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Development of artificial neuronal networks for molecular communication

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)150-160
Number of pages11
JournalNano Communication Networks
Volume2
Issue number2-3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2011
Publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed

Abstract

Communication at the nanoscale can enhance capabilities for nanodevices, and at the same time open new opportunities for numerous healthcare applications. One approach toward enabling communication between nanodevices is through molecular communications. While a number of solutions have been proposed for molecular communication (e.g. calcium signaling, molecular motors, bacteria communication), in this paper, we propose the use of neuronal networks for molecular communication network. In particular, we provide two design aspects of neuron networks, which includes, (i) the design of an interface between nanodevice and neurons that can initiate signaling, and (ii) the design of transmission scheduling to ensure that signals initiated by multiple devices will successfully reach the receiver with minimum interference. The solution for (i) is developed through wet lab experiments, while the solution for (ii) is developed through genetic algorithm optimization technique, and is validated through simulations.

Keywords

  • Molecular communications, Neuron networks, Scheduling