A Distributionally Robust Linear Receiver Design for Multi-Access Space-Time Block Coded MIMO Systems
A receiver design problem for multi-access space-time block coded multiple-input multiple-output systems is considered. To hedge the mismatch between the true and the estimated channel state information (CSI), several robust receivers have been developed in the past decades. Among these receivers, the Gaussian robust receiver has been shown to be superior in performance. This receiver is designed based on the assumption that the CSI mismatch has Gaussian distribution. However, in real-world applications, the assumption of Guassianity might not hold. Motivated by this fact, a more general distributionally robust receiver is proposed in this paper, where only the mean and the variance of the CSI mismatch distribution are required in the receiver design. A tractable semi-definite programming (SDP) reformulation of the robust receiver design is developed. To suppress the self-interferences, a more advanced distributionally robust receiver is proposed. A tight convex approximation is given and the corresponding tractable SDP reformulation is developed. Moreover, for the sake of easy implementation, we present a simplified distributionally robust receiver. Simulations results are provided to show the effectiveness of our design by comparing with some existing well-known receivers.