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Feasibility of Remote Control and Development of Remote Control Devices and Sensors - 8 Volume Set. Volume 1 - Shuttle Car Sensor Systems, Introduction and Text.

Fowler RL; Robin GI; Troll WC
NTIS: PB/224-256 Available for Reference At Bureau Libraries :61 pages
Study and development of sensing techniques and sensors were performed to aid shuttle car drivers in detecting obstacles and in guiding a car along a face haulage route. Microwave, acoustic, and optical sensing techniques were considered as part of the feasibility study for obstacle detection. Various guidance techniques, including wire-following and rib-ranging, were investigated. Active optical sensing was selected for obstacle detection to obtain the beam coverage and sharp angular cutoff characteristics required within the packaging limitations defined by the shuttle car configuration. Rib-ranging guidance was selected to achieve a completely self-contained shuttle car system that responds to the existing mine geometry without need for wires, sripes, or other path defining devices. The obstacle detection and guidance system was designed, fabricated, and installed on a standard shuttle car, satisfying all permissibility requirements. All sensors successfully demonstrated the predicted performance capability during underground face haulage tests.
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OFR 62(1)-73
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NTIS: PB/224-256; Available for Reference At Bureau Libraries
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Bendix Corporation
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