Publications / 2013 Proceedings of the 30th ISARC, Montréal, Canada

Network Communication Note to Assist Backhoe Operators and Dump Truck Drivers for Earthwork

Katsutoshi Saibara, Shigeomi Nishigaki, Fujio Matsuda
Pages 938-945 (2013 Proceedings of the 30th ISARC, Montréal, Canada, ISBN 978-1-62993-294-1, ISSN 2413-5844)

Network communication note is a cloud system for an earthwork project. It enables backhoe operators and dump truck drivers to monitor their own works in progress currently and performed up to the present, and to have opportunity to reflect on their own bearings in the earthwork operations, and then could increase their situational awareness to the actual work conditions. First, this paper presents problems and purpose. Secondly, the configuration of the network communication note is reported. Thirdly, examples of communications enhanced by the network communication note are shown. Finally, remarks are described.

Keywords: Earthwork process, Points on construction, Operator assist, Driver assist, Actual operation rate, Haul road monitoring, Early alarm, Proximity warning