Paper Accepted: Membrane Fusion-Based Transmitter Design for Static and Diffusive Mobile Molecular Communication Systems
Our paper "Membrane Fusion-Based Transmitter Design for Static and Diffusive Mobile Molecular Communication Systems" (alternative arXiv link) was accepted for publication in IEEE Transactions on Communications. This paper considers a novel molecular communication system where the transmitter is a membrane-bound sphere and vesicles bind to and fuse with the sphere in order to release molecules into the propagation environment. Such a system is more reflective of cellular signalling than the point- or volume-based transmitters that are usually modelled. We derive the resulting molecule release probability and the corresponding impact on what is observed at an absorbing receiver. Our simulation results show how the hitting probability at the receiver is impacted by slow vesicle diffusion or a low membrane fusion probability. The paper was co-authored with Xinyu Huang (Australian National University), Yuting Fang (Melbourne, Australia), and Nan Yang (Australian National University).