Research and Development students projects

MASTER PROJECTS

F'SATI TUT MASTER'S PROJECTS

  • Dynamic modelling and application to tracking of a lunar laser ranging telescope
  • Beamforming combined with Space Time Black Coding to improve reliability in underground communication systems
  • Development of a distributed autonomous energy management system
  • Locomotion control of a biped robot towards humanoid robot design
  • Semantic based reasoning and wireless sensor network for assistive living
  • A Hexapod Stabilizing Platform
  • The design of an exso-arm for assistance to persons with disabilities
  • 2-Axis Precision Gimbal Control and Platform Stabilizer for Image Stabilization on a Multi-rotor UAV
  • Gait Analysis platform
  • Handicapped Virtual Tennis and Associated Control
  • Development of A differential driven treadmill for the enabled environment
  • Modelling and simulation of human gait and ITS application to the control of an exoskeleton
  • Optimal power mix in smart grid for renewable energies
  • Chaotic encryption to secure effective spectrum usage in cognitive radio
  • Impacts of distributed generation on power network operation
  • Spectrum selection schemes for dynamic spectrum access in cognitive radio
  • Capacity enhancement in vehicle-to-vehicle wireless networks
  • A magnetic bearing control employing model-free method
  • Public key encryption through hyperchaos: Application to a web client server
  • Hardware specifications for improvement of quality service in wireless MIMO systems
  • Development of an improved link metric for routing protocols in wireless ad-hoc networks
  • Enhancement of channel allocation strategies in vehicular networks
  • Development of an Improved Routing Approach in Wireless Sensor Networks
  • Development of an optimisation approach for Alamouti 2x1 and 4x2 Space-Time Bock Coding (STBC) firmware
  • Adaptive Multi beams Antennas for wireless networks
  • A study on a novel "3 & 6" Induction machine
  • MIMO MAC Layer Protocol Specification and Firmware Design
  • Developing a reliability based model for selecting test probe receptacles interfaces
  • The dynamic behaviour of distance protection relays on series compensated lines under fault conditions
  • Rotor Bar Breakage Reduction in Squirrel Cage Induction Motors
  • Coordination of transformer tap changers in a transmission network
  • Development of a platinum/iron nanocatalyst with improved activity for Direct Formic Acid Fuel Cells (DFAFC)
  • Implementation of a two-level chaos based cryptography for image security
  • Cross Layer Optimisation in Broadband Wireless Access (BWA) Networks using Automatic Repeat reQuest (ARQ) and Adaptive Modulation and Coding (AMC)
  • Performance evaluation of scheduling algorithms in WiMAX networks using a hardware testbed
  • Control and Monitoring System for pulsed lasers
  • Development of a Biped Humanoid Robot
  • An Efficient Approach for Node Localisation and Tracking in Wireless Sensor Networks
  • Congestion Reduction Strategies in 3G and 4G Mobile Networks
  • Mobile Based Smartphone Application for Telemedicine In Africa
  • Development of Multiple Input Multiple Output (MIMO) Access Point For High Data Rate Fourth Generation Mobile Applications
  • Secure Routing in Mobile Wireless AD Hoc Networks
  • Dynamic Cell-Individual Offset Allocation for Load Balancing In Self-Optimizing 4th Generation Mobile Cellular Networks
  • Integrated Intelligent Electronic Control of Wheel Chairs
  • Co-channel Interference Reduction using Radio Resource Management Techniques for 4th Generation Mobile Networks

