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    • Path-following in three dimensions using quaternions for a fixed-wing UAV 

      Andersen, Tom Stian; Kristiansen, Raymond (Peer reviewed; Conference object; Konferansebidrag; Bokkapittel; Chapter, 2017-08-08)
      This paper presents a three dimensional guidance strategy for fixed-wing UAVs using quaternions. The algorithm is based on constructing two quaternions, one which makes the UAV fly towards the path and one that makes the UAV follow the path. These two quaternions are then blended together such that the path-following objective is reached. The guidance algorithm is applied to a simple kinematic model ...
    • Attitude Determination and Control System for Satellites in Elliptical Orbits - a Complete Solution 

      Oland, Espen (Peer reviewed; Conference object; Konferansebidrag; Bokkapittel; Chapter, 2017-08-08)
      This paper presents a complete solution to the problem of attitude determination and control for satellites in elliptical orbits. Specifically, it shows how to create the orbital mechanics, account for perturbing gravity torques, create a nonlinear PD+ attitude controller, map the control signal to desired thrust firings, implement magnetic field and Sun vector models, and how to implement a Madgwick ...
    • Autonomous Inspection of the International Space Station 

      Oland, Espen (Peer reviewed; Conference object; Konferansebidrag; Bokkapittel; Chapter, 2017-09-18)
      This paper presents a solution to autonomous inspection of the international space station using a rigid spacecraft. Specifically, the paper presents the orbital mechanics, formation dynamics as well as rotational dynamics required to control the spacecraft relative to the space station, and then presents two PD+ controllers enabling a spacecraft to track a series of waypoints while pointing a sensor ...
    • Digitalization of the power business: How to make this work? 

      Svendsen, Arne Brufladt; Tollefsen, Trond; Gjengedal, Terje; Goodwin, Morten; Antonsen, Stian (Peer reviewed; Book; Bok; Bokkapittel; Chapter, 2018)
      As a result of the digitalization of the power business in Norway and Europa, a lot of new possibilities and challenges arise. In 2014 an expert committee one outlined a proposal for the future grid company structure in Norway (Reiten, 2014). In addition, new technologies are being implemented in the system. Wind power, solar power, un-regulated small hydro power production, battery storage domestic ...
    • Curvature Continuous Path Generation for UAVs based on Generalized Expo-Rational B-Splines 

      Andersen, Tom Stian; Bouzidi, Ghada; Kristiansen, Raymond (Peer reviewed; Book; Chapter, 2018)
      This paper proposes a new path-planning algorithm based on GERBS to generate curvature continuous paths. The algorithm blends between a set of local curves generating a global smooth path which also interpolates the midpoint of the curves. Numerical examples are provided which demonstrates the potential of the proposed algorithm.
    • A Reliable Modular Based PV-Battery Hybrid System with Peak Shaving Capability 

      Sohail, Umer; Nademi, Hamed; Norum, Lars Einar (Peer reviewed; Chapter, 2018)
      The driving factors in emerging photovoltaic (PV) systems and battery-energy-storage systems (BESS) are highly scalable feature, modular and flexible structures with superior transformerless performance. The feasibility of Modular Multilevel Converter (MMC) to operate without overall DC-link allows the integration of PV generators and battery strings with its submodules (SMs), whereas each SM acts ...
    • Engineering students' instrumental approaches to mathematics; some positive characteristics 

      Rensaa, Ragnhild Johanne (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2018)
      The present paper presents three deliberately chosen mathematical episodes observed in a class of engineering students taking a basic calculus course. By drawing on analyses of instrumental and relational learning strategies, the episodes are shown to illustrate instrumental approaches indicated by the students. The paper discusses positive characteristics about these approaches while further data ...
    • Når blir skipsfarten grønn? 

