Background and activities

Kristoffer is a researcher on software systems for autonomous vehicles at the Department of Engineering Cybernetics at NTNU, with a broad expertise ranging from modelling and simulation, via programming, to guidance, navigation and control of robotic systems, but always focused on finding solutions to problems in the real world.

Both his MSc ("High Angle of Attack Landing of an Unmanned Aerial Vehicle", 2015) and PhD ("Precision control of fixed-wing UAV and robust navigation in GNSSdenied environments", 2020) were performed at the Department of Engineering Cybernetics, NTNU, on unmanned aerial vehicles (aka "drones"), with topics including guidance, navigation, control and modelling.

Scientific, academic and artistic work

A selection of recent journal publications, artistic productions, books, including book and report excerpts. See all publications in the database






  • Mathisen, Siri Holthe; Gryte, Kristoffer; Johansen, Tor Arne; Fossen, Thor I.. (2016) Non-linear Model Predictive Control for Longitudinal and Lateral Guidance of a Small Fixed-Wing UAV in Precision Deep Stall Landing. AIAA Infotech at Aerospace 2016.


  • Gryte, Kristoffer; Fossen, Thor I.. (2015) High Angle of Attack Landing of an Unmanned Aerial Vehicle. Norges teknisk-naturvitenskapelige universitet. 2015.