[ 254WMEMMKOV19 ] VL Molecular communication

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3 ECTS B3 - Bachelor's programme 3. year (*)Informationselektronik Werner Haselmayr 2 hpw Johannes Kepler University Linz
Detailed information
Original study plan Bachelor's programme Medical Engineering 2022W
Objectives New emerging applications in medicine, such as Smart Drug Delivery and Internet of Bio-NanoThings, require communication between so-called nano-machines (e.g., nano-robots and nano-sensors) with sizes in the order of nano- and micro-meter. For such device sizes electromagnetic waves cannot be used for efficient information transmission. Instead molecular communication, an approach that is also widely used in natural biological systems, has to be applied. In molecular communication, transmitter and receiver communicate by exchanging information-carrying molecules.
Students know and understand the basics of molecular communications. This includes a basic understanding of relevant biological processes and systems as well as their communication-theoretical modelling and analysis. They are able to theoretically model and analyze molecular communication systems, to simulate them and to realize them practically.
  1. Introduction
  2. Channel Characterization
  3. Channel Impulse Responses
  4. Modulation Techniques
  5. Simulation Methods
  6. Experimental Platforms
  7. Droplet-based Communications and Networking
  8. Internet of Bio-NanoThings
Criteria for evaluation Oral exam
Methods Ex-cathedra teaching with exercise examples
Language German
Study material
  1. Lecture slides
  2. T. Nakano, A. W. Eckford, and T. Haraguchi, Molecular Communication, 1st ed. Cambridge, U.K.: Cambridge Univ. Press, 2013
  3. B. Atakan, Molecular Communications and Nanonetworks. New York, NY, USA: Springer, 2014
  4. N. Farsad, H. B. Yilmaz, A. Eckford, C. Chae and W. Guo, "A Comprehensive Survey of Recent Advancements in Molecular Communication," IEEE Communications Surveys & Tutorials, vol. 18, no. 3, pp. 1887-1919, thirdquarter 2016
Changing subject? No
Further information none
On-site course
Maximum number of participants -
Assignment procedure Direct assignment