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Molecular Communications

 

Article in Engineering Research News

Dr M S Leeson spent the academic year 2010/11 as a Royal Academy of Engineering/Leverhulme Trust Senior Research Fellow.

He surveyed the existing literature and considered the relevant models for analysing this emerging communication system. One realisation uses molecular diffusion (shown below in principle) and results in a binomial process at the receiver. In the ComNet lab we are currently implementing programs that will form the basis for modelling point to point communications employing efficient simulation and analytical techniques that have not been utilised in this field previously.

Molecular Comms

Molecular Communications

ArticleArticle from Engineering Research News

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Figure from recent work

Presenting at 4th NanoNetworking Summit

Presenting at 4th NanoNetworking Summit (2012)

 

 

The development of nanorobots to repair cancerous cells was voted the technology most likely to have the greatest impact on human life over the next 30 years in a recent New Scientist poll.

 

 

Publications in this area

Journals

Y. Lu, M. D. Higgins, A. Noel, N. Neophytou and M. S. Leeson, “Energy Requirements of Error Correction Codes in Diffusion-Based Molecular Communication Systems”, Nano Communication Networks, vol. 11, pp. 24-35, 2017.

S. Qiu, A. T. Asyhari, W. Guo, S. Wang, B. Li, C. Zhao and M. S. Leeson, “Molecular Channel Fading due to Diffusivity Fluctuations”, IEEE Communications Letters, vol. 21, no. 3, pp. 676-679, 2017.

Y. Lu, M. D. Higgins and M. S. Leeson, Y. Chen and P. Jennings “A Revised Look at the Effects of the Channel Model in Molecular Communication Systems”, IET Micro and Nano Letters, vol.12, no. 2, pp. 136-139, 2017.

Y. Lu, M. D. Higgins, A. Noel, M. S. Leeson and Y. Chen, “The Effect of Two Receivers on Molecular Communications Systems”, IEEE Transactions on Nanobioscience, vol. 15, no. 8, pp. 891-900, 2016

X. Wang, Y. Lu, M. D. Higgins and M. S. Leeson, “An Optimal Decoding Algorithm for MC Systems with Noise, Memory, and Pulse Width”, Nano Communication Networks, vol.9, pp. 7-16, 2016.

C. Bai, M. S. Leeson and M. D. Higgins, “Throughput and energy efficiency-based packet size optimisation of ARQ protocols in bacterial quorum communications”, Transactions on Emerging Telecommunications Technologies, vol. 27, no. 8, pp. 1128-1148, 2016 [article].

C. Bai, M. S. Leeson and M. D. Higgins, “Analysis of ARQ protocols for Bacterial Quorum Communications”, Nano Communication Networks, vol. 7, no. 1, pp. 65–79, 2016 [article].

Y. Lu, M. D. Higgins and M. S. Leeson, “Comparison of Channel Coding Schemes for Molecular Communications Systems”, IEEE Transactions on Communications, vol. 63, no. 11, pp. 3991-4001, 2015 [article].

X. Wang, M. D. Higgins and M. S. Leeson, “Relay Analysis in Molecular Communications with Time-Dependent Concentration”, IEEE Communications Letters, vol. 19, no. 11, pp. 1977-1980, 2015 [article].

X. Wang, M. D. Higgins and M. S. Leeson, “Distance Estimation Schemes for Diffusion Based Molecular Communication Systems, IEEE Communications Letters, vol. 19, no. 3, pp. 399-402, 2015 [article].

C. Bai, M. S. Leeson and M. D. Higgins, “Performance of SW-ARQ in Bacterial Quorum Communications”, Nano Communication Networks, vol. 6, no. 1, pp. 6-14, 2015 [article].

C. Bai, M. S. Leeson and M. D. Higgins, “Minimum energy channel codes for molecular communications, Electronics Letters, vol. 50, no. 23, pp 1669-1671, 2014 [Link; article].

