International Journal of Future Computer and Communication (IJFCC)
Safety of underground miners and immediate tracing of them in case of disaster is of prime concern in any mining operation. For successful operation to determine the position of miner is of utmost importance. In this paper, the authors propose a novel method to keep track of a miner position in an underground metal mine. The real time location tracking system is based on wireless sensor network that employs Zigbee as communication platform and ARM processor LPC2148 as the controller.