MODULE DETAILS

Module 11: Leaky Feeder Systems

Nominal duration: 2 weeks (24 hours total time commitment)

This time commitment includes the preparation reading, attendance at each webinar (1 hour plus 15-30 minutes for discussion), and the time necessary to complete the assignments and further study.

MODULE PURPOSE

This module covers leaky feeder communication systems. These are widely used in underground mining operations.

SUMMARY OF LEARNING OUTCOMES

1.    Examine and discuss the fundamentals of Leaky Feeder systems

2.    Discuss the implementation of Leaky Feeder systems



Learning Outcome 1

Examine and discuss the fundamentals of Leaky Feeder systems

Assessment Criteria

1.1

Explain the Leaky Feeder concept

1.2

Give examples of typical system specifications

1.3

Describe the various topologies used in Leaky Feeder systems

1.4

Examine the construction of leaky feeder coax

1.5

Discuss the components of Leaky Feeder systems




Learning Outcome 2

Discuss the implementation of Leaky Feeder systems

Assessment Criteria

2.1

Discuss the pro’s and con’s of VHF vs. UHF Leaky Feeder systems

2.2

Examine intrinsic safety concerns regarding Leaky Feeder

2.3

Describe the implementation of Ethernet over Leaky Feeder

2.4

Describe the transportation of voice and data over Leaky Feeder

2.5

Discuss the use of Leaky Feeder in mining applications



Delivery mode

A combination of asynchronous and synchronous e-learning delivery comprising a judicious mix of interactive online web conferencing, simulation (virtual labs) software, remote online labs, online videos, PowerPoint slides, notes, reading and study materials (in PDF, HTML and Word format) accessed through the Moodle Learning Management System (LMS).

Software/Hardware Used

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