S. Qiu, W. Guo, M. S. Leeson, S. Wang, N. Farsad and A. Eckford, “Nano-Particle Communications: from Chemical Signals in Nature to Wireless Sensor Networks”, Nanotechnology Perceptions, vol. 10, no. 2, pp. 1-13, 2014 [article].

X. Wang, M.D. Higgins and M.S. Leeson, “Simulating the Performance of SW-ARQ Schemes within Molecular Communications”, Simulation Modelling Practice and Theory, vol. 42, March, pp. 178-188, 2014 [article].

M.S. Leeson and M.D. Higgins, “Forward Error Correction for Molecular Communications”, Nano Communication Networks, vol. 3, no. 3, pp. 161-167, 2012 [article].


Book Chapter

M. S. Leeson, M. D. Higgins, C. Bai, Y. Lu, X. Wang and R. Yu, “The Use of Coding and Protocols within Molecular Communication Systems”, for Modeling, Methodologies and Tools for Molecular and Nano-scale Communications, J. Suzuki, T. Nakano and M. J. Moore (eds.), Springer, due summer 2015.


Conferences

Y. Lu, M. D. Higgins and M. S. Leeson, “Self-Orthogonal Convolutional Codes (SOCCs) for Diffusion-Based Molecular Communication Systems”, IEEE International Conference on Communications (ICC), London, 8-12 June 2015.

X. Wang, M. D. Higgins and M. S. Leeson, “An Algorithmic Distance Estimation Scheme for Diffusion Based Molecular Communication Systems”, IEEE International Conference on Communications (ICC), London, 8-12 June 2015.

R. Yu, M. S. Leeson and M. D. Higgins, “Multiple-Access Scheme Optimisation for Artificial Neuronal Networks”, 9th IEEE/IET International Symposium on Communication Systems, Networks & Digital Signal Processing (CSNDSP14), Manchester, 23-25 July 2014, pp. 440-445.

Y. Lu, M. D. Higgins and M. S. Leeson, “Diffusion Based Molecular Communications System Enhancement Using High Order Hamming Codes”, 9th IEEE/IET International Symposium on Communication Systems, Networks & Digital Signal Processing (CSNDSP14), Manchester, 23-25 July 2014, pp. 435-439.

X. Wang, M.D. Higgins and M.S. Leeson, “Stop-and-Wait Automatic Repeat reQuest Schemes for Molecular Communications”, 1st IEEE International Black Sea Conference on Communications and Networking, Batumi, Georgia, July 3-5, 2013.

M. S. Leeson and M. D. Higgins, “Relaying in the Molecular Diffusion Channel”, 4th NaNoNetworking Summit, Barcelona, June 21-22 2012.

M. S. Leeson and M.D. Higgins, “Error Correction Coding for Molecular Communications”, 2012 IEEE International Conference on Communications Workshop on Molecular and Nanoscale Communications (ICC12 WS – MoNaCom), Ottawa, Canada, June 10-15, 2012.

M. S. Leeson, “Aspects of Coding for Molecular Communications”, 3rd NaNoNetworking Summit, Barcelona, June 22-23 2011.


Talks

M. S. Leeson, "Coding and Protocols for Molecular Communications", Invited Lecture at the World Congress on Engineering 2015, London, 1-3 July 2015.

M. S. Leeson, “Communications at the Nanoscale”, Keynote Lecture on 24 July at 14-30, 9th International Symposium on Communication Systems, Networks & Digital Signal Processing (CSNDSP 2014), Manchester, 23-25 July 2014.

M. S. Leeson, “Nanoscale Communications”, Invited Lecture, presented the Science and Information Conference 2013 (SAI 2013), London, 7-9 October 2013.

MSL photo

Science and Information Conference 2013

Pictures from lecture

Speaking

Presentation



M. S. Leeson, “Communicating at the Nanoscale”, Plenary Lecture, 15th WSEAS Conference on Communications, Corfu, July 18-21 2011.