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General Information
    • ISSN: 2010-3751
    • Frequency: Bimonthly (2012-2016); Quarterly (Since 2017)
    • DOI: 10.18178/IJFCC
    • Editor-in-Chief: Prof. Mohamed Othman
    • Executive Editor: Ms. Nancy Y. Liu
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Editor-in-chief
Prof. Mohamed Othman
Department of Communication Technology and Network Universiti Putra Malaysia, Malaysia
It is my honor to be the editor-in-chief of IJFCC. The journal publishes good papers in the field of future computer and communication. Hopefully, IJFCC will become a recognized journal among the readers in the filed of future computer and communication.
IJFCC 2014Vol.3(4): 267-270 ISSN: 2010-3751
DOI: 10.7763/IJFCC.2014.V3.309

Real Time Location Tracking System for Metal Miners

Lalit Kumar Wadhwa, Vishnu Priye, Reshma Muralidharan, Chitralekha Ruikar, and Venancius Norman
Abstract—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 verified experimentally.

Index Terms—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: vpriye@hotmail.com).
Reshma Muralidharan, Chitralekha Ruikar, and Venancius Norman are with the Institute of Engineering and Technology, Pune, India.

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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.

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