2nd Internationa ICST Conference on Nano-Networks

Research Article

Development of Molecular based Communication Protocols for Nanomachines

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.4108/ICST.NANONET2007.2239,
        author={Frank Walsh and Sasitharan Balasubramaniam and Dmitri Botvich and William Donnelly and Sergey Sergeyev},
        title={Development of Molecular based Communication Protocols for Nanomachines},
        proceedings={2nd Internationa ICST Conference on Nano-Networks},
        proceedings_a={NANO-NET},
        year={2010},
        month={5},
        keywords={Nanomachine Nano-Communication Communication Protocols Molecular Communication Nano-Computation},
        doi={10.4108/ICST.NANONET2007.2239}
    }
    
  • Frank Walsh
    Sasitharan Balasubramaniam
    Dmitri Botvich
    William Donnelly
    Sergey Sergeyev
    Year: 2010
    Development of Molecular based Communication Protocols for Nanomachines
    NANO-NET
    ICST
    DOI: 10.4108/ICST.NANONET2007.2239
Frank Walsh1,*, Sasitharan Balasubramaniam2,*, Dmitri Botvich2,*, William Donnelly2,*, Sergey Sergeyev1,*
  • 1: Waterford Institute of Technology Carriganore Campus, Ireland
  • 2: Telecommunication Software and Systems Group, Waterford Institute of Technology Carriganore Campus, Ireland
*Contact email: fwwalsh@wit.ie, sasib@tssg.org, dbotvich@tssg.org, wdonnelly@tssg.org, ssergeyev@wit.ie

Abstract

Communication between nanomachines (e.g. biological nano-scale devices) has the potential to open up new opportunities and applications, especially in areas such as health care and information processing. Inspired by current data communication protocols, we propose a molecular-based communication protocol to enable reliable communication between nanomachines. In this paper, we present a protocol stack which enables nanomachine communication through the encoding and transmission of data as biomolecules. Extending previous work in logical nano-computation, we define an error-recovery process through the use of a chemical state machine based on nano-logic circuit. Finally, we present initial results of simulation of nanomachine communication in the presence of both channel and chemical instability and demonstrate the performance of the nano-circuit in such conditions.