Skip directly to search Skip directly to A to Z list Skip directly to page options Skip directly to site content

NIOSHTIC-2 Publications Search

Search Results

Overview of the U.S. Bureau of Mines' research in position and heading systems for mine machine guidance.

Authors
Sammarco-JJ; Anderson-DL; Jobes-CC
Source
Trans Soc Min Metal Explor 1993 Jan; 292:1905-1910
Link
NIOSHTIC No.
10012298
Abstract
Computer-aided control of a mining machine places its operator in a safe, remote location, thus reducing health and safety risks. Sensing systems that provide machine position (xy coordinates) and heading (yaw) are extremely useful in aiding remote positioning of mining machines. The US Bureau of Mines (Bureau) developed two sensing systems for position and heading information: a scanning laser system based on the Lasernet sensor and a mechanical position and heading system based on linear-position transducers. The Bureau is also investigating a system from Honeywell, the modular azimuth and positioning system (MAPS), that employs ring-laser gyroscopes (RLGs). This paper presents a brief background and status of these sensing systems as applied to a continuous mining machine (CM). Included are field test results of each system operating in a room-and-pillar research section at a cooperating West Virginia mine.
Keywords
Computers; Computer-software; Computer-aided-manufacturing; Mining-equipment; Mining-industry; Underground-mining; Robotics
CODEN
TMENAE
Publication Date
19930101
Document Type
Journal Article
Fiscal Year
1993
NTIS Accession No.
NTIS Price
Identifying No.
OP 22-94
ISSN
1075-8623
NIOSH Division
PRC
Source Name
Transactions of the Society for Mining, Metallurgy, and Exploration
State
PA
TOP