Performance comparison of message encoding techniques for bacterial nanonetworks

Vitaly Petrov, Boya Deng, Dmitri Moltchanov, Sasitharan Balasubramaniam, Yevgeni Koucheryavy

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Abstract

Utilizing bacteria as information carriers is a promising technique for molecular communication to establish connections and networking capabilities between micro-and nanoscale devices. A particular process, that is of interest in this paper, and vital to achieve reliable networking performance in bacterial nanonetwork, is conjugation. Conjugation is a process where bacteria come within close range to form physical connections to allow plasmids to be transferred. However, there are a number of processes that could cause loss or damage during the transfer process, such as external vibrations. Message encoding techniques are envisioned as a promising technique to mitigate these effects. In this study we first define the concept of optimal message encoding for bacterial nanonetworks providing the upper bound on the message delivery time and the probability of message delivery within the specified time. We then investigate the effect of encoding on the performance of these metrics by proposing and numerically comparing several feasible encoding techniques. The performance comparison has been done using a specifically developed simulation environment capturing bacteria movement and interactions. Numerical results demonstrate that even the simple encoding strategies allow to significantly improve the performance compared to the baseline system.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2016 IEEE Wireless Communications and Networking Conference, WCNC 2016
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
ISBN (Electronic)9781467398145
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 12 Sep 2016
Externally publishedYes
Event2016 IEEE Wireless Communications and Networking Conference, WCNC 2016 - Doha, Qatar
Duration: 03 Apr 201607 Apr 2016

Publication series

NameIEEE Wireless Communications and Networking Conference, WCNC
Volume2016-September
ISSN (Print)1525-3511

Conference

Conference2016 IEEE Wireless Communications and Networking Conference, WCNC 2016
Country/TerritoryQatar
CityDoha
Period03/04/201607/04/2016

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