ISBN: 978-1-5386-1630-7
pp: 710-716
Hakim Mabed , Femto-ST institutes, University of Bourgogne Franche-Comté, Montbéliard, France
Nanotechnology becomes reality paving the way for many new applications. In nanonetwork system, each nanosized device is equipped with limited capabilities and is dedicated to a basic task but the combination of the numerous devices actions results in high-level functions. In this context, large number of devices concentrated in a limited area must exchange data using wireless links. Spread in Time On-Off Keying (TS-OOK) protocol was proposed as a technique to share the radio channel over the different terahertz nano-devices. TS-OOK is based on a Femtosecond-Long pulse modulation where communication data are sent using a sequence of pulses interleaved by a constant duration randomly selected. In this paper we provide a critical analysis of the TS-OOK approach. We prove that the TS-OOK is not adaptive against the traffic load variation and induces an imbalance between the active nodes. This inequity is due to the dependency of a communication quality on the randomly chosen symbol rate. We propose a dynamic TS-OOK modulation approach, called SRH-TSOOK (Symbol rate Hopping TSOOK), where the duration between two consecutive pulses of the same transmission follows a pseudo-random sequence. We show that this approach performs better than the standard protocol when the number of active nodes increases and guarantees a better distribution of the channel capacity over the active communications. For instance, while the throughput of a communication within a TS-OOK protocol may falls bellow 105 frames/s with 300 active nodes, the throughput in the SRH-TSOOK protocol stabilizes around 207 frames/s for all the active communications. The comparison is made on the basis of probabilistic analysis allowing a numerical and accurate evaluation of the protocols performance.
Radio transmitters, Protocols, Jamming, Throughput, Robot sensing systems, Receivers, Computers

H. Mabed, "Enhanced spread in time on-off keying technique for dense Terahertz nanonetworks," 2017 IEEE Symposium on Computers and Communications (ISCC), Heraklion, Greece, 2017, pp. 710-716.
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