Nanorouter awareness in flow-guided nanocommunication networks
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PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
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Flow-guided electromagnetic nanonetworks will enable innovative medical applications for monitoring, information gathering, and data transmission inside the human body. These nanonetworks will have to operate under extreme computational and powering-related constraints, and in very hostile environments inside human vascular systems. Under these circumstances, successful transmissions between in-body nanonodes and an on-body nanorouter rarely occur, thus requiring new approaches to improve the network throughput in this scenario. Along this view, in classical flow-guided nanonetworks the nanonodes are envisioned to transmit packets if they have enough energy for the transmission, regardless of their vicinity to the nanorouter. In this paper, we propose a nanorouter awareness model that can provide significant throughput gains compared to the baseline based on blind transmissions, facilitating the roll-out of nanocommunication-supported medical applications.
CitationAsorey, R. [et al.]. Nanorouter awareness in flow-guided nanocommunication networks. A: IEEE International Conference on Wireless and Mobile Computing, Networking and Communications. "17th International Conference on Wireless and Mobile Computing, Networking and Communications, WiMob 2021: Bologna, Italy, October 11-13, 2021". Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), 2021, p. 109-114. ISBN 978-1-6654-2854-5. DOI 10.1109/WiMob52687.2021.9606397.
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