Background and activities

PhD-candidate since the spring 2013. Master's degree in Engineering Cybernetics from 2011. Worked at SINTEF Mathematics and Cybernetics (previously Applied Cybernetics) from 2011. Founded Albrektsen Engineering in 2010. In 2014 he stayed at NASA's Jet Propulsion Lab (JPL) where he worked with throw-and-go drones.

Sigurd has developed the sensor timing board (SenTiBoard), previously known as the SyncBoard, which is used for reading sensor data through a variety of protocols, attaching accurate timestamps to the sensor messages and transmitting this data through a USB interface. The SenTiBoard is designed to be end-user configurable without altering the firmware. For details, see

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

  • Albrektsen, Sigurd Mørkved; Johansen, Tor Arne. (2017) SyncBoard - A high accuracy sensor timing board for UAV payloads. 2017 International Conference on Unmanned Aircraft Systems.
  • Albrektsen, Sigurd Mørkved; Sægrov, Atle; Johansen, Tor Arne. (2017) Navigation of UAV using Phased Array Radio. 2017 Workshop on Research, Education and Development of Unmanned Aerial Systems (RED-UAS).
  • Ludvigsen, Martin; Albrektsen, Sigurd Mørkved; Cisek, Krzysztof; Johansen, Tor Arne; Norgren, Petter; Skjetne, Roger; Zolich, Artur Piotr; Dias, Paulo Sousa; ferreira, sergio; Sousa, Joao Borges; Fossum, Trygve Olav; Sture, Øyvind; Krogstad, Thomas Røbekk; Midtgaard, Øivind; Hovstein, Vegard Evjen; Vågsholm, Erlend. (2016) Network of heterogeneous autonomous vehicles for marine research and management. OCEANS 2016 MTS/IEEE Monterey.
  • Weiss, Stephan; Brockers, Roland; Albrektsen, Sigurd Mørkved; Matthies, Larry. (2015) Inertial Optical Flow for Throw-and-Go Micro Air Vehicles. 2015 IEEE Winter Conference on Applications of Computer Vision (WACV).
  • Albrektsen, Sigurd Mørkved; Fjerdingen, Sigurd Aksnes. (2012) Safe Robot Learning by Energy Limitation. Intelligent Robotics and Applications : 5th International Conference, ICIRA 2012, Montreal, QC, Canada, October 3-5, 2012, Proceedings, Part III.


  • Albrektsen, Sigurd Mørkved; Johansen, Tor Arne. (2018) Sensor Synchronization and Navigation in GNSS-Denied Environments for Unmanned Aerial Vehicles. Norges teknisk-naturvitenskapelige universitet. 2018. ISBN 978-82-326-3340-1. Doktoravhandlinger ved NTNU (2018:275).