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Sherif Omar, "Macroscopic Molecular Communication Networks – Extending the Configuration System of the Pogona Simulator for Improved Mobility," Bachelor Thesis, Telecommunication Networks Group (TKN), TU Berlin (TUB), June 2022. (Advisor: Lukas Stratmann; Referees: Falko Dressler and Thomas Sikora)


Little research has been done on macroscopic molecular communication. The Pogona Simulator – an existing simulator for macroscopic molecular communication did not support molecular communication using mobile transmitters and receivers. Different approaches were considered and I decided to implement nanobots into the simulation to serve the role of mobile transmitters and receivers that can interact, enter and leave the simulation freely to the Pogona Simulator. Said nanobots were able to establish communication in experimental simulation runs, with results showing that receiver nanobots spawned closer to the transmitter nanobots being able to receive a higher amount of molecules which are used as signals. I found out that, whether a particle emitted by the transmitter is received by the receiver nanobot, depends mostly on where the particle spawns. This is due to the fact that the flow speed, which is determined by its position in the tube, influences where the particle moves to. Brownian motion was also simulated in experiments and resulted in less molecules received. Using this implementation and the most efficient ways to establish transmitter-to-receiver communication can allow for more varied research in the field, like finding a target somewhere in a tube using Nanobots in combination with stationary sensors.

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    author = {Omar, Sherif},
    title = {{Macroscopic Molecular Communication Networks -- Extending the Configuration System of the Pogona Simulator for Improved Mobility}},
    advisor = {Stratmann, Lukas},
    institution = {Telecommunication Networks Group (TKN)},
    location = {Berlin, Germany},
    month = {6},
    referee = {Dressler, Falko and Sikora, Thomas},
    school = {TU Berlin (TUB)},
    type = {Bachelor Thesis},
    year = {2022},

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