Automatica (Journal of IFAC)
IEEE Transactions on Information Theory
The paper presents a method for the analysis of the influence of the fading communication channels approximated by stochastic Rice models, over the performances of formations of unmanned aerial vehicles, concerning trajectory tracking and geometry formation keeping. The proposed approach is based on the computation of mixed H2 and H∞ norms for discrete-time stochastic systems with multiplicative and additive noise. The theoretical developments are illustrated for the automatic control system of a formation flight for which, the influence of the intensity of multiplicative noise and of the sampling period are analyzed.