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Mining Publication: Underground Test Results of a Laser-Based Tram Control System for a Continuous Miner

Original creation date: January 1992

Image of publication Underground Test Results of a Laser-Based Tram Control System for a Continuous Miner

The report documents the status of a laser-based underground guidance system for tracking and controlling the movements of underground mobile mining equipment. The research is part of a multiple project effort at the U.S. Bureau of Mines to increase mine safety and efficiency by developing technology for computer-assisted mining. Guidance systems which can track and control the movements of underground mining equipment are essential during computer-assisted mining operations. A Joy 16CM continuous mining machine at the Bureau's surface test facility served as the testbed for initial development and experimentation of the guidance system. Subsequently, a Joy 14CM in an underground mine served as the platform for in-mine experimentation. The first section of the report includes details of the laser sensors, communication network, and computer hardware. The following section includes experimental results which show the system capable of accurately tracking and controlling the tram maneuvers of a continuous miner underground. The final section discusses conclusions and recommendations.

Authors: DL Anderson

Report of InvestigationsJanuary - 1992

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NIOSHTIC2 Number: 10011461

U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Mines, Report of Investigations 9440, 1992 Jan:1-10

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