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Head of Department

Yngve Birkelund

Head of Department
Department of Technology and Safety

Job description:

Head of Department of Engineering and Safety. Associate professor in renewable energy.




Research interests

Statistical signal theory, higher order statistics, nonlinear systems, ultrasound, microwaves, hyperthermia, time series analysis and prediction, fluid dynamics, wind power resources, renewable energy.

Teaching

Recent courses:

Older topics/experience:

  • FYS-1006 Innføring i signaler og sensorer
  • FYS-2014 Digital design
  • FYS-3011 Detection theory
  • AUT-1001 Programmering med mikrokontroller (Institutt for ingeniørvitenskap og sikkerhet)
  • AUT-2005 Reguleringsteknikk (Institutt for ingeniørvitenskap og sikkerhet)

Development and projects:

  • Flexible introductory courses in physics (FYS-0100)
  • Education in science for teachers (MNF-6001/6002)

Publications in CRIStin


  • Solbakken, Kine; Birkelund, Yngve. Evaluation of the Weather Research and Forecasting (WRF) model with respect to wind in complex terrain. Journal of Physics: Conference Series 2018; Volum 1102 (1). ISSN 1742-6588.s 1 - 10.s doi: 10.1088/1742-6596/1102/1/012011.

  • Birkelund, Yngve; Alessandrini, Stefano; Byrkjedal, Øyvind; Monache, Luca Delle. Wind power prediction in complex terrain using analog ensembles. Journal of Physics: Conference Series 2018; Volum 1102 (1). ISSN 1742-6588.s doi: 10.1088/1742-6596/1102/1/012008.

  • Beka, Thomas Ibsa; Senger, Kim; Autio, Uula; Smirnov, Maxim; Birkelund, Yngve. Integrated electromagnetic data investigation of a Mesozoic CO2 storage target reservoir-cap-rock succession, Svalbard. Journal of Applied Geophysics 2017; Volum 136. ISSN 0926-9851.s 417 - 430.s doi: 10.1016/j.jappgeo.2016.11.021.

  • Beka, Thomas Ibsa; Bergh, Steffen G; Smirnov, Maxim; Birkelund, Yngve. Magnetotelluric signatures of the complex tertiary fold–thrust belt and extensional fault architecture beneath Brøggerhalvøya, Svalbard. Polar Research 2017; Volum 36 (1). ISSN 0800-0395.s doi: 10.1080/17518369.2017.1409586.

  • Bilal, Muhammad; Birkelund, Yngve; Homola, Matthew Carl; Virk, Muhammad Shakeel. Wind over complex terrain e Microscale modelling with two types of mesoscale winds at Nygårdsfjell. Renewable Energy 2016; Volum 99. ISSN 0960-1481.s 647 - 653.s doi: 10.1016/j.renene.2016.07.042.

  • Bilal, Muhammad; Solbakken, Kine; Birkelund, Yngve. Wind speed and direction predictions by WRF and WindSim coupling over Nygårdsfjell. Journal of Physics: Conference Series 2016; Volum 753 (8). ISSN 1742-6588.s 1 - 9.s doi: 10.1088/1742-6596/753/8/082018.

  • Beka, Thomas Ibsa; Smirnov, Maxim; Birkelund, Yngve; Senger, Kim; Bergh, Steffen G. Analysis and 3D inversion of magnetotelluric crooked profile data from central Svalbard for geothermal application. Tectonophysics 2016; Volum 686. ISSN 0040-1951.s 98 - 115.s doi: 10.1016/j.tecto.2016.07.024.

  • Bilal, Muhammad; Birkelund, Yngve; Matthew, Homola. High Winds at Nygårdsfjell. Journal of clean energy technologies 2015; Volum 3 (2). ISSN 1793-8201.s 106 - 109.s doi: 10.7763/JOCET.2015.V3.176.

  • Birkelund, Yngve; Johansen, Jarle André; Hanssen, Alfred. High-precision surrogate data based tests for Gaussianity and linearity of discrete time random processes. European Signal Processing Conference 2015; Volum 06-10-September-2004:7079994. ISSN 2076-1465.s 73 - 76.

  • Abrahamsen, Malin; Birkelund, Yngve. Coastal wind from satellite measurements and meteorological models for offshore wind power prediction. ISOPE - International Offshore and Polar Engineering Conference. Proceedings 2015; Volum 2015-January. ISSN 1098-6189.s 699 - 705.

