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dc.contributor.advisorDaku, Brian L.en_US
dc.creatorMaqsud, Abuen_US
dc.date.accessioned2008-12-17T16:50:39Zen_US
dc.date.accessioned2013-01-04T05:10:51Z
dc.date.available2009-12-23T08:00:00Zen_US
dc.date.available2013-01-04T05:10:51Z
dc.date.created2008en_US
dc.date.issued2008en_US
dc.date.submitted2008en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10388/etd-12172008-165039en_US
dc.description.abstractThis thesis describes the hardware design of a positioning system which locates a vehicle relative to a digital map of an underground mine. The mines of interest are potash mines of Saskatchewan, and they are at a depth of approximately 1000 meters and they cover an area larger than 10 kilometers by 10 kilometers. An important application of an in-mine positioning system is tracking a ground penetrating radar system. Ground penetrating radar is used to determine the current condition of the mine ceiling and to evaluate its risk of delamination. A ground penetrating radar system is driven along a mine tunnel and measurements are logged. It is necessary to record position information along with the radar signal and this can be done with the aid of a positioning system. The design and evaluation of the hardware system that supports a positioning system, which can locate a vehicle inside a mine tunnel with reasonable accuracy and cost is described in this thesis. The hardware system includes a dead reckoning system (DRS), which is built using MEMS (Micro Electro Mechanical System) accelerometer and gyroscope sensors and ultrasonic distance sensors, along with a data acquisition system.en_US
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.subjectMEMSen_US
dc.subjectPositioning Systemen_US
dc.titleHardware design for in-mine positioning systemen_US
thesis.degree.departmentElectrical Engineeringen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineElectrical Engineeringen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Saskatchewanen_US
thesis.degree.levelMastersen_US
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Science (M.Sc.)en_US
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dc.type.genreThesisen_US
dc.contributor.committeeMemberNoble, Scotten_US
dc.contributor.committeeMemberDinh, Anh vanen_US
dc.contributor.committeeMemberBolton, Ronald J.en_US
dc.contributor.committeeMemberTeng, Hsiang-Yung (Daniel)en_US


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