the passive fiber optic cable, which until now has only been used for data transmission, becomes a long chain of tens of thousands of sensors that detect vibrations and ambient noise along the railroad….forms the nervous system of an acoustic, digital twin of the rail network
Frauscher Sensor Technology USA exhibited at the ASLRRA (American Short Line Railroad Association) 2019 Connections Convention, April 7-9 in Orlando, Florida. Representatives from Frauscher’s Technical Sales and Engineering teams were on hand to showcase wheel detection and axle counter products.
The North American Frauscher team proudly states that every Class 1 freight railroad in North America has installed the company’s sensors.
FOSA applauds Transportation Technology Center, Inc. study Fiber Optic Availability and Opportunity Analysis for North American Railroads. “The findings of this Federal government study confirm that fiber optic sensing can make significant cost-effective contributions to enhancing rail safety,"
The Fiber Optic Sensing Association (FOSA), the nation’s premier trade association dedicated to fiber optic sensing, urged a House subcommittee today to provide greater funding to the Federal Railroad Administration for testing of advanced technologies to improve U.S. rail safety.