—Safety of underground miners and immediate
tracing of them in case of disaster is of prime concern in any
mining operation. For successful operation to determine the
position of miner is of utmost importance. In this paper we
propose a novel method to keep track of a miner position in an
underground metal mine. The real time location tracking
system is based on wireless sensor network that employs
Zigbee as communication platform and ARM processor
LPC2148 as the controller. A received signal strength
indication (RSSI)-based localization algorithm independent of
the environment, a robust localization mechanism to solve the
problem of instability and jitter of results and a practical
localization algorithm for mobile nodes in the tunnel
environment are proposed. The validity of the algorithm is
—Real time tracking system, target tracking,
wireless sensor networks, underground mine safety.
Lalit Kumar Wadhwa is with the Institute of Engineering & Technology,
Pimpri, Pune (e-mail: wadhwa_lalit@ rediffmail.com).
Vishnu Priye is with the Indian School of Mines Dhanbad, India (e-mail:
Reshma Muralidharan, Chitralekha Ruikar, and Venancius Norman are
with the Institute of Engineering and Technology, Pune, India.
Cite:Lalit Kumar Wadhwa, Vishnu Priye, Reshma Muralidharan, Chitralekha Ruikar, and Venancius
Norman, "Real Time Location Tracking System for Metal Miners," International Journal of Future Computer and Communication vol. 3, no. 4, pp. 267-270, 2014.