Feasibility of Remote Control and Development of Remote Control Devices and Sensors - 8 Volume Set. Volume 3 - Shuttle Car Sensor System, Appendix B--system Tests.
Fowler-RL; Robin-GI; Troll-WC
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This appendix covers aboveground tests and field demonstrations. System evaluation tests were performed first aboveground at the Bendix Research Laboratories. The simulation model was validated by these runs. Final testing was performed underground in an operating mine with an experienced shuttle car driver. All sensors successfully demonstrated the predicted performance capability during underground face haulage tests. Dust did not impair system performance, and lens cleaning was not required during working shifts. Further development is required to achieve the desired obstacle detection performance. Closed loop steering control with manual override is recommended for the lateral guidance system. The guidance system should be an invaluable aid to low-coal shuttle car drivers where continuous mining machines are utilized.
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