The Fiber Optic Sensing Association (“FOSA”) is dedicated to accelerating the deployment and use of the advanced optical fiber based sensing technologies for monitoring pipelines, railways, borders, roads, and other critical infrastructure and facilities. Fiber optic sensing uses laser interrogation of fiber optic cable to remotely and instantaneously detect pipeline leaks, vehicle traffic, human traffic, digging activity, seismic activity, unsafe temperatures, loss of structural integrity, and other conditions and activities. On a constant basis, fiber optic sensing accurately pinpoints the location of events from miles away. FOSA membership is open to organizations which manufacture, install, and provide support services related to fiber optic sensing systems and equipment.
The Fiber Optic Sensing Association is affiliated with the not for profit Fiber Broadband Association, which provides education on the benefits of fiber optic networks and seeks to advance the deployment and utilization of fiber optic networks for multiple purposes, including sensing, telecommunications, Internet, and SCADA. The Fiber Broadband Association holds North America's largest annual Fiber Industry event, Fiber Connect.
The Fiber Optic Sensing Association's mission is to educate industry, government and the public on the benefits of using advanced optical fiber based sensing technologies to enhance public safety, promote security of critical facilities and infrastructure, and protect the environment.
To be the voice of the fiber optic sensing sector and the source of information for all parties interested in this remarkable technology.
Our Board of Directors
Stan Fendley, Corning (Chairman)
Vivek Caroli, Frauscher Sensor Technology
Heather Burnett Gold, Fiber Broadband Association
Mike Hines, OFS
Scott Jackson, Graybar
Marc Nikles, Omnisens
Steve Seabolt, Ditch Witch
Steve Szymanski, Prysmian Group
Kent Wardley, Fotech Solutions
John J. Williams, OptaSense
Gordon Youle, OZ Optics