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Mining Publication: An Evaluation of Leaky Feeder Communication in Underground Mines

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Original creation date: June 1980

Image of publication An Evaluation of Leaky Feeder Communication in Underground Mines

The objective of this project was to develop technical data and evaluate performance and utility of leaky feeder communications systems currently used in U.S. underground mines. The desired information was obtained principally through on-site surveys. Six of the seven mining companies known to be using leaky feeder communications were visited. This report covers the findings of these surveys. In addition, the report provides a brief background summary of mine communications, a technical discussion of leaky feeder systems, and conclusions and recommendations based on the results of the survey.

Authors: DT Updyke, WC Muhler, HC Turnage

Contract/MOA Report - June 1980

NIOSHTIC2 Number: 10002039

Atlantic Research Corporation. U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Mines, Contract No. J0199048, NTIS No. PB/81-194466, 1980 Jun; :1-102