  • Bilal, Muhammad; Araya, Guillermo; Birkelund, Yngve. Preliminary Assessment of Remote Wind Sites. Energy Procedia 2015; Volum 75. ISSN 1876-6102.s 658 - 663.s doi: 10.1016/j.egypro.2015.07.481.

  • Beka, Thomas Ibsa; Smirnov, Maxim; Bergh, Steffen G; Birkelund, Yngve. The First Magnetotelluric Image of the Lithospheric-Scale Geological Architecture in Central Svalbard, Arctic Norway. (fulltekst) Polar Research 2015; Volum 34 (26766). ISSN 0800-0395.s doi: 10.3402/polar.v34.26766.

  • Skjelvareid, Martin Hansen; Birkelund, Yngve; Larsen, yngvar. Internal pipeline inspection using virtual source synthetic aperture ultrasound imaging. NDT & E international 2013; Volum 54. ISSN 0963-8695.s 151 - 158.s doi: 10.1016/j.ndteint.2012.10.005.

  • Klemetsen, Øystein; Jacobsen, Svein Ketil; Birkelund, Yngve. Radiometric temperature reading of a hot ellipsoidal object inside the oral cavity by a shielded microwave antenna put flush to the cheek. Physics in Medicine and Biology 2012; Volum 57 (9). ISSN 0031-9155.s 2633 - 2652.s doi: 10.1088/0031-9155/57/9/2633.

  • Skjelvareid, Martin Hansen; Birkelund, Yngve; Larsen, yngvar. Synthetic Aperture Focusing of Outwardly Directed Cylindrical Ultrasound Scans. IEEE Transactions on Ultrasonics, Ferroelectrics and Frequency Control 2012; Volum 59 (11). ISSN 0885-3010.s 2460 - 2469.s doi: 10.1109/TUFFC.2012.2478.

  • Skjelvareid, Martin Hansen; Olofsson, Tomas; Birkelund, Yngve. Three-dimensional ultrasonic imaging in multilayered media. AIP Conference Proceedings 2012; Volum 1433. ISSN 0094-243X.s 169 - 172.s doi: 10.1063/1.3703163.

  • Jacobsen, Svein Ketil; Klemetsen, Øystein; Birkelund, Yngve. Vesicoureteral reflux in young children: a study of radiometric thermometry as detection modality using an ex vivo porcine model. Physics in Medicine and Biology 2012; Volum 57 (17). ISSN 0031-9155.s 5557 - 5573.s doi: 10.1088/0031-9155/57/17/5557.

  • Klemetsen, Øystein; Birkelund, Yngve; Jacobsen, Svein Ketil; Maccarini, Paolo; Stauffer, Paul R.. DESIGN OF MEDICAL RADIOMETER FRONT-END FOR IMPROVED PERFORMANCE. Progress in Electromagnetics Research B 2011; Volum 27. ISSN 1937-6472.s 289 - 306.s doi: 10.2528/PIERB10101204.

  • Skjelvareid, Martin Hansen; Olofsson, Tomas; Birkelund, Yngve. Ultrasonic imaging of pitting using multilayer synthetic aperture focusing. IEEE International Ultrasonics Symposium Proceedings 2011. ISSN 1051-0117.

  • Birkelund, Yngve; Melandsø, Frank. Integrated ultrasound sensor for microwave heating and radiometry in medical applications. IEEE International Ultrasonics Symposium Proceedings 2011. ISSN 1051-0117.

  • Stauffer, P R; Maccarini, P F; Arunachalam, K.; De Luca, Valeria; Salahi, Sara; Boico, A; Klemetsen, Øystein; Birkelund, Yngve; Jacobsen, Svein Ketil; Bardati, F; Tognolatti, P; Snow, Brent W.. Microwave radiometry for non-invasive detection of vesicoureteral reflux (VUR) following bladder warming. Proceedings of SPIE, the International Society for Optical Engineering 2011; Volum 7901 (1). ISSN 0277-786X.s doi: 10.1117/12.875636.

