Browsing Masters Degrees (Electrical and Electronic Engineering) by Title

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    • Identification of driving manoeuvres using smartphone-based GPS and inertial forces measurement 

      Engelbrecht, Jarrett (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2015-03)
      ENGLISH ABSTRACT: Road accidents are a growing concern for governments and is rising to become one of the leading causes of death in developing countries. Aggressive driving is one of the major causes of road accidents, ...

    • Identity confidence estimation of manoeuvring aircraft 

      Holtzhausen, Petrus Jacobus (Stellenbosch : University of Stellenbosch, 2006-12)
      A radar system observes an aircraft once during each scan of the airspace, and uses these observations to construct a track representing a possible route of the aircraft. However when aircraft interact closely there is the ...

    • Image compression quality measurement : a comparison of the performance of JPEG and fractal compression on satellite images 

      Nolte, Ernst Hendrik (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2000-04)
      ENGLISH ABSTRACT: The purpose of this thesis is to investigate the nature of digital image compression and the calculation of the quality of the compressed images. The work is focused on greyscale images in the domain ...

    • An image compression system for LEO satellites 

      Kriegler, Eduard (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2003-12)
      ENGLISH ABSTRACT: Data volumes produced by the next generation of earth observation sensors have increased greatly in recent years. Sensors are generating more data than can be easily stored onboard satellites and ...

    • Image processing techniques for sector scan sonar 

      Hendriks, Lukas Anton (Stellenbosch : University of Stellenbosch, 2009-12)
      ENGLISH ABSTRACT: Sonars are used extensively for underwater sensing and recent advances in forward-looking imaging sonar have made this type of sonar an appropriate choice for use on Autonomous Underwater Vehicles. The ...

    • Image reconstruction in radio astronomy with non-coplanar synthesis arrays 

      Goodrick, Lee (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2015-03)
      ENGLISH ABSTRACT: Traditional radio astronomy imaging techniques assume that the interferometric array is coplanar, with a small field of view, and that the two-dimensional Fourier relationship between brightness and ...

    • Impact assessment of energy-efficient lighting interventions 

      Jakoef, Adiel (Stellenbosch : University of Stellenbosch, 2009-12)
      ENGLISH ABSTRACT: Energy-efficient (EE) lighting projects form a substantial percentage of Demand Side Management (DSM) initiatives. These largely entail the exchange of one lighting technology for another more energy-efficient ...

    • Implementation of a Low-cost FM-CW Radar 

      Hoole, Jonathan G. (Stellenbosch : University of Stellenbosch, 2008-03)
      Modern technology is reducing the cost of electronic devices. The speed of these devices and their reliability is improving. They can be used to implement low cost systems without compromising performance. The design ...

    • Implementation of a protocol and channel coding strategy for use in ground-satellite applications 

      Wiid, Riaan (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2012-03)
      ENGLISH ABSTRACT: A collaboration between the Katholieke Universiteit van Leuven (KUL) and Stellenbosch University (SU), resulted in the development of a satellite based platform for use in agricultural sensing applications. ...

    • Implementation of a proton therapy supervisory system for iThemba Labs 

      Qhobosheane, Sehlabaka (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2012-12)
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    • Implementation of an SDH simulator using SDR 

      Brandt, A. D. (Stellenbosch : University of Stellenbosch, 2006-03)
      A Synchronous Digital Hierarchy (SDH) point-to-point bi-directional link was implemented at a base Synchronous Transfer Mode level 1 (STM 1) signal rate. The full STM-1 multiplexer was implemented and the functional ...

    • Improving Automatic Position Reporting System (APRS) throughput and reliability 

      Van Tonder, Hendrik Petrus (Stellenbosch : University of Stellenbosch, 2005-03)
      The Automatic Position Reporting System (APRS) is a well-established packet communication protocol that offers users a graphical position display system and a peer-to-peer textual message service. APRS is used in temporary ...

    • Improving visual speech synthesis using Decision Tree Models 

      Rademan, Christiaan Frans (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2016-03)
      ENGLISH ABSTRACT: Visual speech synthesis is essential for believable virtual character interaction. Traditionally, animation artists recreate the oral motions expected from speech utterances. In response, we present ...

    • In-core temperature measurement for the PBMR using fibre-bragg gratings 

      De Villiers, Gerrit Johannes (Stellenbosch : University of Stellenbosch, 2009-03)
      The PBMR has called for research into the possibility of distributed in-core temperature measurement. In this thesis, several methods for distributed temperature measurement in high-pressure, -radiation and -temperature ...

    • Independent formant and pitch control applied to singing voice 

      Calitz, Wietsche Roets (Stellenbosch : University of Stellenbosch, 2004-12)
      ENGLISH ABSTRACT: A singing voice can be manipulated artificially by means of a digital computer for the purposes of creating new melodies or to correct existing ones. When the fundamental frequency of an audio signal ...

    • Industrial IR based instrumentation area network 

      Tshikalaha, Takalani Raymond (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2004-12)
      ENGLISH ABSTRACT: Wireless Area Network technology for industrial and factory applications is important for satisfying inflexible (safety-critical) real-time requirements in sometimes harsh environments. Many of these ...

    • An infrared earth horizon sensor for a LEO satellite 

      Van Rensburg, Helgard Marais (Stellenbosch : University of Stellenbosch, 2008-03)
      Horizon sensing is an effective way to determine the pitch and roll of a LEO satellite and Earth horizon sensors that operate in the visible range of the electromagnetic spectrum are commonly used. These sensors have the ...

    • The instrumentation and initial analysis of the short-term control and stability derivatives of an ASK-I3 glider 

      Browne, Keith R.J. (Stellenbosch : University of Stellenbosch, 2004-03)
      ENGLISH ABSTRACT: This thesis describes the process followed to determine the short-term control and stability derivatives of an ASK-13 glider (ZS-GHB). The short-term control and stability derivatives are obtained by ...

    • Insulator aging tests with HVAC and HVDC excitation using the tracking wheel tester 

      Limbo, Beulah Sepo (Stellenbosch : University of Stellenbosch, 2009-12)
      ENGLISH ABSTRACT: Limited research results are available on the aging impacts of surface discharges for High Voltage Direct Current (HVDC) excitation on practical insulators using the Tracking Wheel Tester (TWT) methodology. ...

    • Insulator pollution monitoring device : development, calibration and field evaluation 

      Schwardt, Wilhelm Heinrich (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2005-04)
      ENGLISH ABSTRACT: The calibration and field evaluation of an Insulator Pollution Monitoring Relay (IPMR) were the main aims of this research programme. A repeatable artificial wetting test method was developed after ...