Originally funded by the US Army - Small Business Innovative Research (SBIR) program, Kutta was tasked with developing a new radio device to meet the challenges of subterranean communications. Through multiple trade studies and several years of research and development, Kutta was able to create an innovative medium frequency radio capable of transmitting voice & data signals for several miles in underground environments.
As the technology continued to evolve, the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) expressed an interest in further developing the radio for use in underground coal mines. Working in partnership with NIOSH, Kutta was able to demonstrate successful communications using existing mine infrastructure, and together have made significant strides in enhancing worker safety in the coal mining industry.
Today, Kutta’s DRUM® Communication System is Part 23 MSHA approved for underground operation, and has been successfully installed in multiple mines throughout the United States.
Kutta Radios, Inc. is a subsidiary of Kutta Technologies, Inc.
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MINER Act Compliant Communication & Tracking...
The following link provides an overview of the DRUM® Communication & Tracking System, including: highlights of the system, common medium frequency signal conductors, and MSHA approval numbers.
Letter from the Office of Mine Safety & Health...
The following link includes a letter from the Office of Mine Safety & Health to the Mine Safety and Health Research Advisory Committee (MSHRAC) highlighting the results of in mine testing conducted by NIOSH using the DRUM® Communication System. The reference to Kutta does not constitute a commercial endorsement of the company by NIOSH.