Underground Sensing

Underground Sensing
Author: Sibel Pamukcu,Liang Cheng
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 522
Release: 2017-11-01
ISBN 10: 0128031549
ISBN 13: 9780128031544
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Underground Sensing Book Review:

Underground Sensing: Monitoring and Hazard Detection for Environment and Infrastructure brings the target audience the technical and practical knowledge of existing technologies of subsurface sensing and monitoring based on a classification of their functionality. In addition, the book introduces emerging technologies and applications of sensing for environmental and geo-hazards in subsurface – focusing on sensing platforms that can enable fully distributed global measurements. Finally, users will find a comprehensive exploration of the future of underground sensing that can meet demands for preemptive and sustainable response to underground hazards. New concepts and paradigms based on passively powered and/or on-demand activated, embeddable sensor platforms are presented to bridge the gap between real-time monitoring and global measurements. Presents a one-stop-shop reference for underground sensing and monitoring needs that saves valuable research time Provides application cases for all technologies that are covered and described in detail Includes full, four color images of equipment and applications Designed to cover a wide variety of underground sensors, from agriculture to geohazards

Fiber Optic Sensors for Structural and Geotechnical Monitoring

Fiber Optic Sensors for Structural and Geotechnical Monitoring
Author: Michele Arturo Caponero
Publsiher: MDPI
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2020-12-02
ISBN 10: 3039360329
ISBN 13: 9783039360321
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Fiber Optic Sensors for Structural and Geotechnical Monitoring Book Review:

The use of sensors based on fibre optic technology allows a broad range of applications in the fields of structural and geotechnical monitoring, which can effectively improve the maintenance of infrastructures and the safety of communities. Thanks to its valuable features, such as distributed monitoring, the easiness and endurance of cabling, long term stability, reliable responses in both static and dynamic regimes and fibre optic technology, innovative and efficient solutions to quite difficult monitoring problems have already been provided. The increasing worldwide attention to infrastructures and communities with resilience capabilities against natural disasters has opened up new and challenging perspectives of applications to the use of fibre optic technology for structural and geotechnical monitoring. This book collects contributions in the development and application of monitoring solutions, based on fibre optic technology for structural and geotechnical engineering works and issues. In the book preface, the content of the contributions is reviewed, pointing out the relevance of the work, with respect to the advance and spreading of fibre optic technology for monitoring applications. All contributions provide a comprehensive discussion and report a rich bibliography on the current trends and issues relative to the theme of the work presented.

Underground Metal and Nonmetal Mine Fire Protection

Underground Metal and Nonmetal Mine Fire Protection
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 150
Release: 1981
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: UOM:39015078457168
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Underground Metal and Nonmetal Mine Fire Protection Book Review:

Information Computing and Applications

Information Computing and Applications
Author: Baoxiang Liu,Chunlai Chai
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 775
Release: 2011-12-02
ISBN 10: 3642252540
ISBN 13: 9783642252549
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Information Computing and Applications Book Review:

This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the Second International Conference on Information Computing and Applications, ICICA 2010, held in Qinhuangdao, China, in October 2011. The 97 papers presented were carefully reviewed and selected from numerous submissions. They are organized in topical sections on computational economics and finance, computational statistics, mobile computing and applications, social networking and computing, intelligent computing and applications, internet and Web computing, paralelle and distributed computing, and system simulation and computing.

Wireless Underground Sensor Networks

Wireless Underground Sensor Networks
Author: Zhi Sun
Publsiher: LAP Lambert Academic Publishing
Total Pages: 200
Release: 2012
ISBN 10: 9783659265068
ISBN 13: 3659265063
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Wireless Underground Sensor Networks Book Review:

Wireless Underground Sensor Networks (WUSNs) are the networks of wireless sensors that operate below the ground surface. These sensors are either buried completely in soil medium, or placed within a bounded open underground space, such as underground mines and tunnels. WUSNs enable a wide variety of novel applications, including intelligent irrigation, underground structure monitoring, and border patrol and intruder detection. This dissertation is concerned with establishing reliable and efficient communications in the network of wireless sensor nodes that are deployed in either soil medium or underground mines and tunnels.

