FOSA announced the election of five board members, as well as its officer slate for 2020. Paul Baird, Prysmian; Deep Desai, Frauscher Sensonic; Paul Dickinson, Dura-Line; Steve Koles, Hi-Fi were each elected to two-year terms beginning on January 1, 2020. Mark Bradley of Corning
FOSA announced the winners of its annual Champion of Innovation Awards, selecting Senator Deb Fischer (R-NE) and Representative Anna G. Eshoo (D-CA) based on their extraordinary leadership in enhancing the safety and security of U.S. critical infrastructure through the use of advanced technology.
"Distributed fiber optic sensing techniques offer powerful tools for the monitoring of long, linear assets, such as highways, " reports Gareth Lees, FOSA Technology Committee Chairman.
FOSA released a brief primer entitled Cable Installation Considerations for Fire Detection. The document contains guidance on specific requirements of fire detection in tunnels, large buildings, industrial sites and large equipment.
FOSA released an educational primer to inform the power industry on how to deploy sensing technologies: Cable Installation Considerations for Power Utilities.