Level 2 Publications During 2018-2019

The following Level 2 papers have been published by the centre in 2019:

1) H. V. Kalpanie Mendis, Indika A. M. Balapuwaduge, and Frank Y. Li, “Dependability-based Reliability Analysis in URC Networks: Availability in the Space Domain,” IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking, Early access article, Sept. 2019. (Level-2).

2) Andrej Cibicik, Geir Ole Tysse and Olav Egeland, Reaction forces of a deck crane under wave excitation, Journal of Offshore and Arctic Engineering (Level 2), December 2019, 141(6): 061604.

3) Thilina N. Weerasinghe, Indika A. M. Balapuwaduge, and Frank Y. Li, Achieving URLLC for Bursty Traffic: Supervised Learning based Arrival Prediction and Dynamic Preamble Allocation, IEEE 2019 Infocom Proceedings.

In 2018 the centre published the following Level 2 papers:

1) Sondre Sanden Tørdal and Geir Hovland, “Ship-to-Ship State Observer using Sensor Fusion and the Extended Kalman Filter”, ASME Journal of Offshore Mechanics and Arctic Engineering, 2018.

2) Z. Mikulski and T. Lassen, Fatigue crack initiation and subsequent crack growth in fillet welded steel joints, International Journal of Fatigue, 2018.

PhD Thesis: Andrej Cibicik, WP2.3

Andrej Cibicik (WP2.3) submitted his PhD thesis in Q3-2019. This is the second PhD thesis submitted from the centre, both from WP2. The PhD defence of Andrej will take place in Trondheim, during January.

Article About the Mid-Term Evaluation

SFI Offshore Mechatronics gets praise and a green light from The Research Council of Norway. They can now keep the project going into the second and last phase of the project period to 2023. In the picture Seunn Smith-Tønnesen, University Director at UiA, Leif Haukom, chairman in the SFI and Geir Hovland, Center Director of the SFI.

For the complete article, see: https://www.uia.no/en/news/successful-collaboration-between-uia-and-industry

PhD Research Fellow in Sensor fusion for perception, collision avoidance and navigation towards autonomous systems

Title: PhD Research Fellow in Sensor fusion for perception, collision avoidance and navigation towards autonomous systems

Application Deadline: 30th October 2019
JobbNorge ID: 176225
Work-package in the centre: WP3.9



MacGregor’s First Contract for Autonomous Mooring

See the following link: https://tv.nrk.no/serie/distriktsnyheter-soerlandet/201906/DKSL99061319/avspiller#t=3m34s

See also this link (requires subscription): https://www.tu.no/artikler/slik-skal-yara-birkeland-fortoyes-uten-menneskehender/467835

The Robotics Group at the University of Agder has played a key role in this project, both as part of the SFI Offshore Mechatronics Centre and an additional spin-off project in the BIA program.

Sign up for the 5h Offshore Mechatronics Annual Conference


Registration for the 5th Annual SFI Offshore Mechatronics conference, June 4-5, can be made here: https://uia.pameldingssystem.no/sfi-offshore-mechatronics-5th-annual-conference-2019

Below is the final program for the 5th Annual Conference of the centre SFI Offshore Mechatronics, taking place in Grimstad on June 4-5, 2019.

