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Jorge Torres Gómez, Wayan Wicke, Karel Toledo de la Garza, Robert Schober and Falko Dressler, "Leader-Follower Dynamics for Diffusion-based Molecular Communication," Proceedings of IEEE Global Communications Conference (GLOBECOM 2021), Madrid, Spain, December 2021.


Nanomachines are envisioned for a variety of applications in the industry and health sectors operating as sensors and actuators. Considering their potential mobility, it is relevant to study the capability of nanomachines to cooperate in molecular communication scenarios. To this end, we provide new insights into the leader-follower dynamics when a mobile leader node moves randomly in three-dimensional space and emits molecules into a diffusive environment to send information about its position to a follower node. In this paper, we investigate the random distance between the two nodes due to decision errors at the follower and analyze an upper bound for the average distance as a function of time. Simulations are provided to validate our analytical results. Moreover, by comparing to the benchmark scenario of uncoordinated movement of leader and follower, we investigate for which parameters the follower can reliably follow the leader.

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Jorge Torres Gómez
Wayan Wicke
Karel Toledo de la Garza
Robert Schober
Falko Dressler

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    author = {Torres G{\'{o}}mez, Jorge and Wicke, Wayan and Toledo de la Garza, Karel and Schober, Robert and Dressler, Falko},
    doi = {10.1109/GLOBECOM46510.2021.9685961},
    title = {{Leader-Follower Dynamics for Diffusion-based Molecular Communication}},
    publisher = {IEEE},
    address = {Madrid, Spain},
    booktitle = {IEEE Global Communications Conference (GLOBECOM 2021)},
    month = {12},
    year = {2021},

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