• ZAM Quadrotor VTOL UAV: Prototype Development and Control Translator Dynamic Modelling 

    Kok, Cornelis Ambrosio (Auckland University of Technology, 2010)
    Motivated by the need to control a quadrotor tail-sitter unmanned aerial vehicle (QTUAV), the thesis presents the development of a method to convert user inputs and estimated measurements of QTUAV states into control ...
  • 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, ...
  • Zigzags and leapfrogs: a memoir 

    O'Rourke, Maris Lillian (Auckland University of Technology, 2015)
    Zigzags and Leapfrogs: A Memoir, is a description of my quest to reconcile two, often conflicting, aspects of my existence. One is my search for a place to belong, a place to be assimilated into, a place to stand, my ...
  • Zoo in a sea of poop 

    Brown Pulu, T (tonganz.net, 2015)
    The German physicist Albert Einstein defined insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results. He could have been describing ‘Akilisi Pohiva and certain ministers of his hand-picked cabinet ...
  • Zoo, Aussie, and the EU 

    Brown Pulu, T (tonganz.net, 2015)
    A twenty-first century riddle of real politik throve: what did the Tongan Prime Minister’s zoo, Australia, and the European Union have in common? Two factors illustrating how preserving the unequal distribution of wealth ...
  • Zygapophysial joint blocks in chronic low back pain: a test of Revel's model as a screening test 

    Laslett, M; Oberg, B; Aprill, CN; McDonald, B (BioMed Central Ltd, 2004)
    Background: Only controlled blocks are capable of confirming the zygapophysial joints (ZJ) as the pain generator in LBP patients. However, previous workers have found that a cluster of clinical signs ("Revel's criteria"), ...