Title

Field Testing of the High Resolution Target Movement Monitor for Convergence Monitoring at an Underground Mine

Abstract

Fall of ground is a leading source of worker injury and fatality indicating a persistent need for ground monitoring technology. The HRTMM is an experimental convergence monitor utilizing a digital camera and custom software to track the position of one or more lasers across the target. Apparent laser movement is proportional to target convergence. The HRTMM was installed in an underground mine near active operations to test its response to the mining environment. This included intense blasting vibration and mine fog. Results and potential of the new monitoring technology will be discussed.

Meeting Name

SME Annual Meeting and Exhibit: New Horizons--New Challenges (2008: Feb. 24-27, Salt Lake City, UT)

Department(s)

Mining and Nuclear Engineering

Second Department

Electrical and Computer Engineering

Keywords and Phrases

Blasting Vibrations; Ground Monitoring; High Resolutions; Mining Environments; Monitoring Technologies; Target Movements; Underground Mines; Worker Injuries; Cameras; Mines; Occupational Risks; Targets; Mining

International Standard Book Number (ISBN)

9781605604558

Document Type

Article - Conference proceedings

Document Version

Citation

File Type

text

Language(s)

English

Rights

© 2008 Society for Mining, Metallurgy & Exploration, All rights reserved.

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