On the capacity of diffusion-based molecular timing channels

Nariman Farsad, Yonathan Murin, Andrew Eckford, Andrea Goldsmith

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Abstract

This work introduces capacity limits for molecular timing (MT) channels, where information is modulated on the release timing of small information particles, and decoded from the time of arrival at the receiver. It is shown that the random time of arrival can be represented as an additive noise channel, and for the diffusion-based MT (DBMT) channel, this noise is distributed according to the Lévy distribution. Lower and upper bounds on the capacity of the DBMT channel are derived for the case where the delay associated with the propagation of information particles in the channel is finite. These bounds are also shown to be tight.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings - ISIT 2016; 2016 IEEE International Symposium on Information Theory
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages1023-1027
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)9781509018062
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 10 2016
Externally publishedYes
Event2016 IEEE International Symposium on Information Theory, ISIT 2016 - Barcelona, Spain
Duration: Jul 10 2016Jul 15 2016

Publication series

NameIEEE International Symposium on Information Theory - Proceedings
Volume2016-August
ISSN (Print)2157-8095

Other

Other2016 IEEE International Symposium on Information Theory, ISIT 2016
Country/TerritorySpain
CityBarcelona
Period7/10/167/15/16

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • Information Systems
  • Modeling and Simulation
  • Applied Mathematics

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