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Utilizing mechanical linear transducers for the determination of a mining machine's position and heading.

Authors
Jobes-CC
Source
Pittsburgh, PA: U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Mines, RI 9364, 1991 Jan; :1-19
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NIOSHTIC No.
10009154
Abstract
Computer-aided control of a mining machine requires a guidance system to aid remote positioning of the machine by determining its position and heading. The mechanical position and heading system (mphs) developed by the U.S. Bureau of Mines provides such navigation information during face maneuvers. This report describes the required theory, which yielded a reliable algorithm for calculating machine position and heading, and implementation of this theory in hardware and software design, which made surface testing of the mphs possible. Analysis of the errors and test results showed that the mphs provides reliable results and can, therefore, provide useful guidance information for face navigation.
Keywords
Blast-resistant-structures; Underground-explosions; Solar-panels; Coal-dust; Dust-explosions; Mine-gases; Barriers; Coal-mines; Explosion-proofing; Safety-engineering
Publication Date
19910101
Document Type
IH; Report of Investigations
Fiscal Year
1991
NTIS Accession No.
PB91-230250
NTIS Price
A03
Identifying No.
RI-9364
NIOSH Division
PRC
Source Name
Pittsburgh, PA: U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Mines, RI 9364
State
PA
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