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  • Elkaseh, Akram Abdulsalam (Stellenbosch : University of Stellenbosch, 2010-12)
    ENGLISH ABSTRACT: Planar weak link structures, such as micro-bridges, variable thickness bridges and nanobridges, have always attracted a lot of attention. Their potential to behave as real Josephson elements make them ...
  • Elkaseh, Akram Abdulsalam (Stellenbosch : University of Stellenbosch, 2006-12)
    The Josephson effect of high-temperature superconducting nanobridge structures is studied worldwide. Until now, nanobridges are generally fabricated with focused ion beam milling on planar thin films. These nanobridges ...
  • Van Staden, Wynand Fourie (2007-03)
    A major challenge in the design and operation of High Temperature Superconducting (HTS) devices is the fabrication of reproducible Josephson junctions with good IcRn products. One objective of this thesis was to fabricate ...
  • Ballot, Johan Stephen Simeon (Stellenbosch : University of Stellenbosch, 2005-03)
    This thesis relates to the design, implementation and evaluation of statistical face recognition techniques. In particular, the use of Hidden Markov Models in various forms is investigated as a recognition tool and ...
  • Rautenbach, Pieter Albertus (Stellenbosch : University of Stellenbosch, 2005-03)
    Structure from Motion suggests that an object or scene’s three-dimensional structure can be determined from its observed two-dimensional motion. Human efforts, manifested in computer algorithms, try to mimic the ...
  • Douries, William John (Stellenbosch : University of Stellenbosch, 2004-04)
    ENGLISH ABSTRACT: This thesis covers the factors affecting compactibility of hot mix asphalt including gradation, filler/binder ratios, binder types, binder content, polymer modification, temperature, volumetric properties ...
  • Du Preez, Marianne (Stellenbosch : University of Stellenbosch, 2009-03)
    Statistical speech recognition systems typically utilise a set of statistical models of subword units based on the set of phonemes in a target language. However, in continuous speech it is important to consider co-articulation ...
  • Alphonse, Stephanie (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2012-03)
    ENGLISH ABSTRACT: The o set Gregorian dual re ector antenna is eminently well suited to a radio telescope antenna application as it o ers a narrow beam width pattern (i.e high gain) and good e ciency. The focus of this ...
  • Danje, Stephen (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2011-12)
    ENGLISH ABSTRACT: Increasing oil prices along with the climate change threat have forced governments, society and the energy sector to consider alternative fuels. Biofuel presents itself as a suitable replacement and has ...
  • Basson, Willem Albertus (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2011-12)
    ENGLISH ABSTRACT: This thesis presents the development of an adaptive longitudinal control system for an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV). The project forms part of a research effort at Stellenbosch University into different ...
  • Beeton, Wiaan (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2013-12)
    ENGLISH ABSTRACT: In this thesis the design, analysis, implementation, and verification of a fault-tolerant unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) flight control system which is robust to structural damage causing the natural ...
  • Vos, Jacu (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2002-12)
    ENGLISH ABSTRACT: For space designs, just as for terrestrial applications, the appetite for more computing power is virtually insatiable. Further, like portable applications, space use implies severe power constraints. ...
  • Barnard, Arno (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2001-12)
    ENGLISH ABSTRACT: After SUNSAT was launched in 1999 and the possibility of developing another micro satellite emerged, areas of possible improvement were identified. Among the suggestions that emerged was the idea of ...
  • Brosius, Walter (Stellenbosch : University of Stellenbosch, 2009-12)
    This paper describes a MEng thesis project for a MEng in Renewable Energy Systems program at the Centre for Renewable Energy Studies at the University of Stellenbosch, South Africa. The aim of this paper was to offer ...
  • Skinner, Robert Edmid (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2005-12)
    ENGLISH ABSTRACT: The purpose of this study was to investigate the feasibility of a moon sensor as an alternative or supplemental sensor to supply attitude information to a satellite. The visibility of the moon was ...
  • Botes, Antoni Willem (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2013-12)
    ENGLISH ABSTRACT: The current housing backlog facing the informal residents of South Africa is daunting. With current research showing that the backlog is not shrinking fast enough, the stakeholders of the formal and ...
  • Wust, Isak (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2014-12)
    ENGLISH ABSTRACT: The Port of Durban is forecasted to reach its capacity in terms of container handling soon, which necessitates the investigation of an alternative port in the vicinity. The old Durban Airport site has ...
  • Wagener, Dirk Wolfram (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2003-11)
    ENGLISH ABSTRACT: The video-based computer vision patient positioning system that is being developed at iThemba Laboratories, relies on the accurate, robust location, identification and tracking of a number of markers on ...
  • Ehlers, Righardt Frederick (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2012-03)
    ENGLISH ABSTRACT: The successful design, implementation and testing of a feedback control system for tab-deflection control of a shape memory alloy (SMA) based control surface actuator is presented. The research is ...
  • Smith, Corne J. (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2003-12)
    ENGLISH ABSTRACT: Active noise reduction (ANR) is a method of cancelling acoustic noise in a defined enclosure. Two methods exist to implement ANR, they are the analog feedback method and the digital feedforward method. ...