An Integrated Molecular Communication System Based on Acoustic Tweezers

Zeshan A., Pusane A. E., Baykas T.

IEEE Transactions on Nanobioscience, vol.22, no.2, pp.413-419, 2023 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 22 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2023
  • Doi Number: 10.1109/tnb.2022.3198325
  • Journal Name: IEEE Transactions on Nanobioscience
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus, Aerospace Database, Biotechnology Research Abstracts, Communication Abstracts, Compendex, EMBASE, INSPEC, MEDLINE, Metadex, Civil Engineering Abstracts
  • Page Numbers: pp.413-419
  • Keywords: Acoustic transducers, microelectromechanical devices, molecular communication
  • Istanbul Medipol University Affiliated: Yes


In this work, a molecular communication link integrated with a micro-electro mechanical system (MEMS) based environment has been designed and simulated. The motivation behind this approach is to explore the possibility of merging acoustic tweezing technique with a molecular communication system to increase the accuracy and reliability of the overall communication link. The proposed design is simulated using finite element methods that mimic the actual environment for an accurate solution. We derive symbol error rate as a performance metric and further show that the proposed system outperforms the diffusion-based modulation techniques and facilitates a reliable communication in the presence of fluid flow and while being insusceptible to external factors.