• A generic platform for the evolution of hardware

      Bedi, Abhishek (Auckland University of Technology, 2009)
      Evolvable Hardware is a technique derived from evolutionary computation applied to a hardware design. The term evolutionary computation involves similar steps as involved in the human evolution. It has been given names in ...
    • Airborne sense and alert collision warning and avoidance system

      Alnashi, Liwaa (Auckland University of Technology, 2008)
      The emergence of unmanned aerial vehicles and the ever increasing performance in terms of speed, flight altitude, and endurance have led the debate into allowing such aircraft to fly co-jointly with civilian aircraft. ...
    • Analysis of a microwave patch antenna array for reflection measurements

      Nottath, Febin Paul (Auckland University of Technology, 2014)
      Microstrip antennas and arrays are widely used antenna technology in the frequency range of 1 GHz to 100 GHz. Microstrip antennas are simple and compact, and with current printed circuit technologies they are easy to ...
    • Audio surveillance in unstructured environments

      Sharan, Roneel Vikash (Auckland University of Technology, 2015)
      This research examines an audio surveillance application, one of the many applications of sound event recognition (SER), and aims to improve the sound recognition rate in the presence of environmental noise using ...
    • A colour segmentation method for detection of New Zealand speed signs

      Bedi, Abhishek (Auckland University of Technology, 2011)
      New Zealand Speed signs provide safe travelling speed limit or guidance information to drivers on roads. The speed signposts are provided alongside the national roads and highways as a part of guidance system for drivers ...
    • A comparison of three robotic controllers for navigation

      Matulich, Mark Justin (Auckland University of Technology, 2018)
      This research provides a comparison of three types of robotic controllers and their suitability in evolutionary robotics. Two novel systems comprised of lookup tables (LUTs) and evolvable hardware (EHW) based controllers ...
    • Dynamic subscription based multi-transport intelligent gateway

      Bai, Shilin (Auckland University of Technology, 2011)
      This research investigates a novel design for a software engine and associated data structures to implement a dynamically reconfigurable network gateway to integrate and control data flow among remote monitoring and control ...
    • Evolution of robotic controllers using genetic algorithms

      Beckerleg, Mark (Auckland University of Technology, 2011)
      This research investigates evolutionary robotics which uses evolutionary computation to generate robotic controllers. The majority of research in this field has been primarily focused on the use of software genetic algorithms ...
    • An experimental and modelling investigation of wet oxidation of municipal biosolids

      Prince-Pike, Arrian Khan (Auckland University of Technology, 2014)
      This thesis describes the development and validation of detailed kinetic models describing the wet oxidation of municipal biosolids. The treatment of municipal biosolids, which are produced by wastewater treatment plants, ...
    • An FPGA Implementation of the Mean-shift Algorithm for Object Tracking

      Wong, Stefan (Auckland University of Technology, 2014)
      Object tracking remains an important field of study within the broader discipline of Computer Vision. Over time, it has found application in a wide variety of areas, including industrial automation, user interfaces, ...
    • Melanoma Detection Using Image Processing and Computer Vision Algorithms

      Sabouri, Peyman (Auckland University of Technology, 2016)
      Melanoma is the most serious form of skin cancer and is estimated to be the 19th most frequently occurring type of cancer worldwide, with approximately 232,000 new cases diagnosed in 2012. It is widely accepted that early ...
    • Modeling a Real Time Operating System Using SpecC

      Nukala, Akilesh (Auckland University of Technology, 2007)
      In today's digital (electronics) world, people's desire for electronic goods that ease their life at work, and leisure is increasing the complexity of the products of the embedded systems industry. For example, MP3 players ...
    • Power characterisation of a Zigbee wireless network in a real time monitoring application

      Prince-Pike, Arrian (Auckland University of Technology, 2009)
      Zigbee is a relatively new wireless mesh networking standard with emphasis on low cost and energy conservation. It is intended to be used in wireless monitoring and control applications such as sensors and remotely operated ...
    • Single-channel Speech Enhancement Using Statistical Modelling

      Chehrehsa, Sarang (Auckland University of Technology, 2016)
      A new speech enhancement method based on Maximum A-Posteriori (MAP) estimation on Gaussian Mixture Models (GMMs) of speech and different noise types is introduced. The GMMs model the distribution of speech and noise ...
    • Species Recognition for Pest-control for Cats and Possums

      Perera, Thelasinghe Arachchige Stanis Achala (Auckland University of Technology, 2019)
      In New Zealand all land mammals (except bats) were introduced through human migration. These animals mostly came to the country as pets, or were introduced for economic reasons. Currently there is a huge problem with these ...
    • Spike: a novel cube-based robotic platform

      Coyte, Christopher Keith (Auckland University of Technology, 2010)
      This thesis documents the successful development of a novel form of robotic motion, inspired partially from bio-mimicry and partially from a search for unknown forms of legged robotic motion. The novel motion developed ...
    • System on Chip (SoC): a real time touch screen system on programmable chip

      Xu, Stephen Sheng (Auckland University of Technology, 2012)
      This thesis is involved with the investigation, implementation, verification, validation and optimization of a purpose built on-chip solution customized for a real world touch screen application. A Field Programmable Gate ...
    • The Use of Video to Detect and Measure Pollen on Bees Entering a Hive

      Yang, Cheng (Robert) (Auckland University of Technology, 2018)
      This research will measure the pollen being brought into the beehive in the bees' pollen sacs. It will process 2-D video which is obtained from in front of the entrance to the beehive and automatically count the number of ...
    • ZigBee Wireless Soil Moisture Sensor Design for Vineyard Management System

      Perera, T. A. S. Achala (Auckland University of Technology, 2010)
      The soil moisture level is one of the critical aspects, which controls the quality of the grapes grown in vineyards. The main objective of this research is to investigate the development of a low cost soil moisture sensor, ...