Keyword: Mining vehicles and equipment

NASA Spinoff: Mechanical & Fluid Systems

Initially designed for use on the Moon, the Electro-Hydraulic Fracturing system — developed at Auburn University with NASA funding — relies upon short, high-pulse power created by...

Briefs: Materials
Methodology for the Effective Stabilization of Tin-Oxide-Based Oxidation/ReductionCatalysts

NASA Langley researchers, in work spanning more than a decade, have developed a portfolio of technologies for low-temperature gas catalysis. Originally developed to support space-based CO2 lasers, the technology has evolved into an...

Briefs: Electronics & Computers

Researchers at NASA’s Glenn Research Center have developed a revolutionary new generation of silicon...

Articles: Defense
Microwave Extraction of Water for Space Propellant Edwin Ethridge, Ph.D.
NASA (retired),
Huntsville, AL

Space exploration is extremely expensive because very...

Who's Who: Aerospace

Rob Mueller is the Lead Senior Technologist for the RASSOR (Regolith Advanced Surface Systems Operations Robot) project, as well as all Kennedy Space Center (KSC) Human Robotics...

Briefs: Mechanical & Fluid Systems

The rollerjaw rock crusher melds the concepts of jaw crushing and roll crushing long employed in the mining and rock-crushing industries. Rollerjaw rock crushers have been proposed for inclusion in geological...

Application Briefs: Robotics, Automation & Control

HAWE Hydraulics, Charlotte, NC, offers proportional valves and controls typically used by companies manufacturing machine tools, lifting platforms, mobile cranes,...

Briefs: Electronics & Computers

Autonomous systems of multiple-agent air/ground robotic units for exploration of the surfaces of remote planets are undergoing development. Modified versions of these systems could be...

Briefs: Electronics & Computers
Acoustic Navigation Aid for Autonomous Miners

Miners today use externally powered machines designed to be used by a single operator, the autonomous miner. Many companies offer computer-operated mining equipment that can be used for both high wall and underground applications. Programmable logic controls with ring laser gyroscopes and...

Briefs: Motion Control

Research conducted at the Pittsburgh Research Center (formerly U.S. Bureau of Mines) developed technology that will allow computer-assisted operation of mechanized equipment normally used...

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