Concentration and Position-Based Hybrid Modulation Scheme for Molecular Communications

Mustafa Can Gursoy, Daewon Seo, Urbashi Mitra

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Abstract

Modulation design is a particularly interesting problem in the context of molecular communication via diffusion (MCvD), due to the heavy and signal dependent inter-symbol interference (ISI) imposed on the communication link. To tackle the modulation design issue in MCvD, a hybrid modulation family is proposed in this study. The proposed scheme operates by combining conventional concentration constellations with pulse position modulation symbols, and is able to encode more bits into a single joint symbol than traditional concentration or position-based schemes. Called molecular concentration-position modulation (MCPM), it is shown through theoretical and numerical results that the proposed scheme yields promising error performances, especially in the regime with high ISI and low transmission power. Furthermore, MCPM only utilizes a single type of molecule, which suggests an easier implementability for micro- or nano-scale machinery.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2020 IEEE International Conference on Communications, ICC 2020 - Proceedings
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
ISBN (Electronic)9781728150895
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 2020
Externally publishedYes
Event2020 IEEE International Conference on Communications, ICC 2020 - Dublin, Ireland
Duration: Jun 7 2020Jun 11 2020

Publication series

NameIEEE International Conference on Communications
Volume2020-June
ISSN (Print)1550-3607

Conference

Conference2020 IEEE International Conference on Communications, ICC 2020
CountryIreland
CityDublin
Period6/7/206/11/20

Keywords

  • Brownian motion
  • hybrid modulation
  • molecular communications
  • molecular concentration-position modulation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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