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A radio communication protocol as reliable as a wired line for the mining industry
The mining industry uses wired technology for blasting operations, which means deploying cables over several kilometers to connect thousands of detonators. To replace these cables, CEA developed a patented radio communication protocol in collaboration with Davey Bickford. It guarantees the same level of reliability and precision for the synchronization of detonator firing. Its characteristics include:
Within the framework of this partnership, specific radio modules with standard components were also developed to meet constraints in terms of cost, consumption and radio performance..
All types of harsh environments requiring very high performance in terms of communication (reliability, synchronization) and/or frequent reconfigurations:
• Mines and quarries
• Industrial sites with critical processes requiring real-time monitoring
• Industrial sites with a strong metallic environment or already equipped with several radio systems
• Interconnection of audio or video equipment with very low latency
CEA is a French government-funded technological research organisation in four main areas: low-carbon energies, defense and security, information technologies and health technologies. A prominent player in the European Research Area, it is involved in setting up collaborative projects with many partners around the world.