27 April 2000 Use of ground penetrating radar in underground coal mining
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Proceedings Volume 4084, Eighth International Conference on Ground Penetrating Radar; (2000) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.383507
Event: 8th International Conference on Ground Penetrating Radar, 2000, Gold Coast, Australia
Abstract
This paper reports on a novel application of ground penetrating radar to a longwall steering problem in the coal mining industry. The main goal of the work was to determine whether a radar-based system could be used to detect coal-rock interfaces in order to establish a suitable mining horizon within the coal seam. We investigated the feasibility of the radar unit and determined that a positive correlation exists between the radar data and known coal-rock interface geology. We also highlight some of the unique challenges encountered when attempting to develop electrical equipment that is suitable for hazardous underground coal mining environments.
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Jonathon C. Ralston, David W. Hainsworth, "Use of ground penetrating radar in underground coal mining", Proc. SPIE 4084, Eighth International Conference on Ground Penetrating Radar, (27 April 2000); doi: 10.1117/12.383507; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.383507
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