Testbed-based receiver optimization for SISO molecular communication channels

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When conceiving molecular communication (MC) systems, it is of utmost importance to determine the threshold value for decoding bits and producing the smaller bit error rate (BER). At this optimum, the BER has the smallest value, and errors in the reception can be minimized, thereby improving the minimal throughput of molecular means. Despite its importance, prior research still presents little applicability and insights obtaining the optimal threshold for real testbeds. Filling this gap, in this paper, we feature a low-complex algorithm for the optimal threshold in single-input single-output (SISO) testbeds. Using a self-adaptive method, we assess a threshold close to the optimal, whereas the BER results are close to the minimum achievable. Furthermore, we show that for real existing molecular communication systems, an optimum can also be determined with respect to the BER. The BER can thus be reduced by up to 90 %.


Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2022 International Balkan Conference on Communications and Networking (BalkanCom)
Number of pages6
ISBN (electronic)978-1-6654-8764-1
Publication statusPublished - 24 Aug 2022

External IDs

Bibtex hofmann+torres-gomez++2022_testbed-based
unpaywall 10.1109/balkancom55633.2022.9900720
Mendeley df54fcb2-1b75-3e84-93f8-975c3fe1f757
Scopus 85141548438



  • adaptive optimization, bit error rate (BER), molecular communication (MC), on-off keying (OOK), testbed