For smart cities, this is where fiber optic technology is key. Data - and the sensors and technology used to collect it - is central to smart city development....The right technology is already here….fiber optic telecommunication cables can be used as sensors; Distributed Acoustic Sensing (DAS)
OptaSense having instrumented more than 25,000 km of pipes-including the 1850 km of the Trans-Anatolian Natural Gas Pipeline running across Turkey.
California Energy Commission has invested resources in finding innovative ways to monitor future offshore wind infrastructure and its impacts on the environment. A project led by LBNL is looking at if distributed fiber optic sensing (DFOS)
The development of quantitative distributed acoustic sensing has paved the way for extremely sensitive dynamic displacement and strain measurements of civil infrastructure