Computer Control of a Continuous Mining Machine.
Sammarco JJ; Schiffbauer WH
Proc 3rd Int'l Conf Innovative Mining Systems 11/2-4/87 Univ of Missouri-Rolla PP 175-181 :175-181
This paper describes a research base, composed of a specially instrumented Joy 16 cm mining machine and a Bureau of Mines integrated computer system, developed for performing a variety of autonomous mining machine experiments. Initial tests with this base have been completed and have proven that accurate control of the machine, in both free space and a simulated coal seam, can be accomplished with open- and closed-loop software algorithms. The computer, the software, the control mode, and the test results are described.
Proc. 3rd Int'l Conf. Innovative Mining Systems, 11/2-4/87, Univ of Missouri-Rolla, PP. 175-181