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Welcome to the Fiber Optic Sensing Association!

The Fiber Optic Sensing Association is dedicated to accelerating the use of distributed and quasi-distributed optical fiber sensing technologies.  Fiber optic sensing works by measuring changes in the "backscattering" of light occurring in an optical fiber when the fiber encounters vibration, strain or temperature change.  Fiber optic sensing can be deployed to continuously monitor vehicle movement, human traffic, digging activity, seismic activity, temperatures, structural integrity, liquid and gas leaks, and many other conditions and activities. It is used around the world to monitor power stations, telecom networks, railways, roads, bridges, international borders, and critical infrastructure, terrestrial and subsea power and pipelines, and downhole applications in oil, gas and enhanced geothermal electricity generation.

We welcome your interest in fiber optic sensing and FOSA.