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Department of Engineering Cybernetics Norwegian University of Science and Technology 7491 Trondheim Norway
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Thor I. Fossen

Professor of guidance, navigation and control, AMOS Co-director

Background and activities

My research fields include mathematical modeling and simulation of aircraft, marine craft, unmanned vehicles, guidance, navigation and control systems.

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Awards:

  • 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 students in 2000, 2003 og 2005 for best PhD-thesis at NTNU

Scientific, academic and artistic work

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Journal publications

Books

  • Fossen, Thor I.; Nijmeijer, Henk. (2012) Parametric Resonance in Dynamical Systems. Springer. 2012. ISBN 978-1-4614-1042-3.
  • Fossen, Thor I.. (2011) Handbook of Marine Craft Hydrodynamics and Motion Control. Wiley-Blackwell. 2011. ISBN 978-1-1199-9149-6.
  • Fossen, Thor Inge. (2002) Marine Control Systems: Guidance, Navigation and Control of Ships, Rigs and Underwater Vehicles. 2002. ISBN 82-92356-00-2.
  • Nijmeijer, Henk; Fossen, Thor I.. (1999) New Directions in Nonlinear Observer Design. 1999.
  • Fossen, Thor Inge. (1994) Guidance and control of ocean vehicles. 1994. ISBN 0-471-94113-1.

Part of book/report

  • Breu, Dominik Andreas; Feng, Le; Fossen, Thor I.. (2012) Optimal Speed and Heading Control for Stabilization of Parametric Oscillations in Ships. Parametric Resonance in Dynamical Systems.
  • Breu, Dominik Andreas; Holden, Christian; Fossen, Thor I.. (2012) Ship Model for Parametric Roll Incorporating the Effects of Time-Varying Speed. Parametric Resonance in Dynamical Systems.
  • Fossen, Thor I.. (2012) Nonlinear Maneuvering Theory and Path-Following Control. Marine Technology and Engineering : CENTEC Anniversary Book.
  • Holden, Christian; Breu, Dominik Andreas; Fossen, Thor I.. (2012) Frequency Detuning Control by Doppler Shift. Parametric Resonance in Dynamical Systems.
  • Holden, Christian; Fossen, Thor I.. (2012) A U-Tank Control System for Ships in Parametric Roll Resonance. Parametric Resonance in Dynamical Systems.
  • Perez, Tristan; Fossen, Thor I.. (2010) Motion Control of Marine Craft. The Control Handbook, Second Edition: Control System Applications, Second Edition.
  • Breivik, Morten; Fossen, Thor I.. (2009) Guidance Laws for Autonomous Underwater Vehicles. Underwater Vehicles.
  • Fossen, Thor I.; Johansen, Tor Arne; Perez, Tristan. (2009) A Survey of Control Allocation Methods for Underwater Vehicles. Underwater Vehicles.
  • Imsland, Lars Struen; Grip, Håvard Fjær; Johansen, Tor Arne; Fossen, Thor I.; Kalkkuhl, Jens; Suissa, Avshalom. (2008) Nonlinear Observer for Vehicle Velocity with Friction and Road Bank Angle Adaptation - Validation and Comparison with an Extended Kalman Filter. SAE 2007 Transactions Journal of Passenger Cars: Mechanical Systems.
  • Fossen, Thor Inge; Ross, Andrew. (2006) Nonlinear Modelling, Identification, and Control of UUVs. Guidance and Control of Unmanned Marine Vehicles.
  • Perez, Tristan; Fossen, Thor Inge. (2005) Kinematics of Ship Motion. Ship motion control: course keeping and roll stabilisation using rudder and fins..
  • Perez, Tristan; Fossen, Thor Inge. (2005) Ship Kinetics. Ship motion control: course keeping and roll stabilisation using rudder and fins..
  • Fossen, Thor Inge; Strand, Jann Peter. (2000) Position and Velocity Observer Design. The Ocean Engineering Handbook.
  • Fossen, Thor Inge; Strand, Jann Peter. (2000) Weather Optimal Positioning Control. The Ocean Engineering Handbook.
  • Sørensen, Asgeir Johan; Fossen, Thor Inge; Strand, Jann-Peter. (2000) Design of Controllers for Positioning of Marine Vessels. The Ocean Engineering Handbook.
  • Sørensen, Asgeir Johan; Fossen, Thor Inge; Strand, Jann-Peter. (2000) Design of Controllers for Positioning of Marine Vessels. The Ocean Engineering Handbook.
  • Vik, Bjørnar; Shiriaev, Anton S.; Fossen, Thor Inge. (1999) Nonlinear observer design for integration of DGPS and INS. New directions in nonlinear observer design.