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Test Program for Automatic Steering Shuttle Car. Final Report. Volume 1.

Authors
Troyer-M
Source
NTIS: PB/265-178 Available for Reference At Bureau Libraries :73 pages
Link
NIOSHTIC No.
10001326
Abstract
A coal shuttle car equipped with a pulsed laser optical ranging system to provide guidance for an automatic steering system was tested in production coal mining. Test results are presented for the two mines where testing took place, and some operators reactions are included. Automatic steering control keeps the car centered in an entry, and automatic turns are made at intersections as signaled by the operator. All other controls, tram, conveyor, brake, etc., remain manual and require operator control. Complete override of steering while in the automatic mode is retained by the operator, who may grab the steering wheel at any time and turn in opposition to the automatic signal by applying about 10 foot-pounds of torque.
Publication Date
19760101
Document Type
CP; Final Contract Report;
Fiscal Year
1976
NTIS Accession No.
PB-265178
NTIS Price
A05
Identifying No.
OFR 51(1)-77
NIOSH Division
PRC;
Source Name
NTIS: PB/265-178 Available for Reference At Bureau Libraries
Performing Organization
Bendix Corporation
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