Channel Codes for Mitigating Intersymbol Interference in Diffusion-Based Molecular Communications

Provided by: Institute of Electrical & Electronic Engineers
Topic: Mobility
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Molecular communications emerges as a promising scheme for communication between nanoscale devices. In diffusion-based molecular communications, molecules as information symbols are released by transmitters and diffuse in the fluid or air environments to transmit messages. Under the diffusion channel modeled by Brownian motion, information sequences suffer from molecule crossovers, i.e., molecules released at an earlier time may arrive later, causing Inter-Symbol Interference (ISI). In this paper, the authors investigate practical channel codes for combating ISI. An ISI-free coding scheme is proposed to increase the communication reliability while keeping the encoding/decoding complexity reasonably low.

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