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Development of operational aids for improved dragline utilization.
Eschman CW; Thorne JS; Trelz MA
Pittsburgh, PA: U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Mines, Contract - C-12201, 1981 May; :1-112
The Dragline Data Link Prototype System, developed under DOE Contract Number DE-AC22-76ET12201, Modification M007, provides for direct data transfer between the Display and Information Gathering System (DIGS) located on board a dragline and a computer system located in the mine office. Reports of dragline activity available from the DIGS on the dragline can also be accessed from the mine office. This report describes the Data Link System design, installation, application and evaluation in a working mine environment.
Mining Equipment; Surface Mining; Coal Mining; Communications; Design; Display Devices; Electronic Equipment; Information; Microprocessors; Operation; Optimization; Performance Testing; Productivity
CP; Final Contract Report
NTIS Accession No.
Contract - C-12201; Contract-H0262056
Pittsburgh, PA: U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Mines, Contract - C-12201
McDonnell Douglas Electronics Company, St. Charles, Missouri
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