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Study of Microphone/speaker-to-miner Interface.
NTIS: PB/266-028 Available for Reference At Bureau Libraries :66 pages
Portable communications equipment is becoming increasingly important in underground mining. Proper selection of microphones and hearing devices to be part of these communication systems is essential if the messages are to be transmitted intelligibly. In this program a thorough study of the requirements for these transducers was made with respect to intelligibility, mechanical configuration, human factors, and safety. A computer analysis was made to predict how several combinations of transducers would perform at typical mining noise levels. A survey has been made of those microphones and hearing devices on the market today that might be applicable to the miner communication system. Several systems are proposed and evaluated.
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NTIS: PB/266-028 Available for Reference At Bureau Libraries
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