Underground Mine Communications Infrastructure Guidelines Part II: Scenarios and Applications

The five parts within the Underground Mine Communications Infrastructure Guidelines series are arranged so the user learns a fundamental concept and then builds on their knowledge in each consecutive part. The following is a brief description of each part of the series.

Part II (this document) provides scenarios of practical applications in underground mining today and in the near future. The scenarios relate how different communications infrastructure designs can be used and combined to achieve key technology goals. The business services design requirements comprise a series of checklists to step through the general tasks and components needed for each phase of underground mine planning and development. The checklist helps mine personnel and contractors identify the appropriate network communications technologies to support required services and solutions.