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—In this paper, a cooperative diffusion-based molecular communication system is considered where distributed receivers collaboratively determine a transmitter's signal. In this system, the receivers first make local hard decisions about the current transmitted bit and then report these decisions to a fusion center (FC). The FC combines the local hard(More)
Black shank, caused by Phytophthora parasitica var. nicotianae, is a widespread and destructive disease of tobacco. Crop rotation is essential in controlling black shank. Here, we confirmed that rotating black shank-infested fields with rapeseed (Brassica napus) suppressed the incidence this disease. Further study demonstrated that rapeseed roots have a(More)
—In this paper, the error performance achieved by cooperative detection among K distributed receivers in a diffusion-based molecular communication (MC) system is analyzed and optimized. In this system, the receivers first make local hard decisions on the transmitted symbol and then report these decisions to a fusion center (FC). The FC combines the local(More)
Acknowledgments I am deeply grateful to my esteemed advisor, Dr. Christian R. Shelton, for his invaluable and endless mentoring, support, and encouragement. Without his help, I would not have been able to enjoy my five years' journey and complete this dissertation. His broad knowledge, enthusiasm, sharp insight, willingness to help, and integrity set an(More)
  • Yuting Fang
  • 2014
Spectrum sensing is an essential function in cognitive radio (CR) to dynamically detect temporarily unused frequency bands, which improve the efficiency of utilization of frequency spectrum. In this paper, based on traditional maximum and minimum eigenvalue detection (MME), a modified algorithm is presented by proposing a new decision statistic and the(More)
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