  • Snow, Brent W.; Arunachalam, Kavitha; De Luca, Valeria; Maccarini, Paolo; Klemetsen, Øystein; Birkelund, Yngve; Pysher, TJ; Stauffer, Paul R.. Non-invasive vesicoureteral reflux detection: Heating risk studies for a new device. Journal of Pediatric Urology 2011; Volum 7 (6). ISSN 1477-5131.s 624 - 630.s doi: 10.1016/j.jpurol.2011.05.005.

  • Birkelund, Yngve; Klemetsen, Øystein; Jacobsen, Svein Ketil; Arunachalam, Kavitha; Maccarini, Paolo; Stauffer, Paul R.. Vesicoureteral Reflux in Children: A Phantom Study of Microwave Heating and Radiometric Thermometry of Pediatric Bladder. IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering 2011; Volum 58 (11). ISSN 0018-9294.s 3269 - 3278.s doi: 10.1109/TBME.2011.2167148.

  • Skjelvareid, Martin H.; Olofsson, Tomas; Birkelund, Yngve; Larsen, yngvar. Synthetic Aperture Focusing of Ultrasonic Data From Multilayered Media Using an Omega-K Algorithm. IEEE Transactions on Ultrasonics, Ferroelectrics and Frequency Control 2011; Volum 58 (5). ISSN 0885-3010.s 1037 - 1048.s doi: 10.1109/TUFFC.2011.1904.

  • Snow, Brent W.; Kavitha, Arunachalam; De Luca, Valeria; Klemetsen, Øystein; Birkelund, Yngve; Stauffer, Paul R.; Maccarini, Paolo. NONINVASIVE GRADE V VESICOURETERAL REFLUX DETECTION: AN ANIMAL STUDY. The Internet Journal of Urology 2011; Volum 185 (4S). ISSN 1528-8390.s e232 - e232.

  • Klemetsen, Øystein; Birkelund, Yngve; Maccarini, P.F.; Stauffer, Paul; Jacobsen, Svein Ketil. Design of Small-sized and Low-cost Front End to Medical Microwave Radiometer. Progress in Electromagnetics Research Symposium 2010. ISSN 1559-9450.s 932 - 936.

  • Skjelvareid, Martin Hansen; Birkelund, Yngve. ULTRASOUND IMAGING USING MULTILAYER SYNTHETIC APERTURE FOCUSING. Journal of Pressure Vessel Technology 2010. ISSN 0094-9930.s 379 - 387.

  • Klemetsen, Øystein; Birkelund, Yngve; Jacobsen, Svein Ketil. Low-cost and small-sized medical microwave radiometer design. IEEE Antennas & Propagation Magazine 2010. ISSN 1045-9243.

  • Jacobsen, Svein Ketil; Birkelund, Yngve. Improved Resolution and Reduced Clutter in Ultra-Wideband Microwave Imaging Using Cross-Correlated Back Projection: Experimental and Numerical Results. (data) International Journal of Biomedical Imaging 2010; Volum 2010. ISSN 1687-4188.s doi: 10.1155/2010/781095.

  • Arunachalam, Kavitha; Maccarini, Paolo; Schlorff, J F; Birkelund, Yngve; Jacobsen, Svein Ketil; Stauffer, Paul R.. Design of a water coupling bolus with improved flow distribution for multi-element superficial hyperthermia applicators. International Journal of Hyperthermia 2009; Volum 25 (7). ISSN 0265-6736.s 554 - 565.s doi: 10.3109/02656730903124506.

  • Birkelund, Yngve; Hanssen, Alfred. Improved bispectrum based tests for Gaussianity and linearity. Signal Processing 2009; Volum 89 (12). ISSN 0165-1684.s 2537 - 2546.s doi: 10.1016/j.sigpro.2009.04.013.

  • Birkelund, Yngve; Jacobsen, Svein Ketil; Arunachalam, Kavitha; Maccarini, Paolo; Stauffer, Paul R.. Flow patterns and heat convection in a rectangular water bolus for use in superficial hyperthermia. Physics in Medicine and Biology 2009; Volum 54 (13). ISSN 0031-9155.s 3937 - 3953.s doi: 10.1088/0031-9155/54/13/001.

  • Bilal, Muhammad; Birkelund, Yngve; Araya, Guillermo; Walter, Gutierrez; Arquimedes, Ruiz-Columbie. Evaluation of aerodynamic loads in wind farms due to katabatic winds.. AWEA conference Orlando USA 2015-05-18 - 2015-05-21 2015.

