Most railway tracks already utilize pre-existing, trackside fiber optic cable infrastructure, which makes fiber optic train and rail monitoring incredibly advantageous.
potential of transforming long-haul fiber optic transmission cables into sensing cables….would enable submarine cable owners, and operators, to explore previously unexplored parts of the ocean and even predict geophysical events
For smart cities, this is where fiber optic technology is key. Data - and the sensors and technology used to collect it - is central to smart city development....The right technology is already here….fiber optic telecommunication cables can be used as sensors; Distributed Acoustic Sensing (DAS)
OptaSense having instrumented more than 25,000 km of pipes-including the 1850 km of the Trans-Anatolian Natural Gas Pipeline running across Turkey.
California Energy Commission has invested resources in finding innovative ways to monitor future offshore wind infrastructure and its impacts on the environment. A project led by LBNL is looking at if distributed fiber optic sensing (DFOS)