A New NanoNetwork Architecture using Flagellated Bacteria and Catalytic Nanomotors
Molecular communication has been recently proposed for interconnected nano-scale devices as an alternative to classical communication paradigms such as electromagnetic waves, acoustic or optical communication. In this novel approach, the information is encoded as molecules that are transported between nano-scale devices within different distances. For short distances (nm-mm ranges) there exist molecular motors and calcium signaling techniques to realize the communication. For long distances (mm-m ranges), pheromones are used to transport information. In this work, the medium-range is explored to cover distances from micrometer to mm and molecular network architecture is proposed to realize the communication between nano-machines that can be deployed over different (short, medium and long) distances.