mca 16(10): e5

Research Article

Mobility and Controllability of Bio-nanomachines

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  • @ARTICLE{10.4108/eai.3-12-2015.2262426,
        author={Yutaka Okaie and Tadashi Nakano and Takuya Obuchi and Takahiro Hara and Shojiro Nishio},
        title={Mobility and Controllability of Bio-nanomachines},
        journal={EAI Endorsed Transactions on Mobile Communications and Applications},
        volume={3},
        number={10},
        publisher={ACM},
        journal_a={MCA},
        year={2017},
        month={6},
        keywords={molecular communication, mobile bio-nanomachine, external control},
        doi={10.4108/eai.3-12-2015.2262426}
    }
    
  • Yutaka Okaie
    Tadashi Nakano
    Takuya Obuchi
    Takahiro Hara
    Shojiro Nishio
    Year: 2017
    Mobility and Controllability of Bio-nanomachines
    MCA
    EAI
    DOI: 10.4108/eai.3-12-2015.2262426
Yutaka Okaie1, Tadashi Nakano1,*, Takuya Obuchi1, Takahiro Hara1, Shojiro Nishio1
  • 1: Osaka University
*Contact email: tadasi.nakano@fbs.osaka-u.ac.jp

Abstract

Externally controllable molecular communication is expected to expand the capability of molecular communication by allowing conventional devices placed in the external environment to control the location and timing of molecular communication processes taking place in the molecular communication environment. In this paper, we consider externally controllable mobile bionanosensor networks where an external device is used to control the mobility of bio-nanomachines. We first describe a simple model to describe the mobility of bio-nanomachines. We then show how mutual information can be used to evaluate the controllability of mobile bio-nanomachines.