Next Article in Journal
A Comparative Study on the Effect of Flotation Reagents on Growth and Iron Oxidation Activities of Leptospirillum ferrooxidans and Acidithiobacillus ferrooxidans
Previous Article in Journal
Cemented Backfilling Technology of Paste-Like Based on Aeolian Sand and Tailings
Article Menu
Issue 1 (January) cover image

Export Article

Open AccessArticle
Minerals 2017, 7(1), 1; https://doi.org/10.3390/min7010001

Measuring Transport Time of Mine Equipment in an Underground Mine Using a Bluetooth Beacon System

Department of Energy Resources Engineering, Pukyong National University, Busan 608-737, Korea
*
Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.
Academic Editors: Saiied Aminossadati and Paul Sylvester
Received: 27 October 2016 / Revised: 27 November 2016 / Accepted: 20 December 2016 / Published: 23 December 2016
View Full-Text   |   Download PDF [8473 KB, uploaded 23 December 2016]   |  

Abstract

In this study, the time taken for mine haulage equipment to travel between destinations in an underground mine was measured and analyzed using a Bluetooth beacon system. In this system, Bluetooth beacons are attached to multiple points in an underground mine environment, and smartphones are mounted on mine equipment, such as haulage trucks, to collect transport time data. An underground limestone mine in Korea was selected to test the Bluetooth beacon system. The field experiments indicated that smartphones mounted on haulage trucks can recognize all Bluetooth beacons installed in the vicinity. The results also revealed that the Bluetooth beacon system can be used successfully in underground mines to quantitatively analyze transport times of haulage trucks going back and forth between loading and dumping points. View Full-Text
Keywords: xBluetooth beacon system; transport time; underground mine; time study xBluetooth beacon system; transport time; underground mine; time study
Figures

Figure 1

This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited. (CC BY 4.0).
SciFeed

Share & Cite This Article

MDPI and ACS Style

Jung, J.; Choi, Y. Measuring Transport Time of Mine Equipment in an Underground Mine Using a Bluetooth Beacon System. Minerals 2017, 7, 1.

Show more citation formats Show less citations formats

Note that from the first issue of 2016, MDPI journals use article numbers instead of page numbers. See further details here.

Related Articles

Article Metrics

Article Access Statistics

1

Comments

[Return to top]
Minerals EISSN 2075-163X Published by MDPI AG, Basel, Switzerland RSS E-Mail Table of Contents Alert
Back to Top