Specialised UAS developed for underground mine inspection

RMIT graduate student and post RUASRT member Andrew Harrison has been working with CSIRO and Newmarket Gold on developing multi-rotor UAS capable of surveying the large voids produced as a result of underground mining. The ability to operate regardless of the complex ground terrain allows the system to survey regions of the void which would not possible by any other means. The data obtained by the UAS provides mining engineers with required information to make strategic decisions in the recovery of ore and expansion of mining operations. These processes can be conducted in a safer and more efficient manner than otherwise possible due to the use of the developed UAS technology.

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