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    • A critical success factor model for asset management services 

      Jooste, Johannes Lodewyk (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2014-12)
      ENGLISH ABSTRACT: Business-to-business services relating to physical asset management are playing an increasingly important role in industry. This is in the midst of the current pressures which asset owning organisations ...

    • A Cross Platform Framework for Software Defined Radio 

      Brady, Richard (Stellenbosch : University of Stellenbosch, 2007-12)
      Software defined radios (SDRs) implement in software those parts of a radio which have traditionally been implemented in analogue hardware. We explain the importance of this definition and introduce reconfigurability and ...

    • The cross-shore distribution of grain size in the longshore transport zone 

      Soltau, Christoph (Stellenbosch : University of Stellenbosch, 2009-12)
      ENGLISH ABSTRACT: Calculation of longshore sediment transport rates is a typical part of coastal engineering work. One of the important inputs to such calculations is the sediment grain size. A single, representative ...

    • Cryogenic amplifiers for interfacing superconductive systems to room temperature electronics 

      Badenhorst, Le Roux (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2008-12)
      This thesis is aimed at testing commercially available CMOS amplifier ICs at 4 K. Super Conducting Electronics (SCE) will also be used to amplify RSFQ signals for easier detection by CMOS technology and better ...

    • A Cryogenic CMOS-based Control System for Testing Superconductor Electronics 

      Van Niekerk, Philip Charl (Stellenbosch : University of Stellenbosch, 2008-03)
      A Cryogenic CMOS-based Control System for Testing Superconductor Electronics P.C. van Niekerk Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering University of Stellenbosch Private Bag X1, 7602 Matieland, South ...

    • Crystalline silicon solar cells - a glance from Europe 

      John, Joachim (Stellenbosch : University of Stellenbosch, 2008-02-12)
      The invitation to the presentation by Dr Joachim John at the Stellenbosch University. A lecture on the Current and Future Technology of Thin Crystalline Silicon Solar Cells will be given on Tuesday 12 February 2008 at 15h00 ...

    • Culprit and victim management RFI environment for a radio astronomy site 

      Van der Merwe, Carel (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2012-03)
      ENGLISH ABSTRACT: A methodology is developed to manage the large number of RFI Culprits on a new Radio Telescope location such as the South African site being developed in the Karoo, both during construction and ongoing ...

    • DAB implementation in SDR 

      Ernest, Petro Pesha (Stellenbosch : University of Stellenbosch, 2005-12)
      The aim of this thesis is to implement a Digital Audio Broadcasting (DAB) system in a Software Defined Radio (SDR). The physical modulation part of the DAB transmitter for one of the transmission modes as well as its ...

    • Data capturing system using cellular phone, verified against propagation models 

      Visser, Schalk W. J. (Schalk Willem Jacobus) (Stellenbosch : University of Stellenbosch, 2004-12)
      ENGLISH ABSTRACT: Data capturing equipment are an expensive part of testing the coverage of a deployed or planned wireless service. This thesis presents the development of such a data capturing system that make use of ...

    • Data modelling of industrial steel structures 

      Oosthuizen, Daniel Rudolph (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2003-12)
      ENGLISH ABSTRACT: AP230 of STEP is an application protocol for structural steel-framed buildings. Product data relating to steel structures is represented in a model that captures analysis, design and manufacturing ...

    • Data-driven augmentation of pronunciation dictionaries 

      Loots, Linsen (Stellenbosch : University of Stellenbosch, 2010-03)
      ENGLISH ABSTRACT: This thesis investigates various data-driven techniques by which pronunciation dictionaries can be automatically augmented. First, well-established grapheme-to-phoneme (G2P) conversion techniques are ...

    • A de-coupled level controller for cascaded flotation processes 

      Van Heerden, Jacobus P. (Jacobus Petrus) (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2002-03)
      ENGLISH ABSTRACT: Flotation was introduced early in the zo" century as a separation process for extracting valuable minerals from grinded ore. Today flotation is a dominant mineral concentration method and is used for ...

    • Debonding of external CFRP plates from RC structures caused by cyclic loading effects 

      Badenhorst, Adriaan Jakobus (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2012-03)
      ENGLISH ABSTRACT: This study set out to determine the debonding of externally applied Carbon Fibre Reinforced Polymer (CFRP) plates from RC structures under cyclic loading. Triplet shear tests and finite element (FE) ...

    • Decision making between hybrid and in-situ concrete construction in South Africa 

      Lombard, Adele (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2011-12)
      ENGLISH ABSTRACT: A construction method that proves to be the best today will not necessarily be the best method for application in 20 years. Therefore, with changing circumstances, engineers have to consider all the ...

    • A decision support model to determine the critical success factors of asset management services 

      Jooste, Johannes Lodewyk; Vlok, P. J. (SAIIE, 2015)
      Business-to-business services relating to physical asset management play an increasingly important role in industry. This is in the context of the current pressures that organisations experience in realising optimal value ...

    • A decision support model to identify causes of human error creating information systems failure 

      Van Deventer, Lienke (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2016-03)
      ENGLISH ABSTRACT: The smooth operation of information systems has a powerful impact on an organisation's financial performance and success. The failure of information systems continues to be an issue for organisations and ...

    • A decision support model to improve rolling stock maintenance scheduling based on reliability and cost 

      Asekun, Olabanji Olumuyiwa (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2014-12)
      ENGLISH ABSTRACT: The demand for rail travel has increased over the years. As a result, it is becoming mandatory for railway industries to maintain very high availability of their assets to ensure that service levels are ...

    • A decision support system for equipment allocation in a telemedicine referral network 

      Treurnicht, Maria J.; Van Dyk, Liezl (Southern African Institute for Industrial Engineering, 2014-05)
      Telemedicine applications have had much success in strengthening health systems worldwide. Unfortunately, many systems are implemented without decisions based on proper needs assessments. In South Africa, this ‘technology ...

    • A decision support system for telemedicine needs assessments in South Africa 

      Treurnicht, Maria Jacoba (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2012-03)
      ENGLISH ABSTRACT: The various applications of Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) in healthcare are increasingly effective to improve the cost-effectiveness and quality of healthcare service delivery. ...

    • A decision support tool for capacity designing of BRT stations using discrete-event simulation 

      Engelbrecht, Louise (Stellenbosch : University of Stellenbosch, 2010-12)
      ENGLISH ABSTRACT: The purpose of this study is to investigate the capacity of a proposed bus rapid transit (BRT) station in Cape Town. A bus rapid transit system is a high-capacity public transportation system that carries ...