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Mining Publication: Analysis of Communication Systems in Coal Mines

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Original creation date: May 1973

Image of publication Analysis of Communication Systems in Coal Mines

The results of a two-year research effort aimed at improving communication systems in coal mines is reported. A review of communication methods presently used in coal mines is presented. Theoretical and-experimental results of a four pronged effort in the areas of (1) through-the-earth propagation, (2) paging system design, (3) improvement of wired telephone systems, and (4) carrier current systems are described. Auxiliary systems not included in the above are considered briefly. Various conclusions are drawn in light of practical constraints and the needs of the mining industry. The study clearly demonstrated the need for nine communications to be designed on system basis. The viability of new technology for providing reliable mine communication for improving mine safety and operating efficiency is shown.

Authors: MD Aldridge

Contract/MOA Report - May 1973

NIOSHTIC2 Number: 10001375

West Virginia University. U.S. Bureau of Mines contract No. J0101702. NTIS No. PB/225-862, 1973; :1-127