Distributed and quasi-distributed fiber optic sensors are systems that connect opto-electronic interrogators to an optical fiber (or cable), converting the fiber to an array of distributed sensors.
Fiber Optic Sensing Association today applauded the U.S. Pipeline & Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) for promoting research and development on pipeline safety, including taking the first step in developing a Recommended Practice document for external pipeline leak detection.
The Fiber Optic Sensing Association announced the creation of a Technology Committee consisting of industry experts. As an initial activity, the committee will address fiber sensing installation considerations at a high level.
Fiber optic sensing solutions have been used for some time in a wide array of perimeter security applications to detect suspected intrusions. The slightest deviation in the beams of light that are sent through fiber optic cables, which are made up of thin strands of plastic or glass, makes them idea