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Coal Mine Hazard Detection Using Synthetic Radar.

Fowler JC
NTIS: PB 84-220672 Available for Reference At Bureau Libraries :74 pages
The objective of this investigation was to develop and field test a prototype synthetic pulse radar system for in-seam hazard detection. The system consists of three major components: (1) the control unit, (2) the transmitter and antenna, and (3) the receiver and antenna. The system employs a hetrodyne receiver and two synthetizers that are phase-locked together with a 1-mhz offset. A fiber optic link is used to help eliminate direct feedthrough. The transmitted frequencies are in the 20- to 160-mhz range, with a minimum frequency spacing of 100 khz, providing a time window of 10,000 ns. The system is packaged with self-contained batteries for in-mine use. A secondary processor was designed and breadboarded to display data in the field. This processor, or any other mini- computer, can access the system using standard serial or parallel interfaces. The work was based upon the results of a previous Bureau of Mines contract, "coal mine hazard detection using synthetic pulse radar," OFR 79-81.
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OFR 134-84
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NTIS: PB 84-220672. Available for Reference At Bureau Libraries
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Xadar Corp.
Page last reviewed: November 12, 2021
Content source: National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health Education and Information Division