April Reference Group Meetings

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Work-Package WP2: Motion Compensation
Wednesday April 13, NOV, Kjøita 21-25, Kristiansand. 2nd Floor, Auditorium Festningen
08:30 – 09:30 WP2: General Overview, status, plans.
09:30 – 10:30 WP2: Ongoing work
10:30 – 11:30 Discussions / Idea generation

Work-Package WP4: Modelling and Simulation
Wednesday April 13, NOV, Kjøita 21-25, Kristiansand. 2nd Floor, Auditorium Festningen
12:15 – 13:15 WP4: General Overview, status, plans.
13:15 – 14:15 WP4: Ongoing work
14:15 – 15:30 Discussions / Idea generation

Work-Package WP6: Data Analytics, IT Integration and Big Data
Friday April 1, Campus Grimstad, C4-095, Time 12:00 – 13:30

PhD Positions Re-Advertised


The PhD positions WP4.1 (NTNU), WP4.2 (NTNU) and WP5.3 (UiA) are now re-advertised internally for the entire consortium. Employees with a Masters degree and grade average of B or better in all SFI Partner companies are allowed to apply to these positions. The project descriptions are advertised in ProjectPlace (interested candidates should contact HR in their respective company). The application deadlines are April 22 for WP4.1 and WP4.2 and April 13 for WP5.3.

Researcher WP1.2 Has Started


PhD candidate Sondre Nordås started working on WP1.2 on March 7, 2016. The title of WP1.2 is “Using Digital Hydraulic in Secondary Control of Motor Drive”.

He received his Master degree in Mechatronics from the University of Agder in 2015. During the 2nd half of 2015 he worked as an Engineer at Andøya Space Center.

WP2 Relative Motion Testing


Sondre Sanden Tørdal (UiA) and Per Ove Løvsland (Høgskolen i Oslo og Akershus) testing relative motion accuracy using two Kongsberg MRUs, two Stewart platforms, one Comau robot and the FARO laser tracker mounted on top of the smallest Stewart platform. Per Ove is testing the MRUs with radio links as part of his Bachelor thesis at HiOA and the SFI partner company MacGregor in Kristiansand.

Sign Up for the SFI Conference, Grimstad, May 10-11


Sign up for the conference here: https://eras.uia.no/reg.php?id=1626.

The conference program is available at https://sfi.mechatronics.no/?p=416.

Keynote Speakers on May 10:
Bjørn Rudshaug – Strategic Project Manager Automatic Drilling Control at Statoil.
Jan Martin Grindheim, Macgregor: Transfer of competence from oil and gas sector to offshore wind.
Nina Kyllingstad, Agderforskning: results from network analysis of NODE companies and subsea companies in Rogaland.

Researcher WP6.2 has Started


PhD candidate Thilina Nuwan Weerasinghe started working on WP6.2 on January 29, 2016. The title of WP6.2 is “Design of architecture and self-organized cross-layer protocols for a heterogeneous wireless network platform”.

He received his B.Sc. degree in Electrical and Information Engineering from University of Ruhuna, Sri Lanka, in 2009, and the M.Sc. degree in Information and Communication Technology from University of Agder, Norway, in 2015. He has worked as an Engineer in Radio Network Optimization in various telecommunication related projects in SriLanka and Maldives. He also worked as a lecturer in the Department of Electrical and Information Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, University of Ruhuna. Thilina joined the WISENET on February 2016 as a Ph.D. student and he is involved in the SFI project. His current research focuses on Theory and Design of self-organised application-driven cross-layer protocols for heterogeneous wireless networks in industrial environments, covering use cases related to both integrated operations and drilling.