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    • An assessment of the implementation of teleradiology in the Eastern Cape towards the enhanced utilisation of the system 

      Hauman, Charlotte (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2010-12)
      ENGLISH ABSTRACT: Telemedicine is the use of communication and information technology (ICT) to enable the delivery of specialised health care services. In a developing country like South Africa where there is a shortage ...

    • An asset investment decision framework to prioritise shutdown maintenance tasks 

      Swart, Petrus Daniel (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2015-12)
      ENGLISH ABSTRACT: The 2007-2008 Global Financial Crisis and subsequent economic downturn have forced many asset-intensive organisations to direct their maintenance efforts towards achieving their strategic goals more ...

    • Asymmetrical S-band coupled resonator filters 

      Coetzee, Nicola (Stellenbosch : University of Stellenbosch, 2005-12)
      Due to a more densely packed frequency spectrum, there is an increasing demand for narrow band filters with asymmetrical transfer function characteristics. The resulting coupling matrices contain both positive and negative ...

    • ATM cash management for a South African retail bank 

      Du Toit, Delyno Johannes (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2011-12)
      ENGLISH ABSTRACT: Cash can be seen as a fast moving consumer good. Approaching cash as inventory within the ATM cash management environment of a South African retail bank, provided the opportunity to apply well known ...

    • An attitude and orbit determination and control system for a small geostationary satellite 

      Thopil, G. A. (Stellenbosch : University of Stellenbosch, 2006-12)
      An analysis of the attitude determination and control system required for a small geostationary satellite is performed in this thesis. A three axis quaternion feedback reaction wheel control system is the primary control ...

    • An attitude control system for the deployment and stabilisation of a tethered dual CubeSat mission 

      Kearney, Mike-Alec (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2013-03)
      ENGLISH ABSTRACT: The use of electrodynamic tethers on-board satellites is an exciting scientific prospect. These conductive tethers provide the means for satellites to generate power and to do propulsion by electrodynamic ...

    • Attitude determination and control system for EyasSAT for Hardware In the Loop application 

      Groenewald, Christoffel Johannes (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2014-04)
      ENGLISH ABSTRACT: An Attitude Determination and Control System (ADCS) demonstrator and testing platform was required for satellite engineering students. The ADCS demonstrator and testing platform will allow students to ...

    • Attitude determination and control system of a nanosatellite 

      Schoonwinkel, Johannes (Stellenbosch : University of Stellenbosch, 2007-12)
      The aim of this project was to design and test a partial attitude determination and control system for a nanosatellite. The reaction wheel system was designed and tested as an actuator for the nanosatellite. This reaction ...

    • The attitude determination and control systems (ADCS) task scheduler 

      Ntsimane, M. H. (Mpho Hendrick) (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2001-12)
      ENGLISH ABSTRACT: A new task scheduler for the Attitude Determination and Control System (ADCS) of the Stellenbosch University Satellite (SUNSAT) has been designed and tested on a personal computer. This new scheduler ...

    • Attitude sensor and actuator interfacing for micro-satellites 

      Dlamini, Zamokwakhe P. (Zamokwakhe Peacemaker) (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2002-12)
      ENGLISH ABSTRACT: The purpose of this thesis was to design and test the interfaces of sensors and actuators. In the complete Attitude Determination and Control System CADCS) the Interface Control Processor (ICP) must ...

    • Attributes and multi-criteria decision analysis in machine selection for process chains 

      Steyn, Marisa (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2003-12)
      ENGLISH ABSTRACT: The purpose of this project is to find a means to evaluate a number of machines to optimise a process chain. Firstly seven machine types were identified to be included in the study. These machine types ...

    • Automated aerial refuelling of a large receiver aircraft 

      Kriel, Steven Cornelius (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2016-03)
      ENGLISH ABSTRACT: Performing aerial refueling of a large receiver is an extremely strenuous task for a pilot. Automating the aerial refueling for a large receiver is thus highly desirable. While significant research has ...

    • Automated coverage calculation and test case generation 

      Morrison, George Campbell (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2012-03)
      ENGLISH ABSTRACT: This research combines symbolic execution, a formal method of static analysis, with various test adequacy criteria, to explore the e ectiveness of using symbolic execution for calculating code coverage ...

    • Automated design of multi-mode fuzzy controllers 

      Hugo, Etienne Martin (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2000-12)
      ENGLISH ABSTRACT: A standard fuzzy logic controller is not robust enough to guarantee consistent closed-loop performance for highly non-linear plants. A finely tuned closed-loop response loses relevance as the system ...

    • The automated detection and analysis of gravitational microlensing events 

      Van Rooyen, Ruby (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2000-12)
      ENGLISH ABSTRACT: In this thesis we addressed some issues concerning the automation of the detection, processing and the analysis of gravitational microlensing events, which are currently being used in the search for ...

    • Automated landing of a quadrotor Unmanned Aerial Vehicle on a translating platform 

      Moller, Paul Daniel Stefanus (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2015-12)
      ENGLISH ABSTRACT: In this thesis the design, implementation and practical testing of an autolanding system responsible for landing a quadrotor Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) on a moving platform are presented. The goal ...

    • Automated mobile water leakage assessment system 

      Erwee, Jurie Johannes (2016-12)
      ENGLISH ABSTRACT: Despite humanity’s absolute reliance on the increasingly scarce resource of potable water, 25.4% of South Africa’s water is lost due to leaks in the distribution network before it reaches the consumer. ...

    • Automated parameter extraction for Single Flux Quantum integrated circuits with LVS 

      Roberts, Rebecca Mimi Catherina (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2015-03)
      ENGLISH ABSTRACT: Thorough layout verification of superconductor integrated circuits goes beyond design rule checking and parameter value extraction. The former is used to verify adherence to process design rules, and the ...

    • Automated pediatric cardiac auscultation 

      De Vos, Jacques Pinard (Stellenbosch : University of Stellenbosch, 2005-03)
      Most of the relevant and severe congenital cardiac malfunctions can be recognized in the neonatal period of a child’s life. The delayed recognition of a congenital heart defect may have a serious impact on the long-term ...

    • Automated reading of high volume water meters 

      Ulyate, Jessica (Stellenbosch : University of Stellenbosch, 2011-03)
      ENGLISH ABSTRACT: Accurate water usage information is very important for municipalities in order to provide accurate billing information for high volume water users. Meter reading are currently obtained by sending a ...