SMIET: Simultaneous Molecular Information and Energy Transfer

Weisi Guo, Yansha Deng, H. Birkan Yilmaz, Nariman Farsad, Maged Elkashlan, Andrew Eckford, Arumugam Nallanathan, Chan-Byoung Chae

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Abstract

The performance of communication systems is fundamentally limited by the loss of energy through propagation and circuit inefficiencies. The emergence of the Internet of Nano Things ecosystem means there is a need to design and build nanoscale energy efficient communication subsystems. In this article, we show that it is possible to achieve ultra low energy communications at the nanoscale, if diffusive molecules are used for carrying data. While the energy of electromagnetic waves will inevitably decay as a function of transmission distance and time, the energy in individual molecules does not. Over time, the receiver has an opportunity to recover some, if not all, of the molecular energy transmitted. The article demonstrates the potential of ultra-low energy SMIET through point-to-point systems, two different nano-relay systems, and multiple access systems. It also discusses the benefits of crowd energy harvesting compared to traditional wavebased systems.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)106-113
Number of pages8
JournalIEEE Wireless Communications
Volume25
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2018 Feb 1

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Energy transfer
Molecules
Energy harvesting
Communication
Electromagnetic waves
Ecosystems
Communication systems
Internet
Networks (circuits)

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  • Computer Science Applications
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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Guo, W., Deng, Y., Yilmaz, H. B., Farsad, N., Elkashlan, M., Eckford, A., ... Chae, C-B. (2018). SMIET: Simultaneous Molecular Information and Energy Transfer. IEEE Wireless Communications, 25(1), 106-113. https://doi.org/10.1109/MWC.2017.1600308
Guo, Weisi ; Deng, Yansha ; Yilmaz, H. Birkan ; Farsad, Nariman ; Elkashlan, Maged ; Eckford, Andrew ; Nallanathan, Arumugam ; Chae, Chan-Byoung. / SMIET : Simultaneous Molecular Information and Energy Transfer. In: IEEE Wireless Communications. 2018 ; Vol. 25, No. 1. pp. 106-113.
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SMIET : Simultaneous Molecular Information and Energy Transfer. / Guo, Weisi; Deng, Yansha; Yilmaz, H. Birkan; Farsad, Nariman; Elkashlan, Maged; Eckford, Andrew; Nallanathan, Arumugam; Chae, Chan-Byoung.

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Guo W, Deng Y, Yilmaz HB, Farsad N, Elkashlan M, Eckford A et al. SMIET: Simultaneous Molecular Information and Energy Transfer. IEEE Wireless Communications. 2018 Feb 1;25(1):106-113. https://doi.org/10.1109/MWC.2017.1600308