Winter 2013

10 – Introduction to Research Activity on signal processing system design and implementation

Title: Introduction to Research Activity on signal processing system design and implementation

Speaker: Wei Li, Researcher, Department of Maritime Technology and Operations (Avdeling for Maritim teknologi og Operasjoner), Aalesund University College

Time: Wednesday 20 November 2013, 13:00-15:00

Place: Åse

Seminar language: English

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Abstract

This presentation is mainly about my research activity on signal processing system design and implementation. The main research topics focus on real time signal processing, radar signal processing, reconfigurable computing and so on. Some projects I have done will be introduced including : hardware related projects such as SAR (Synthetic Aperture Radar) HIL (Hardware In the Loop) real-time simulator, SAR signal processing system, pulsed doppler radar signal processing system, wide bandwidth Radar interference generator, prototype of BeiDou receiver and some related software projects.

11 – A Universal Control Architecture for Maritime Cranes and Robots Using Intelligent Mapping Approaches

Title: A Universal Control Architecture for Maritime Cranes and Robots Using Intelligent Mapping Approaches

Speaker: Filippo Sanfilippo, PhD candidate in Engineering Cybernetics at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology, and research assistant at the faculty of Marine Technology and Operations, Aalesund University College

Time: Tuesday 3 December 2013, 13:00-14:00

Place: Aksla

Seminar language: English

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Abstract

This presentation introduces a flexible and general control system architecture that allows for modelling, simulation and control of different models of maritime cranes and, more generally, robotic arms by using the same universal input device regardless of their differences in size, kinematic structure, degrees of freedom, body morphology, constraints and affordances.

About the speaker

Filippo Sanfilippo is a PhD candidate in Engineering Cybernetics at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology, and research assistant at the faculty of Marine Technology and Operations, Aalesund University College. Filippo Sanfilippo’s supervisors are: Professor Houxiang Zhang, Professor Kristin Ytterstad Pettersen and Professor Domenico Prattichizzo.

12 – Optimal tugboats positioning along the Norwegian Coastline

Title: Optimal tugboats positioning along the Norwegian Coastline

Speaker: Brice Assimizele, PhD candidate, Faculty of Technology and Maritime Operations, Aalesund University College, Norway

Time: Thursday 28 November 2013, 12:30-13:30

Place: Åse

Seminar language: English

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Abstract

In order to prevent or minimize the risk of oil tankers drift accidents and corresponding environmental impacts, tug vessels are used and monitored by the Vessel Traffic Services (VTS) in Vardø to patrol every oil ships moving along the coastline. The VTS center in Vardø, managed by the Norwegian Coastal Administration (NCA) is faced by several challenges that need to be addressed. In fact, the dynamic and uncertain patrolling operations as well as the high expansion of the petroleum activity make the sustainable management and control of the fleet vessels a highly complex problem. Our main objective, in this paper, is to minimize the probability of potential grounding accidents of oil tankers along the northern Norwegian coastline. This is being achieved by developing operations research-based mathematical models and algorithms.

About the speaker

Brice Assimizele is a PhD candidate, Faculty of Technology and Maritime Operations, Aalesund University College, Norway.

13 – Improving usability method for ship bridge

Title: Improving usability method for ship bridge

Speaker: Yushan Pan, PhD candidate in Informatics at Department of Informatics, University of Oslo, and research assistant at Maritime Human Factors Lab, Høgskolen i Ålesund

Time: Friday 29 November 2013, 13:00-15:00

Place: Kaupangen

Seminar language: English

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Abstract

The aim of this presentation is a project start-up seminar. The purpose is to introduce a path to evaluate and test the usability of modern control rooms, ship bridges in particular. The research contribution will have twofold. First, for academia – the research have important academic contribution of introducing a better framework to analyze usability of complex system with multi-screens, such as ship bridge, oil and gas platforms. The framework is usable for Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) scientists and designers, including Computer Supported Cooperative Work (CSCW) researchers. Second, for maritime industry – the research results are important for practitioners in maritime industries to plan and prototype future products with better usability, such as ship manufacturers, oil and gas industries in Norway and other related industries and companies in the world.

About the speaker

Yushan Pan is a PhD candidate in informatics at the Department of Informatics, University of Oslo. He is also a research assistance at Høgskolen i Ålesund. He holds a master of science from Norwegian University of Science and Technology. Yushan Pan’s supervisors are: Sisse Finken(UiO), Sashiharan Komandur(Hials), Kjetil Nordby(AHO), and Tone Bratteteig(UiO).

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