Browsing Masters Degrees (Electrical and Electronic Engineering) by Title

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    • Radiation tolerant implementation of a soft-core processor for space applications 

      Van der Horst, Johannes Gerhardus (Stellenbosch : University of Stellenbosch, 2007-03)
      The availability of high density FPGAs has made the use of soft-core processors an attractive proposition for the low volume space market. Soft-core processors combine the power of programmable logic with the ease of use ...

    • Rapid single flux quantum very large scale integration 

      Gross, Peter Alan (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2002-12)
      ENGLISH ABSTRACT: Very Large Scale Integration (VLSI) of the Rapid Single Flux Quantum (RSFQ) superconducting logic family is researched. Insight into the design methodologies used for large-scale digital systems and ...

    • Real time segmentation of heart sounds 

      Fourie, David (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2015-12)
      ENGLISH ABSTRACT: The poor state of the healthcare system in South Africa has resulted in unacceptable high levels of infant mortality. Congenital heart disease is one of the main contributions to these high rates of ...

    • Real-time Software Hand Pose Recognition using Single View Depth Images 

      Alberts, Stefan Francois (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2014-04)
      ENGLISH ABSTRACT: The fairly recent introduction of low-cost depth sensors such as Microsoft’s Xbox Kinect has encouraged a large amount of research on the use of depth sensors for many common Computer Vision problems. ...

    • Recovery based error estimation for the Method of Moments 

      Strydom, Willem Jacobus (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2015-03)
      ENGLISH ABSTRACT: The Method of Moments (MoM) is routinely used for the numerical solution of electromagnetic surface integral equations. Solution errors are inherent to any numerical computational method, and error ...

    • Reduction of the antenna coupling in a bi-static, FM-CW radar system 

      Malan, Frederich T (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2011-12)
      ENGLISH ABSTRACT: A well-known problem with FM-CW radar systems is the leakage of transmitter power into the receiver which leads to the making of close-in targets, and can severely limit the system dynamic range performance. ...

    • Rekenaargesteunde instelling van gekoppelde-resoneerderfilters deur die gebruik van modelgebaseerde parameteronttrekking 

      Van der Colff, A. P. E. (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2002-03)
      ENGLISH ABSTRACT: The tuning of coupled-resonator filters is an essential part of its production. It is, however, a time consuming and expensive process. The use of model-based parameter extraction algorithms as ...

    • A reliable telemetry software design for a satellite system 

      Boshielo, Babudi Turcia (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2001-12)
      ENGLISH ABSTRACT: One of the requirements for satellite telemetry systems is the provision of reliable telemetry data to allow accurate monitoring of the satellite status. This thesis focuses on the design of telemetry ...

    • A reproducible design and manufacturing process for SQUID magnetometers 

      Graser, Ferdl Wolfgang (Stellenbosch : University of Stellenbosch, 2005-03)
      A process was developed to design and manufacture a dc SQUID magnetometer. Superconductor theory is given as a foundation to explain the Josephson junction. This knowledge is applied to explain the ideal and practical ...

    • Rethinking electrical water heaters 

      Nel, Philip Johannes Cornelis (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2015-12)
      ENGLISH ABSTRACT: South Africa is, at the time of writing, in the midst of an energy crisis as the national utility is unable to meet the nation’s energy demands. Electrical water heaters (EWHs) remain one of the main ...

    • A reusable signal processing architecture for satellite based communication systems 

      Botha, Jakobus Stephanus (Stellenbosch : University of Stellenbosch, 2011-03)
      ENGLISH ABSTRACT: Keywords: digital signal processing, embedded systems, telecommunications, satellite technology. The rapid growth of the telecommunications industry is a worldwide phenomenon with people and computers ...

    • Reusable software defined radio platform for micro-satellites 

      Van Wyk, John Foster (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2008-03)
      This thesis describes the design and implementation of a software platform for software defined radio (SDR). This platform was to form part of an experimental satellite payload. Several other experiments were also housed ...

    • RFI mitigation in radio astronomy 

      Thompson, Nicholas Christopher (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2014-04)
      ENGLISH ABSTRACT: Technical advances in electromagnetics, signal processing and processing power have led to a significant increase in sensitivity and accuracy in radio telescopes. With this increase in sensitivity, radio ...

    • Ride comfort in commercial aircraft during formation flight using conventional flight control 

      Trollip, Evert Frederick (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2016-03)
      ENGLISH ABSTRACT: Global market forecasts and rapid air transport growth are making the aeronautical industry become aware of the necessity to develop high capacity long-range and fuel-effi cient aircraft while maintaining ...

    • A roadmap towards NanoElectroMechanical systems 

      Terblanche, Eugene (Stellenbosch : University of Stellenbosch, 2009-03)
      Nanoelectromechanical systems (NEMS) are the integration of nanotechnology and microelectromechanical systems (MEMS). The idea of this thesis is to give a basic preparation to approach NEMS, a subcategory of nanotechnology. ...

    • Robust multi-H2 output-feedback approach to aerial refuelling automation of large aircraft via linear matrix inequalities 

      Claase, Etienne H. (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2013-03)
      ENGLISH ABSTRACT: In recent years the aviation industry has shown an interest in the airborne refuelling of large transport aircraft to enable increased payload mass at take-off and to extend aircraft range. Due to the ...

    • Robust sampling-based conflict resolution for commercial aircraft in airport environments 

      Van den Aardweg, William (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2015-03)
      ENGLISH ABSTRACT: This thesis presents a robust, sampling-based path planning algorithm for commercial airliners that simultaneously performs collision avoidance both with intruder aircraft and terrain. The existing ...

    • Rotor design and performance evaluation of a PM-assisted reluctance synchronous traction machine 

      Sibande, Sguda Enock (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2005-04)
      ENGLISH ABSTRACT: The thesis describes the optimum rotor design and performance of a 110kW Permanent-Magnet assisted (PM-assisted) Reluctance Synchronous traction Machine (RSM) using bonded permanent magnet sheets. ...

    • Rural e-mail system for the Sumbandila satellite 

      Cooke, Adrian (Adrian Gerard) (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2007-12)
      ENGLISH ABSTRACT: Keywords: digital signal processing, OSI layer, network protocols, embedded systems, satellite technology This thesis describes the design and implementation of a rural e-mail system for the ...

    • 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 ...