Optimal detection interval for absorbing receivers in molecular communication systems with interference

Trang Ngoc Cao, Nikola Zlatanov, Phee Lep Yeoh, Jamie Evans

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We consider a molecular communication system comprised of a transmitter, an absorbing receiver, and an interference source. Assuming amplitude modulation, we analyze the dependence of the bit error rate (BER) on the duration of the detection interval, which is the time within one transmission symbol interval during which the receiver is active to absorb and count molecules. We then propose algorithms to obtain the optimal detection interval that minimizes the BER of the considered molecular communication system. Simulation and numerical evaluations are provided to highlight further insights into the optimal results. For example, we demonstrate that the optimal detection interval can be very small compared to the transmission symbol interval. Moreover, our numerical results show that significant BER improvements are achieved by using the optimal detection interval.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2018 IEEE International Conference on Communications (ICC) - Proceedings
EditorsYi Qian, Rose Qingyang Hu, Lisandro Zambenedetti Granville
Place of PublicationPiscataway NJ USA
PublisherIEEE, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
Number of pages7
ISBN (Electronic)9781538631805
ISBN (Print)978153863181
Publication statusPublished - 2018
EventIEEE International Conference on Communications 2018: Communications for Connecting Humanity - Kansas City, United States of America
Duration: 20 May 201824 May 2018
https://ieeexplore.ieee.org/xpl/conhome/8411665/proceeding (Proceedings)

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NameIEEE International Conference on Communications
PublisherIEEE, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
ISSN (Print)1550-3607


ConferenceIEEE International Conference on Communications 2018
Abbreviated titleICC 2018
CountryUnited States of America
CityKansas City
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