Radio Propagation in Open-pit Mines

a First Look at Measurements in the 2.6 GHz Band

Erika Portela Lopes de Almeida, George Caldwell, Ignacio Rodriguez Larrad, Sergio Abreu, Robson Vieira, Viviane S. B. Barbosa, Troels Bundgaard Sørensen, Preben Elgaard Mogensen, Luis Guilherme Uzeda Garcia

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In this paper we present the results of an extensive measurement campaign performed at two large iron ore mining centers in Brazil at the 2.6 GHz band. Although several studies focusing on radio propagation in underground mines have been published, measurement data and careful analyses for open-pit mines are still scarce. Our results aim at filling this gap in the literature. The research is motivated by the ongoing mine automation initiatives, where connectivity becomes critical. This paper presents the first set of results comprising measurements under a gamut of propagation conditions. A second paper detailing sub-GHz propagation is also in preparation. The results indicate that conventional wisdom is wrong, in other words, radio-frequency (RF) propagation in surface mines can be far more elaborate than plain free-space line-of-sight conditions. Additionally, the old mining adage “no two mines alike” seems to remain true in the RF domain.
OriginalsprogEngelsk
TitelIEEE 28th Annual International Symposium on Personal, Indoor, and Mobile Radio Communications (PIMRC), 2017
Antal sider6
ForlagIEEE
Publikationsdato12 okt. 2017
ISBN (Elektronisk)978-1-5386-3531-5
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BegivenhedPIMRC 2017 - IEEE International Symposium on Personal, Indoor and Mobile Radio Communications - Montreal, Canada
Varighed: 8 okt. 201713 okt. 2017
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Periode08/10/201713/10/2017
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Portela Lopes de Almeida, E., Caldwell, G., Rodriguez Larrad, I., Abreu, S., Vieira, R., Barbosa, V. S. B., ... Uzeda Garcia, L. G. (2017). Radio Propagation in Open-pit Mines: a First Look at Measurements in the 2.6 GHz Band. I IEEE 28th Annual International Symposium on Personal, Indoor, and Mobile Radio Communications (PIMRC), 2017 IEEE. I E E E International Symposium Personal, Indoor and Mobile Radio Communications https://doi.org/10.1109/PIMRC.2017.8292345
Portela Lopes de Almeida, Erika ; Caldwell, George ; Rodriguez Larrad, Ignacio ; Abreu, Sergio ; Vieira, Robson ; Barbosa, Viviane S. B. ; Sørensen, Troels Bundgaard ; Mogensen, Preben Elgaard ; Uzeda Garcia, Luis Guilherme. / Radio Propagation in Open-pit Mines : a First Look at Measurements in the 2.6 GHz Band. IEEE 28th Annual International Symposium on Personal, Indoor, and Mobile Radio Communications (PIMRC), 2017. IEEE, 2017. (I E E E International Symposium Personal, Indoor and Mobile Radio Communications).
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Portela Lopes de Almeida, E, Caldwell, G, Rodriguez Larrad, I, Abreu, S, Vieira, R, Barbosa, VSB, Sørensen, TB, Mogensen, PE & Uzeda Garcia, LG 2017, Radio Propagation in Open-pit Mines: a First Look at Measurements in the 2.6 GHz Band. i IEEE 28th Annual International Symposium on Personal, Indoor, and Mobile Radio Communications (PIMRC), 2017. IEEE, I E E E International Symposium Personal, Indoor and Mobile Radio Communications, Montreal, Canada, 08/10/2017. https://doi.org/10.1109/PIMRC.2017.8292345

Radio Propagation in Open-pit Mines : a First Look at Measurements in the 2.6 GHz Band. / Portela Lopes de Almeida, Erika; Caldwell, George; Rodriguez Larrad, Ignacio; Abreu, Sergio; Vieira, Robson; Barbosa, Viviane S. B.; Sørensen, Troels Bundgaard; Mogensen, Preben Elgaard; Uzeda Garcia, Luis Guilherme.

IEEE 28th Annual International Symposium on Personal, Indoor, and Mobile Radio Communications (PIMRC), 2017. IEEE, 2017. (I E E E International Symposium Personal, Indoor and Mobile Radio Communications).

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Portela Lopes de Almeida E, Caldwell G, Rodriguez Larrad I, Abreu S, Vieira R, Barbosa VSB et al. Radio Propagation in Open-pit Mines: a First Look at Measurements in the 2.6 GHz Band. I IEEE 28th Annual International Symposium on Personal, Indoor, and Mobile Radio Communications (PIMRC), 2017. IEEE. 2017. (I E E E International Symposium Personal, Indoor and Mobile Radio Communications). https://doi.org/10.1109/PIMRC.2017.8292345