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Adefarati T & Bansal R, “Integration of renewable distributed generators into the distribution system: a review” IET Renewable Power Generation, vol. 10, no. 7, pp. 873 - 884

Alfa AS, Pla V, Martinex-Bauset J & Casares-Giner V, “Discrete time analysis of cognitive radio networks with imperfect sensing and saturated source of secondary users”, Computer Communications, vol. 79, pp. 53 - 65

Alfa S, Maharaj BTJ, Lall S & Pal S, “Mixed integer programming based techniques for resource allocation in underlay cognitive radio networks: A survey”, Journal of Communications and Networks, vol. 18, no. 5, pp. 744 - 761

Anjana P, Gupta V, Tiwari H, Gupta N & Bansal R, “Hardware implementation of shunt APF using modified fuzzy control algorithm with STM32F407VGT microcontroller”, Electric Power Components and Systems, vol. 44, no. 3, pp. 1530 - 1542

Awoyemi B, Maharaj BTJ & Alfa AS, “Solving resource allocation problems in cognitive radio networks: A survey”, EURASIP Journal on Wireless Communications and Networking, vol. 2016, pp. 176 - 189

Badenhorst W, Hanekom T & Hanekom JJ, “Development of a voltage dependent current noise algorithm for conductance based stochastic modelling of auditory nerve fibres”, Biological Cybernetics, vol. 110, pp. 403 - 416

Barnes S, Botha PR & Maharaj BTJ, “Spectral occupation of TV broadcast bands: Measurement and analysis”, Measurement, vol. 93, pp. 272 - 277

Barnes S, Maharaj BTJ & Alfa S, “Cooperative prediction for cognitive radio networks”, Wireless Personal Communication, vol. 89, pp. 1177 - 1202

Bimana A & Sinha S, “Increasing the bandwidth of a SIGE HBT LNA with minimum impact on noise figure”, Microwave and Optical Technology Letters, vol. 58, no. 8, pp. 1937 - 1944

Botha PR & Maharaj BTJ, “Log-domain iterative sphere decoder with symbol sorting”, SAIEE Research Journal, vol. 107, no. 1, pp. 30 - 37

Cheng Q, Ning S, Xia X & Yang F, “Modelling of coal trade process for the logistics enterprise and its optimisation with stochastic predictive control”, International Journal of Production Research, vol. 54, no. 8, pp. 2241 - 2259

Chude-Okonkwo UAK, Malekian R & Maharaj BTJ, “Biologically inspired bio-cyber interface architecture and model for internet of bio-nanothings applications”, IEEE Transactions on Communications, vol. 64, no. 8, pp. 3444 - 3455

Chude-Okonkwo UAK, Malekian R & Maharaj BTJ, “Molecular communication model for targeted drug delivery in multiple disease sites with deversely expressed enzymes”, IEEE Transactions on Nanobioscience, vol. 15, no. 3, pp. 230 - 245

Cloete NA, Malekian R & Nair L, “Design of smart sensors for real-time water quality monitoring”, IEEE Access, vol. 4, pp. 3975 - 3989

Coetzee PJ & Du Plessis WP, “Definition of a quality factor for single site location estimates”, Radio Science, vol. 51, pp. 555 - 562

Coetzer C & Leuschner FW, “The influence of a camera's spectral transfer function used for observing high voltage corona on insulators”, IEEE Transactions on Dielectrics and Electrical Insulation, vol. 23, no. 3, pp. 1753 - 1759

Dabrowski JJ , Beyers FJC & De Villiers JP, “Systemic banking crisis early warning systems using dynamic Bayesian networks”, Expert Systems with Applications, vol. 62, pp. 235 - 242

du Plessis M & Joubert T-H, “Silicon nanowire hot carrier electroluminescence”, Thin Solid Films, vol. 613, pp. 48 - 54

du Plessis WP, “Cross-eye gain in multi-loop retrodirective cross-eye jamming”, IEEE Transactions on Aerospace and Electronic Systems, vol. 52, no. 2, pp. 875 - 882

du Plessis WP, “Path-length effects in multi-loop retrodirective cross-eye jamming”, IEEE Antennas and Wireless Propagation Letters, vol. 15. pp. 626 - 629

du Plessis WP, “Efficient computation of array factor and sidelobe level of linear arrays”, IEEE Antennas & Propagation Magazine, vol. 58, no. 6, pp. 102 - 114

