Title page for ETD etd-11092005-221527

Type of Document Master's Thesis
Author Miller, Stephen J
Author's Email Address stmiller@vt.edu
URN etd-11092005-221527
Title In-rest Vehicle GPS Proximity Warning in Surface Operations
Degree Master of Science
Department Mining and Minerals Engineering
Advisory Committee
Advisor Name Title
Nieto, Antonio V. Committee Chair
Karfakis, Mario G. Committee Member
Westman, Erik Christian Committee Member
  • Proximity Warning
  • GPS
  • GIS
  • In-Rest
Date of Defense 2005-05-19
Availability unrestricted
Proximity Warning Systems are currently the focus of many research groups. Their goal is to produce a system that will reduce the number of run over incidents that occur in large mobile equipment operations. A majority of these incidents occur when the equipment starts from the In-rest state and begins to move. The addition of a transmission locking mechanism to a GPS based proximity warning system will prevent more run over incidents. This transmission locking mechanism will automatically prevent equipment from moving when there is a high risk for a potential run over incident to occur. Additional safety and optimization for surface equipment can be provided by utilizing GIS software for data analysis just by using the data collected from a GPS based proximity warning system. Combining these ideas and methods can provide better safety for large mobile equipment operations.
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