• Rotary regenerator design optimisation and heating surface selection 

      Swanepoel, D. C. (Daniel Coenraad) (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 1995)
      ENGLISH ABSTRACT: The rotary regenerator is far from a new device and since its invention more than 70 years ago it has developed into a carefully engineered product. They are mainly used for gas to gas heat transfer and ...
    • Rotor design and performance evaluation of a PM-assisted reluctance synchronous traction machine 

      Sibande, Sguda Enock (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2005-04)
      ENGLISH ABSTRACT: The thesis describes the optimum rotor design and performance of a 110kW Permanent-Magnet assisted (PM-assisted) Reluctance Synchronous traction Machine (RSM) using bonded permanent magnet sheets. ...
    • RSFQ digital circuit design automation and optimisation 

      Muller, Louis C. (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2015-03)
      ENGLISH ABSTRACT: In order to facilitate the creation of complex and robust RSFQ digital logic circuits an extensive library of electronic design automation (EDA) tools is a necessity. It is the aim of this work to ...
    • Rural e-mail system for the Sumbandila satellite 

      Cooke, Adrian (Adrian Gerard) (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2007-12)
      ENGLISH ABSTRACT: Keywords: digital signal processing, OSI layer, network protocols, embedded systems, satellite technology This thesis describes the design and implementation of a rural e-mail system for the ...
    • S-band monopulse radar receiver design and implementation 

      Hagos, Mussie Ghebreegziabiher (Stellenbosch : University of Stellenbosch, 2006-03)
      This thesis documents the design and implementation of an S-band receiver for phasecomparison monopulse radar. The design and evaluation of the various sub-systems involved in realizing the receiver are discussed in ...
    • The safety and comfort of a patient during robot-based positioning for accurate radiotherapy 

      Von Hoesslin, Neil (Stellenbosch : University of Stellenbosch, 2004-12)
      Please refer to full text for abstract.
    • Sample evaluation for action selection in Monte Carlo Tree Search 

      Brand, Dirk; Kroon, Steve (2014)
      ENGLISH ABSTRACT; Building sophisticated computer players for games has been of interest since the advent of artificial intelligence research. Monte Carlo tree search (MCTS) techniques have led to recent advances in ...
    • Satellite communications strategy selection for optimal LEO satellite communication 

      Bezuidenhout, Quintus (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2012-12)
      ENGLISH ABSTRACT: A low earth orbit satellite system can be useful in numerous communication applications where physical connections are not possible. Communication time available from any point on earth to the satellite ...
    • Satellite data transmission by means of a multi-channel system 

      Smith, David (Stellenbosch : University of Stellenbosch, 2006-12)
      The aim of this thesis is to find an a ordable and upgradeable manner of increasing the data rate of current satellite systems. The compression, modulation and amplification techniques and telecommunication regulations ...
    • Satellite network simulator - design and verifcation using AODV and AntHocNet 

      Merts, Andre-Jan (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2017-03)
      ENGLISH ABSTRACT: As access to space increases, the viability of creating satellite networks and dedicated services for satellite clients also increases. However, satellites are expensive to launch and cannot be easily ...
    • Satellite-based web server 

      Maluleke, Enock Vongani (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2002-12)
      ENGLISH ABSTRACT: There is a large variety of telemetry recervmg software currently available for the reception of telemetry information from different satellites. Most of the software used in receiving telemetry data ...
    • SAURAN : a new resource for solar radiometric data in Southern Africa 

      Brooks, Michael J.; Du Clou, Sven; Van Niekerk, Wikus L.; Gauche, Paul; Leonard, Corli; Mouzouris, Michael J.; Meyer, Riaan; Van der Westhuizen, Nic; Van Dyk, Ernest E.; Vorster, Frederik J. (Energy Research Centre, 2015)
      A new resource for sun strength data in Southern Africa has been established with the commissioning of a regional network of solar monitoring stations. The Southern African Universities Radiometric Network (SAURAN) is an ...
    • Saving on household electric water heating : what works best and by how much 

      Nel, P. J. C.; Booysen, Marthinus J.; Van der Merwe, B. (IEEE, 2017-12)
      Electric heating of water for domestic use is a substantial component of total household energy costs. Thermal energy in a water heater is either used (as warm water) or lost to the environment. Various approaches to ...
    • Saving on household electric water heating : what works best and by how much? 

      Nel, P. J. C.; Booysen, M. J.; Van der Merwe, B. (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, 2017)
      Electric heating of water for domestic use is a substantial component of total household energy costs. Thermal energy in a water heater is either used (as warm water) or lost to the environment. Various approaches to reduce ...
    • Scalability of fixed-radius searching in meshless methods for heterogeneous architectures 

      Pols, LeRoi Vincent (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2014-12)
      ENGLISH ABSTRACT: In this thesis we set out to design an algorithm for solving the all-pairs fixed-radius nearest neighbours search problem for a massively parallel heterogeneous system. The all-pairs search problem is ...
    • Scale model validation of QUAYSIM and WAVESCAT numerical models of ship motions 

      Eigelaar, Lerika Susan (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2015-03)
      ENGLISH ABSTRACT: Various numerical modelling software packages are available for predicting moored ship motions and forces. The focus of this study was to validate the numerical models QUAYSIM and WAVESCAT and how these ...
    • Scale-up and control of a multi-component emulsion polymerization system 

      Theron, Jacobus Petrus (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2000-03)
      ENGLISH ABSTRACT: ABSTRACT: A new emulsion (code name: NW 120) has been developed by Plascon on laboratory scale, for application in the paint industry. It is an environmentally friendly emulsion in which no coalescent ...
    • Scale-up of mechanically agitated flotation processes based on the principles of dimensional similitude 

      Truter, Marius (Stellenbosch : University of Stellenbosch, 2010-12)
      ENGLISH ABSTRACT: The use of dimensional analysis to scale-up mechanically agitated flotation processes and to identify deficiencies in froth flotation plants was explored. The full range of operating variables was ...
    • Scanning and motion capturing of vertebral kinematics 

      Christelis, Lorita (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2008-12)
      In the context of intervertebral disc replacement and customized implants, human simulation studies are of great importance. Simulation models need input data. This study investigated different in vivo motion capturing ...
    • Scenario modelling for short to long term rollout of Concentrating Solar Power (CSP) in South Africa 

      Auret, Christina (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2015-03)
      ENGLISH ABSTRACT: South Africa is currently in the process of greatly expanding its electricity generating infrastructure. A significant portion of the new capacity will be made up out of renewable energy systems. The ...