Mine Rescue and Survival: Interim Report
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Mine Rescue and Survival:
Interim Report



Mine Rescue and Survival: Interim Report describes a mine rescue and survival system that could be developed from existing technology in about one year. The system could potentially save all coal miners who have died of carbon monoxide poisoning following explosions or fires. The proposed system consists of a survival subsystem using improved emergency breathing devices and refuge chambers, a communications subsystem using seismic or electromagnetic devices to locate and communicate with survivors, and a rescue subsystem of large- and small-hole drilling equipment and rescue teams.


Publication Info

55 pages | 8.5 x 10

Table of Contents

skim chapter
Front Matter i-vi
Introduction 1-2
Survival Subsystem 3-5
Communications Subsystem 6-8
Rescue Subsystem 9-11
Systems Engineering 12-14
Appendices 15-14
Appendix A: Survival Subsystem 15-21
Appendix B: Communications Subsystem 22-49
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National Academy of Engineering. Mine Rescue and Survival: Interim Report. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press, 1969.

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