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Borehole instrumentation for emergency mine rescue operation.
NTIS: PB 261 329, 1976; :1-12
The Bureau of Mines has developed probes to be used in emergency mine rescue operations by being lowered through a borehole drilled into an underground mine. Various probes can provide two-way voice communication with trapped miners, continuous mine atmosphere monitoring, temperature indication, and television searching capability. At present, an infrared imaging probe is being developed for "seeing" through coal smoke.
Mining; Mine rescue; Emergency response; Boreholes; Underground mines; Rescue measures; Rescue technology; Rescue workers; Voice communication; Imaging techniques; Coal mines
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NTIS: PB 261 329
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