Project Overview

RTM workpackage structure
Concept and research approach of Real-Time Mining

Real-Time Mining will develop a real-time process-feedback control loop linking online data acquired during extraction at the mining face rapidly with a sequential up-datable resource model associated with real-time optimization of long-term planning, short-term sequencing and production control decisions.

The project will carry out research and demonstration activities integrating automated sensor based material characterization, online machine performance measurements, underground navigation and positioning, underground mining system simulation and optimization of planning decisions, state-of-the art updating techniques for resource/reserve models.