A Bluetooth-Based Autonomous Mining System
This chapter encompasses the description of a Bluetooth-based automated wireless communication system. The proposed system would equip underground and open-cast mines with a wireless system which would enable communication within the various layers of the mine and also enhance the security facilities for the miners. It would allow a two-way communication process between the ‘administrators’ or the people in charge outside the mine, within its premises, and the supervisors present inside the mine at that time. The system would be implemented by placing servers in each part of the mine such that each server covers a designated area. The Bluetooth signals are to be transmitted to and from the servers using a network of intermediate ‘epidemic’ servers which would pass on information along the line. Every server in the mine would have its own independent series of ‘gossip’ servers to communicate with the targeted server located on the surface or inside the mine.
KeywordsBluetooth Scanners Wireless Mine Database GUI Locus tracking Vehicle collision Mac ID
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