• The design and fabrication of a high-Tc DC squid gradiometer 

      Knox-Davies, Evan Carl (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 1999-12)
      ENGLISH SUMMARY: Superconducting quantum interference devices (SQUIDs) are very sensitive magnetic field sensors, finding applications in fundamental physics, non-destructive testing, biomagnetism and geophysics. This ...
    • 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 ...
    • Establishing a process for the fabrication of high-quality HTc SQUIDs 

      Rottier, P. A. (Pieter Adriaan) (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2002-12)
      ENGLISH ABSTRACT: High-temperature (HTc) SQUID magnetometers are used in the biomedical field of magnetocardiography (MCG). The use of MCG enables a much earlier diagnosis of potentially dangerous conditions than the ...
    • Integrated attitude determination system using a combination of magnetometer and horizon sensor data 

      Maass, E. (Eanette) (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2003-12)
      ENGLISH ABSTRACT: A different approach of employing attitude sensors with incomplete measurements in an attitude determination system is investigated. The amount of available attitude sensors on small satellites are ...
    • 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 ...