Molecular communications with molecular circuit-based transmitters and receivers

Hamdan Awan, Chun Tung Chou

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The performance of a communication link can be improved by maximizing the mutual information between the input and output signals. This paper considers this maximization problem in a molecular communication link where both the transmitter and the receiver are molecular circuit. This general optimization is hard to solve. We simplify the problem by limiting to reactions with linear reaction rates and molecular circuits with a limited number of species. We derive an expression of mutual information and use it for numerical maximization. We show that our parameterized transmitter circuit is able to give mutual information that is close to upper bound obtained in our earlier work.

Original languageEnglish
Article number8610006
Pages (from-to)146-155
Number of pages10
JournalIEEE Transactions on Nanobioscience
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2019
Externally publishedYes


  • communication performance
  • molecular circuits
  • Molecular communication
  • mutual information


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