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Abstract:In a recent paper it has been shown that to model a diffusive molecular communication (MC) channel with multiple fully absorbing (FA) receivers, these can be interpreted as sources of negative particles from the other receivers' perspective. The barycenter point is introduced as the best position where to place the negative sources. The barycenter is obtained from the spatial mean of the molecules impinging on the surface of each FA receiver. This paper derives an expression that captures the position of the barycenter in a diffusive MC channel with multiple FA receivers. In this work, an analytical model inspired by Newton's law of gravitation is found to describe the barycenter, and the result is compared with particle-based simulation (PBS) data. Since the barycenter depends on the distance between the transmitter and receiver and the observation time, the condition that the barycenter can be assumed to be at the center of the receiver is discussed. This assumption simplifies further modeling of any diffusive MC system containing multiple FA receivers. The resulting position of the barycenter is used in channel models to calculate the cumulative number of absorbed molecules and it has been verified with PBS data in a variety of scenarios.

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Abstract:In this paper an analytical model is introduced to describe the impulse response of the diffusive channel between a pointwise transmitter and a given fully-absorbing (FA) receiver in a molecular communication (MC) system. The presence of neighbouring FA nanomachines in the environment is taken into account by describing them as sources of negative molecules. The channel impulse responses of all the receivers are linked in a system of integral equations. The solution of the system with two receivers is obtained analytically. For a higher number of receivers the system of integral equations is solved numerically. It is also shown that the channel impulse response shape is distorted by the presence of the interferers. For instance, there is a time shift of the peak in the number of absorbed molecules compared to the case without interference, as predicted by the proposed model. The analytical derivations are validated by means of particle based simulations.

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