Title

Imaging Process Control for Mining and Cominution of Construction Materials

Abstract

Extraterrestrial mining activities will at first be concerned with the production of construction materials. Rock and earth materials can provide the strongest and most cost effective solutions. Scarce resources (energy, human intervention) in extraterrestrial mining operations, will limit many types of activities.

At the same time, construction materials need to be processed, including blasting, crushing, screening, and milling, to exact specifications. Automation is the key to minimizing resource utilization, and optical sizing is crucial for these tasks, enabling automated process control without requiring excessive human quality control strategies.

Meeting Name

Planetary & Terrestrial Mining Sciences Symposium, NORCAT (2004: Jun. 9-11, Sudbury, Ontario, Canada)

Department(s)

Geosciences and Geological and Petroleum Engineering

Keywords and Phrases

Fragmentation; Image analysis; Sizing; Process Control; Particle sizing; Granulometry; Materials handling; Mining software; Blast analysis

Document Type

Article - Conference proceedings

Document Version

Citation

File Type

text

Language(s)

English

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