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IoT-Battery Electric Transporter for Underground Coal Mining

Grant


Scheme


  • Global Innovation Linkages

Abstract


  • Emission prevention is highly desirable rather than emission control as an aim of any policy intervention. The project proposed is a comprehensive investigation and development which will remove current barriers to use electrification toallow operation of diesel-free general purpose vehicles in complex, difficult and challenging conditions such as underground mining environments. This project will pave the way to replace diesel in heavy duty underground vehicles. The scope of the project is a fully approved and accredited battery electric transporter with IoT technology incorporated for underground coal applications in Australia. This vehicle is heavily employed as a transportation machine in underground coal for mine workers and visitors and could also convertible where seating for personnel could be folded away leaving the vehicle suitable for materials. To achieve this, the following key activities are proposed:(i) Simulation of a generic model that represents the electric propulsion system and the driving condition in theunderground mining;(ii) Compiling Australia & International Standard's legislation and regulation regarding to the application of batterymobile machines for underground coal applications. All technology risk and safety assessment will be documented;(iii) Research and develop into areas of electrification components such as battery packaging system, batterymanagement system with IoT platform, charging facility, flameproof enclosures, and electric motors.(iv) Integration and validation where final overall system will be integrated to demonstrate the effectiveness andintelligence of the battery electric transporter and to identified the solution for any shortcomings.

Date/time Interval


  • 2019 - 2022

Sponsor Award Id


  • GIL73629

Local Award Id


  • 130060

Scheme


  • Global Innovation Linkages

Abstract


  • Emission prevention is highly desirable rather than emission control as an aim of any policy intervention. The project proposed is a comprehensive investigation and development which will remove current barriers to use electrification toallow operation of diesel-free general purpose vehicles in complex, difficult and challenging conditions such as underground mining environments. This project will pave the way to replace diesel in heavy duty underground vehicles. The scope of the project is a fully approved and accredited battery electric transporter with IoT technology incorporated for underground coal applications in Australia. This vehicle is heavily employed as a transportation machine in underground coal for mine workers and visitors and could also convertible where seating for personnel could be folded away leaving the vehicle suitable for materials. To achieve this, the following key activities are proposed:(i) Simulation of a generic model that represents the electric propulsion system and the driving condition in theunderground mining;(ii) Compiling Australia & International Standard's legislation and regulation regarding to the application of batterymobile machines for underground coal applications. All technology risk and safety assessment will be documented;(iii) Research and develop into areas of electrification components such as battery packaging system, batterymanagement system with IoT platform, charging facility, flameproof enclosures, and electric motors.(iv) Integration and validation where final overall system will be integrated to demonstrate the effectiveness andintelligence of the battery electric transporter and to identified the solution for any shortcomings.

Date/time Interval


  • 2019 - 2022

Sponsor Award Id


  • GIL73629

Local Award Id


  • 130060