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Mechanical sensor guidance of a mining machine.

Authors
Jobes CC
Source
Proceedings of the Tenth West Virginia University International Mining Electrotechnology Conference, July 24-27, 1990, Morgantown, West Virginia. Morgantown, WV; West Virginia University, 1990 Jul; :89-93
Link
NIOSHTIC No.
10008492
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 U.S. 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 the mphs provides reliable results.
Keywords
Continuous miner; Industry applications; Linear position transducer; navigation; Mining industry; Computer programs; Computer software; Automation; Robotics; Mining equipment
Publication Date
19900101
Document Type
OP; Conference/Symposia Proceedings
Fiscal Year
1990
Identifying No.
OP 10-91
NIOSH Division
PRC
Source Name
Proceedings of the Tenth West Virginia University International Mining Electrotechnology Conference, July 24-27, 1990, Morgantown, West Virginia
State
WV; PA
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