Tuesday June 4, Campus Grimstad C2-042:
09:00 – 09:45 Registration + Poster Session
09:45 – 09:55 Welcome, Introduction and Awards
09:55 – 10:25 WP7 / Keynote Speaker 1: Tor Helge Aas, UiA: New digital business models: The case of servitization.
10:25 – 10:40 WP6.2 Context aware data reduction, Emilio Ruiz
10:40 – 10:55 WP6.1&WP6.4 Optimization of energy consumption and emission reduction, Luis M. Lopez
10:55 – 11:15 WP6 Panel Discussion: Baltasar Beferull-Lozano (UiA), Oyvind Mydland (Stepchange), Bjarne Larsen (MHWirth) and Jarle Notland (NOV)
11:15 – 11:30 WP5.1 Tapered big bearings, Martin Hemmer
11:30 – 11:45 WP5.2 Steel ropes, Rune Schlanbusch
11:45 – 12:30 Lunch + Poster Session
12:30 – 12:45 WP5.3 Fiber Ropes, Shaun Falconer and Ellen Nordgård-Hansen
12:45 – 13:00 WP5.4 Condition-based lifetime prediction, Lothar Wöll
13:00 – 13:15 WP5.5 Modeling the fatigue damage mechanism in welded joints, Zbigniew Mikulski
13:15 – 13:35 WP5 Panel Discussion: Thomas Meyer (NORCE), Julian Zec (NOV), Markus Buschmann (MacGregor), Alf-Rune Sørvollen (MHWirth)
13:35 – 14:00 Break + Poster Session
14:00 – 14:15 WP4.1 Integrated simulation of multi-physical systems in offshore operations, Savin Viswanathan
14:15 – 14:30 WP4.2 Component-based simulation systems for drilling automation and crane systems, Njål Tengesdal
14:30 – 14:45 WP4.3 Protocols and standards for integration of simulation models and co-simulation, Lars Ivar Hatledal
14:45 – 15:00 WP4.4 Multi-domain modeling and simulation, Gaute Fotland
15:00 – 15:20 WP4 Panel Discussion: Olav Egeland (NTNU), Christian Holden (NTNU), Houxiang Zhang (NTNU), Ronny Sten (NOV)
15:20 – 15:45 Break + Poster Session
15:45 – 16:00 WP3.1 Development of Offshore 3D Sensor Package, Joacim Dybedal
16:00 – 16:15 WP3.2 Robotic Collision Detection and Avoidance, Atle Aalerud
16:15 – 16:30 WP3.3 Sensor Fusion, Point-Clouds and 3D Maps, Aksel Sveier
16:30 – 16:45 WP3.4 Situational Awareness/Human Factors, Thiago Monteiro
17:00 – Dinner on Campus

Wednesday June 5, Campus Grimstad C2-042:
09:00 – 09:15 WP3.5 5G Communications, Thilina N. Weerasinghe
09:15 – 09:30 WP3.6 Long-reach, light-weight arm intended for use offshore, Dipendra Subedi
09:30 – 09:45 WP3.7 Coupled dynamics between vessel and crane, Ronny Landsverk
09:45 – 10:00 WP3.8 Formal Verification of Autonomous Systems, Yvonne Murray
10:00 – 10:30 Keynote Speaker: Assuring Autonomy, Dr. Mark Nicholson, University of York, UK
10:30 – 10:50 WP3 Panel Discussion: Geir Hovland (UiA), Mark Nicholson (UoY), David Anisi (ABB), Eivind Gimming Stensland (MacGregor)
10:50 – 11:20 Break + Poster Session
11:20 – 11:35 WP2.1 Coupled Dynamics Between Vessel and Crane, Geir Ole Tysse
11:35 – 11:50 WP2.3 Nonlinear friction compensation in motion compensation systems with significant elasticity, Andrej Cibicik
11:50 – 12:45 Lunch + Poster Session
12:45 – 13:00 WP2.4 Vision Systems for Offshore Crane Control in Ship-to Ship Operations, Alexander Meyer Sjøberg
13:00 – 13:15 WP2.6 Real-Time Teleoperation and Model-based Control of Cranes with Loads, Philipp Schubert
13:15 – 13:35 WP2 Panel Discussion: Olav Egeland (NTNU), Peder Sletfjerding (NOV),
13:35 – 14:30 Lab Demonstrators
14:30 – 14:45 WP1.2 Using Digital Hydraulics in Secondary Control of Motor Drive, Sondre Nordås
14:45 – 15:00 WP1.3 Using Digital Hydraulics in Secondary Control of Cylinder Drive, Viktor Hristov Donkov
15:00 – 15:15 WP1.4 Electrical and Electrohydraulic Linear Actuators, Daniel Hagen
15:15 – 15:30 WP1.5 Energy Saving Potential in Knuckle Boom Cranes Using a Novel Pump Controlled Cylinder Drive, Søren Ketelsen
15:30 – 15:50 WP1 Panel Discussion: Morten Kjeld Ebbesen (UiA), Torben Ole Andersen (AAU), Olav Egeland (NTNU) and Eivind Gimming Stensland (MacGregor)
16:15 Common Bus Transport to Kjevik Airport

PhD Defence

Sondre Sanden Tørdal successfully defended his PhD thesis on March 19, 2019. The title of the thesis was: “Real-Time Motion Compensation in Ship-to-Ship Load Handling”. The title of the trial lecture was “Towards fully autonomous off-shore operation – Challenges and opportunities?” This PhD defence was the first in the research centre SFI Offshore Mechatronics and many more will follow in 2019 and 2020.

From left: Professor Jan Tommy Gravdahl (Opponent from Engineering Cybernetics, NTNU), Dr. Sondre Sanden Tørdal and Professor Svante Gunnarsson (Opponent from Division of Automatic Control, Department of Electrial Engineering, Linköping University).