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

Authors
Jobes-CC; Lutz-TJ
Source
Pittsburgh, PA: U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Mines, IC 9329, 1992 Jan; :1-23
Link
NIOSHTIC No.
10011460
Abstract
Computer-assisted control of a mining machine can place the operator in a safe, remote location. A guidance system aids remote positioning of a mining machine by determining its position and heading. The mechanical position and heading system (MPHS) is one of several guidance systems being developed at the U.S. Bureau of Mines. The MPHS uses linear position transducers (LPT's) to provide navigation information during face maneuvers. This report presents an overview of the MPHS theory and implementation, including recent design modifications made for more successful underground testing. This report also presents the experimental setup and procedure for the underground test. The test showed that the mphs provides reliable and accurate results and can, therefore, provide useful guidance information for face navigation.
Keywords
Mining-industry; Mining-equipment; Underground-mining; Automation; Robotics
Publication Date
19920101
Document Type
IH; Information Circular
Fiscal Year
1992
NTIS Accession No.
NTIS Price
Identifying No.
IC-9329
NIOSH Division
PRC
Source Name
Pittsburgh, PA: U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Mines, IC 9329
State
PA
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