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Conference Paper

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Publication Details

Gareth Allan Kennedy and William Keith Hitchcock, Mine Emergency Escape and Response Technology, in Naj Aziz and Bob Kininmonth (eds.), Proceedings of the 16th Coal Operators' Conference, Mining Engineering, University of Wollongong, 10-12 February 2016, 425-432.


This paper will present current investigations into the use of vision enhancement and scanning technology that can enable the navigation and manoeuvrability of a self-escape vehicle through dense dust and smoke. This paper will also present research into instrumentation and communication for obtaining information following an emergency event.