Wireless Communication in Underground Mines

Wireless Communication in Underground Mines
Author: L. K. Bandyopadhyay,S. K. Chaulya,P. K. Mishra
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 477
Release: 2009-08-29
ISBN 10: 9780387981659
ISBN 13: 0387981659
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Wireless Communication in Underground Mines Book Review:

Wireless communication has emerged as an independent discipline in the past decades. Everything from cellular voice telephony to wireless data transmission using wireless sensor networks has profoundly impacted the safety, production, and productivity of industries and our lifestyle as well. After a decade of exponential growth, the wireless industry is one of the largest industries in the world. Therefore, it would be an injustice if the wireless communication is not explored for mining industry. Underground mines, which are characterized by their tough working conditions and hazardous environments, require fool-proof mine-wide communication systems for smooth functioning of mine workings and ensuring better safety. Proper and re- able communication systems not only save the machine breakdown time but also help in immediate passing of messages from the vicinity of underground working area to the surface for day-to-day normal mining operations as well as for speedy rescue operations in case of disaster. Therefore, a reliable and effective commu- cation system is an essential requisite for safe working, and maintaining requisite production and productivity of underground mines. Most of the existing systems generally available in underground mines are based on line (wired) communication principle, hence these are unable to withstand in the disaster conditions and dif?cult to deploy in inaccessible places. Therefore, wireless communication is an indispe- able, reliable, and convenient system and essential in case of day-to-day normal duty or disaster situations.

Agricultural Robots

Agricultural Robots
Author: Naoshi Kondo,Mitsuji Monta,Noboru Noguchi
Publsiher: Apollo Books
Total Pages: 348
Release: 2011
ISBN 10: 9781920901837
ISBN 13: 1920901833
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Agricultural Robots Book Review:

The history of Japan's agriculture is characterized by efforts to increase production and productivity. At the beginning of the 21st century, both public and private sector research has focused on developing ever-more sophisticated tools to address a wide-range of challenges facing the agricultural industry. An amazing array of automation technologies and robots have been developed in the process, to do everything from tilling fields to picking strawberries, from planting rice seedlings to autonomously weeding the paddies. This richly-illustrated volume surveys the results of these efforts, concisely and plainly presenting specific examples of the latest robotic mechanisms and practices for agricultural applications.

ICT for Competitive Strategies

ICT for Competitive Strategies
Author: Durgesh Kumar Mishra,Nilanjan Dey,Bharat Singh Deora,Amit Joshi
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 940
Release: 2020-05-05
ISBN 10: 1000191273
ISBN 13: 9781000191271
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

ICT for Competitive Strategies Book Review:

Fourth International Conference on Information and Communication Technology for Competitive Strategies targets state-of-the-art as well as emerging topics pertaining to information and communication technologies (ICTs) and effective strategies for its implementation for engineering and intelligent applications.

Spontaneous Oxidation and Combustion of Sulfide Ores in Underground Mines

Spontaneous Oxidation and Combustion of Sulfide Ores in Underground Mines
Author: Donald J. Ninteman
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 36
Release: 1978
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: UOM:39015078453795
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Spontaneous Oxidation and Combustion of Sulfide Ores in Underground Mines Book Review:

Proceedings of the 11th International Mine Ventilation Congress

Proceedings of the 11th International Mine Ventilation Congress
Author: Xintan Chang
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 1072
Release: 2018-09-06
ISBN 10: 9811314209
ISBN 13: 9789811314209
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Proceedings of the 11th International Mine Ventilation Congress Book Review:

The proceedings of the 11th International Mine Ventilation Congress (11th IMVC), is focused on mine ventilation, health and safety and Earth science. The IMVC has become the most influential international mine ventilation event in the world, and has long been a popular forum for ventilation researchers, practitioners, academics, equipment manufacturers and suppliers, consultants and government officials around the globe to explore research results, exchange best practices, and to launch new products for a better and safer industry. It also serves as a useful platform to attract and train future ventilation professionals and mine planning engineers, as well as for mining companies to discover better practices to provide better ventilation planning.

