Determining bulk density of mine rock piles using ground penetrating radar frequency downshift

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Abstract

New mining processes are moving toward driverless, autonomous vehicles, however, these will require the ability to detect and avoid large fragments which may block crusher activities. A detection system that can penetrate the surface of the rock pile and determine the presence of over-sized fragments could assist the system in avoiding large fragments. This paper presents the results of experiments with Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR) showing it is possible to use centroid frequency downshift to determine bulk density of the media as an indicator of fragment size. This research is based on an underground mine currently under construction.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 2011 6th International Workshop on Advanced Ground Penetrating Radar (IWAGPR)
Place of PublicationUnited States
PublisherIEEE, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
Pages1-6
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781457703324
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2011
Event2011 6th International Workshop on Advanced Ground Penetrating Radar (IWAGPR) - Super C, Aachen, Germany
Duration: 22 Jun 201124 Jun 2011
http://www.fz-juelich.de/iwagpr2011

Workshop

Workshop2011 6th International Workshop on Advanced Ground Penetrating Radar (IWAGPR)
Country/TerritoryGermany
CityAachen
Period22/06/1124/06/11
Internet address

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