Impacts of erasure coding on robustness against molecular packet losses in aqueous, collisional environments

Hiroaki Egashira, Junichi Suzuki, Jonathan S. Mitzman, Tadashi Nakano, Hiroaki Fukuda

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Abstract

This paper considers diffusive molecular communication where biologically-enabled machines (or bio-nanomachines) exchange information by means of molecules in aqueous environments. It is known that molecular communication is inherently stochastic and unreliable, thereby significantly degrading communication performance such as latency and jiter. This paper focuses on robustness against molecule losses and investigates a robustness enhancement protocol that performs forward error correction. The transmitter bio-nanomachine encodes molecules in a redundant manner with parity-check erasure codes, and the receiver bio-nanomachine recovers the information embedded in lost molecules. Simulation results show that the proposed protocol enhances robustness against molecule losses and in turn improves communication performance.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationBICT 2017 - 10th EAI International Conference on Bio-Inspired Information and Communications Technologies
PublisherEAI
Pages110-116
Number of pages7
ISBN (Electronic)9781631901485
Publication statusPublished - 2017 Mar 22
Event10th EAI International Conference on Bio-Inspired Information and Communications Technologies, BICT 2017 - Hoboken, United States
Duration: 2017 Mar 152017 Mar 17

Other

Other10th EAI International Conference on Bio-Inspired Information and Communications Technologies, BICT 2017
CountryUnited States
CityHoboken
Period17/3/1517/3/17

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Keywords

  • Forward error correction
  • Molecular communication
  • Robustness

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Information Systems
  • Computer Networks and Communications

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Egashira, H., Suzuki, J., Mitzman, J. S., Nakano, T., & Fukuda, H. (2017). Impacts of erasure coding on robustness against molecular packet losses in aqueous, collisional environments. In BICT 2017 - 10th EAI International Conference on Bio-Inspired Information and Communications Technologies (pp. 110-116). EAI.