These readers will work as a team to relay tracking information back into a leaky feeder backbone, where it travels to the surface for processing.  In this design topology, surface to reader direct polling using the radio network backbone, in conjunction with mesh cascade MultiHop, integrate into a viable hybrid solution. The new readers are powered by primary Li-Ion or the existing rechargeable battery provided with every reader. This new completely wireless configuration is ideal in face locations where moves occur on a regular basis, providing a minimal amount of infrastructure re-deployment. Miners simply move and re-attach the reader units as needed; check connectivity and they are up and running wirelessly.