Computers and Control

The Computer and Control Systems division conducts its research activities primarily within the Electronic Systems Laboratory (ESL). The ESL is the birthplace of SUNSAT, South Africa’s first satellite.It has been home to the research and development activities of various NRF Innovation Fund and dti THRIP projects. Research in this division focuses mainly on the dynamics and control of autonomous platforms e.g. low earth orbiting satellites, manned and unmanned fixed and rotary wing aircraft, underwater vehicles, etc.

Aeronautical Systems

Autonomous Navigation

Computer Systems

General Control Systems

Satellite Systems


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The Electronic Systems Laboratory (ESL) is a Computer and Control Systems division laboratory in the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering at the University of Stellenbosch. It provides opportunities to graduate students and industries to become involved in joint developments of significant size. We aim to maintain skills in computers, data communications, imaging and system simulation through prototype developments.

Mr A (Arno) BARNARD

Mr A (Arno) BARNARD

COMPUTER SYSTEMS
Email: abarnard@sun.ac.za
Tel: 021-808 4006
Website: http://staff.ee.sun.ac.za/abarnard/
Prof MJ (Thinus) BOOYSEN

Prof MJ (Thinus) BOOYSEN

VEHICULAR AND COMPUTER SYSTEMS
Email: mjbooysen@sun.ac.za
Tel: 021-808 4013
Website: /staff/mjbooysen/
Dr JAA (Japie) ENGELBRECHT

Dr JAA (Japie) ENGELBRECHT

AEROSPACE CONTROL SYSTEMS
Email: jengelbr@sun.ac.za
Tel: 021-808 4334

Prof T (Thomas) JONES

Prof T (Thomas) JONES

Extraordinary professor
Dr HW (Willem) JORDAAN

Dr HW (Willem) JORDAAN

SATELLITE CONTROL SYSTEMS
Email: wjordaan@sun.ac.za
Tel: 021-808 2211

Mr W (Willem) SMIT

Mr W (Willem) SMIT

DIGITAL HARDWARE
Email: wsmit@sun.ac.za
Tel: 021-808 2120

Prof WH (Herman) STEYN

Prof WH (Herman) STEYN

AEROSPACE & INDUSTRIAL CONTROL SYSTEMS
Email: whsteyn@sun.ac.za
Tel: 021-808 4926
Website: http://staff.ee.sun.ac.za/whsteyn/
Dr CE (Corné) van DAALEN

Dr CE (Corné) van DAALEN

AUTONOMOUS SYSTEMS
Email: cvdaalen@sun.ac.za
Tel: 021 808 4968
Website: http://staff.ee.sun.ac.za/cvdaalen/
Dr L VISAGIE

Dr L VISAGIE

COMPUTER SYSTEMS
Email: lvisagie@sun.ac.za
Tel: 021-887 4453

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