Background and activities

I am co-director at the Centre for Autonomous Marine Operations and Systems (AMOS) and Professor of Guidance, Navigation and Control at the Department of Engineering Cybernetics, NTNU.

My research fields include mathematical modeling and simulation of aircraft, marine craft, unmanned vehicles, guidance, navigation and control systems. This includes sensor fusion and observers for navigation systems (inertial and camera-based systems). I have authored more than 300 conference and journal papers, and 5 international textbooks. I am one of the founders of the DNV-GL company Marine Cybernetics AS, which was established in 2002.


Publication list:


  • Arch T. Colwell Merit Award i 2008 at the SAE World Congress for Nonlinear Observer for Vehicle Velocity Estimation co-authored by  L. Imsland, T. A. Johansen, J. C. Kalkkuhl and A. Suissa.
  • Automatica Paper Prize i 2002 for Nonlinear Passive Weather Optimal Positioning Control (WOPC) System for Ships and Rigs: Experimental Results, Automatica, vol. 37, 2001, pages 701-715 co-authored by Dr. Jann Peter Strand.
  • ExxonMobil award to PhD candidates in 2000, 2003 og 2005 for best PhD theses at NTNU

Postal address

Department of Engineering Cybernetics Norwegian University of Science and Technology 7491 Trondheim Norway