stian-sandoy-portrettWe are happy to announce yet another PhD student welcome to the project. Stian is 24 years old and holds a Masters degree in Engineering and ICT, specialised within Marine Technology.

In his master thesis, he has worked with navigation algorithms related to a self-developed low-cost ROV. Alongside his studies, Stian worked with development of ROV’s guidance, navigation and control (GNC)-systems at Blueye Robotics.

The PhD will focus on navigation of autonomous subsea vehicles aiming towards exposed aquaculture. The plan is to look more closely at the usage of range measurements found through acoustics. To help understanding the problem, a simulator will be developed and used in implementation in a small scale model. Later, the aim is to do tests in large scale facilities. This should contribute in increased usage of autonomous subsea vehicles within aquaculture.