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PhD position within Underwater Acoustics Communications at NTNU (Norway)

PhD position
3 years

The position is one of the three PhD positions within the Norwegian Research Council project "Autonomous Underwater Fleets", starting in September 2020, and whose focus is on enabling fleets of Autonomous Underwater Vehicles (AUVs) to operate collectively, cooperatively, adaptively, and in a leaderless fashion, so to enable more efficient & reliable monitoring and utilization of sea resources & infrastructures.

The PhD position will focus on approaching theoretical, algorithmic and practical problems relative to develop adaptive communication schemes for underwater vehicles that can adapt their transmission and reception schemes according to both the current status of the fleet and the current underwater channel conditions.

The project will be executed under the supervision of professors Hefeng Dong (main supervisor), Damiano Varagnolo, Kristin Y. Pettersen from NTNU, and Dr. Claudio Paliotta from Sintef Digital, and professor Joao Tasso de Sousa, University of Porto. The project will be integrated in the Centre of Excellence on Autonomous Marine Operations and Systems (CoE NTNU AMOS) and will build on & strengthen the established cooperation in marine robotics and autonomy with NTNU AMOS partners, e.g., Equinor and DNV GL. The main workplaces will be the Departments of Electronic Systems at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) in Trondheim, an equal opportunity employer described in detail at The project will give the opportunity to pay extended visits to Porto, Portugal, and to other Universities, research institutes or companies, potentially also outside Europe.

The position reports to the Head of the departement.


6/10/20 12:00 AM
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Hefeng Dong