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MINE COMMUNICATION AND LOCALISATION SYSTEM

Objective



The proposed project is directed at developing an wireless LAN communication system for the underground mining industry. The system will be an innovative approach to wireless voice and data communication from the main drifts and the stooping area. The system will include:

- A contactless fieldbus LAN communication system using radiating cables, fibre optics, and RF interfaces.
- A localization system for the underground working personnel and for the mobile equipment.
- A demonstrated prototype that will include a RF fixed station, mobile terminals, RF interfaces and LAN software.

With the realization of such a system, it is expected to have productivity gains in the order of 5-15%. In addition the proposed system will assure highly safety conditions for the underground working personnel and will contribute towards en improved deposits exploitation policy.

Funding Scheme

CSC - Cost-sharing contracts

Coordinator

BAUXITES PARNASSE MINING CO SA
Address
14Km National Rd Athens Lamia
14510 Kifisia
Greece

Participants (4)

CGTI
France
Address
35 Rue Jean Jaures
95871 Bezons
Commissariat à l'Energie Atomique (CEA)
France
Address
Centre D'études De Saclay
91191 Gif-sur-yvette
SAIT DEVLONICS SA
Belgium
Address
Chaussee De Ruisbroek 66
1190 Bruxelles
Université de Lille I (Université des Sciences et Technologies de Lille Flandres Artois)
France
Address
Domaine Universitaire Scientifique
59655 Villeneuve-d'ascq