Setup and maintenance of a Molecular Communication Networks testbed for 6G and beyond
Internet of Bio-Nano-Things, Molecular Communication Networks, 6G, Testbed
Molecular communication (MC) is an alternative to classical electromagnetic wave-based communication, where molecules are used for information exchange. MC is expected to enable in-body networks for future medical applications in the Internet of Bio-Nano Things, a vision for 6G and beyond.
We seek a working student to help us set up and maintain a molecular communication networks testbed at the chair. The testbed will be based on ink molecules transmitted through a water-filled tube system with a background flow. We plan on using spectral absorption measurements to detect the information molecules.
What you will do:
- Set up the tubes, pumps, sensors, and other components
- Program microcontrollers to control microfluidic pumps and spectral sensors
- Debugging and fault detection in both software and hardware
- Implement data collection methods
What you need:
- Interest in future and unconventional communication methods
- Willingness to learn new things and a hands-on mentality
- Experience in (low-level) programming (e.g., C/C++), preferably with microcontrollers/Arduinos for controlling sensors
Nice to have:
- Already worked with spectral sensors
- Experience with CAD, 3D printing, and soldering