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Mining Publication: A Radar-based Highwall Rib-Thickness Monitoring System

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Original creation date: January 1995

Image of publication A Radar-based Highwall Rib-Thickness Monitoring System

In addition to developing various types of cool-interface detection systems, the US Bureau of Mines is actively involved in developing a coal rib-thickness monitoring system for highwall mining applications. One particular system to detect the coal-air boundaries of coal ribs. Based on preliminary laboratory and field tests, results indicate that this method can be applied successfully in highwall mines to maintain a constant rib thickness. The coal seam should be relatively clean in the vicinity of the antenna (e.g., have minimal partings or dirt bands) for best results.

Authors: GL Mowrey, CW Ganoe, WD Monaghan

Conference Paper - January 1995

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NIOSHTIC2 Number: 20025021

Society for Mining, Metallurgy, and Exploration, Inc. preprint 95-163, 1995 Jan; :1-5