OptaSense having instrumented more than 25,000 km of pipes-including the 1850 km of the Trans-Anatolian Natural Gas Pipeline running across Turkey.
AP Sensing’s Director of Research, Dr. Gareth Lees, collaborated on a Laser Focus World article titled “Smart fiber-optic sensing systems enhance physical border walls and fences.”
If you want to monitor physical borders, such as walls and fences, a fiber-optic sensing system is ideal as they enable you to measure sound, movement or temperature – continuously and in real-time – along with long structures.
For remote borders with little or no infrastructure, there are various techniques that can keep an eye, or rather an ear, out. QinetiQ, a British firm, has a system called OptaSense, which uses a fiber-optic cable laid in the ground. Sound from above creates vibrations in this cable.
Dr. Chris Minto, Engineering Director of member company OptaSense, will present “Towards 1 Billion Sensors: Distributed Fiber Sensing as a Pervasive IoT Contributor” on behalf of FOSA during this week’s Optical Networking and Communication Conference (OFC) in San Diego, California.