Browsing Masters Degrees (Electrical and Electronic Engineering) by Title

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    • The design of a monostatic, ultra wide band,VHF, pulse radar for detection of close-in targets 

      Van der Merwe, P. J. (Stellenbosch : University of Stellenbosch, 2003-03)
      Ground penetrating radar is currently proving itself as an invaluable tool for the prediction of geological structures in the mining environment. Borehole radar is a specific application of this technology, useful in the ...

    • Design of a passive rotor transverse flux rotating machine 

      Drennan, Duncan Scott (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2005-04)
      ENGLISH ABSTRACT: The transverse flux machine (TFM) offers the opportunity of high torque to volume ratios which makes it an excellent candidate for direct wheel drives and low speed generator applications. TFMs have ...

    • Design of a receiver system for use in radio astronomy 

      Van Vuuren, Lukas Martin (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2015-03)
      ENGLISH ABSTRACT: Please refer to full text for abstract.

    • Design of a reluctance synchronous machine for an electric vehicle with a multi speed gearbox 

      Vorster, Christiaan Willem (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2014-12)
      ENGLISH ABSTRACT: Conventional electrical vehicles (EVs) favour mostly permanent magnet machines with single speed gearboxes. This is understandable, the PM machine has a high power density making the electrical machine ...

    • Design of a Self Regulated and Protected Electrification Transformer 

      Beckers, Peter C. (Stellenbosch : University of Stellenbosch, 2007-03)
      Electrification of rural areas is one of the biggest challenges faced by ESKOM and methods are required to extend medium voltage distribution lines to these often remote areas. As loads increase due to line-extension, ...

    • Design of a single-sided axial flux PM in-wheel electric vehicle machine with non-overlap stator windings 

      Kierstead, Harold Junior (Stellenbosch : University of Stellenbosch, 2009-12)
      ENGLISH ABSTRACT: With the current worldwide energy problems electric vehicles are set to replace conventional combustion engine vehicles. Electric vehicles with gearless in-wheel mounted brushless permanent magnet motors ...

    • The design of a telemetry system for Grumeti reserves 

      Labuschagne, Adriaan S. (Stellenbosch : University of Stellenbosch, 2006-03)
      This thesis covers the design and development of a radio telemetry system to assist in management of the Grumeti reserves. This was accomplished through the integration of a digital data transmission system into the ...

    • The design of a two-element correlation interferometer operating at L-band 

      Jansen van Rensburg, Juan-Pierre (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2012-12)
      ENGLISH ABSTRACT: This thesis describes the design and construction of a two-element digital correlation interferometer operating at 1.42 GHz. This instrument consists of two 92cm off set-parabolic reflectors arranged ...

    • Design of an ad hoc wireless network for wildlife telemetry tracking in the Cederberg 

      Brits, Johan George (Stellenbosch : University of Stellenbosch, 2011-03)
      ENGLISH ABSTRACT: This thesis involves research on wildlife telemetry tracking for the Cape Leopard Trust (CLT). The CLT needed a network to transfer GPS data and single frame photos from remote locations in the Cederberg ...

    • Design of an aerodynamic attitude control system for a CubeSat 

      Auret, Jacoba (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2012-03)
      ENGLISH ABSTRACT: The Cape Peninsula University of Technology, in collaboration with Stellenbosch University, is developing a 3-unit CubeSat for a low earth polar orbit. The two main payloads are a camera and a radio ...

    • The design of an analogue class-D audio amplifier using Z-domain methods 

      Kemp, Pieter Stephanus (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2012-03)
      ENGLISH ABSTRACT: The class-D audio power amplifier has found widespread use in both the consumer and professional audio industry for one reason: efficiency. A higher efficiency leads to a smaller and cheaper design, ...

    • The design of an FM-CW proximity radar 

      Kellerman, Robert A. (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2004-04)
      ENGLISH ABSTRACT: The development of a small, cost effective short range FM-CW radar as well as the design and optimization of a double helix antenna is discussed. The FM-CW radar operates at Sband (2450 - 2550 MHz) and ...

    • The design of an optimal, dynamic, multi-hop telemetry network 

      Nicholson, Gareth Andrew (Stellenbosch : University of Stellenbosch, 2006-12)
      The basic concepts of wide band mobile ad hoc networking are used in this thesis to extend the functionality of a typical low-speed telemetry system. Although most efforts related to wireless networking are driven by the ...

    • Design of an RF ion thruster 

      Botha, Johannes Rudolf (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2014-04)
      ENGLISH ABSTRACT: Recent years have seen a decline in the rate of space exploration due to the inefficiency of chemical rockets. Therefore alternative fuel efficient propulsion methods are being sought to enable cost ...

    • Design of an Underwater Object Detection and Location System using Wide-Beam SONAR 

      Du Pisani, Renaldo Murray (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2014-04)
      ENGLISH ABSTRACT: This thesis describes the second project relating to the development of a SONAR (SOund Navigation And Ranging) object detection and collision avoidance system for use on an AUV (Autonomous Underwater ...

    • The design of CAN nodes for minimising cables on the SUNSAT's TCMD system 

      Musetha, Rendani D. (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2003-12)
      ENGLISH ABSTRACT: The aim of this thesis is to investigate a design of a microcontroller based embedded system that will be used to minimise cable harness on the SUNSAT micro-satellite. The system is called CAN node. The ...

    • Design of equal division microwave power dividers 

      Strydom, M. L. (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2003-12)
      ENGLISH ABSTRACT: Equal division microwave power dividers are investigated in this study. A wideband Wilkinson power divider and a wideband directional coupler with a centre frequency of 10 GHz were built. The design ...

    • Design of tapered and straight stator pole switched reluctance machines 

      Sitsha, Lizo M. M. (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2000-04)
      ENGLISH ABSTRACT: This thesis deals with the design and optimisation of medium power traction switched reluctance machines with tapered and straight stator poles. Only the prototype of the tapered stator pole machine ...

    • Design optimisation of a transverse flux linear oscillating generator for resonant free-piston Stirling applications 

      Joubert, Louis Hoogenhout (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2015-03)
      ENGLISH ABSTRACT: The design optimisation of a linear oscillatory electric generator for application in freepiston Stirling engines is described in this thesis. A basic overview of free-piston Stirling engine technology ...

    • Design Procedures for Series and Parallel Feedback Microwave DROs 

      Alaslami, Nauwaf (Stellenbosch : University of Stellenbosch, 2007-12)
      Clear procedures for designing dielectric resonator oscillators (DROs) are presented in this thesis, including built examples to validate these design procedures. Both series and parallel feedback DROs are discussed and ...