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Lasers For Coal Mining Automation
Author(s): Joseph H Kerr; C S. Cooper
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Paper Abstract

A laser system has been fabricated 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.

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Date Published: 19 November 1980
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 0255, Practical Electro-Optical Instruments and Techniques, (19 November 1980); doi: 10.1117/12.959562
Show Author Affiliations
Joseph H Kerr, Electro Optic Systems (United States)
C S. Cooper, Adjunct Systems (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0255:
Practical Electro-Optical Instruments and Techniques
Robert L. Kurtz, Editor(s)

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