A Preliminary Investigation of Receiver Models in Molecular Communication via Diffusion

IŞIK İ. , Yilmaz H. B. , TAĞLUK M. E.

2017 International Artificial Intelligence and Data Processing Symposium (IDAP), Malatya, Türkiye, 16 - 17 Eylül 2017 identifier identifier


Molecular Communication (MC) is a new multidisciplinary subject concerning medicine, biology, and communication engineering. MC concept is introduced for modeling of communication of nano/micro scale devices. In MC systems, chemical signals carrying information in gaseous or liquid media are used. Similar to other communication systems, in MC sending information from transmitter to receiver with minimum error is one of the most important goals. In MC systems due to physical characteristics of medium, higher rates of inter symbol interference (ISI) and noise increase error probability. Figures of receiver mechanisms and signal detection techniques are therefore the main factors to be tuned for decreasing error probability. In this view, so far, many receiver models such as reversible adsorption and desorption (A&D), protrusion method, ligand receptor, and linear catalytic or CAT receiver models have been introduced. In this study, these models and the results obtained through their implementation are investigated and briefly reviewed.