By Aric Pryor, Matrix Design Group President

This presentation will address the design, testing, and production deployment of proximity detection systems in U.S. underground coal mines. The presentation will cover the M3-1000 ‘generation one’ technology, and in-mine experience with the system in production use. Feedback from miner operators, mine maintenance personnel, and Matrix field technicians will also be discussed. The new IntelliZone ‘generation two’ technology will also be reviewed, with comparisons to the M3-1000 system, and discussion of enhancements for mobile haulage and surface use. Installation, maintenance, and operational ‘best practices’ will also be reviewed.