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Jan Peter Drees, Lukas Stratmann, Fabian Bronner, Max Bartunik, Jens Kirchner, Harald Unterweger and Falko Dressler, "Efficient Simulation of Macroscopic Molecular Communication: The Pogona Simulator," Proceedings of 7th ACM International Conference on Nanoscale Computing and Communication (NANOCOM 2020), Virtual Conference, September 2020.


Molecular communication (MC) in pipe networks is a novel technique for wireless data exchange. Simulating such networks accurately is difficult because of the complexity of fluid dynamics at centimeter scales, which existing MC simulators do not model. The new simulator we present combines computational fluid dynamics (CFD) simulation and particle movement predictions. It is optimized to be computationally efficient while offering a high degree of adaptability to complex fluid flows in larger pipe networks. We validate it by comparing the simulation with experimental results obtained in a real-world testbed.

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Jan Peter Drees
Lukas Stratmann
Fabian Bronner
Max Bartunik
Jens Kirchner
Harald Unterweger
Falko Dressler

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    author = {Drees, Jan Peter and Stratmann, Lukas and Bronner, Fabian and Bartunik, Max and Kirchner, Jens and Unterweger, Harald and Dressler, Falko},
    doi = {10.1145/3411295.3411297},
    title = {{Efficient Simulation of Macroscopic Molecular Communication: The Pogona Simulator}},
    publisher = {ACM},
    address = {Virtual Conference},
    booktitle = {7th ACM International Conference on Nanoscale Computing and Communication (NANOCOM 2020)},
    month = {9},
    year = {2020},

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