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N3Sim: Simulation framework for diffusion-based molecular communication nanonetworks

Authors
Journal
Simulation Modelling Practice and Theory
1569-190X
Publisher
Elsevier
Volume
42
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1016/j.simpat.2013.11.004
Keywords
  • Diffusion-Based Molecular Communication
  • Diffusion
  • Brownian Motion
  • Nanonetwork
  • Molecular Harvesting
Disciplines
  • Communication

Abstract

Abstract Diffusion-based molecular communication is a promising bio-inspired paradigm to implement nanonetworks, i.e., the interconnection of nanomachines. The peculiarities of the physical channel in diffusion-based molecular communication require the development of novel models, architectures and protocols for this new scenario, which need to be validated by simulation. N3Sim is a simulation framework for nanonetworks with transmitter, receiver, and harvester nodes using Diffusion-based Molecular Communication (DMC). In DMC, transmitters encode the information by releasing molecules into the medium, thus varying their local concentration. N3Sim models the movement of these molecules according to Brownian dynamics, and it also takes into account their inertia and the interactions among them. Harvesters collect molecules from the environment to reuse them for later transmissions. Receivers decode the information by sensing the particle concentration in their neighborhood. The benefits of N3Sim are multiple: the validation of channel models for DMC and the evaluation of novel modulation schemes are just a few examples.

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