Dubey R, Joshi D & Bansal R, “Optimization of solar photovoltaic plant and economic analysis”, Electric Power Components and Systems, vol. 44, no. 18, pp. 2025 - 2035

Engelbrecht J, Swanepoel D, Myburgh H, Hopper T & Smits C, “Development and validation of a smartphone-based digits-in-noise hearing test in South African English”, International Journal of Audiology, vol. 55, pp. 405 - 411

Fan Y, Liu H, Zhu Y & Mei J, “Fast synchronization of complex dynamical networks with time-varying delay via periodically intermittent control”, Neurocomputing, vol. 205, pp. 182 - 194

Fourati S, Hamouda S & Maharaj BTJ, “ Bargaining solutions for energy efficient and fair power allocation in cognitive D2D communications”, International Journal of Computer Applications, vol. 155, no. 6, pp. 24 – 31 (Non accredited journal)

Foster T, Bhatt DV, Hancke GP (Prof) & Silva BJ, “A web-based office climate control system using wireless sensors”, IEEE Sensors Journal, vol. 16, no. 15, pp. 6104 - 6113

Gaskell AA & Stander T, “Reflection mode mm-wave on-chip notch filters using coupled hairpin resonators”, Electronics Letters, vol. 52, no. 5, pp. 376 - 378

George D & Sinha S, “BiCMOS colpitts oscillator for Vector-Sum interpolators”, Microelectronics International, vol. 33, no. 2, pp. 87 - 93

Hanekom J & Hanekom T, “Three-dimensional models of cochlear implants: a review of their development and how they could support management and maintenance of cochlear implant performance”, Network: Computation in Neural Systems, vol. 2, no. 2 - 3 , pp. 67 - 106

Henriques V & Malekian R, “Mine safety system  using wireless sensor network”, IEEE Access, vol. 4, pp. 3511 - 3521

Huang H, Gong T, Chen P, Malekian R & Chen T, “Secure two-party distance computation protocol based on privacy homomorphism and scalar product in wireless sensor networks”, Tsinghua Science Technology, vol. 21, no. 4, pp. 385 - 396

Hussein S, Yousuf L, de Jager B, Myburgh HC, Eikelboom RH & Hugo J, “Smartphone hearing screening in mHealth assisted community-based primary care”, Journal of Telemedicine and Telecare, vol. 22, no. 7, pp. 405 - 412

Jacobs JP, “Characterization by Gaussian processes of finite substrate size effects on gain patterns of microstrip antennas”, IET Microwaves, Antennas & Propagation, vol. 10, no. 11, pp. 1189 - 1195

Jin X, Shao J, Zhang X, An W & Malekian R, “Modeling of nonlinear system based on deep learning framework”, Nonlinear Dynamics, vol. 84, no. 3, 1327 - 1340

Jose AC, Malekian R, Ye N, “Improving home automation security, integrating device fingerprinting into smart home”, IEEE Access, vol. 4, pp. 5776 - 5787

Kabir MN, Mishra Y & Bansal RC, “Probabilistic load flow for distribution systems with uncertain PV generation”, Applied Energy, vol. 163, pp. 343 - 351

Kala-Konga CL, Gitau MN & Bansal RC, “Steady-state and small-signal models of a three-phase quasi-Z-source AC-DC converter for wind applications”, IET Renewable Power Generation, vol. 10, no. 7, pp. 1033 - 1040

Koziel S & Jacobs JP, “Response-correction-based fault detection in small linear microstrip patch arrays using magnitude-only far-field pattern samples”, International Journal of RF and Microwave Computer-Aided Engineering, vol 26, no. 8, pp. 683 - 689

Kunwar A & Bansal RC, “Effect of high-voltage direct current link on small signal stability of a power system with different penetration level of doubly fed induction generator and direct drive synchronous generator based wind farms”, International Journal of Green Energy, vol. 13, no. 4, pp. 335 - 343

