Browsing Masters Degrees (Electrical and Electronic Engineering) by Title

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    • The development of a SQUID-based gradiometer 

      Muller, Benjamin John Frederick (Stellenbosch : University of Stellenbosch, 2010-03)
      ENGLISH ABSTRACT: This thesis presents an attempt at creating a fully functional SQUID for the purposes of a predefined application. The goal of the work is to provide a method of development, primarily utilising the ...

    • Development of a stereo vision mixed reality framework 

      Le Roux, Christiaan Johannes Hendrik (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2012-03)
      ENGLISH ABSTRACT: Augmented reality is a fairly young research field, still in an infancy stage at Stellenbosch University. Since this is one of the first augmented reality projects, one goal is to present a theoretical ...

    • Development of an active pulsed radar receiver for a mono-static borehole-radar tool 

      Woods, Brian Keith (Stellenbosch : University of Stellenbosch, 2003-03)
      No abstract available

    • Development of an active SONAR platform for AUV applications in a closed environment 

      Friedrich, Konrad Jens (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2012-03)
      ENGLISH ABSTRACT: In recent years Autonomous Underwater Vehicles (AUVs) have become interesting for harbor mapping and protection. AUVs require a SONAR sensor for observing their surroundings, thus enabling them to perform ...

    • The development of an ARM-based OBC for a nanosatellite 

      Brand, Christiaan Johannes Petrus (Stellenbosch : University of Stellenbosch, 2007-12)
      Next-generation nanosatellites are becoming a very cost effective solution to gain access to space. Modern manufacturing technology together with low power low cost devices makes the development of nanosatellites, using ...

    • Development of an attitude heading reference system for an airship 

      Bijker, Johan (Stellenbosch : University of Stellenbosch, 2006-12)
      A real time attitude and heading reference system (AHRS) was successfully implemented for use on an airship. The AHRS was tested on board a small airship (blimp) with real data supplied from the inertial measurement unit ...

    • The development of an efficient and secure product entitlement system for Pay-TV in modern attack scenarios 

      Coetzee, Dirk Badenhorst (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2013-03)
      ENGLISH ABSTRACT: A secure product entitlement system allows one party, such as a pay-TV operator, to broadcast the same collection of information to several receiving parties while only allowing a certain subset of the ...

    • Development of an experimental tilt-wing VTOL unmanned aerial vehicle 

      Venter, Jacob (Stellenbosch : University of Stellenbosch, 2006-03)
      This project was initiated by ARMSCOR to research the feasibility of an unmanned aerial vehicle launching from and landing on a South African Navy ship. The objective of this project was to develop a strong basis for ...

    • Development of an integrated avionics hardware system for unmanned aerial vehicle research purposes 

      Van Wyk, Robin (Stellenbosch : University of Stellenbosch, 2011-03)
      ENGLISH ABSTRACT: The development of an integrated avionics system containing all the required sensors and actuators for autopilot control is presented. The thesis analyzes the requirements for the system and presents ...

    • Development of an integrated fuel management system with the aid of CPLDs 

      Swanepoel, S. (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2000-12)
      ENGLISH ABSTRACT: The need for a locally manufactured, cost-effective, fuel management system led to the design and development of a functional prototype. This thesis presents the design, development and full implementation ...

    • Development of an interactive energy management web application for residential end users 

      Du Preez, Catharina (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2012-12)
      ENGLISH ABSTRACT: Energy efficiency, as the effective use of energy, is recognized as one of the simplest ways to improve the sustainable use of resources and by implication involves the end-user. The 2008 power crisis ...

    • The development of an online energy auditing software application with remote SQL-database support 

      Van der Merwe, Johannes Schalk (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2012-03)
      ENGLISH ABSTRACT: In the last century the earth has experienced an increase in the global mean temperature, with the main contributing factor being the increase in greenhouse gasses. Evidence indicates that the burning ...

    • Development of attitude controllers and actuators for a solar sail cubesat 

      Mey, Philip Hendrik (Stellenbosch : University of Stellenbosch, 2011-03)
      ENGLISH ABSTRACT: CubeSats are small, lightweight satellites which are often used by academic institutions due to their application potential and low cost. Because of their size and weight, less powerful attitude ...

    • The development of carbon nanostructured sensors 

      Kritzinger, Pieter Christo (Stellenbosch : University of Stellenbosch, 2010-12)
      ENGLISH ABSTRACT: During this research the possibility of using carbon nanostructures in sensors were investigated. Graphene and carbon nanotubes (CNTs) are the nano- structures that were used in the developed sensors. ...

    • Development of CubeStar : a CubeSat-compatible star tracker 

      Erlank, Alexander Olaf (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2013-12)
      ENGLISH ABSTRACT: The next generation of CubeSats will require accurate attitude knowledge throughout orbit for advanced science payloads and high gain antennas. A star tracker can provide the required performance, but ...

    • Development of dynamically reconfigurable ground station software 

      Marais, Hendrik Gideon (Stellenbosch : University of Stellenbosch, 2007-12)
      Applications are normally developed with a specific purpose in mind and when new features are needed the source code has to be modified, recompiled and redistributed. It will be more beneficial if new features can be ...

    • The development of equipment for the fabrication of thin film superconductor and nano structures 

      Buttner, Ulrich (Stellenbosch : University of Stellenbosch, 2011-03)
      ENGLISH ABSTRACT: The nano-age is more about the mesoscopic phenomena, than those occurring at molecular and atomic level, which have been studied by chemists and physicists for more than a hundred years. Nanotechnology ...

    • Development of nonlinear CAD Models for the design of linear LDMOS power amplifiers 

      Du Plessis, Francois Daniel (Stellenbosch : University of Stellenbosch, 2006-03)
      Nonlinear transistor modeling is becoming increasingly popular due to the demand for high linearity and high efficiency microwave amplifiers. The available models often fail to accurately predict the higher order harmonics ...

    • The development of Sun and Nadir sensors for a solar sail CubeSat 

      Loubser, Hanco Evert (Stellenbosch : University of Stellenbosch, 2011-03)
      ENGLISH ABSTRACT: This thesis describes the development of attitude sensors required for the Attitude Determination and Control System (ADCS) for a Cubesat. The aim is to find the most suitable sensors for use on a small ...

    • Digital control of line-interactive UPS 

      Van Papendorp, J. F. (Stellenbosch : University of Stellenbosch, 2011-03)
      ENGLISH ABSTRACT: The digital control of UPS systems has been difficult in the past due to a lack of DSP technology. It was for this reason not possible to establishing the necessary control to regulate the voltages and ...