Underground Mine Communications: A Survey Academic Article uri icon


  • After a recent series of unfortunate underground mining disasters, the vital importance of communications for underground mining is underlined one more time. Establishing reliable communication is a very difficult task for underground mining due to the extreme environmental conditions. Until now, no single communication system exists which can solve all of the problems and difficulties encountered in underground mine communications. However, combining research with previous experiences might help existing systems improve, if not completely solve all of the problems. In this survey, underground mine communication is investigated. Major issues which underground mine communication systems must take into account are discussed. Communication types, methods, and their significance are presented. © 2005 IEEE.

author list (cited authors)

  • Yarkan, S., Guzelgoz, S., Arslan, H., & Murphy, R. R.

citation count

  • 93

publication date

  • January 2009