Mining Contract: Development of a Wireless Test and Measurement Tool for Use in Mines
This contract will design, develop, and deliver a test and measurement tool based on a proof-of-concept model for mapping wireless coverage areas in underground coal mines. The model will consider the strengths and weaknesses of various software and hardware underground. The final deliverable will consider accuracy of mapping wireless coverage as well as its usability in underground environments.
Contract Status & Impact
The contract is complete. To receive a copy of the final report, send a request to OMSHR@cdc.gov.
The contractor successfully completed the proof-of-concept. The final deliverable was tested at NIOSH's Safety Research Coal Mine. The unit was able to map and save a range of radio frequencies and plot their coverage on a mine map.
- Analysis of Mine Seismicity and Geotechnical Modeling for Improved Safety in Underground Coal Mines
- CFD Modeling of Fire Spread Along Combustibles in a Mine Entry
- Mine Communications Engineering and Compatibility Guidelines
- Performance and Safety Investigation of Emergency Backup Batteries and Battery Charging Systems for Underground Mining Applications
- Refuge Alternatives in Underground Coal Mines
- Safe and Economical Inerting of Sealed Mine Areas
- Ultra-Low Frequency Through-the-Earth Communication Technology
- Variation of Horizontal Stresses and Strains in Mines in Bedded Deposits in the Eastern and Midwestern United States
- Wireless Communications and Tracking System
- Wireless Mesh Mine Communication System
- Page last reviewed: 9/17/2012
- Page last updated: 9/17/2012
- Content source: National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, Mining Program