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Most solar sailing missions utilise semi-rigid boom technology, but this limits the possible size of the sail. Practical large sails may, however, be constructed using flexible booms on a spinning 
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One of the Electronic Systems Laboratory’s current areas of research is autonomous systems including autonomous vehicles, robots and drones. This involves developing vehicles that can function completely autonomously, and are 
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It is estimated that South Africa uses 38.5GWh/day on water heating with water heating contributing up to 40% of a household’s total electricity usage. It places a considerable burden on 
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Brushless doubly fed machines (BDFMs) are gaining research interest globally as they offer a practical and reliable alternative to doubly fed induction generators (DFIGs), especially in remote areas like offshore 
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Despite the increased global commitment to renewable energy (RE), developing countries still face several barriers to the diffusion of REs as competitor energy generation technologies. These impediments include technological, regulatory, 
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CubeSats are nanosatellites of standardised dimensions based on multiple 10-cm-sided cubes. These satellites play various roles in space including being used for both educational and technology-demonstration purposes. In future, they 
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Increased human anthropogenic activities such as shipping, offshore exploration, geophysical seismic surveys and naval sonar operations continuously change the soundscape in oceans. This, in turn, threatens the existence of ocean 
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Microwave filters are essential parts of wireless communication systems with modern systems, particularly demanding low-cost filters with good frequency selectivity, wide stopbands, and compact size. Coupled resonator (CR) filters are 
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The global drive to ensure a future built on sustainable energy is giving rise to the rapidly increasing penetration of variable renewable energy into modern power grids. This has piqued 
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The increasing popularity of autonomous vehicles led to the development of driverless racing cars. Accordingly, the competitive nature of motorsport can now be combined with autonomous vehicle technology to drive 
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