• Advanced Model Predictive Control Algorithm for Inverters as a Low-cost Solution in ZynQ 

      Hoff, Bjarte (Conference object; Konferansebidrag, 2016)
    • Approaches to learning of linear algebra among engineering students 

      Rensaa, Ragnhild Johanne (Peer reviewed; Bokkapittel; Bok; Book; Chapter, 2017-02)
      The present paper investigates engineering students` own descriptions of what they mean by learning of linear algebra and how they know that they have learned something. I seek to extract keywords from engineering students` descriptions of learning of this discipline by drawing on grounded theory techniques and classifying the answers in conceptual and procedural approaches. By this, both detailed ...
    • 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; Bokkapittel; Konferansebidrag; Conference object; 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 ...
    • Cascade-Based Controlled Attitude Synchronization and Tracking of Spacecraft in Leader-Follower Formation 

      Schlanbusch, Rune; Nicklasson, Per Johan; Loria, Antonio (Journal article; Peer reviewed; Tidsskriftartikkel, 2011)
    • 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 ...
    • 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 Decoupled Approach for Flight Control 

      Oland, Espen; Kristiansen, Raymond (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2016)
      A decoupling method for flight control is presented that greatly simplifies the controller design. By approximating the higher order derivatives of the angle of attack and sideslip, it enables a rotation controller and a speed controller to be derived independently of each other, and thus gives access to a vast number of controller solutions derived for general classes of rotational and translational ...
    • Digitalization of the power business: How to make this work? 

      Svendsen, Arne Brufladt; Tollefsen, Trond; Gjengedal, Terje; Goodwin, Morten; Antonsen, Stian (Peer reviewed; Bokkapittel; Bok; Book; 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 ...
    • 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.
    • Estimation of upward radiances and reflectances at the surface of the sea from above-surface measurements 

      Kleiv, Øyvind; Folkestad, Are; Høkedal, Jo; Aas, Eyvind; Sørensen, Kai (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2015-10-02)
      During 4 field days in the years 2009–2011, 22 data sets of measurements were collected in the inner Oslofjord, Norway. The data consist of recordings of spectral nadir radiances in air and water as well as spectral downward irradiance in air. The studied wavelengths are 351, 400, 413, 443, 490, 510, 560, 620, 665, 681, 709 and 754 nm. The water-leaving radiance and the reflected radiance at the ...
    • Experimental study of relative permittivity of atmospheric ice 

      Bhattu, Shravan K; Mughal, Umair Najeeb; Virk, Muhammad Shakeel (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2013-01-01)
      Atmospheric icing on onshore and offshore structures is problematic, if we don’t detect and remove it. Despite of various ice detection techniques, capacitor based ice sensing technique is interesting one, as it is based on dielectric properties of material. This technique of measuring icing event is simple and cost- effective. Based on the dielectric concept, an experi mental ...
    • Exploring Tensions in a Mathematical Course for Engineers utilizing a Flipped Classroom Approach 

      Fredriksen, Helge; Hadjerrouit, Said; Monaghan, John David; Rensaa, Ragnhild Johanne (Book; Bokkapittel; Chapter; Bok; Peer reviewed, 2017-02)
      Flipped Classroom approaches to teaching are becoming increasingly popular in higher education, but there is a lack of empirical research. We present here a study performed during an engineering course for 20 students at a Norwegian university, on student appropriation towards Flipped Classroom through interviews, questionnaire, video/quiz usage statistics and classroom filming. We approach this ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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 ...
    • Optical water types of the Nordic Seas and adjacent areas 

      Aas, Eyvind; Højerslev, Niels Kristian; Høkedal, Jo; Sørensen, Kai (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2013-05-20)
      A new map of Jerlov's optical water types in the Nordic Seas and adjacent waters at 139 locations, as well as a table with statistical and geographical properties of the vertical attenuation coefficient of downward irradiance at 475 nm, are presented. The data analysis is based on 715 recordings at different stations, at latitudes between 54° and 82°N, and longitudes between 31°W and 49°E, obtained ...
    • Path-following in three dimensions using quaternions for a fixed-wing UAV 

      Andersen, Tom Stian; Kristiansen, Raymond (Peer reviewed; Konferansebidrag; Bokkapittel; Conference object; 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 ...
    • Quadrotor attitude estimation using adaptive fading multiplicative EKF 

      Johansen, Tor-Aleksander; Kristiansen, Raymond (Peer reviewed; Conference object; Konferansebidrag, 2017-07-03)
      This paper presents the implementation of an adaptive fading multiplicative extended Kalman filter (AFMEKF), applied to the problem of attitude estimation in the context of quadrotors. The extended Kalman filter is adapted for use with quaternions and made adaptive to account for inaccurate measurement information. Simulations have been conducted in order to validate the filter performance.
    • Quaternion guidance and control of quadrotor 

      Andersen, Tom Stian; Kristiansen, Raymond (Peer reviewed; Bokkapittel; Konferansebidrag; Conference object; Chapter, 2017-07-27)
      This paper addresses the problem of trajectory tracking for underactuated quadrotors. A quaternion based guidance law is proposed which feeds into an attitude control system based on a PD+ control law. The desired attitude from the guidance law is defined such that the attitude control system tries to align the position error along the axis of the translational actuator. Simulation results are ...
    • Real-Time Particle Tracking using a Formation of UAVs 

      Oland, Espen; Kristiansen, Raymond (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2013)
      In this paper the problem of real-time particle tracking is studied. Using sensor measurements, a formation of UAVs autonomously find the closest point with high particle density where they enter a holding pattern. After converging to the holding pattern, one UAV will remain, while the rest will go looking for other maxima. To avoid collisions between the UAVs during the mission, a controller is ...