NIOSHTIC-2 Publications Search
Preliminary performance predictions for electromagnetic through-the- earth mine communications.
Bureau of Mines
Pittsburgh, PA: U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Mines, OFR-16-73, :1-58
This report comprises three working memoranda that present preliminary performance estimates for baseband voice and narrowband through-the-earth electromagnetic communications systems of principal interest to the Bureau of Mines for operational/emergency mine communications. The calculations were prepared to obtain early indications of the feasibility and governing parameters of such communications systems. They are based on limited but pertinent coal mine electromagnetic noise data acquired to date by Bureau contractors and on theoretical signal-attenuation characteristics for two transmitter antenna types of interest to the Bureau.
Mine-gases; Mining-industry; Methanes; Methane-drainage; Methane-control; Explosive-gases; Explosive-atmospheres; Underground-mining; Coal-mining; Control-technology; Engineering-controls
CP; Final Contract Report
NTIS Accession No.
Pittsburgh, PA: U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Mines, OFR-16-73
Page last reviewed: April 12, 2019
Content source: National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health Education and Information Division