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Interface standards for automated coal mining equipment.

Authors
Smith-BM; Markley-RW; Costrell-L; Clark-GE; Cotton-IW
Source
Pittsburgh, PA: U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Mines, Contract - 1301, 1977 Jul; :1-80
Link
NIOSHTIC No.
10003083
Abstract
This report describes interface standards applicable to the use of computer control systems with automated mining equipment. The report identifies. analyzes and recommends interface standards applicable to the modular control system of an Automated Extraction System (AES) being built by the U.S. Bureau of Mines (USBM). The work serves both as a technical guide and as a summary of existing and forthcoming standards applicable to computer control systems. Since the system configuration of the AES control system has not yet been defined, this report uses several alternative architectures to illustrate various interfaces that may be encountered. The benefits and limitations of the formal and de facto standards which apply to these interfaces are then discussed. In this context, standards are recommended for the supervisory computer-local control computer interfaces and the local control computer-sensor and actuator interfaces. The best use of these standards and important trade-offs are identified and explained.
Keywords
Automated extraction system; Automatic control; Automatic control equipment; Automation; Coal mining; Computer applications; Computers; Continuous miners; Interfaces; Microcomputers; Mining equipment; Standards; Systems engineering
Publication Date
19770701
Document Type
CP; Final Contract Report
Fiscal Year
1977
NTIS Accession No.
PB-279218
NTIS Price
A06
Identifying No.
Contract-1301
NIOSH Division
PRC
Source Name
Pittsburgh, PA: U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Mines, Contract - 1301
State
PA
Performing Organization
National Bureau of Standards
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