Transposition Errors in Diffusion-Based Mobile Molecular Communication

Werner Haselmayr, Syed Muhammad Haider Aejaz, A. Taufiq Asyhari, Andreas Springer, Weisi Guo

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In this letter, we investigate diffusion-based molecular communication between two mobile nano-machines. We derive a closed-form expression for the first hitting time distribution by characterizing the motion of the information particles and the nano-machines via Brownian motion. We validate the derived expression through a particle-based simulation. For the information transfer we consider single particles of different types, where transposition errors are the dominant source of errors. We derive an analytical expression for the expected bit error probability and evaluate the error performance for the static and the mobile case by means of computer simulations.

Original languageEnglish
Article number7940049
Pages (from-to)1973-1976
Number of pages4
JournalIEEE Communications Letters
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - 1 Sept 2017
Externally publishedYes


  • Brownian motion
  • double random walk channel
  • first hitting time
  • mobile molecular communication
  • transposition error

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Modelling and Simulation
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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