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Application of radio-frequency identification systems to collision avoidance in metal/nonmetal mines

T.M. Ruff, D. Hession-Kunz
2001 IEEE transactions on industry applications  
Collisions between haulage equipment and pedestrian workers or other vehicles claim an average of five lives each year in surface and underground metal/ nonmetal mining operations. Many more workers are severely injured. Although technologies exist that could prevent these collisions, (radar, CCTV, and back-up alarms), they do have limitations and are not being used widely. New developments in radio frequency identification (RFID) systems show promise for reducing the number of collisions. This
more » ... of collisions. This paper describes tests conducted on off-the-shelf RFID systems and the subsequent development of a custom RFID system that could be used for both surface and underground mining equipment.
doi:10.1109/28.903133 fatcat:enptjqriurd4ldyhd4ylsn5rhq