In the context of mining, backhaul usually refers to transmission of large data sets from the remote mine site to the head office for analysis and reporting.
Mining Data Backhaul
Examples of the types of data are:
- In-Pit Fleet Management (activities, production, material movement)
- Pit-to-Port or Railhead Fleet Management (activities, production, material movement)
- Stockpile Management
- Pit-to-Port Production Change Management
- Fuel Management
- Maintenance Records
- Engine Performance
In addition to real-time production monitoring and control (with centralized fleet management dispatching) the data can be “mined” for invaluable information about the mining operations in order to look for improvement opportunities and allow for the real-time management of the production chain. In this manner, you can know how much material there is at each point in the production chain and can forecast production and inventories.
MegaSatCom’s satellite backhaul capabilities in conjunction with SNCTechnology’s’ Production Management Systems, make all of this possible.