ct 16(9): e4

Research Article

Packet Replication and Noise in Reliable End-to-end Molecular Communication

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  • @ARTICLE{10.4108/eai.3-12-2015.2262440,
        author={Taro Furubayashi and Tadashi Nakano and Andrew Eckford and Norikazu Ichihashi and Tetsuya Yomo},
        title={Packet Replication and Noise in Reliable End-to-end Molecular Communication},
        journal={EAI Endorsed Transactions on Creative Technologies},
        keywords={molecular communication, rna, self-replication, noise},
  • Taro Furubayashi
    Tadashi Nakano
    Andrew Eckford
    Norikazu Ichihashi
    Tetsuya Yomo
    Year: 2016
    Packet Replication and Noise in Reliable End-to-end Molecular Communication
    DOI: 10.4108/eai.3-12-2015.2262440
Taro Furubayashi1, Tadashi Nakano1,*, Andrew Eckford2, Norikazu Ichihashi1, Tetsuya Yomo1
  • 1: Osaka University
  • 2: York University
*Contact email: tadasi.nakano@fbs.osaka-u.ac.jp


In modern communication systems, noise represents the source of errors that disturb useful information signals for communication. In biological systems, however, noise plays important roles for their functions. In this position paper, we point out that, in designing and engineering molecular communication systems, noise may be removed as in traditional communication systems, while it may be exploited as in biological systems. We first show our prior work on reliable end-to-end molecular communication systems that incorporate packet replication to improve the reliability of molecular communication. We then discuss how the molecular communication systems may be extended based on the observation that biological systems utilize noise for their functions.