Browsing Faculty of Engineering by Title

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    • Automatic control of commercial airliners in formation flight 

      Buchner, Denzil (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2015-03)
      ENGLISH ABSTRACT: This thesis presents research contributing towards the automatic control of formation flight for commercial airliners. The motivation behind this research is to ultimately reduce fuel consumption of ...

    • Automatic flight envelope recovery for large transport aircraft 

      Engelbrecht, Jacobus Adriaan Albertus (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2016-12)
      ENGLISH ABSTRACT: This thesis presents the design of an automatic flight envelope recovery system for large transport aircraft. The flight envelope of the aircraft is conceptualised to consist of the aerodynamic envelope, ...

    • Automatic music transcription : an exploratory study 

      Matthaei, Peter E (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2004-04)
      ENGLISH ABSTRACT: In a pioneering project for the University of Stellenbosch, and indeed South Africa, an automatic music transcription system was designed to explore the underlying theory, concepts and problematies of ...

    • Automatic oral proficiency assessment of second language speakers of South African English 

      Muller, Pieter F.de V. (Stellenbosch : University of Stellenbosch, 2010-03)
      ENGLISH ABSTRACT: The assessment of oral proficiency forms an important part of learning a second language. However, the manual assessment of oral proficiency is a labour intensive task requiring specific expertise. An ...

    • Automatic phoneme recognition of South African English 

      Engelbrecht, Herman Arnold (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2004-03)
      ENGLISH ABSTRACT: Automatic speech recognition applications have been developed for many languages in other countries but not much research has been conducted on developing Human Language Technology (HLT) for S.A. ...

    • Automatic positioner and control system for a motorized parabolic solar reflector 

      Prinsloo, Gerhardus Johannes (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2014-12)
      ENGLISH ABSTRACT: Most rural African villages enjoy high levels of sunlight, but rolling out solar power generation technology to tap into this renewable energy resource at remote rural sites in Africa pose a number of ...

    • Automatic syllabification of untranscribed speech 

      Nel, Pieter Willem (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2005-03)
      ENGLISH ABSTRACT: The syllable has been proposed as a unit of automatic speech recognition due to its strong links with human speech production and perception. Recently, it has been proved that incorporating information ...

    • Automating a labour performance measurement and risk assessment: an evaluation of methods for a computer vision based system 

      Van Blommestein, Donald Lloyd (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2014-04)
      ENGLISH ABSTRACT: This thesis brings together productivity and risk assessments through innovative design, development and evaluation of a unique system for retrieving and analysing data. In the past, although the link ...

    • Automation and navigation of a terrestrial vehicle 

      Visser, Wynand (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2012-03)
      ENGLISH ABSTRACT: This thesis presents the design and implementation of an autonomous navigational system and the automation of a practical demonstrator vehicle. It validates the proposed navigation architecture using ...

    • An automotive interior lighting application using white light-emitting diodes 

      Solomon, Ramzi; Pillay, P.; Sebitosi, A.B. (Cape Town : Cape Town University, 2008)
      Energy drives technological societies. Developing countries such as South Africa are caught between the desperate need for economic growth and the emerging obligations to the environment. Efficient technologies can be ...

    • Autonomous aerobatic flight of a fixed wing unmanned aerial vehicle 

      Hough, Willem J. (Stellenbosch : University of Stellenbosch, 2007-03)
      This thesis relates to the successful development of a flight control system to perform a range of aerobatic manoeuvres autonomously. The project is the first to try to extend the flight control capabilities of the ...

    • Autonomous air-to-air refueling : a comparison of control strategies 

      Venter, Jeanne Marie (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2012-03)
      ENGLISH ABSTRACT: The air-to-air refuelling of large aircraft presents challenges such as a long fuel transfer time, slow aircraft responses and a large distance between the aircraft CG and the receptacle position. This ...

    • Autonomous airborne refueling : relative state estimation 

      Runhaar, Anton Johan (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2011-12)
      ENGLISH ABSTRACT: This thesis presents the development of a state estimation system for use in an Autonomous Airborne Refueling (AAR) operation through the simulated implementation of GPS, monocular and stereoscopic ...

    • Autonomous auscultation of the human heart 

      Botha, J. S. F. (Stellenbosch : University of Stellenbosch, 2010-03)
      ENGLISH ABSTRACT: The research presented in this thesis serves to provide a tool to autonomously screen for cardiovascular disease in the rural areas of Africa. Vital information thus obtained from patients can be ...

    • Autonomous docking for a satellite pair using monocular vision 

      Mienie, Dewald (Stellenbosch : University of Stellenbosch, 2009-03)
      Autonomous rendezvouz and docking is seen as an enabling technology. It allows, among others, the construction of larger space platforms in-orbit and also provides a means for the in-orbit servicing of space vehicles. In ...

    • Autonomous flight control system for an airship 

      Avenant, Gerrit Christiaan (Stellenbosch : University of Stellenbosch, 2010-03)
      ENGLISH ABSTRACT: In recent years, the use of airships has become popular for observation purposes since they provide a cost effective alternative to other aircraft. For this project a lateral and longitudinal flight ...

    • Autonomous flight of a model aircraft 

      Peddle, Iain K. (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2005-03)
      The successful development of a conventional flight autopilot for a model aircraft is presented. All aspects of the autopilot design are considered, from modeling to flight tests. A mathematical aircraft model, as a ...

    • Autonomous flight of an unmanned helicopter 

      Rossouw, Louis-Emile (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2008-03)
      ENGLISH ABSTRACT: The successful development of an autopilot for an unmanned helicopter is presented. The helicopter model is developed from first principles. The model is decoupled to enable the design of four separate ...

    • Autonomous landing of a fixed-wing unmanned aerial vehicle onto a moving platform 

      Le Roux, Cornelus Tjaart (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2016-12)
      ENGLISH ABSTRACT: This thesis presents the analysis, design, simulation, implementation and partial practical flight testing of a flight control system to achieve accurate autonomous landing of a fixed-wing unmanned aerial ...

    • Autonomous landing of a fixed-wing unmanned aerial vehicle using differential GPS 

      Smit, Samuel Jacobus Adriaan (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2013-03)
      ENGLISH ABSTRACT: This dissertation presents the design and practical demonstration of a flight control system (FCS) that is capable of autonomously landing a fixed-wing, unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) on a stationary ...