Improving Automated Clay Seam Tracking for GPR-on-borer Systems Used in Potash Mining
This project will attempt to improve knowledge of the condition of the roof of mining rooms in potash mining. Typically a Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR) systems pointing overhead and connected to a mining machine is used to assess the conditions of the roof. This is important in order to avoid rock falls which endanger lives, equipment and the operations of potash mining. The goal of this project is to improve the algorithms that are used to determine the stability of the roof so that dangerous situations can be more easily recognized by operators of mining machines through advanced signal and image processing.