Concepts Applications Experimentation and Analysis of Wireless Sensor Networks

Concepts  Applications  Experimentation and Analysis of Wireless Sensor Networks
Author: Hossam Mahmoud Ahmad Fahmy
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 716
Release: 2020-11-24
ISBN 10: 3030580156
ISBN 13: 9783030580155
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Concepts Applications Experimentation and Analysis of Wireless Sensor Networks Book Review:

The new edition of this popular book has been transformed into a hands-on textbook, focusing on the principles of wireless sensor networks (WSNs), their applications, their protocols and standards, and their analysis and test tools; a meticulous care has been accorded to the definitions and terminology. To make WSNs felt and seen, the adopted technologies as well as their manufacturers are presented in detail. In introductory computer networking books, chapters sequencing follows the bottom up or top down architecture of the seven layers protocol. This book starts some steps later, with chapters ordered based on a topic’s significance to the elaboration of wireless sensor networks (WSNs) concepts and issues. With such a depth, this book is intended for a wide audience, it is meant to be a helper and motivator, for both the senior undergraduates, postgraduates, researchers, and practitioners; concepts and WSNs related applications are laid out, research and practical issues are backed by appropriate literature, and new trends are put under focus. For senior undergraduate students, it familiarizes readers with conceptual foundations, applications, and practical project implementations. For graduate students and researchers, transport layer protocols and cross-layering protocols are presented and testbeds and simulators provide a must follow emphasis on the analysis methods and tools for WSNs. For practitioners, besides applications and deployment, the manufacturers and components of WSNs at several platforms and testbeds are fully explored.

Networked Filtering and Fusion in Wireless Sensor Networks

Networked Filtering and Fusion in Wireless Sensor Networks
Author: Magdi S. Mahmoud,Yuanqing Xia
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 576
Release: 2014-12-20
ISBN 10: 1482250977
ISBN 13: 9781482250978
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Networked Filtering and Fusion in Wireless Sensor Networks Book Review:

By exploiting the synergies among available data, information fusion can reduce data traffic, filter noisy measurements, and make predictions and inferences about a monitored entity. Networked Filtering and Fusion in Wireless Sensor Networks introduces the subject of multi-sensor fusion as the method of choice for implementing distributed systems. The book examines the state of the art in information fusion. It presents the known methods, algorithms, architectures, and models of information fusion and discusses their applicability in the context of wireless sensor networks (WSNs). Paying particular attention to the wide range of topics that have been covered in recent literature, the text presents the results of a number of typical case studies. Complete with research supported elements and comprehensive references, this teaching-oriented volume uses standard scientific terminology, conventions, and notations throughout. It applies recently developed convex optimization theory and highly efficient algorithms in estimation fusion to open up discussion and provide researchers with an ideal starting point for further research on distributed estimation and fusion for WSNs. The book supplies a cohesive overview of the key results of theory and applications of information-fusion-related problems in networked systems in a unified framework. Providing advanced mathematical treatment of fundamental problems with information fusion, it will help you broaden your understanding of prospective applications and how to address such problems in practice. After reading the book, you will gain the understanding required to model parts of dynamic systems and use those models to develop distributed fusion control algorithms that are based on feedback control theory.

Signals in the Soil

Signals in the Soil
Author: Abdul Salam,Usman Raza
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 429
Release: 2020-08-16
ISBN 10: 3030508617
ISBN 13: 9783030508616
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Signals in the Soil Book Review:

This book provides an in-depth coverage of the most recent developments in the field of wireless underground communications, from both theoretical and practical perspectives. The authors identify technical challenges and discuss recent results related to improvements in wireless underground communications and soil sensing in Internet of Underground Things (IOUT). The book covers both existing network technologies and those currently in development in three major areas of SitS: wireless underground communications, subsurface sensing, and antennas in the soil medium. The authors explore novel applications of Internet of Underground Things in digital agriculture and autonomous irrigation management domains. The book is relevant to wireless researchers, academics, students, and decision agriculture professionals. The contents of the book are arranged in a comprehensive and easily accessible format. Focuses on fundamental issues of wireless underground communication and subsurface sensing; Includes advanced treatment of IOUT custom applications of variable-rate technologies in the field of decision agriculture, and covers protocol design and wireless underground channel modeling; Provides a detailed set of path loss, antenna, and wireless underground channel measurements in various novel Signals in the Soil (SitS) testbed settings.

