A novel channel model for molecular communications based on inter-cellular calcium wave

Hengtai Chang, Ji Bian, Jian Sun, Wensheng Zhang, Cheng-Xiang Wang*

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Calcium signalling is a good bio-inspired method for molecular communication due to the advantages of biocompatibility, stability, and long communication range. In this paper, we investigate a few channel characteristics of calcium signaling transfer systems including propagation distance and time delay based on a novel inter-cellular calcium wave (ICW) propagation model. Our model is the first one that can investigate the impact of some exclusive parameters in ICW (e.g., the gap junction permeability). Understanding the channel transfer characteristics of ICW can provide a significant reference for the calcium signaling application in molecular communication. In the future, theoretical and simulation results in this paper can help in the design of molecular communication systems between nanodevices.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationWireless Internet
Subtitle of host publicationWiCON 2017
EditorsCheng Li, Shiwen Mao
Number of pages13
ISBN (Electronic)9783319908021
ISBN (Print)9783319908014
Publication statusPublished - 13 May 2018
Event10th International Conference on Wireless Internet 2017 - Tianjin, China
Duration: 16 Dec 201717 Dec 2017

Publication series

NameLecture Notes of the Institute for Computer Sciences, Social-Informatics and Telecommunications Engineering
ISSN (Print)1867-8211
ISSN (Electronic)1867-822X


Conference10th International Conference on Wireless Internet 2017


  • Channel characteristics
  • Inter-cellular calcium wave
  • Molecular communication

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Networks and Communications


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