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Amplify-and-Forward Relaying in Two-Hop Diffusion-Based Molecular Communication Networks

Arman Ahmadzadeh; Adam Noel; Andreas Burkovski; Robert Schober;
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  • Published: 28 Mar 2016
  • Publisher: IEEE
Abstract
This paper studies a three-node network in which an intermediate nano-transceiver, acting as a relay, is placed between a nano-transmitter and a nano-receiver to improve the range of diffusion-based molecular communication. Motivated by the relaying protocols used in traditional wireless communication systems, we study amplify-and-forward (AF) relaying with fixed and variable amplification factor for use in molecular communication systems. To this end, we derive a closed-form expression for the expected end-to-end error probability. Furthermore, we derive a closed-form expression for the optimal amplification factor at the relay node for minimization of an appro...
Subjects
arXiv: Computer Science::Information TheoryComputer Science::Networking and Internet Architecture
ACM Computing Classification System: ComputerSystemsOrganization_COMPUTER-COMMUNICATIONNETWORKS
free text keywords: Computer Science - Information Theory, Minification, Amplification factor, Molecular communication, Hop (networking), Overall performance, Topology, Amplify and forward, Relay, law.invention, law, Probability of error, Computer science
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