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  • Le Riche, Pierre (Pierre Jacques) (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2000-12)
    ENGLISH ABSTRACT: Handwritten signature verification (HSV) is the process through which handwritten signatures are analysed in an attempt to determine whether the person who made the signature is who he claims to ...
  • Sindle, Colin (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2003-12)
    ENGLISH ABSTRACT: Handwritten signatures are provided extensively to verify identity for all types of transactions and documents. However, they are very rarely actually verified. This is because of the high cost of ...
  • Krige, Ernst (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2012-12)
    ENGLISH ABSTRACT: The implementation of the Caprivi Link Interconnector (CLI) High Voltage Direct Current (HVDC) scheme in 2010 connecting the weak Namibian and Zambian Alternating Current (AC) transmission networks via ...
  • Uys, Nina (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2010-10)
    ENGLISH ABSTRACT: In its Millennium Development Goals, the United Nations prioritizes the improvement of maternal health in developing countries. The World Health Organization argues that this can be done through improving ...
  • Funnell, M. E. (Marc Edwin) (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2002-04)
    ENGLISH ABSTRACT: An experimental investigation was conducted usmg a cantilever beam to illustrate an understanding of vibration techniques and phenomena. The [Tee and forced vibration of the cantilever beam was ...
  • Malan, Karel Johan (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2014-04)
    ENGLISH ABSTRACT: The ability of concentrating solar power (CSP) to efficiently store large amounts of energy sets it apart from other renewable energy technologies. However, cost reduction and improved efficiency is ...
  • De Lange, Billy (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2011-12)
    ENGLISH ABSTRACT: Although a numerical model of the mirror support truss of the Southern African Large Telescope (SALT) has already been developed during the design thereof, this thesis focuses on the development of the ...
  • McIver, Stuart Roderick Arthur (Stellenbosch : University of Stellenbosch, 2010-03)
    ENGLISH ABSTRACT: The thesis details the design, construction and experimental evaluation of 30W, 35W and 250W L-Band LDMOS Radar amplifiers. Each amplifier module contains an integrated high speed power supply in order ...
  • Du Rand, Marlie (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2000-12)
    ENGLISH ABSTRACT: Supercritical extraction is being investigated as a possible alternative to the processes currently used in the fractionation of paraffinic waxes. By removing the lighter carbon fractions from the wax, ...
  • Banda, Wezi (Stellenbosch : University of Stellenbosch, 2006-12)
    In the smelting of copper waste slags to recover cobalt and copper, the prediction of the metal liquidus temperature and the associated superheat for liquid metal handling for subsequent treatments cannot be done with ...
  • Van Rhyn, P. D. (Stellenbosch : University of Stellenbosch, 2006-03)
    This thesis presents the design and implementation of a high voltage DC-DC converter using a series stacked topology. The converter’s specifications were set by Spoornet and the converter forms part of a DC-AC inverter ...
  • Stander, Tinus (Stellenbosch : University of Stellenbosch, 2009-12)
    ENGLISH ABSTRACT: This dissertation presents a synthesis method for broadband high-power absorptive microwave lters by cascading a wide stop-band wa e-iron lter with an absorptive harmonic pad. The classical image ...
  • Snetler, Lukas Hendrick (Stellenbosch : University of Stellenbosch, 2005-03)
    High-temperature superconductive (HTS) logic has become a large research field worldwide. The HTS advantages compared to the low-temperature circuits are the reduced cooling requirements, increased or comparable operation ...
  • Dal Ben, Matteo (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2014-04)
    ENGLISH ABSTRACT: The increased use of reclaimed asphalt (RA) in Bitumen Stabilised Materials (BSMs), shortcomings in the existing design guidelines and manuals and ongoing developments in the concepts and understanding ...
  • Pieterse, Petrus Jacobus (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2012-03)
    ENGLISH ABSTRACT: "The goal of university research is the creation, dissemination, and preservation of knowledge." – Steven E. Hyman, Provost of Harvard University 2001–2011 The Department of Trade and Industry recently ...
  • Krige, Willie (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2008-03)
    A singing transcription system transforming acoustic input into MIDI note sequences is presented. The transcription system is incorporated into a pronunciation-independent sight-singing tutor system, which provides ...
  • Northeast, David Bernard (Stellenbosch : University of Stellenbosch, 2011-03)
    ENGLISH ABSTRACT: The design and simulation of hot electron bolometer sensors for the detection of millimeter and terahertz wave radiation is presented. These devices can be used for the formation of images or for ...
  • Muller, R. I.   Booysen, Marthinus J. (IEEE -- Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, 2014-01)
    The availability and depletion of natural resources is increasingly punted as the limiting factor for sustainability. A lot of focus is currently placed on the role and effect of fossil fuels as well as water conservation. ...
  • Muller, R. I. (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2013-11)
    INTRODUCTION: Recent advances in technology have resulted in multi-functional devices, such as laptops, tablets, cell phones, etc., being ubiquitous and pervasive. These devices are already able to control most aspects ...
  • Wilson, John E. (Stellenbosch : University of Stellenbosch, 2009-03)
    This thesis details the development and comparison of two linear control systems that performhover control for a vertical take-off and landing unmanned aerial vehicle. A non-linear mathematical model of the aircraft ...