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COURSE: Nanonetworks

Code: ФЕИТ10011

ECTS points: 6 ECTS

Number of classes per week: 3+0+0+3

Lecturer: Assist. prof. Vladimir Atanasovski

Subject of the course content: Nanomachines. Development approaches of nanomachines. Expected characteristics. Cell signalling. Molecular transceivers. Architecture of nanomachines. Interconnection of nanomachines. Communication techniques among nanomachines based on nano-wired communication, wireless optical communications and molecular communications. Nanonetworks. Characteristics and components of nanonetworks. Types of nanonetworks. Comparison with traditional communication networks. Short-range (based on molecular motors) and long-range (based on feromons) nanonetworks. Information capacity of nanonetworks. Channel modeling for different types of nanonetworks. Protocols for nanonetworks. Applications for nanonetworks. Simulation tools for nanonetworks. Research challenges in the area (development of network components, molecular communication theory, novel architectures and protocols).


  1. S. F. Bush, Nanoscale Communication Networks (Nanoscale Science and Engineering), Artech House, 2010.
  2. L. M. Surhone, M. T. Tennoe, S. F. Hennsonow, Nanonetwork, Betascript Publishing, 2011.
  3. C. Huang, Robust Computing with Nano-scale Devices: Progresses and Challenges (Lecture Notes in Electrical Engineering), Springer, 2010.