Kunwar A & Bansal RC, “A supplementary controller for improvement of small signal stability of power system with wind power penetration”, Electric Power Components and Systems, vol. 44, no. 16, pp. 1825 - 1838

Lall S, Maharaj BTJ & J v Vuuren PA, “Null-frequency jamming of a proactive routing protocol in wireless mesh networks”, Journal of Network and Computer Applications, vol. 61, pp. 133 - 141

le Roux JD, Olivier LE, Naidoo MA, Padhi R & Craig IK, “Throughput and product quality control for a grinding mill circuit using non-linear MPC”, Journal of Process Control, vol. 42, pp. 35 - 50

Li L, Tu Z, Mei J & Jigui J, Finite-time synchronization of complex delayed networks via intermittent control with multiple switched periods”, Nonlinear Dynamics, vol. 85, pp. 375 - 388

Li X, Wang S, Malekian R, Hao S & Li Z, “Numerical simulation of rock breakage modes under confining pressures in deep mining: an experimental investigation”, IEEE Access, vol. 4, pp. 5170 - 5720

Liu F, Matsuno S, Malekian R, Jin Y & Zhixiong L, “A vector auto regression model applied to real estate development investment: A statistic analysis”, Sustainability, vol. 8, pp.  1 - 19

Mahomed-Asmail F, Swanepoel W, Eikelboom H, Myburgh C & Hall J, “Clinical validity of HearScreen™ smartphone hearing screening for School Children”,  Ear and hearing, vol. 37, no. 1, pp. 11 - 17

Main RS, Mathieu R, Kleinhans W, Wessels KJ & Naidoo L, “Hyper-temporal C-band SAR for baseline woody structural assessments in deciduous savannas”, Remote Sensing, vol. 8, pp. 1 - 19

Malekian R, Kavishe AF, Maharaj BT, Gupta PK, Singh G & Waschefort H, “Smart vehicle navigation system using hidden markov model and RFID technology”, Wireless Personal Communication, vol. 90, pp. 1717 - 1742

Malherbe TK, Hanekom T & Hanekom JJ, “Constructing a three-dimensional electrical model of a living cochlear implant user's cochlea”, International Journal for Numerical Methods in Biomedical Engineering, vol. 32. no. 7, pp. 1 - 23

Manditereza PT & Bansal R, “Renewable distributed generation: The hidden challenges - a review from the protection perspective”, Renewable & Sustainable Energy Reviews, vol. 58, pp. 1457 - 1465

Manditereza PT & Bansal R, “Multi-agent based distributed voltage control algorithm for smart grid applications”, Electric power components and Systems, vol. 44, no. 20, pp. 2352 - 2363

Marais J, Malekian R, Ye N & Wang R  , “A review of the topologies used in smart water meter networks: A wireless sensor network application”, Journal of Sensors, vol. 2016, pp. 1 - 12

Mengjie S, Shining D, Mao N & Ye X, “An experimental study on defrosting performance for an air source heat pump unit with a horizontally installed multi-circuit outdoor coil”, Applied Energy, vol. 165, pp. 371 - 382

Mokgonyana L, Zhang J, Zhang L & Xia X, “Coordinated two-stage volt/var management in distribution networks”, IET Generation, Transmission & Distribution, Vol 141, pp. 157 -164

Muller CJ & Craik IK, “Energy reduction for a dual circuit cooling water system using advanced regulatory control”, Applied Energy, Vol 171, pp. 287 - 295

Myburgh HC, van Zijl W, Swanepoel D, Hellstrom S & Laurent C, “Otitis Media diagnosis for developing countries using tympanic membrane image-analysis”, EBioMedicine, vol. 5, pp. 156 - 160

Nellore K & Hancke GP (Dr), “Traffic management for emergency vehicle priority based on visual sensing”, Sensors, vol. 16, no. 1892, pp. 1 - 22

Nellore K & Hancke GP (Prof.), “A survey on urban traffic management systems using wireless sensor networks”, Sensors, Vol 16, no. 157, pp. 1 - 25

Ntsaluba S, Zhu B & Xia X, “Optimal flow control of a forced circulation solar  water heating system with energy storage units and connecting pipes”, Renewable Energy, vol. 89, pp. 108 - 124

