Background and activities

Post.doc researcher, with a focus on design of small satellites and their uses for Earth observation and communication. Mainly considering a maritime and Arctic focus. Have been a key contributor to setting up the Small Satellite Lab at NTNU, as well as starting and previously leading the student satellite project at NTNU

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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

Journal publications

Part of book/report

  • Birkeland, Roger; Palma, David. (2018) Freely Drifting Small-Satellite Swarms for Sensor Networks in the Arctic. Third International Congress on Information and Communication Technology..
  • Birkeland, Roger; Stein, Timo Alexander; Tømmer, Mathias; Beerman, Michael; Petrasch, Julian; Gjersvik, Amund. (2015) The NUTS Cubesat Project: Spin-offs and Technology Development. Proc. of 22nd ESA Symposium on European Rocket and Balloon Programmes and Related Research.
  • Tømmer, Mathias; Birkeland, Roger; Gjersvik, Amund; Stein, Timo Alexander; Vestnes, Frida; Skagmo, Jon Petter; Kvamtrø, Knut Magnus; Eckholdt, Fabian; Alstad, Torgeir; Grande, Jøran; Mathisen, Stian Vik. (2015) Testing of radio communication subsystems for the NUTS CubeSat on a meteorological balloon flight from Andøya in 2014. Proc. of 22nd ESA Symposium on European Rocket and Balloon Programmes and Related Research.
  • Abraham, Jens; Birkeland, Roger; Mathiesen, Terje. (2013) Application of Slow Wave Structures for Miniaturized Satellite Feeding Networks. Proceedings of the 2nd IAA Conference on University Satellite Missions & Cubesat Workshop.
  • Bezem, Bram; Fjellby, Per Kristian J.; Birkeland, Roger; Mjølsnes, Stig Frode. (2013) Authenticated uplink for the small, low-orbit student satellite NUTS. Proceedings of the 2nd IAA Conference on University Satellite Missions & Cubesat Workshop.
  • Birkeland, Roger; Gutteberg, Odd. (2013) Educational Aspects of a CubeSat Project. Proceedings of the 2nd IAA Conference on University Satellite Missions & Cubesat Workshop.
  • Birkeland, Roger; Gutteberg, Odd. (2013) Overview of the NUTS CubeSat Project. Proceedings of the 2nd IAA Conference on University Satellite Missions & Cubesat Workshop.
  • Nygren, Martin; Birkeland, Roger; Gravdahl, Jan Tommy. (2013) Using independent combinations of CubeSat solar panels as sun sensors for separating inbound sunlight information. Proceedings of the 2nd IAA Conference on University Satellite Missions & Cubesat Workshop.