Robust Linear Transceiver Design for Cooperative MIMO Systems

Title: Robust Linear Transceiver Design for Cooperative MIMO Systems


As a multi-user framework, cooperative communications utilizes the broadcast nature of radio propagation to provide higher quality of service, better communications experience and/or wider area coverage via coordinations among participants. On the other hand, it is well known that multiple-antenna systems provide substantial spatial diversity and multiplexing gains without extra bandwidth. The benefits of multiple-antenna systems can be directly introduced into cooperative communications via deployment of multiple antennas at transmitters and receivers. Such a cooperative MIMO system has received a lot of attention lately. In this talk, linear transceiver design for this system and its challenges are discussed. In particular, the design of transceiver robust against Gaussian random channel uncertainties is addressed. The optimal solution for minimum mean square error of the recovered signal at the destination is then developed. Finally, its extension to MIMO-OFDM cooperative systems over frequency selective channels is introduced.


Dr. Shaodan Ma is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering of University of Macau. She received her double Bachelor degrees in Science and Economics, and her Master degree in Engineering, from Nankai University, Tianjin, China. In 2006, she obtained her Ph. D. degree in electrical and electronic engineering from the University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong. After graduation, she joined the University of Hong Kong as a Postdoctoral Fellow. In 2010, she was a visiting scholar in Princeton University. Since August 2011, she has been with the University of Macau as an Assistant Professor. Currently, she is also an Honorary Assistant Professor in the University of Hong Kong.

Her research interests are in the general areas of signal processing and communications, particularly, transceiver design, signal detection, synchronization, resource allocation and performance analysis, in OFDM, MIMO, cooperative systems and sensor networks. She has published 60 papers in international journals and conferences.