IoT Based Automation of Safety and Monitoring System Operations of Mines

International Journal of Electrical and Electronics Engineering
© 2016 by SSRG - IJEEE Journal
Volume 3 Issue 9
Year of Publication : 2016
Authors : Anay Majee
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Anay Majee, "IoT Based Automation of Safety and Monitoring System Operations of Mines," SSRG International Journal of Electrical and Electronics Engineering, vol. 3,  no. 9, pp. 17-21, 2016. Crossref,


The working conditions of mines across the world are quite averse to human health and safety. Several workers lose their lives because they are not able to communicate to the concerned authorities about the emergency situation inside the mine. As because the mines are located under the ground no direct communication channel can be established to monitor the conditions of the mine. In light of all these factors the paper at hand aims to provide a solution to the safety and the monitoring system of a mine without the need of any individual monitoring the mine conditions. The safety equipment targeted in this paper is the safety helmet that the worker uses inside the mine. This helmet is fitted with various environmental sensors like gas, smoke, temperature, humidity and air quality sensors to continuously monitor the mine conditions. All these sensors are interfaced with amicro-controller which is also embedded inside the helmet. The paper also uses the concept of a wireless transmission network to transfer the data from the user’s helmet to the central hub using Zigbee technology. The monitoring system consists of the use of IoT (Internet of Things) technology to send collected data to the web server with proper graphical representations such that the conditions of the mine can be monitored anywhere and everywhere.


Sensors, IoT, Zigbee, micro-controller, wireless transmission network.


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