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Welcome to the Fiber Optic Sensing Association!

The Fiber Optic Sensing Association (“FOSA”) is dedicated to accelerating the deployment and use of distributed and quasi-distributed optical fiber sensing technologies. Fiber optic sensing uses laser interrogation of fiber optic cable to remotely and instantaneously detect vehicle traffic, human traffic, digging activity, seismic activity, unsafe temperatures, loss of structural integrity, and other conditions and activities. Fiber optic sensing accurately pinpoints the location of events from miles away, making it ideal for monitoring critical assets and facilities, including pipelines, power lines, ports, airports, railways, borders and "smart" infrastructure. FOSA membership is open to organizations which manufacture, install, support and use 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.

Our Mission

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.

Our Vision

To be the voice of the fiber optic sensing sector and the source of information for all parties interested in this remarkable technology.