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Lasers In Longwall Coal Mining Operation
Author(s): Peter D. Poulsen
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Paper Abstract

A laser system has been designed for use in longwall coal mining operations to monitor the height of the last cut. This coal mine environment is particularly adverse to optics because of low reflectivity and surface inconsistency of the coal, as well as vibration, debris and explosion hazards.

Paper Details

Date Published: 5 August 1980
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 0216, Optics in Adverse Environments II, (5 August 1980); doi: 10.1117/12.958466
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Peter D. Poulsen, Science Applications, Incorporated (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0216:
Optics in Adverse Environments II
Mark A. Kahan, Editor(s)

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