General News

The Digital Signal Processing (DSP) research group at the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Stellenbosch University recently published their research on deep neural network-based cough detection using bed-mounted accelerometer measurements. 
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As a result of exceedingly rapid growth in the solar energy market, at least 114,9 GW of photovoltaic (PV) systems have been installed and commissioned globally in 2019. As a 
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Similar to technologies that initially started at a military base, unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) will soon be affecting civilian life. To date, several industries have built and commercially supplies low-end 
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As 2021 dawns, we look back at some of the interesting, ground-breaking, and innovative projects our Department was involved and/or students from our Faculty completed. Here are some noteworthy highlights:  
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Reinforcement Learning in the Minecraft Gaming Environment   1.     Introduction   Researchers are keen to solve the challenge of a robot successfully interacting with an external environment. In this 
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Conducted by final-year E&E engineering students The Electric and Electronic Engineering Department at Stellenbosch University has an ongoing programme of high-altitude balloon (HAB) missions to conduct experiments in near-space conditions. 
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As the interest in studying cetaceans’ sounds increases, so has the motivation to develop different automated sound detection and classification methods. One such technique is passive acoustic monitoring (PAM) which 
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The Department of Science and Technology’s Marine Research Plan focuses on understanding the role of biodiversity in maintaining ecosystems’ functionality, the relationships between human pressures and ecosystems, and the impact 
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The soundscapes of our oceans have undergone substantial changes as a result of human anthropogenic activities. This, in turn, threatens the existence of ocean mammals such as the Bryde’s whale, 
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Our blog series on solar sail technology commenced with a brief overview and introduction to solar sailing as well as the controlling mechanisms of sailcrafts followed by an investigation of 
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