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Mechanical sensor guidance of a mining machine.
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
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.
Continuous miner; Industry applications; Linear position transducer; navigation; Mining industry; Computer programs; Computer software; Automation; Robotics; Mining equipment
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Proceedings of the Tenth West Virginia University International Mining Electrotechnology Conference, July 24-27, 1990, Morgantown, West Virginia
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