CRCMining research director Professor Paul Lever said the funding would assist five new and continuing research projects.
The projects include continuing research into DC motors, linear gas flow measurement for gas drainage boreholes and super-resolution control for RAB drilling.
Dr Galina Mirzaeva and Professor Bob Betz from the University of Newcastle received an extension grant for their DC Motor Duty Meter Prototype project. The next stages of the project involve the investigation of motor temperature and the effects of mechanical vibrations.
Extension funding was also allocated to the centre’s linear gas flow measurement project, led by CRCMining project leader Bart Pienaar.
The project aims to develop models and software to interpret and continuously quantify flow characteristics along the length of a gas drainage borehole using a fibre-optic temperature sensor.