Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering

 

Electrical and Electronic Engineering is an exciting and dynamic field. Electrical engineers are responsible for the generation, transfer and conversion of electrical power, while electronic engineers are concerned with the transfer of information using radio waves, the design of electronic circuits, the design of computer systems and the development of control systems such as aircraft autopilots. These sought-after engineers can look forward to a rewarding and respected career.

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  • Zeeman, A. S.   Booysen, Marthinus J. (IEEE -- Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, 2013-10)
    The informal transport industry in Sub-Saharan Africa is notoriously dangerous, leading to many fatalities annually. This paper presents an innovative way of monitoring driver behaviour, in real-time, by taking into ...
  • Booysen, Marthinus J.   Andersen, S. J.   Zeeman, A. S. (IEEE -- Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, 2013-10)
    Developed countries have lead the way in the implementation of Intelligent Transport Systems, with the objectives of improving safety, efficiency, and environmental impact of transport. With the developing world entering ...
  • Le Roux, J. H.   Barnard, A.   Booysen, Marthinus J. (IEEE -- Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, 2013-10)
    Developing countries face many infrastructure related challenges, one of them being road safety. This paper proposes a novel system introducing a network of wirelessly connected road studs that are remotely controllable ...
  • Booysen, Marthinus J.   Zeadally, Sherali   Van Rooyen, Gert-Jan (IEEE -- Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, 2013-06)
    Despite various proposed Medium Access Control (MAC) approaches, efficient medium access in VANET remains a significant challenge, especially for the broadcast of safety messages. A key contributing factor to packet ...
  • Booysen, Marthinus J. (Development Bank of Southern Africa, 2013-07)
    Countries like the United States, Japan, and a number of countries in Europe, have led the way in a field that has become known as Intelligent Transportation Systems. The term broadly describes any intelligent intervention ...
  • Afful, Michael Andoh (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2013-12)
    ENGLISH ABSTRACT: Throughout its lifetime in space, a spacecraft is exposed to risk of collision with orbital debris or operational satellites. This risk is especially high within the Low Earth Orbit (LEO) region where ...
  • Mutonkole, Ngoy (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2013-12)
    ENGLISH ABSTRACT: This thesis presents a thorough study of the printed sinuous antenna and its characterisation as a feed for re ector antenna applications. Two di erent techniques are used in this study, namely a ...
  • Beeton, Wiaan (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2013-12)
    ENGLISH ABSTRACT: In this thesis the design, analysis, implementation, and verification of a fault-tolerant unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) flight control system which is robust to structural damage causing the natural ...
  • Van Jaarsveld, Barend Jacobus (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2013-12)
    ENGLISH ABSTRACT: The objective of this project is to develop an electromagnetic model that can be used to accurately calculate the voltage distribution in a transformer winding structure when excited with standard impulse ...
  • Strauss, Johannes Matthias (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2013-12)
    ENGLISH ABSTRACT: Control of beta-type free-piston Stirling engines has been the topic of research and development for many years. In this dissertation, an alternative approach to free-piston Stirling engine control, ...
  • Van der Kolf, Gideon (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2013-12)
    ENGLISH ABSTRACT: This thesis presents the development of a flight control system (FCS) for an unmanned, unpowered parafoil and the integration with an existing parafoil system in collaboration with a team at the University ...
  • 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 ...
  • Van der Westhuizen, Christo Carel (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2013-12)
    ENGLISH ABSTRACT: Diabetic- and hypertensive retinopathy are two common causes of blindness that can be prevented by managing the underlying conditions. Patients suffering from these conditions are encouraged to undergo ...
  • Muller, R. I. (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2013-11)
    INTRODUCTION: Recent advances in technology have resulted in multi-functional devices, such as laptops, tablets, cell phones, etc., being ubiquitous and pervasive. These devices are already able to control most aspects ...
  • McGrath, Neethling (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2013-11)
    Design and build a prototype of a variable message system to display traffic notifications on the overhead message signs on a highway. The system must make use of the SMART platform to distribute the messages to potentially ...
  • Dreijer, Janto Frederick (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2013-12)
    ENGLISH ABSTRACT: This dissertation considers automatic segmentation of the left cardiac ventricle in short axis magnetic resonance images. The presence of papillary muscles near the endocardium border makes simple ...
  • Volkmann, Mark Hans (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2013-12)
    ENGLISH ABSTRACT: Superconducting electronics can make the Square Kilometre Array (SKA) a better instrument. The largest radio telescope in the world will consist of several arrays, the largest of which, consisting of ...
  • Groch, Matthew (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2013-12)
    ENGLISH ABSTRACT: The deployment of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV) for power line inspection requires the definition of safe-fly zones. Transient Over-Voltages (TOVs) on the Overhead Transmission Lines (OHTLs) put the ...
  • Van den Heever, Thomas Stanley (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2013-12)
    ENGLISH ABSTRACT: This study developed and optimised zinc oxide (ZnO) nanowire-based nanogenerator. The nanogenerator works on the piezoelectric effect that is, a mechanical force is converted to an electrical voltage. ...
  • Storey, Quiran (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2013-12)
    ENGLISH ABSTRACT: The way in which people consume video is changing with the adoption of new technologies such as tablet computers and smart televisions. These new technologies, along with the Internet, are moving video ...

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