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Radar positioning system accuracy test.

Authors
Utt-WK
Source
Minneapolis, MN: U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Mines, RI 9602, 1995 Jan; :1-30
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NIOSHTIC No.
10012552
Abstract
The U.S. Bureau of Mines conducted research to develop an accurate, real-time, position monitoring and warning system for the vehicles used in surface mining. This research was conducted in preparation for development of an accurate, real-time position monitoring and warning system, which notifies equipment operators when they deviate from a known safe course and are approaching a fixed hazard. A radar positioning system designed for marine applications was evaluated and a series of tests was run to determine the accuracy of the radar positioning system when used in a land vehicle. The radar position determination was compared to surveyed values. Both static and dynamic (moving vehicle) tests were conducted. The static test results were marginal and the dynamic test results were not accurate enough for the position monitoring and warning system.
Keywords
Earth-handling-equipment; Radar-detection; Real-time-operation; Safety-measures; Accident-prevention; Position-Location; Test-and-evaluation; Radar-equipment; Mining-equipment; Warning-systems; Surface-mining; Mineral-industries; Industrial-safety-engineering
Publication Date
19950101
Document Type
Report of Investigations
Fiscal Year
1995
NTIS Accession No.
PB96-136494
NTIS Price
A03
Identifying No.
RI-9602
NIOSH Division
TCRC
Source Name
Minneapolis, MN: U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Mines, RI 9602
State
MN
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