Wireless Sensor Networks

Wireless Sensor Networks
Author: Ibrahiem M. M. El Emary,S. Ramakrishnan
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 799
Release: 2013-08-28
ISBN 10: 1466518111
ISBN 13: 9781466518117
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Wireless Sensor Networks Book Review:

Although there are many books available on WSNs, most are low-level, introductory books. The few available for advanced readers fail to convey the breadth of knowledge required for those aiming to develop next-generation solutions for WSNs.Filling this void, Wireless Sensor Networks: From Theory to Applications supplies comprehensive coverage of WS

Effective Surveillance for Homeland Security

Effective Surveillance for Homeland Security
Author: Francesco Flammini,Roberto Setola,Giorgio Franceschetti
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 646
Release: 2013-06-10
ISBN 10: 1439883254
ISBN 13: 9781439883259
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Effective Surveillance for Homeland Security Book Review:

Effective Surveillance for Homeland Security: Balancing Technology and Social Issues provides a comprehensive survey of state-of-the-art methods and tools for the surveillance and protection of citizens and critical infrastructures against natural and deliberate threats. Focusing on current technological challenges involving multi-disciplinary prob

Sensing and Monitoring Technologies for Mines and Hazardous Areas

Sensing and Monitoring Technologies for Mines and Hazardous Areas
Author: Swadesh Chaulya,G. M. Prasad
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 432
Release: 2016-10-27
ISBN 10: 0128031956
ISBN 13: 9780128031957
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sensing and Monitoring Technologies for Mines and Hazardous Areas Book Review:

Sensing and Monitoring Technologies for Mines and Hazardous Areas: Monitoring and Prediction Technologies presents the fundamentals of mining related geotechnical risk and how the latest advances in sensing and data communication can be used both to prevent accidents and provide early warnings. Opencast mining operations involve huge quantities of overburden removal, dumping, and backfilling in excavated areas. Substantial increases in the rate of accumulation of waste dumps in recent years has resulted in greater height of dumps and also has given rise to the danger of dump failures as steeper open pit slopes are prone to failure. These failures lead to loss of valuable human lives and damage to mining machinery. This book presents the most recent advances in gas sensors, methane detectors, and power cut-off systems. It also introduces monitoring of the gas strata and environment, and an overview of the use of Internet of Things and cloud computing for mining sensing and surveillance purposes. Targeted at geotechnical and mining engineers, this volume covers the latest findings and technology to prevent mining accidents and mitigate the inherent risk of the activity. Presents complete details of a real-time slope stability monitoring system using wireless sensor networking and prediction technique based on multivariate statistical analysis of various parameters and analytical hierarchy process methods Discusses innovative ideas and new concepts of sensing technologies, mine transport surveillance, digital mining, and cloud computing to improve safety and productivity in mining industry Includes slope stability prediction software, downloadable through a companion website, which can be used for monitoring, analyzing, and storing different sensors and providing audio-visual, SMS, and email alerts Covers the latest findings and technology to prevent mining accidents and mitigate the inherent risk

Long Range Wide Area Network for Wireless Underground Sensor Networks

Long Range Wide Area Network for Wireless Underground Sensor Networks
Author: Shiyang Wu
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 102
Release: 2019
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: OCLC:1113860207
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Long Range Wide Area Network for Wireless Underground Sensor Networks Book Review:

