Effect of retroactivity on the performance of molecular communication networks

Hamdan Awan

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Abstract

In this paper we consider a diffusion based molecular communication network. The information is encoded in the concentration of the signalling molecules at the transmitter end. At receiver end these signalling molecules react with a set of chemical reactions referred as a receiver molecular circuit to produce output molecules. In this work we employ a reversible conversion (RC) type receiver molecular circuit. The number of output molecules in time t is the output signal of receiver. We aim to investigate the context-dependent behaviour of molecular networks i.e. the change in properties of upstream system upon its connection with downstream system. Like many engineering systems this context dependence is caused by retroactivity which is the loading effects on an upstream system by a downstream system. The objective of this research work is to study the effects of this retroactivity on the performance of a molecular communication network with RC receiver circuit. We find that with the increase in retroactivity the gain and information transmission capacity of the system is reduced whereas the noise in the system is increased.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2016 Australian Communications Theory Workshop, AusCTW 2016
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages35-40
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781509001330
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 14 Mar 2016
Externally publishedYes
EventAustralian Communications Theory Workshop, AusCTW 2016 - Melbourne, Australia
Duration: 20 Jan 201623 Jan 2016

Publication series

Name2016 Australian Communications Theory Workshop, AusCTW 2016

Conference

ConferenceAustralian Communications Theory Workshop, AusCTW 2016
Country/TerritoryAustralia
CityMelbourne
Period20/01/201623/01/2016

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