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Mechanical sensor guidance of a mining machine.

Authors
Jobes CC
Source
IEEE Trans Ind Appl 1993 Jul-Aug; 29(4):755-761
NIOSHTIC No.
10004900
Abstract
Computer-assisted control of a mining machine can place the operator in a safe, remote location. A guidance system aids remote positioning of a mining machine by determining its position and heading. The mechanical position and heading system (MPHS) developed at the Bureau of Mines provides such navigation information during face maneuvers. Formulating the required theory yielded a robust algorithm for calculating the position and heading. Implementing this theory through hardware and software design allowed testing. Analysis of the errors and test results showed that the MPHS provides reliable results.
Keywords
Continuous miner; Industry applications; Linear position transducer; navigation; Mining industry; Computer programs; Computer software; Automation; Robotics; Mining equipment
CODEN
ITIACR
Publication Date
19930701
Document Type
OP; Journal Article
Fiscal Year
1993
Identifying No.
OP 13-94
Issue of Publication
4
ISSN
0093-9994
NIOSH Division
PRC
Source Name
IEEE Transactions on Industry Applications
State
PA
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