Numbi BP & Xia X, “Optimal energy control of a crushing process based on vertical shaft impactor”, Applied Energy, vol. 162, pp. 1653 - 1661

Oloyede M & Hancke GP (Prof.), “Unimodal and multimodal biometric sensing systems: A review”, IEEE Access, vol. 4, pp. 7532 - 7555

Oosthuizen DJJ & Hanekom JJ, “Information transmission analysis for continuous speech features”, Speech Communication, vol. 82, pp. 53 - 66

Osuch P & Stander T, “A Geometric approach to group delay equalisation network synthesis”, Radioengineering, vol. 25, no. 2, pp. 351 - 364

Phala KS, Kumar A & Hancke GP (Dr), “Air quality monitoring system based on ISO/IEC/IEEE 21451 standards”, IEEE Sensors Journal, vol. 16, no. 12, pp. 5037 - 5045

Pienaar M, Odendaal JW, Cilliers JE, Kloke KH & Joubert J, “An active wideband reference target for the calibration of ground to air radar systems”, Microwave and Optical Technology Letters, vol. 58, no. 5, pp. 1041 - 1044

Pienaar M, Odendaal JW, Smit JC, Joubert J  & Cilliers JE, “Active callibration target for bistatic radar cross-section measurements”, Radio Science, vol. 51, no. 5, pp. 515 - 523

Prinsloo J & Malekian R, “Accurate vehicle location system using RFID, an internet of things approach”, Sensors, vol. 16, no. 825, pp. 1 - 24

Sandstrom J, Swanepoel DW, Myburgh HC & Laurent C, “Smartphone threshold audiometry in underserved primary health-care contexts”, International Journal of Audiology, vol. 55, pp. 232 - 238

Schoeman J & Du Plessis M, “An analytic model employing an elliptical surface area to determine the gaseous thermal conductance of uncooled VOx microbolometers”, Sensors & Actuators A: Physical, vol. A250, pp. 229 - 236

Sethaolo D & Xia X, “Combined residential demand side management strategies with coordination and economic analysis”, International Journal of Electrical Power and Energy Systems, vol. 79, pp. 150 - 160

Sharma G, Nasiruddin I, Niazi KR & Bansal R, “Robust automatic generation control regulators for a two-area power system interconnected via AC/DC tie-lines considering new structures of matrix Q”, IET Generation, Transmission & Distribution, Vol 10, no. 14,  pp. 3570 - 3579

Sharma G, Nasiruddin I, Niazi KR & Bansal R, “Optimal AGC of a multi-area power system with parallel AC/DC tie lines using output vector feedback control strategy”, International Journal of Electrical Power and Energy Systems, vol. 81, pp. 22 - 31

Shen Y, Zhang D & Xia X, “Continuous output feedback stabilization for nonlinear systems based on sampled and delayed output measurements”, International Journal of Robust and Nonlinear Control, vol. 26, pp. 3075 - 3087

Sichilalu S, Tazvinga H & Xia X, “Optimal control of a fuel cell/wind/PV/grid hybrid system with thermal heat pump load”, Solar Energy, vol. 135, pp. 59 - 69

Silva B & Hancke GP (DR), “IR-UWB-based non-line-of-sight identification in harsh environments: principles and challenges”, IEEE Transactions on Industrial Informatics, vol. 12, no. 3, pp. 1188 - 1195

Slabbert M, van Zyl S, Naidoo RM & Bansal RC, “Evaluating phase over-current protection philosophies for medium-voltage feeders applying let-through energy and voltage dip minimization”, Electric Power Components and Systems, vol. 44, no. 2, pp. 206 - 218

Smith ML, Beyers FJC & de Villiers JP, “A method of parameterising a feed forward multi-layered perceptron artificial neural network with reference to South African financial markets”, South African Actuarial Journal, vol. 16, no. 1, pp. 35 - 67

