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dc.contributor.authorKawamura, Youhei
dc.contributor.authorMoridi, Mohammad
dc.contributor.authorSharifzadeh, Mostafa
dc.contributor.authorJang, H.
dc.identifier.citationKawamura, Y. and Moridi, M. and Sharifzadeh, M. and Jang, H. 2014. Development of Underground Mine Communication and Monitoring Systems by Using ZigBee Technology, in 8th Asian Rock Mechanics Symposium (ARMS8), Oct 14-16 2014. Sapporo, Japan: Japanese Committee for Rock Mechanics (JCRM).

Data transfer and communication systems are first priority for further development of geotechnical monitoring. This paper describes a Wireless Sensor Network (WSN) for communication and monitoring systems based on ZigBee technology in underground mines. Wireless sensor networks (WSNs) have been widely employed in industries and the military with multiple applications to monitor environment, track target and telecommunicate data. Recently, WSNs have also been used for communication and monitoring systems in underground mines. In this study, a proposed WSN system of ZigBee network as one of the WSNs is investigated in underground mines regarding communication and monitoring systems to resolve operational challenges such as safety and gathering geotechnical information. Developed ZigBee wireless network system was installed in Paddington Gold Underground Mine (managed by Norton Gold Fields Limited). In this research, the intensity of received signal strength indication (RSSI) between wireless nodes within ZigBee network was investigated. Also, the optimal arrangement of ZigBee wireless nodes on the basis of radio wave attenuation and possibility of stable wireless communications which will be used for gathering some significant geotechnical information such as seismic, deformation and pressure were investigated. The experimental results indicate that a secure and stable ZigBee wireless network can be developed to overcome mentioned operational challenges in underground mining. It is obvious that this proposed system helps further progress in rock mechanics and geotechnical fields

dc.subjectWireless sensor network
dc.subjectUnderground mine
dc.titleDevelopment of Underground Mine Communication and Monitoring System by Using ZigBee Technology
dc.typeConference Paper
dcterms.source.titleDevelopment of Underground Mine Communication and Monitoring System by Using ZigBee Technology
dcterms.source.seriesDevelopment of Underground Mine Communication and Monitoring System by Using ZigBee Technology
dcterms.source.conference8th Asian Rock Mechanics Symposium
dcterms.source.conference-start-dateOct 14 2014
dcterms.source.conferencelocationSapporo, Hokkaido, Japan
curtin.departmentWestern Australian School of Mines
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