  • Bilal, Muhammad; Birkelund, Yngve; Araya, Guillermo. Wind Flow Over a Complex Terrain in Nygårdsfjell, Norway.. ASME 2015 Power Conference 2015-06-28 - 2015-07-02 2015.

  • Beka, Thomas Ibsa; Smirnov, Maxim; Birkelund, Yngve. Reconnaissance Geothermal Resource Assessment Using Magnetotelluric Imaging on Svalbard, Norway. World Geothermal Congress 2015-04-19 - 2015-04-24 2015.

  • Beka, Thomas Ibsa; Smirnov, Maxim; Birkelund, Yngve. Magnetotelluric imaging on Svalbard: Fitting data having anisotropic behavior with 3D inversion. 22nd EM Induction Workshop 2014-08-24 - 2014-08-30 2014.

  • Midttømme, Kirsti; Koc, Nalan; Birkelund, Yngve; Øiseth, Ole; Braathen, Alvar; Eriksson, Magnus; Oye, Volker. Geotermisk energi for Svalbard. Geoenergi2013 (sammendrag) 2013-08-27 - 2013-08-29 2013.

  • Bilal, Muhammad; Birkelund, Yngve. Empirical modeling of wind power production during winter season. Winter Wind 2013 2013-02-12 - 2013-02-13 2013.

  • Beka, Thomas Ibsa; Birkelund, Yngve; Smirnov, Maxim. Correlating magnetotelluric sounding with borehole data for geothermal parameter characterization in Sulitjelma area, Norway. Proceedings of the European Geothermal Congress, ISBN 978-2-8052-0226-1 2013-06-03 - 2013-06-07 2013.

  • Netland, Kjell Øystein; Birkelund, Yngve; Køller, Hans-Georg. Undervisning av globale klimaendringar. 2012.

  • Haaland, Silje Sanderud; Birkelund, Yngve. Estimation of production loss due to icing on wind turbines. Arctic Frontiers 2012-01-22 - 2012-01-27 2012.

  • Skjelvareid, Martin Hansen; Olofsson, Tomas; Birkelund, Yngve. Three-dimensional ultrasonic imaging in multilayered media. International Congress on Ultrasonics 2011-09-05 - 2011-09-08 2011.

  • Snow, Brent W.; Arunachalam, Kavitha; De Luca, Valeria; Klemetsen, Øystein; Birkelund, Yngve; Stauffer, Paul R.; Maccarini, Paolo. NONINVASIVE GRADE V VESICOURETERAL REFLUX DETECTION: AN ANIMAL STUDY. 22nd Annual Congress of the ESPU 2011-04-27 - 2011-04-30 2011.

  • Stauffer, Paul R.; Maccarini, Paolo; Arunachalam, Kavitha; Salahi, Sara; De Luca, Valeria; Klemetsen, Øystein; Birkelund, Yngve; Jacobsen, Svein Ketil; Bardati, Fernando; Tognolotti, Piero; Snow, Brent W.. Hyperthermia and microwave radiometry for non-invasive detection of vesicoureteral reflux (VUR). SPIE Photonics West 2011 2011-01-22 - 2011-01-27 2011.

  • Skjelvareid, Martin Hansen; Birkelund, Yngve. Ultrasound Imaging Using Multilayer Synthetic Aperture Focusing. ASME 2010 Pressure Vessels and Piping Conference (fulltekst) 2010-07-18 - 2010-07-22 2010.

  • Birkelund, Yngve; Klemetsen, Øystein; Arunachalam, Kavitha; De Luca, Valeria; Maccarini, Paolo; Jacobsen, Svein Ketil; Stauffer, Paul R.. Radiometric temperature monitoring of microwave hyperthermia. Society For Thermal Medicine 2010 Annual Meeting 2010-04-23 - 2010-04-26 2010.

  • Snow, Brent W.; Stauffer, Paul R.; Arunachalam, Kavitha; Maccarini, Paolo; De Luca, Valeria; Klemetsen, Øystein; Birkelund, Yngve. Non-Invasive Vesicoureteral Reflux Detection: A New Device. American Academy of Pediatrics National Conference & Exhibition (sammendrag) 2010-10-02 - 2010-10-05 2010.

