Field Testing of the High Resolution Target Movement Monitor for Convergence Monitoring at an Underground Mine
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.
T. H. Jones et al., "Field Testing of the High Resolution Target Movement Monitor for Convergence Monitoring at an Underground Mine," Proceedings of the SME Annual Meeting and Exhibit: New Horizons--New Challenges (2008, Salt Lake City, UT), pp. 74-78, Society for Mining, Metallurgy & Exploration, Feb 2008.
SME Annual Meeting and Exhibit: New Horizons--New Challenges (2008: Feb. 24-27, Salt Lake City, UT)
Mining and Nuclear Engineering
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
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01 Feb 2008