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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 ...

    • 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 ...

    • 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 ...

    • 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.

    • Scheduling program based on the theory of constraints 

      Malherbe, Johannes Louw (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2003-03)
      ENGLISH ABSTRACT: The goal of this thesis is to provide a stepping-stone for the design and development of a software package that implements the Goal System Algorithm, based on the Theory of Constraints (TOC). This ...

    • A SCM approach to project management in the South African construction industry 

      Brown, Stephen John (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2015-12)
      ENGLISH ABSTRACT: The two factors that motivated this research were, the failure of construction projects to adhere to budget and schedule and the lack of insight into the management of complex construction projects in ...

    • Scour of the screed layer underneath a vertical seawall with a rubble mound foundation 

      Malan, Christiaan Tomas (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2016-12)
      ENGLISH ABSTRACT: Scour is here defined as the removal of granular bed material by hydrodynamic forces in the vicinity of coastal structures. It is believed to be one of the most common causes of seawall failure. This ...

    • 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 ...