  • Stauffer, Paul R.; Maccarini, Paolo; Arunachalam, Kavitha; De Luca, Valeria; Klemetsen, Øystein; Birkelund, Yngve; Jacobsen, Svein Ketil; Bardati, F; Tognolatti, P; Snow, Brent W.. Non-Oncologic Application for Microwave Radiometry in Temperature Monitoring and Control. 26th Annual Meeting of EUROPEAN SOCIETY for HYPERTHERMIC ONCOLOGY 2010-05-20 - 2010-05-22 2010.

  • Klemetsen, Øystein; Birkelund, Yngve; Maccarini, Paolo; Arunachalam, Kavitha; De Luca, Valeria; Jacobsen, Svein Ketil; Stauffer, Paul R.. Miniature radiometer frontend design for noninvasive temperature measurements. Society for Thermal Medicine 2010 Annual Meeting 2010-04-23 - 2010-04-26 2010.

  • Klemetsen, Øystein; Birkelund, Yngve; Maccarini, Paolo; Stauffer, Paul R.; Jacobsen, Svein Ketil. Design of small-sized and low-cost front end to medical microwave radiometer. 28th Progress In Electromagnetics Research Symposium (fulltekst) 2010-07-05 - 2010-07-08 2010.

  • Klemetsen, Øystein; Birkelund, Yngve; Jacobsen, Svein Ketil. Low-cost and small-sized medical microwave radiometer design. 2010 IEEE Internatinal Symposium on Antennas and Propagation and CNC/USNC/URSI Radio Science Meeting (fulltekst) 2010-07-11 - 2010-07-17 2010.

  • Birkelund, Yngve. Akrobalyse - Matematikk og fysikk i akrobatikk. Forskningsdagene 2008-09-26 - 2008-09-26 2008.

  • Birkelund, Yngve; Jacobsen, Svein Ketil; Stauffer, Paul R.; Arunachalam, K.; Maccarini, P F. Water coupling bolus design for microwave array applicators. International Congress on Hyperthermic Oncology 2008-04-09 - 2008-04-12 2008.

  • Birkelund, Yngve; Hanssen, Alfred; Øigård, Tor Arne; Hindberg, Heidi; Hanssen, Øistein. Analysis of Harmonic and Subharmonic Effects in a Transversal Flute Made from Heracleum Laciniatum. 7th Nordic Signal Processing Symposium (NORSIG'06) (omtale) 2006-07-07 - 2006-07-09 2007.

  • Birkelund, Yngve; Hanssen, Alfred; Øigård, Tor Arne; Hindberg, Heidi; Holm, Sverre. The sound of rock 'n' roll: analysis and modelling of valve amplifier distortion for electric guitar. IMA Seventh Int. Conf. on Mathematics in Signal Processing 2006-12-18 - 2006-12-20 2007.

  • Birkelund, Yngve; Hanssen, Alfred; Øygård, Tor-Arne; Hindberg, Heidi. Kernel-based estimators for the Kirkwood-Rihaczek time-frequency spectrum. The 14th European Signal Processing Conference, EUSIPCO, by Eurasip. 2006-09-04 - 2006-09-08 2006.

  • Birkelund, Yngve; Hanssen, Alfred; Øygård, Tor-Arne. Spectra, bispectral, and dual-frequency analysis of tube amplified electric guitar sound. IEEE Workshop on Applications of Signal Processing to Audio and Acoustics 2005-10-16 - 2005-10-19 2005.

  • Birkelund, Yngve; Hanssen, Alfred; Johansen, Jarle Andre. High-precision surrogate based tests for gaussianity and linearity. XII European Signal Processing Conference (EUSIPCO) 2004-09-06 - 2004-09-06 2004.

  • Birkelund, Yngve; Johansen, Jarle Andre; Cressler, John D.; Jin, Zhenrong. A statistical tool for probing the coupling between noisytraps in semiconductor devices, with application to 1/f noise in SiGe HBTs. Topical Meeting on Silicon Monolitic Integrated Circuits in RF Systems (SiRF) 2004-09-08 - 2004-09-08 2004.

  • Birkelund, Yngve; Hanssen, Alfred; Johansen, Jarle Andre; van Rheenen, Arthur D.; Cressler, John D.. Time series analysis of low-frequency noise in SiGe HBTs. Norsk symposium i signalbehandling 2003. 2003-10-02 - 2003-10-04 2003.