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Feasibility of Remote Control and Development of Remote Control Devices and Sensors. Shuttle Car Sensor System.

Fowler RL; Troll WC
NTIS: PB/248-830 Available for Reference At Bureau Libraries :58 pages
An automatic steering control system was designed, installed, and tested on a coal mine shuttle car. The system utilizes sensors and associated signal processing electronics developed under a previous phase of this contract. The automatic steering system performs the routine guidance functions of turning corners and straight-through tramming. The shuttle car driver retains full authority of speed, braking, load, and unload functions and at any time may exercize his option with manual override or steering. Steering information is generated from signals derived from the existing lateral guidance sensor subsystem, and all operational features of the previously developed open-loop system are retained. Aboveground system tests were conducted in a simulated mine constructed of wood panel ribs. Results were in good agreement with prior hybrid computer simulations undertaken to validate the basic control system over a broad range of conditions and to select system parameter values.
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CP; Final Contract Report;
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OFR 3-76
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NTIS: PB/248-830 Available for Reference At Bureau Libraries
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Bendix Corporation
Page last reviewed: October 29, 2021
Content source: National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health Education and Information Division