Open Cut » Health and Safety
This project seeks to develop an open-architecture communications system to allow for real-time data sharing between mobile and fixed plant units operating in an open-cut mine environment. The concept is to deliver the data sharing functionality by making use of existing hardware and infrastructure that is already installed on these units so as to reduce cost and avoid unnecessary technology replication.
The first application of the communications system will be to create a proximity warning system for dragline/dozer operations. This system will provide basic feedback to dragline operators to indicate relative dozer position and proximity to the dragline. It is anticipated that this work will form the basis of further work into a full dragline/dozer collision avoidance system.