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  • 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 ...

  • 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-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 ...

  • Scheduling algorithms for routine maintenance of roads in maintenance wards of a gravel road network 

    Burger, A. F. (Adriaan Francois) (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2005-04)
    ENGLISH ABSTRACT: The study reported in this thesis focuses on the development of algorithms that can be used to schedule routine maintenance work in maintenance wards of a gravel road network, This was undertaken as ...

  • Scheduling evenly spaced routes in networks 

    Groves, G.W. (Stellenbosch : University of Stellenbosch, 2011-08-10)
    ENGLISH ABSTRACT: Please refer to full text for abstract.

  • Scour of unlined dam spillways 

    Sawadogo, Ousmane (Stellenbosch : University of Stellenbosch, 2010-12)
    ENGLISH ABSTRACT: The scour process of unlined spillways is an important research topic of value in engineering practice. In South Africa numerous unlined spillway dams have experienced severe erosion. This led, in ...

  • Screening for abnormal heart sounds and murmurs by implementing neural networks 

    Visagie, Claude (Stellenbosch : University of Stellenbosch, 2007-03)
    This thesis is concerned with the testing of an “auscultation jacket” as a means of recording heart sounds and electrocardiography (ECG) data from patients. A classification system based on Neural Networks, that is able ...

  • Seakeeping control of HYSUCATs 

    Milandri, Giovanni Sergio (Stellenbosch : University of Stellenbosch, 2006-03)
    This thesis investigates practical methods of modelling and control of the vertical motions of a hydrofoil assisted catamaran, the HYSUCAT. The aim of the control application is to reduce the motions, and consequently ...

  • Second order analyses methods for stirling engine design 

    Snyman, H. (Stellenbosch : University of Stellenbosch, 2007-03)
    ENGLISH ABSTRACT:In the midst of the current non-renewable energy crises specifically with regard to fossil fuel, various research institutions across the world have turned their focus to renewable and sustainable ...

  • The secondary impact of variation orders : a qualitative analysis 

    Neff, Melany Mavis (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2014-04)
    ENGLISH ABSTRACT: Variations made to the original scope of works are part of construction projects. Varying the scope of works has a cost and time impact, also referred to as the direct impact of V.Os. The direct impact ...

  • Sediment transport dynamics in South African estuaries 

    Beck, Julia S. (Stellenbosch : University of Stellenbosch, 2005-12)
    Estuaries are complex water bodies and differ considerably from fluvial river systems. In estuaries the flow reverses regularly due to the tidal currents and flow depths depend primarily on the tides and not the flow. ...

  • Sediment transport regime in the area of the East London harbour entrance 

    Theron, Andre K. (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2004-12)
    ENGLISH ABSTRACT: East London is situated on the south-eastern, Indian Ocean, coast o f South Africa. The sediment transport regime at East London is quite unlike the regimes at other ports in South Africa. A major ocean ...

  • Sediment yield prediction based on analytical methods and mathematical modelling 

    Msadala, V. P. (Stellenbosch : University of Stellenbosch, 2009-12)
    ENGLISH ABSTRACT: A study of the state of reservoir sedimentation in South Africa based on reservoir sediment deposit data, has shown that a considerable number of reservoirs have serious sedimentation problems. The ...

  • The seismic analysis of a typical South African unreinforced masonry structure 

    Van Der Kolf, Thomas (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2014-04)
    ENGLISH ABSTRACT: South Africa has some regions which are susceptible to moderate seismic activity. A peak ground acceleration of between 0.1g and 0.15g can be expected in the southern parts of the Western Cape. Unreinforced ...