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Teleoperation of a highwall mining system.
Kwitowski-AJ; Brautigam-AL; Leigh-MC
Pittsburgh, PA: U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Mines, RI 9420, 1992 Jan; :1-17
The U.S. Bureau of Mines developed and tested a teleoperating system to control a new highwall mining system. A remote operator was provided out-of-sight sensory information and control of coal extraction and haulage equipment. Surface and production testing proved that the teleoperating system supplied the operator with sufficient sensory informmation to operate the mining system. Details on the teleoperating system provided in this report include (1) sensor selection, (2) a description of the electronic control system, (3) equipment selection and modifications, (4) the positive test results, and (5) recommendations for system improvements.
Mining-industry; Mining-equipment; Coal-mining; Robotics; Automation
Pittsburgh Research Laboratory, P.O. Box 18070, Pittsburgh, PA 15236
Report of Investigations
NTIS Accession No.
Pittsburgh, PA: U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Mines, RI 9420
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