Su B, Malekian R, Yu J, Feng X & Liu Z, “Electrical anisotropic response of water conducted fractured zone in the mining goal”, IEEE Access, vol. 4, pp. 6216 - 6224

van Wyk JH & Linde LP, “Design of a gigabit DSL modem using super orthogonal complete complementary codes”, Transactions on Emerging Telecommunications Technologies, vol. 27, pp. 1454 - 1460

van der Aerschot M, Swanepoel D, Mahomed A, Myburgh H & Eikelboom R, “Affordable headphones for accessible screening audiometry: An evaluation of the Sennheiser HD202 II supra-aural headphone”, International Journal of Audiology, vol. 55, pp. 616 - 622

van der Merwe L & de Villiers JP, “A comparative investigation into graph based and multiple hypothesis based track stitching”, IET Radar Sonar and Navigation, vol. 10, No 9, pp. 1575 - 1582

Wang Z, Ye N, Malekian R, Ziao F & Wang R, “TrackT: Accurate tracking of RFID tags with mm-level accuracy using first-order Taylor series approximation”, Ad Hoc Networks, vol. 53, pp. 132 - 144

Wanjiru E, Zhang L & Xia X, “Model predictive control strategy of energy-water management in urban households”, Applied Energy, vol. 179, pp. 821 - 831

Wu Z, Wang B & Xia X, “Large-scale building energy efficiency retrofit: Concept, model and control”, Energy, vol. 109, pp. 456 - 465

Xia X & Zhang L, “Industrial energy systems in view of energy efficiency and operation control”, Annual reviews in Control, vol. 42, pp. 299 - 308

Xin Z, Shao J, Wenwei A, Tiantian Y & Malekian R, “An improved time-frequency representation based on nonlinear mode decomposition and adaptive optimal kernel”, Elektronika Ir lektrotechnika, vol. 22, no. 4, pp. 52 - 57

Ye N, Wang Z, Malekian R, Wang R, Zhao T, Andriukatis D, Valinevicius A, Navikas D & Markevicius V, “A hidden Markov model combined with FRID-based sensors for accurate vehicle route prediction”, International Journal of Ad Hoc and Ubiquitous Computing, vol. 23, no 1/2, pp. 124 - 133

Ye N, Zhang Y, Wang R & Malekian R, “Vehicle trajectory prediction based on Hidden Markov Model KSII”, Transactions on Internet and Information Systems, vol. 10, no. 7, pp. 3150 - 3170

Ye X & Xia X, “Optimal metering plan for measurement and verification on a lighting case study”, Energy, vol. 95, pp. 580 - 592

Yi C, Alfa AS  & Cai J, “An incentive-compatible mechanism for transmission scheduling of delay-sensitive medical packets in E-health networks”, IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing, vol. 15, no. 10, pp. 2424 - 2436

Yu M & Alfa AS, “Some analysis results associated with the optimization problem for a discrete-time finite-buffer NT-policy queue”, Operational Research, vol. 16, pp. 161 - 179

Yu M & Alfa AS, “Strategic queueing behaviour for individual and social optimization in managing discrete time working vacation queue with Bernoulli interruption schedule”, Computers & Operations Research, vol. 73, pp. 43 - 55

Zhang D, Shen Y & Xia X, “Globally uniformly ultimately bounded observer design for a class of nonlinear systems with sampled and delayed measurements”, Kybernetika, vol. 52, no. 3, pp. 441 - 460

Zhang S, Yang F, Tang L, Ejaz S, Luo L & Maharaj BTJ, “Joint design of QC-LDPC codes for coded cooperation system with joint iterative decoding”, International Journal of Electronics, vol. 103, no. 3, pp. 384 - 405, 2016

Zhou Z, Du C, Shu L, Hancke GP (Prof), Niu J & Ning H, “An energy-balanced heuristic for mobile sink scheduling in hybrid WSNs”, IEEE Transactions on Industrial Informatics, vol. 12, no. 1, pp. 28 - 40

Zhu B & Xia X, “Adaptive model predictive control for unconstrained discrete-time linear systems with parametric uncertainties”, IEEE Transactions on Automotive Control, vol. 61, no. 10, pp. 3171 - 3176

Zhu B & Xia X, “Lyapunov-based adaptive model predictive control for unconstrained non-linear systems with parametric uncertainties”, IET Control Theory & Applications, vol. 10, no. 15, pp. 1937 - 1943

Zhu B, Xia X & Wu Z, “Evolutionary game theoretic demand-side management and control for a class of networked smart grid”, Automatica, vol. 70, pp. 94 - 100

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