      Hoff, Bjarte; Østrem, Trond (Kronikk; Chronicle, 2018-04-25)
      n av utfordringene i forbindelse med dagens skipsfart er utslipp til luft, hovedsakelig karbondioksid og nitrogenoksider. Disse utslippene er knyttet til oljefyrte forbrenningsmotorer som dominerer dagens skipsflåte. Det er overveiende sannsynlig at det er en direkte sammenheng mellom global oppvarming og utslipp av klimagasser. Utslipp til luft kan også bidra til sur nedbør og svevestøv, for å nevne ...
    • Dual-quaternion backstepping control for a fully-actuated rigid-body 

      Andersen, Tom Stian; Johansen, Tor-Aleksander; Kristiansen, Raymond (Peer reviewed; Book; Chapter, 2018-08-16)
      In this paper dual-quaternions are used to model a fully actuated rigid-body. A backstepping-controller that solves the trajectory tracking problem is derived and proved to provide uniform asymptotical stabilization of the error dynamics. Numerical simulations are provided where the controller is compared to existing dual-quaternion tracking controllers and it is shown to have similar performance.
    • A Comparative Study of Different Control Structures for Flight Control with New Results 

      Oland, Espen; Kristiansen, Raymond; Gravdahl, Jan Tommy (Peer reviewed; Book; Chapter, 2018-10-24)
      This paper presents several different control structures that facilitate flight control and does a comparison between them. Specifically, this paper considers command-filtered backstepping, nonlinear dynamic inversion (NDI), and a new decoupled approach that decouples the rotational and translational dynamics by estimating the higher order derivatives of the angle of attack and sideslip angle. The ...
    • Quaternion Path-Following in Three Dimensions for a Fixed-Wing UAV Using Quaternion Blending 

      Andersen, Tom Stian; Kristiansen, Raymond (Peer reviewed; Book; Chapter, 2018-10-29)
      This paper presents a three dimensional guidance strategy for fixed-wing UAVs using quaternions. The algorithm is based on constructing two quaternions, one which makes the UAV fly towards the path and one that makes the UAV follow the path. These two quaternions are then blended together such that the path-following objective is reached. The guidance algorithm is applied to a simple kinematic model ...
    • Modeling and Attitude Control of Satellites in Elliptical Orbits 

      Oland, Espen (Peer reviewed; Chapter, 2018-11-05)
      The attitude determination and control system (ADCS) for spacecraft is responsible for determining its orientation using sensor measurements and then applying actuation forces to change the orientation. This chapter details the different components required for a complete attitude determination and control system for satellites moving in elliptical orbits. Specifically, the chapter details the orbital ...
    • Framework for Modeling and Simulation of Household Appliances 

      Bjerknes Nilsen, Christian; Hoff, Bjarte; Østrem, Trond (Peer reviewed; Book; Chapter, 2018-12-31)
      This paper describes a framework for simulating household appliances in Simulink. Typical Norwegian household equipment have been analyzed based on their characteristic behavior, to establish the requirement for synthesizing and recreating their current waveform, harmonic currents and phase shift. Both detailed simulation of the current waveform and RMS currents for simulation over longer time periods ...
    • Cascaded Model Predictive Control of Grid Connected Converter with LCL Filter 

      Hoff, Bjarte (Peer reviewed; Book; Chapter, 2018-12-31)
      This paper presents a control strategy for grid connected voltage source converters with LCL filter, based on a cascade of two model predictive controllers (MPC). Despite the attention MPC has received in the research community over the last years, there are still raised question about what advantages such control methods can offer, compared to existing established control strategies. The cascaded ...
    • Framework for Modeling and Simulation of Household Appliances 

      Bjerknes Nilsen, Christian; Hoff, Bjarte; Østrem, Trond (Peer reviewed; Chapter, 2018-12-31)
      This paper describes a framework for simulating household appliances in Simulink. Typical Norwegian household equipment have been analyzed based on their characteristic behavior, to establish the requirement for synthesizing and recreating their current waveform, harmonic currents and phase shift. Both detailed simulation of the current waveform and RMS currents for simulation over longer time periods ...
    • Charging technology for small maritime vessels 

      Hoff, Bjarte (Conference object, 2019-01-21)