ISI-Mitigating Channel Codes for Molecular Communication Via Diffusion

A. Oguz Kislal, Bayram Cevdet Akdeniz, Changmin Lee, Ali E. Pusane, Tuna Tugcu, Chan Byoung Chae

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One promising technique for communicating at the nanoscale is molecular communication (MC). In a molecular-communication-via-diffusion-scenario, the memory component of the channel is very high. This gives rise to what is known as inter-symbol interference. Traditional channel coding schemes cannot be utilized in MC due to the high memory. In this paper, a novel low complexity channel coding method is proposed for the molecular communication domain. The design of the proposed channel code takes into account the capability of a nano-device and the characteristics of the molecular communication channel. Simulation results confirm that the proposed method provides a significant improvement in terms of bit error rate. Moreover, a proof-of-concept implementation of the proposed coding scheme is done on a macro-scale testbed. The reliability of the communication link is shown to be significantly increased.

Original languageEnglish
Article number8972472
Pages (from-to)24588-24599
Number of pages12
JournalIEEE Access
Publication statusPublished - 2020

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
This work was supported in part by the Scientific and Technical Research Council of Turkey (TUBITAK) under Grant 116E916, in part by the Ministry of Science and ICT (MSIT), South Korea, through the ICT Consilience Creative Program under Grant IITP-2017-2017-0-01015 supervised by the IITP, in part by the Basic Science Research Program through the National Research Foundation of Korea funded by the Ministry of Education under Grant NRF-2017R1A1A1A05001439, and in part by the State Planning Organization (DPT) of Turkey TETAM under Grant 2007K120610.

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© 2013 IEEE.

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Computer Science(all)
  • Materials Science(all)
  • Engineering(all)


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