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CSIR Research Space is constantly being developed and populated. Please report any errors to Adele van der Merwe. Constructive criticism and suggestions would be welcome.

Recent Submissions

  • Swart, S; Zietsman, JJ; Coetsee, JC; Goslett, DG; Hoek, A; Needham, D; Monteiro, Pedro MS (Taylor & Francis, 2016-12)
    South Africa’s small pelagic fishery is an important component of the country’s commercial fisheries sector, second in value only to the demersal trawl fishery. Management of this sector relies on frequent hydro-acoustic ...
  • Duncker, LC; Gonçalves, D (World Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology, 2017-03)
    Wildlife crime is a complex problem with many interconnected facets, which are generally responded to in parts or fragments in efforts to “break down” the complexity into manageable components. However, fragmentation ...
  • Claessens, R; De Waal, A; De Villiers, Pieter; Penders, A; Pavlin, G; Tuyls, K (SCITEPRESS, 2016-04)
    The range of applications that require processing of temporally and spatially distributed sensory data is expanding. Common challenges in domains with these characteristics are sound reasoning about uncertain phenomena and ...
  • Van der Watt, R; Erasmus, Louwrence (INCOSE, 2016-07)
    A public multi-disciplinary primary-level hospital delivers clinical services to both in and out patients within its catchment area. A multi-disciplinary hospital is a healthcare facility of which the commissioning or ...
  • Mtsweni, Jabu, S (IEEE, 2015-08-12)
    oday, public-facing websites are virtually used across all different sectors by different types of organizations for information sharing and conducting core business activities. At the same time, the increasing use of ...
  • Aschmann, MJ; Leenen, Louise; Jansen van Vuuren, Johanna C (Academic Conferences and Publishing Limited, 2017-03)
    The Internet offers anonymity and a disregard of national boundaries. Most countries are deeply concerned about the threat cyberspace and in particular, cyberterrorism, are posing to national security. The Deep and Dark ...
  • Schietekat, Sunelle; De Waal, Alta; Gopaul, Kevin G (INCOSE, 2016-09)
    This paper provides a methodology for Validation and Verification (V&V) of a Bayesian Network (BN) model for aircraft vulnerability against Infrared (IR) missile threats. The model considers that the aircraft vulnerability ...
  • Venter, Karien; Labuschagne, Kobus; Phasha, S; Gxowa, M; Khoza, S (2016-07)
    In 2015, the Road Traffic Management Corporation undertook a pilot study to investigate how prevalent driver inattention and distraction is in South Africa. Driver inattention and distraction is the leading factor in ...
  • Arhete, LE; Erasmus, Louwrence (International Association for Management of Technology (IAMOT) & the Graduate School of Technology Management, University of Pretoria, 2016-05)
    Despite the end of apartheid decades ago, the South African healthcare system continues to face significant challenges. Although efforts were made in the past to address the crisis, the system is said to be performing below ...
  • Sikhondze, NC; Erasmus, Louwrence (International Association for Management of Technology (IAMOT), 2016-05)
    Most medical records are kept on paper. This makes it difficult to use the available information for management of care, measuring of quality of care and improving care delivery. The healthcare industry is mostly data ...
  • Mouton, Francois; Pillay, K; Van‘t Wout, MC (Centre for Security, Communications and Network Research (CSACN), 2016-07)
    Psychological operations or PsyOps is a multi-disciplinary capability that requires technology in the social sciences, as well as in areas of design, Information and Communication Technology (ICT), electronics, broadcasting ...
  • Mouton, Francois; Leenen, Louise; Venter, HS (Elsevier, 2016-06)
    The field of information security is a fast-growing discipline. Even though the effectiveness of security measures to protect sensitive information is increasing, people remain susceptible to manipulation and thus the human ...
  • Masango, Mfundo; Mouton, Francois; Nottingham, Alastair; Mtsweni, Jabu (IEEE, 2016-08)
    Android smart devices have become an integral part of peoples lives, having evolved beyond the capability of just sending a text message or making a call. Currently, smart devices have applications that can restrict access ...
  • De Villiers, J Pieter; Jousselme, A-L; De Waal, A; Pavlink, G; Laskeyz, K; Blasch, E; Costa, P (IEEE, 2016-07)
    In this paper, the principle taxonomy of the fusion process, the decision loop, is unified with uncertainty quantification and representation. A typical flow of information in the decision loop takes the form of raw ...
  • Blasch, E; Costa, PCG; De Villiers, J Pieter; Laskey, KB; Llinas, J; Jousselme, A-L (IEEE, 2016-07)
    Over the course of Dave Hall's career, he highlighted various concerns associated with the implementation of data fusion methods. Many of the issues included the role of uncertainty in data fusion, practical implementation ...
  • Malik, HH; Erasmus, Louwrence; Pretorius, J-HC (INCOSE South Africa Chapter, 2016-09)
    The purpose of this study is to explore and gain a broad perspective on the systems engineering methods currently employed at a South African research council. The aim is to question if these methods are ideal by comparing ...
  • Khutlang, Rethabile; Khanyile, Nontokozo P; Makinana, Sisanda; Nelwamondo, Fulufhelo V (IEEE, 2016-05)
    Biometric fingerprint scanners scan the external skin features onto a 2D image. The performance of the automatic fingerprint identification system suffers if the finger skin is wet, worn out, fake fingerprint is used et ...
  • Sharma, Ameeth; Singh, Ann; Roberts, Ted; Ramokolo, Rocky; Van der Westhuizen, Corrie (CSIR, 2016-11)
    The optical coherence technique (OCT) technique, which was demonstrated by Fercher and Huang in the early 90s, has made significant strides in bio-medical diagnostic applications in the fields of dermatology, dentistry and ...
  • Sharma, Ameeth (South African Institute of Physics (SAIP), 2016-07)
    Light based techniques continue to gain momentum in different spheres of diagnostic and therapeutic applications as a result of their non-invasive, noncontact properties. One such technique is Optical Coherence tomography ...
  • Dorasamy, Kribashnee; Webb-Ray, Leandra; Tapamo, J-R (Springer, 2016-12)
    Overcoming small inter-class variation when fingerprints have missing singular points (SPs) is one of the current challenges faced in fingerprint classification, since class information is scarce. Grouping the orientation ...

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