[ 254WMEMMKOV19 ] VL Molecular communication

Workload Education level Study areas Responsible person Hours per week Coordinating university
3 ECTS B3 - Bachelor's programme 3. year (*)Medical Engineering 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). Due to the small size of nano-machines (micro- and nano-meter) and the environments (e.g., human body) in which they operate, electromagnetic waves are often not suitable for an efficient information transmission. However, a promising alternative is the information exchange using molecules (so-called molecular communications), which is already widely used in natural biological systems. Students know and understand the basics of molecular communications. They are able to theoretically model and analyze molecular communication systems, to simulate them with the help of computers 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 or written exam
Methods Ex-cathedra teaching with practical demonstrations
Language German, English if requested
Study material
  • Lecture slides
  • Literature
    • T. Nakano, A. W. Eckford, and T. Haraguchi, Molecular Communication, 1st ed. Cambridge, U.K.: Cambridge Univ. Press, 2013
    • B. Atakan, Molecular Communications and Nanonetworks. New York, NY, USA: Springer, 2014
    • 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