Welcome to the Fiber Optic Sensing Association!
Celebrating 5 years as the premier
fiber optic sensing association
As part of the 5th year anniversary celebrations FOSA Chairmen, past and present, got together to talk about their involvement with the association, the growth of the sensing market and what the future may hold. FOSA’s Board of Directors is currently led by Chairman Dave Cunningham of Network Integrity Systems. Previous Chairs on the panel include Mike Hines of OFS, JJ Williams of OptaSense, and Stan Fendley of Corning; current Vice Chair Paul Dickinson of Dura-Line and FOSA Executive Director Mark Uncapher also joined the panel which was moderated by FOSA Chairman Dave Cunningham. Watch the interview on the FOSA YouTube channel
The Fiber Optic Sensing Association (FOSA) 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. It can be deployed to continuously monitor vehicle movement, human traffic, digging activity, seismic activity, the health of structures and assets, temperatures, liquid and gas leaks, and many other conditions and activities. Fiber optic sensing is used around the world to monitor smart infrastructure, including tunnels, railways, bridges, borders, power stations and pipelines. It is also used in down hole oil and gas applications, to help characterize reservoirs and assist in well-optimization during production and completion.
We welcome your interest in fiber optic sensing and FOSA!