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New Developments in Coal Interface Detection for Horizon Control.

Authors
Mowrey-GL; Pazuchanics-MJ
Source
Longwall USA Int'l Exhib & Conf: Conf Papers Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 6/19-22/89 Am Min Congr Colorado Pp198-207 :10 pages
Link
NIOSHTIC No.
10008502
Abstract
The U.S. Bureau of Mines is actively involved in the development of intelligent machine control technology for the U.S. mining industry. Significant increases in worker safety and productivity should result from this research, which will enhance U.S. competitiveness in world markets, as well as help reduce coal-related energy costs domestically. One of the most critical elements associated with autonomous underground coal mining is the development of an appropriate coal interface detection (cid) horizon control system that will allow a mining machine to automatically track a coal seam and extract only coal. Several promising cid techniques are currently being investigated by the Bureau. These include machine vibration and adaptive signal discrimination, natural gamma radiation, thermography, x-ray fluorescence, and radar. This paper provides a brief overview of some of the current cid research work that the Bureau is conducting.
Publication Date
19890101
Document Type
OP;
Fiscal Year
1989
NTIS Accession No.
NTIS Price
Identifying No.
OP 16-91
NIOSH Division
PRC;
Source Name
Longwall USA Int'l Exhib & Conf: Conf Papers, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 6/19-22/89; Am Min Congr, Co, Pp198-207
State
CO; PA;
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