Geological Sensing--the Key to Increasing Miner Safety.
Proc 11th Int'l Conference on Ground Control in Mining Univ of Wollongong Jul; :376-383
This paper presents results from field trials of two research projects concerned with new technologies for geo-sensing. The goal of the first project was to develop a "smart" roof bolter drill so that it could probe into roof rock to evaluate rock conditions. The goal of the second project was to modify an existing minewide monitoring system in a continuous mining operation so that the system could interface with geotechnical instruments to provide near real-time geo-sensing.
Proc. 11th Int'l Conference on Ground Control in Mining, Univ. of Wollongong, July, PP. 376-383