Automation of a load-haul-dump (LHD) unit

Partridge, Toni Leigh (2006) Automation of a load-haul-dump (LHD) unit. [USQ Project]


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The load-haul-dump (LHD) unit is used extensively in underground mining to
perform a variety of tasks within this field. The underground mining environment
is extremely dangerous where some LHD accidents have caused major injury
and occasional deaths to the operators onboard these vehicles as well as other
mining crew, this is why a control system implemented onto these vehicles
would be ideal.
This project investigates and finally implements of a tele-operated and
automated control system onto an existing scale model of a LHD unit. Since the
tele-operated system uses a camera, it was decided that the automated system
would also use a simple type of machine vision in its guidance.

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Item Type: USQ Project
Refereed: No
Item Status: Live Archive
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Historic - Faculty of Engineering and Surveying - Department of Mechanical and Mechatronic Engineering (Up to 30 Jun 2013)
Date Deposited: 11 Oct 2007 01:11
Last Modified: 02 Jul 2013 22:45
Uncontrolled Keywords: load haul dump (LHD); vehicle; robot; machine
Fields of Research (2008): 09 Engineering > 0902 Automotive Engineering > 090203 Automotive Mechatronics
09 Engineering > 0906 Electrical and Electronic Engineering > 090602 Control Systems, Robotics and Automation
Fields of Research (2020): 40 ENGINEERING > 4002 Automotive engineering > 400203 Automotive mechatronics and autonomous systems
40 ENGINEERING > 4007 Control engineering, mechatronics and robotics > 400799 Control engineering, mechatronics and robotics not elsewhere classified

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