Virtual Workshop | 

 Underground Communications in Mining Operations

Do you have expertise in planning and/or implementing underground communications infrastructures? Or maybe you are part of a team that is about to carry this out? This workshop is an opportunity for you to have discussions with others on the needs and challenges of setting up, implementing and maintaining communications infrastructures, and to leave with information you can apply to your operation’s plans. Topics of discussion could include:

Business case

  • Standardized definition
  • Time usage model ((defining a time model for classification of communications system infrastructures and devices)
  •  KPIs
  •  Benchmarking
  • Capital cost considerations
  • Operating cost consideration
  • Heath, safety, governance, and community

Underground mining methods

  •  Personnel
  • Mobile equipment
  • Fixed plant, instrumentation, and sensors

Operational metrics and performance criteria

  •  Definitions
  • Availability and utilization
  • Throughput, latency, and jitter
  • Signal strength and noise floor, etc.
  • Communications system performance
  • Personnel clients
  • Mobile equipment clients
  • Fixed plant clients
  • Performance assessment

Operational maintenance and support: A critical area that’s been identified but needs further definition

November 28, 2023

4pm-6pm EST
(1pm PST | 2pm MST | 6pm CLST | 9pm UTC| 10pm CET | 5am AWST | 7am AEST)