Browsing Masters Degrees (Electrical and Electronic Engineering) by Title

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    • 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, ...

    • Design of an electrochemically reactive HIV DNA biosensor by use of hairpin DNA Probes on carbon nanofibers. 

      Lawrenson, Nicholas (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2018-03)
      ENGLISH ABSTRACT: A low cost, electrochemical HIV DNA biosensor was investigated using hairpin DNA probes immobilized on carbon nanofibers. The basic biosensor model, as well as electrochemical and optical based biosensor ...

    • 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 ...

    • Design of an ironless doublee-rotor radial flux air-cored permanent magnet machine 

      Oosthuizen, Gert Immelman (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2016-03)
      AFRIKAANSE OPSOMMING: Hierdie tesis bevat navorsing oor die Ysterlose Dubbel-rotor Radiale Vloed Permanente Magneet (YDRVPM) masjien. Die masjien word uitgeken deur 'n rotor topologie wat slegs magnete bevat en sonder 'n ...

    • 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 ...

    • Design, and implementation of an intelligent water heater control module for feedback demand side management 

      Brown, Jonathan Walter Kennedy (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2016-03)
      ENGLISH ABSTRACT: The power supply infrastructure of South Africa has been unable to match the rising demand for electrical power. This has brought to light that there is a need for the existing power generation capacity ...

    • The design, implementation of a moving platform landing algorithm for an unmanned autonomous helicopter 

      Bellstedt, Philip (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2015-03)
      ENGLISH ABSTRACT: With a view to future ship deck landings, a moving platform landing algorithm for an unmanned autonomous helicopter was successfully designed and a number of systems were developed in order to implement ...

    • The design, modelling and control of an autonomous tethered multirotor UAV 

      Ioppo, Piero Graziano (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2017-03)
      ENGLISH ABSTRACT: This work details the design, modelling, control and successful demonstration of a tethered multirotor UAV system; as a rst iteration towards an alternative, and more accessible, persistent aerial ...

    • Detecting potholes with monocular computer vision: A Performance evaluation of techniques 

      Nienaber, Sonja (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2016-03)
      ENGLISH ABSTRACT: Potholes in road surfaces create problems for motorists and driverless vehicles. This is because the damage to the vehicle that can be caused by hitting a pothole with a vehicle can be costly and even ...

    • Detection and tracking of Mmoving objects using stereo vision cameras 

      Roelofse, Christiaan E. (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2018-03)
      ENGLISH ABSTRACT: Detection and tracking of moving objects (DATMO) is one of the core components necessary for autonomous navigation of a robot. The robot requires measurements of its environment, and uses these measurements ...

    • Detection of black-backed jackal in still images 

      Pathare, Sneha P. (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2015-03)
      ENGLISH ABSTRACT: In South Africa, black-back jackal (BBJ) predation of sheep causes heavy losses to sheep farmers. Different control measures such as shooting, gin-traps and poisoning have been used to control the jackal ...