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Sensor Instrumentation to Improve Safety in U.S. Underground Coal Mines

Coal mine safety sensor system to prevent dust explosions

Coal mining is recognized as a dangerous undertaking. Explosions of gases that may exist underground (e.g. methane) and of fine coal dust mixed with air are well-known hazards, in addition to which are unexpected structural collapses. This project is aimed

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Natural Gas Pipeline Sensors

MEMS pressure sensor

New low-cost natural-gas pipeline sensors can be deployed widely to inspect the underground pipelines that convey and store natural gas, often within densely populated regions. More inspections and more data mean earlier warning of potential problems.

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