Edmund Førland Brekke

Associate Professor Department of Engineering Cybernetics
+47 73594382
O. S. Bragstads plass 2, Elektro D * D335

Background and activities

Research interests:

My research is focused on the three areas of target tracking, inertial navigation and simultaneous localization and mapping (SLAM). I am particularly interested in the theoretical foundations for multi-target tracking, in the relationships between target tracking and navigation and SLAM, and in applications of these research areas in collision avoidance for autonomous vehicles. I am project manager for the Autosea project (https://www.ntnu.edu/amos/autosea). 


TTK4225 Systems theory, introduction (autumn 2016)

TK8102 Non-linear state estimation (next time spring 2018)

Master students:

See http://folk.ntnu.no/edmundfo/autoseastudents/autoseastudents.html.

See http://autosea.github.io for possible specialization project and master thesis topics.

Ph.D. students:

Erik F. Wilthil - Target Tracking and Navigation for Maritime Collision Avoidance

Andreas L. Flåten - Multisensor Tracking for Collision Avoidance

Inger B. Hagen - Collision avoidance for autonomous ferry

Albert Sans Muntadas - AUV docking (co-supervisor together with Kristin Pettersen)

Elias Bjørne (co-supervisor together with Tor Arne Johansen)

Marco Leonardi - Underwater sensor fusion based SLAM and path planning for AUVs (co-supervised together with Annette Stahl, Martin Ludvigsen and Asgeir Johan Sørensen)

Simen Haugo - Visual SLAM (co-supervised together with Annette Stahl and Tor A. Johansen)

Scientific, academic and artistic work

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Journal publications

Part of book/report


  • Brekke, Edmund Førland. (2010) Clutter Mitigation for Target Tracking. Norges teknisk-naturvitenskapelige universitet. 2010. ISBN 978-82-471-2229-7. Doktoravhandlinger ved NTNU (131).


  • Ganesan, Varadarajan; Chitre, Mandar; Brekke, Edmund Førland. (2014) Robust Underwater Obstacle Detection for Collision Avoidance. International Symposium on Experimental Robotics . International Foundation of Robotics Research; Marrakech/Essaouira. 2014-06-15 - 2014-06-18.
  • Brekke, Edmund Førland; Chitre, Mandar. (2013) Bayesian multi-hypothesis scan matching. OCEANS'13 . MTS/IEEE; Bergen. 2013-06-10 - 2013-06-14.
  • Stakkeland, Morten; Overrein, Øyvind; Brekke, Edmund Førland; Hallingstad, Oddvar. (2009) Tracking of targets with state dependent measurement errors using recursive BLUE filters. FUSION 2009, the 12th International Conference on Information Fusion . IEEE; Seattle. 2009-07-06 - 2009-07-09.