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Mechanical sensor guidance of a mining machine.
IEEE Trans Ind Appl 1993 Jul-Aug; 29(4):755-761
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.
Continuous miner; Industry applications; Linear position transducer; navigation; Mining industry; Computer programs; Computer software; Automation; Robotics; Mining equipment
OP; Journal Article
Issue of Publication
IEEE Transactions on Industry Applications
Page last reviewed: September 2, 2020
Content source: National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health Education and Information Division