This letter focuses on a diffusion-based molecular communication system, fed by a nanoscale energy-harvesting mechanism, and conceives a power control mechanism based on feedback control theory. Specifically, the load current drained by the transmitter interface is set proportionally to the available energy harvested from the environment by using a closed-loop control scheme. The resulting system is analytically described through a nonlinear state equation, that jointly considers harvesting and discharging processes. Its asymptotic stability is evaluated around the equilibrium point, while considering some technological constraints. Finally, a numerical example is discussed to clearly show the behavior of the proposed approach in conceivable scenarios.

A Lean Control Theoretic Approach to Energy-Harvesting in Diffusion-Based Molecular Communications

Musa Vittoria;Piro Giuseppe
;
Grieco Luigi Alfredo;Boggia Gennaro
2020-01-01

Abstract

This letter focuses on a diffusion-based molecular communication system, fed by a nanoscale energy-harvesting mechanism, and conceives a power control mechanism based on feedback control theory. Specifically, the load current drained by the transmitter interface is set proportionally to the available energy harvested from the environment by using a closed-loop control scheme. The resulting system is analytically described through a nonlinear state equation, that jointly considers harvesting and discharging processes. Its asymptotic stability is evaluated around the equilibrium point, while considering some technological constraints. Finally, a numerical example is discussed to clearly show the behavior of the proposed approach in conceivable scenarios.
File in questo prodotto:
Non ci sono file associati a questo prodotto.

I documenti in IRIS sono protetti da copyright e tutti i diritti sono riservati, salvo diversa indicazione.

Utilizza questo identificativo per citare o creare un link a questo documento: https://hdl.handle.net/11589/190615
Citazioni
  • Scopus 6
  • ???jsp.display-item.citation.isi??? 5
social impact