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A Motion Control Algorithm for a Continuous Mining Machine Based on a Hierarchical Real-Time Control System Design Methodology

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Author(s)

Hui-Min Huang, John A. Horst, Richard Quintero

Abstract

The drive toward increased safety for coal miners has led to the development of computerassisted methods of underground coal mining. The development of control architectures for the control of the movement of continuous mining machines (tramming control) is an important part of this overall effort. The tramming control algorithm design described is in concert with hierarchical architecture design principles developed at National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), referred to as the Real-Time Control Systems (RCS) methodology. The algorithm design allows for the control of both cutting and free-space movement by a continuous mining machine and allows for a high degree of human operator interaction.
Citation
Journal of Intelligent and Robotic Systems 5: 79-99

Keywords

Control, Robotics & Intelligent Systems, Unmanned Systems

Citation

Huang, H. , Horst, J. and Quintero, R. (1992), A Motion Control Algorithm for a Continuous Mining Machine Based on a Hierarchical Real-Time Control System Design Methodology, Journal of Intelligent and Robotic Systems 5: 79-99, [online], https://tsapps.nist.gov/publication/get_pdf.cfm?pub_id=820561 (Accessed April 20, 2024)
Created January 1, 1992, Updated February 17, 2017