F'SATI CPUT MASTER'S PROJECTS

  • Design of a diplexer for UHF and L-band communication on a nano-satellite
  • The design and construction of an L-band receiver with FM demodulation for a nano-satellite application
  • A baseband modem for a CubeSat UHF transceiver
  • An extreme ultraviolet and plasma spectrometer (SEPS) scientific payload for a CubeSat
  • Augmentation of a Nano-Satellite Electronic Power System using a Field Programmable Gate Array (FPGA)
  • Image classification, storage and retrieval system for a 3U CubeSat
  • Mission control software architecture for a CubeSat constellation
  • Low rate picture transmission (LRPT) system standard for 3U CubeSat
  • Development of a power distribution module for a nanosatellite
  • System design of a constellation of CubeSats for in-situ monitoring applications
  • Image filtering and compression system for a 3U CubeSat
  • Nano-satellite spacecraft GPS receiver design: a firmware approach
  • Low energy cooling technology for a mobile satellite ground station
  • Implementation of a reverberation chamber electromagnetic compatibility test facility
  • A high frequency interferometer direction finder receiver for the ZACUBE-1 mission
  • Silicon carbide resonance converter for nanosatellite
  • Avalanche photodiode particle detector for CubeSat space weather missions
  • X-Band phase-locked loop for a Cube Sat transmitter
  • Development of real-time orbital propagator software for CubeSat onboard computer
  • Student interrupted studies before a title was chosen.
  • Design and implementation of a QPSK demodulator for a nanosatellite
  • Design of a ground segment for in-situ monitoring using nano-satellites
  • Design and implementation of a C-band down converter for a receiver for a nanosatellite
  • RF antenna tuning unit
  • Advanced channel coding for nano-satellite communication
  • Development of a soft-core based controller for power electronic applications
  • Characterization of radiation effects on power system components for CubeSats
  • A systems engineering approach to quality management of a nanosatellite development life-cycle
  • Magnetic hardware in the loop simulator for a 3U CubeSat
  • Design of an S-Band power amplifier for CubeSat

DOCTORATE PROJECTS

F'SATI TUT DOCTORATE PROJECTS

  • Scheduling and QoS Enhancement in Wireless Vehicular Ad-Hoc Networks
  • Mathematical Modelling and Control of an Inductive Charging System for Electric Vehicle
  • Optimisation and Performance Evaluation in Image Registration Techniques.
  • Energy Efficient Spectrum Decision Algorithms for Cognitive Radio Networks
  • Development and Performance Evaluation of Link Adaptation Strategy for Vehicular Networks
  • Flat Control of a Class of Industrial Robots for Sensored Applications
  • Behaviour Modelling and System Control with Human in the Loop
  • Integration Analysis of Cathodic Protection Systems on Long Segmented Natural Gas Transmission Pipeline
  • Improved Multi-objective Particle Swarm Optimization
  • Generation and Analysis of a Spherical System of Chaos for Application to Secure Communication
  • Dynamic Modelling and Control of Coagulant Dosage System for Water Treatment Plants
  • Enhancement of Spatial Detection and Multiplexing in Multiple-Input Multiple-Output (MIMO) Vehicular Networks.
  • Techno-Policy Evaluation of Dynamic Spectrum Management Frameworks
  • Modelling of Residential Lighting Load Profile using Stochastic Approach
  • Dynamic Power Control and Interference Management for Improved Spectral Efficiency in Multi-hop LTE-Advanced Networks
  • Multi-Tier Interference Management and Delay Minimization in Femtocell Networks
  • On-line Fault Diagnosis for Electrical Machines
  • Radio Resources Management in Mobile cellular Networks
  • Virtual Reality Platform Modeling and Design for Versatile Electric Wheelchair Simulation in an Enabled Environment
  • Optimal Graph-based Mesh Smoothing for Video Processing Applications

F'SATI CPUT DOCTORATE PROJECTS

  • Documenting and exploiting the temporal variability of land surface anisotropy for selected locations in South Africa
  • Characterising the electrical environment around high voltage direct current (HVDC) transmission lines in Southern Africa
  • Design of a high gain steerable antenna on an artificial magnetic conductor for CubeSat
  • Design and Implementation of an Integrated Solar Panel Antenna for Small Satellites
  • In-situ characterization of the insulator leakage current of the Cahora Bassa high voltage direct current scheme
  • Measurement and modeling of geomagnetically induced currents (GICs) in power lines
  • Design of a high gain steerable antenna on an artificial magnetic conductor for CubeSat applications
  • Optimisation of doping profiles for mm-wave Gunn diodes