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Collecting Travel Time Data of Mine Equipments in an Underground Mine using Reverse RFID Systems

Reverse RFID 시스템을 이용한 지하광산에서의 장비 이동시간 측정

  • Received : 2016.06.24
  • Accepted : 2016.07.21
  • Published : 2016.08.31

Abstract

In this study, travel time data collection of mine equipments was conducted in an underground mine using a reverse Radio Frequency IDentification (RFID) system. In the reverse RFID system, RFID readers and antennas are mounted on mine equipments, and RFID tags are attached to the underground mine gallery. Indoor experiments were performed to analyze how RFID reader transmission power levels affect tag readable area and tag recognition rates. The results showed that travel time measurement become precise when the reader transmission power was reduced, however tag recognition rates were reduced. The field experiments indicated that setting the reader transmission power to 28 dBm maintained the tag recognition rate while minimizing the tracking location error. In addition, the results revealed that the reverse RFID system can be used successfully in an underground mine to collect the travel time data of haulage trucks.

Keywords

RFID system;Travel time;Transmission power;Tag recognition;Underground mine

Acknowledgement

Supported by : 한국연구재단

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