Symbol interval optimization for molecular communication with drift

Na Rae Kim, Andrew W. Eckford, Chan Byoung Chae

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

68 Citations (Scopus)


In this paper, we propose a symbol interval optimization algorithm in molecular communication with drift. Proper symbol intervals are important in practical communication systems since information needs to be sent as fast as possible with low error rates. There is a trade-off, however, between symbol intervals and inter-symbol interference (ISI) from Brownian motion. Thus, we find proper symbol interval values considering the ISI inside two kinds of blood vessels, and also suggest no ISI system for strong drift models. Finally, an isomer-based molecule shift keying (IMoSK) is applied to calculate achievable data transmission rates (achievable rates, hereafter). Normalized achievable rates are also obtained and compared in one-symbol ISI and no ISI systems.

Original languageEnglish
Article number6881710
Pages (from-to)223-229
Number of pages7
JournalIEEE Transactions on Nanobioscience
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2014 Sept 1

Bibliographical note

Publisher Copyright:
© 2002-2011 IEEE.

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Biotechnology
  • Bioengineering
  • Medicine (miscellaneous)
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Pharmaceutical Science
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


Dive into the research topics of 'Symbol interval optimization for molecular communication with drift'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this