Wireless Underground Sensor Network (WUSN) is an active research topic for the past decade. WUSN technologies have a wide range of applications in the field of agricultural and geological monitoring. Traditional sensing network techniques have limited range, lack of concealment, and sometimes require data to be manually retrieved. Recent advancements in Low Power Wide Area Networking (LPWAN) technologies promise long range, low power and lost cost with a compromise of a low data rate. Emerging LPWAN technologies such as Long Range Wide Area Network (LoRaWAN), SigFox and NarrowBand-Internet-of-Things (NB-IoT) all offer potential WUSN solutions where the end devicescan be fully buried and connected with sensors and data can be sent to the gateway wirelessly in real time and then forwarded to a central network server.With LoRaWAN chosen to be the most balanced solution for WUSN amongst the emerging LPWAN technologies, in term of availability, flexibility and performance, LoRaWAN WUSN Simulator (LWS), was developed. To simulate the signal propagation in an underground environment, different soil path loss models were compared, and a modified Friis model was chosen to be implemented in LWS. A field experiment was also conducted to evaluate the accuracy of the theoretical path loss model. LWS is also capable of simulating collision behaviours of LoRa Physical Layer and Medium Access Layer (MAC) layer. The effect of regional duty cycle regulation is also examined in detail to evaluate how it introduces congestion in the network. The simulation results showed that the regional duty cycle restriction significantly reduces the network data extraction rate if the application requires acknowledgements for all or the majority of end-devices. However, for agricultural applications where the end-devices do not require frequent acknowledgements from the network server, the network is still scalable with the duty cycle restriction. Simulation results also showed that a LoRaWAN-based WUSN network is capable of having a network coverage in the multi-kilometres range with a burial depth in the topsoil range of less than 50 cm. This research has demonstrated the potential of LoRaWAN in agriculture WUSN with LWS being a versatile pre-deployment analysis tool.

International Mining Forum 2006 New Technological Solutions in Underground Mining

International Mining Forum 2006  New Technological Solutions in Underground Mining
Author: Eugeniusz Sobczyk,Jerzy Kicki
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 171
Release: 2006-04-13
ISBN 10: 0415889391
ISBN 13: 9780415889391
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

International Mining Forum 2006 New Technological Solutions in Underground Mining Book Review:

The International Mining Forum is a recurring event, hosted by the University of Science and Technology in Cracow, Poland, bringing together an international group of scientists, including those working in rock mechanics and computer engineering as well as mining engineers. The topics are wide-ranging, including papers on remote sensing to assess primary impact; treatment of sealed-off coal mine fires; sustainable development in mine closure; and monitoring of natural hazards and safety issues.

Suggested Minimum Performance Specifications for Underground Coal Mine Environmental Monitoring Systems

Suggested Minimum Performance Specifications for Underground Coal Mine Environmental Monitoring Systems
Author: Jeffrey H. Welsh,A. F. Cohen,J. E. Chilton
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 39
Release: 1987
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: UOM:39015078465526
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Suggested Minimum Performance Specifications for Underground Coal Mine Environmental Monitoring Systems Book Review:

Wireless Sensor Systems for Extreme Environments

Wireless Sensor Systems for Extreme Environments
Author: Habib F. Rashvand,Ali Abedi
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 504
Release: 2017-06-09
ISBN 10: 1119126487
ISBN 13: 9781119126485
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Wireless Sensor Systems for Extreme Environments Book Review:

Provides unique coverage of wireless sensor system applications in space, underwater, underground, and extreme industrial environments in one volume This book covers the challenging aspects of wireless sensor systems and the problems and conditions encountered when applying them in outer space, under the water, below the ground, and in extreme industrial environments. It explores the unique aspects of designs and solutions that address those problems and challenges, and illuminates the connections, similarities, and differences between the challenges and solutions in those various environments. The creation of Wireless Sensor Systems for Extreme Environments is a response to the spread of wireless sensor technology into fields of health, safety, manufacturing, space, environmental, smart cities, advanced robotics, surveillance, and agriculture. It is the first of its kind to present, in a single reference, the unique aspects of wireless sensor system design, development, and deployment in such extreme environments—and to explore the similarities and possible synergies between them. The application of wireless sensor systems in these varied environments has been lagging dramatically behind their application in more conventional environments, making this an especially relevant book for investigators and practitioners in all of these areas. Wireless Sensor Systems for Extreme Environments is presented in five parts that cover: Wireless Sensor Systems for Extreme Environments—Generic Solutions Space WSS Solutions and Applications Underwater and Submerged WSS Solutions Underground and Confined Environments WSS Solutions Industrial and Other WSS Solutions This book is a welcome guide for researchers, post-graduate students, engineers and scientists who design and build operational and environmental control systems, emergency response systems, and situational awareness systems for unconventional environments.