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Theory of propagation of UHF radio waves in coal mine tunnels.
Emslie-AG; Lagace-RL; Strong-PF
Proceedings of Thru-the-Earth Electromagnetics Workshop, August 15-17, 1973, Colorado School of Mines, Golden, Colorado. Geyer RG, ed., Pittsburgh, PA: U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Mines, Grant G0133023, 1973 Dec; :38-48
This paper is concerned with the theoretical study of UHF radio communication in coal mines, with particular reference to the rate of loss of signal strength along a tunnel, and from one tunnel to another around a corner. Of prime interest are the nature of the propagation mechanism and the prediction of the radio frequency that propagates with the smallest loss. Our theoretical results are compared with measurements made by Collins Radio Co. This work was conducted as part of the Pittsburgh Mining and Safety Research Center's investigation of new ways to reach and extend two-way communications to the key individuals that are highly mobile within the sections and haulage ways of coal mines.
Mining-industry; Mining-equipment; Underground-mining; Electromagnetic-wave-transmission; Electromagnetic-energy; Radio-waves; Coal-mining
Proceedings of Thru-the-Earth Electromagnetics Workshop, August 15-17, 1973, Colorado School of Mines, Golden, Colorado
CO; DC; MA
Arthur D. Little, Inc.
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