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Radar positioning system accuracy test.
Minneapolis, MN: U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Mines, RI 9602, 1995 Jan; :1-30
The U.S. Bureau of Mines conducted research to develop an accurate, real-time, position monitoring and warning system for the vehicles used in surface mining. This research was conducted in preparation for development of an accurate, real-time position monitoring and warning system, which notifies equipment operators when they deviate from a known safe course and are approaching a fixed hazard. A radar positioning system designed for marine applications was evaluated and a series of tests was run to determine the accuracy of the radar positioning system when used in a land vehicle. The radar position determination was compared to surveyed values. Both static and dynamic (moving vehicle) tests were conducted. The static test results were marginal and the dynamic test results were not accurate enough for the position monitoring and warning system.
Earth-handling-equipment; Radar-detection; Real-time-operation; Safety-measures; Accident-prevention; Position-Location; Test-and-evaluation; Radar-equipment; Mining-equipment; Warning-systems; Surface-mining; Mineral-industries; Industrial-safety-engineering
Report of Investigations
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Minneapolis, MN: U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Mines, RI 9602
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