We are looking for a software system that can help to monitor personnel/equipment in the mine and possible water breaking in the mine. We want this system can run on our 3-d data collect/analyse/visualize platform. The budget is about 20k USD.

We hope that this system can track the position where the water break in, the speed/type of the water and to predict the best evacuation path for the workers in the mine when it happens.

Also, we want this system can simulate possible water breaking into mine, so we can practice evacuation base on the data its' simulation.

so this system has two main purpose: 1 :monitor and collect data in mine; 2 : simulate the possible water breaking for us to practice evacuation.

thank you for your time. any suggestion will be helpful.

  • Do you *only want simulation? Or do you also want a working system? I am thinking that this will have to be custom made – Mawg says reinstate Monica Jan 21 '17 at 11:08
  • Welcome. Which operating system? gratis, or do you have a budget? please read How to Ask. The more information that you give us, the more that we can help you. – Mawg says reinstate Monica Jan 21 '17 at 11:08
  • " We want this system can run on our 3-d data collect/analyse/visualize platform - then, obviously, you will have to give some details of this system. Is it in-house developed, or did you buy it from someone. Do you need new hardware to do the monitoring (which your budget does not cover) or will your existing h/w do that (if so, please give details). – Mawg says reinstate Monica Jan 22 '17 at 9:06
  • No offence intended, this is not aimed at you, but I hope that you can learn from it. I started a s/w company in Asia and abandoned it after a few years. Customers with only a warm, fuzzy feeling of what they wanted. Agreeing a ridiculously low price and adding features as they thought of them, with no increased budget. Please, don't be that customer. If you are, it won't end well for you either. – Mawg says reinstate Monica Jan 22 '17 at 9:12
  • For US $5k, I would agree to discuss with you and specify the system in detail. That's what a week or two of my time is worth. Development cost would be six figures for software, plus hardware costs. A mine, I would think, makes millions. Don't be ridiculous in your budget. Until we know if you use commercial software or in-house, and if have existing sensors, we can't way more. But it is highly unlikely that you will find off the shelf software to handle both your existing software an sensors. – Mawg says reinstate Monica Jan 22 '17 at 9:15

I am sure that you will not find anything mine specific.

All that I can find (for free) is the ZET evacuation tool, but it seems like it meets your needs (so long as we think of a mine as an upside down building :-)

The ZET softwaretools, which is licensed under the GPL. allows to model evacuation scenarios and simulate and optimze them. Within ZET multi-storey buildings can be designed and residents can be placed and emergency exits can be assigned to them.

An earliest arrival flow is then computed to route the residents to the best exits. Since the flow computation has to make certain idealistic assumptions, the included simulation can then be used to test the computed evacuation paths. A wide selection of statistics and an advanced visualizer help to analyze the data

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  • thank you for your time. let me edit the main question to be more specific. – Lei Sun Jan 22 '17 at 6:18
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    Thank you very much for your comments. And no, I am not that customer. I don't own a mine just working for someone else. my job is to looking for a system I mentioned in the post for our client which is a university in Asia and their budget for this is about 20k USD. I am not the one to decide the budget. I did some research but didn't find any fit the requirement. That's why I post in this newly found website. My apologies for not providing more information at first. – Lei Sun Jan 22 '17 at 23:35
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    So there is no way to get a system like that with such a low budget? I don't know much about the market price, if so, I will let them know. Thanks again. – Lei Sun Jan 22 '17 at 23:36
  • Thanks for not being offended. I really am only trying to help. Key points to mention to them – 1) they have an existing system. Find out as much about it as you can. Only then can you specify the new project. If it is in-house developed, there is zero chance of an off the shelf s/w interfacing with it, without some change. – Mawg says reinstate Monica Jan 23 '17 at 8:51
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    Thank you very much for this. I will contact them and ask for those information and see if we can get some CS students. but it may take some time for them to response since they are in spring festival holidays. Thanks again for your help. it really helps a lot. – Lei Sun Jan 23 '17 at 18:13

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