dspaceThe Cape Peninsula University of Technology (CPUT) Electronic Theses and Dissertations (ETD) repository holds full-text theses and dissertations submitted for higher degrees at the University (including submissions from former Cape Technikon and Peninsula Technikon).

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    • In-situ monitoring using nano-satellites : a systems level approach 

      Dixon, Benjamin Deon (Cape Peninsula University of Technology, 2015)
      Traditional satellite systems employed for use with in-situ monitoring systems are large satellites that have a long development time, high cost and complex sub-systems. The end use of relaying data for in-situ monitoring ...
    • Intelligent point of sale terminal thesis 

      Keown, Harvey (Cape Technikon, 1991)
      The main reason for this project was "import replacement", as all our existing Point of Sale and Electronic Equipment had to be imported from Japan. After the Government I s steps to curb imports by placing extremely ...
    • Investigation and design of an integrated monitoring, protection, and control system of a power reticulation network 

      Ratshitanga, Mukovhe (Cape Peninsula University of Technology, 2018)
      As far as substation automation systems are concerned, one of the prime requirements of most utilities today is the interoperability between Intelligent Electronic Devices (IEDs) of different manufacturers. The standard ...
    • Investigation and development of methods for optimal control of the activated sludge process 

      Kujane, Koketso Portia (Cape Peninsula University of Technology, 2009)
      This project was started as a result of strict environmental and health regulations together with a demand tor cost effective operation of wastewater treatment plants (VVWTPs). The main aim of this project is how to keep ...
    • Investigation into alternative protection solutions for distribution networks 

      Mbango, Fessor (Cape Peninsula University of Technology, 2009)
      Recently, due to concerns about the liberalization of electricity supply, deregulation and global impact on the environment, securing a reliable power supply has become an important social need worldwide To ensure this ...
    • Investigation into the monitoring of microwaves in microwave cavities using optical techniques 

      Matasane, Matasane Clement (Peninsula Technikon, 2002)
      Tne purpose of this research or study was to perform an investigation in the use of optical fibers as sensor elements in order to develop a millimetre wave instrument capable of measuring microwave power within microwave ...
    • Investigation of 3 terminal differential protection using standard-based numerical relays 

      Lwana, Mkuseli (Cape Peninsula University of Technology, 2017)
      Transmission lines are a vital part of the electrical distribution system, as they provide the path to transfer power between generation and load. Factors like de-regulated market environment, economics, etc. have pushed ...
    • Investigation of artificial neural networks for modeling, identification and control of nonlinear plant 

      Muga, Julius N'gon'ga (Cape Peninsula University of Technology, 2009)
      In real world systems such as the waste water treatment plants, the nonlinearities, uncertainty and complexity playa major role in their daily operations. Effective control of such systems variables requires robust control ...
    • Investigation of interoperability of IEC 61850 protection functions 

      Mguzulwa, Ncedo Richard (Cape Peninsula University of Technology, 2018)
      Introduction of IEC 61850 standard defined substation automation system communication. The need of interoperability among the relevant devices coming from different vendors is a necessity to ensure utilities/municipalities ...
    • An investigation of liquid velocity measurement using PZT cylinders 

      Chang, Yao-Ting (Cape Peninsula University of Technology, 2006)
      A novel ultrasonic velocimeter was developed in this study using a single element PZT cylinder encapsulated within an isothermal cavity. The rig was designed to hold a small sample volume of test liquid (typically less ...
    • Investigation of the application of IEC61850 standard in distribution busbar protection schemes 

      Mnguni, Mkhululi Elvis Siyanda (Cape Peninsula University of Technology, 2013)
      Busbars are the most important components in the distribution networks. Faults on the busbar are uncommon, however an occurrence of a busbar fault can lead to a major loss of power. Busbars are the areas in a substation ...
    • LED dot matrix driving topologies and panelling 

      de Villiers, Willem Johannes (Cape Peninsula University of Technology, 2015)
      Different LED dot matrix driving topologies and concurrent data transfer methods were investigated in this dissertation. The LED dot matrix driving topologies was first implemented and then tested. The designs tested ...
    • Linear power control system for a nanosatellite 

      Ilutu, Danny Makimi (Cape Peninsula University of Technology, 2011)
      Nanosatellite is an electronic device that requires a steady and reliable electrical power supplier (EPS) in order to drive all its electronic circuits. Its unpredictable failures can lead to extensive financial and time ...
    • A load management system for fixed appliances in a safe DC RDP house 

      Jooste, Kritzman Phillip (Cape Peninsula University of Technology, 2017)
      This dissertation represents the design and development of a load management system for fixed appliances in a safe direct current (DC) Reconstruction and Development Programme (RDP) house. A combination of valley filling, ...
    • Load recorder 

      Waja, Aadil Ahmed (Cape Technikon, 1987)
      This thesis describes the development of a computerized Load Recorder. The load recorder is used by the Cape Town City Council to assist in the tariff investigation of electricity consumers. This investigation assists ...
    • Low cost, energy efficient, robust and multi-functional smart meter 

      Abegunde, Akindele Alufemi (Cape Peninsula University of Technology, 2019)
      The problem of assigning human operators to collect energy measurements from the conventional meters in the communities has become a great concern over the past decades. . Most times, the lives of these workers are in ...
    • M-Net decoder production : a technical analysis 

      Green, David Robert (Cape Technikon, 1989)
      The document initially describes the operation of the decoder and the production system. Thereafter actual engineering problems are stated and their solutions discussed. The project involves the accurate identification ...
    • Measurement methodology investigating home entertainment consoles and comparison against energy star and harmonic standards 

      Bredekamp, Albertus Johannes (Cape Peninsula University of Technology, 2012)
      People are spending more time being entertained at home now than ever before. It is currently common to find a home entertainment console containing an LCD or Plasma television, DVD player and surround sound amplifier in ...
    • Methods and algorithms for optimal control of fed-batch fermentation processes 

      Chen, Haisong (Cape Peninsula University of Technology, 2005)
      Fennentation is the process that results in the fonnation ofalcohol or organic acids on the basis of growth of bacteria, moulds or fungi on different nutritional media (Ahmed et al., 1982). Fennentation process have ...
    • Micro-controller based Internet phone 

      Kaplan, Shaun (Cape Technikon, 2004)
      This work describes research towards the development of a micro-controller based, standalone Internet telephone to be used as an alternative to conventional line telephones. Our definition of 'stand-alone' refers to the ...