Underground Mine Communications Infrastructure Guidelines Part II: Scenarios and Applications

This is the second part of a guideline suite designed to assist improved communications technology and digital network infrastructure underground. It provides scenarios of practical applications in underground mining today and in the near future (e.g. applications for autonomous, semi-autonomous, and remote-control equipment and wireless sensors and communications networks). 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.