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Join our next webinar: "Fiber Optic Sensing - Towards a Billion Sensors"
presented by the FOSA Technology Committee

Distributed fiber optic sensing (DFOS) is a problem-solver for many industries like rail, pipeline, in-well monitoring, and perimeter and border security. With the emergence of Smart City applications, we see DFOS playing a significant role as a part of future telecom infrastructure.

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DFOS systems installed along infrastructure convert fiber optic cables into an array of thousands of sensors

The presentation will provide a technical introduction to Distributed Fiber Optic Sensing, examples of common DFOS applications and solutions, its major benefits, examples of installation methods, and a look at how DFOS is rapidly expanding to provide billions of data points as part of the IoT landscape. Presented by 2017-2018 FOSA Technology Committee Chair Dr. Chris Minto.

Dr. Chris Minto is a global expert on fiber optic sensing, having been involved in more than 250 projects worldwide in multiple industries and geographies. With a background in sonar system design, Chris was part of the founding team of OptaSense, which has since become the world’s largest provider of distributed fiber optic sensing solutions. Chris is currently the Engineering Director of OptaSense with responsibility for New Product Development and Research across the group. Chris has a PhD in Physics and is a Member of the Institute of Physics and is both a Chartered Engineer and Chartered Physicist.


FOSA Webinars
Date File
2019-05-16 WEBINAR Smart Cities - Corning Details
2019-04-18 WEBINAR Smart Border Security - Network Integrity Systems Details
2019-03-25 WEBINAR Fiber Optic Sensing in City Power Networks - FiOPS Details
2019-02-21 WEBINAR Earthquake and Ambient Noise Monitoring using DAS on Existing Fiber - OptaSense Details
2019-01-17 WEBINAR Advances in Acquisition of Seismic Data w/ Distributed Acoustic Sensing - Fotech Solutions Details
2018-12-20 WEBINAR Smartpipe® - The Pipeline to Smart Cities - Smartpipe Technologies® Details
2018-11-15 WEBINAR Promoting Fiber Optic Sensing in the Upstream Oil and Gas Industry - SEAFOM Details
2018-11-14 WEBINAR FOSA: Who We Are and What We Do Details
2018-10-18 WEBINAR Gas-Cooled Applications of Fiber Optic Distributed Strain and Temperature Sensors-OZ Optics Details
2018-09-20 WEBINAR The Internet of Things Just Got a Whole Lot Bigger DAS for Smart Cities - Fotech Solutions Details
2018-06-21 WEBINAR Fiber Optic Sensing for Railroad Infrastructure and Assets - FOSA Technology Committee Details
2018-05-17 WEBINAR High Fidelity Sensing for World Class Pipeline Monitoring - Hifi Engineering Details
2018-04-19 WEBINAR Smart Pathways for Fiber Optic Sensing - Dura-Line Details
2018-03-19 WEBINAR Transport Infrastructure Geohazard Risk Monitoring - Omnisens Details
2018-02-15 WEBINAR Fiber Optic Sensors an Internet of Things Application Layer for Advanced Security - Adelos Details
2018-01-23 WEBINAR Advancing Pipeline Safety with Fiber Optic Sensing - FOSA Technology Committee Details
2017-12-15 WEBINAR Optical Cable Selection for Pipeline Sensing Applications - Prysmian Details
2017-11-30 WEBINAR Automated Surveillance of Critical Assets - Asymmetric Technologies Details
2017-10-25 WEBINAR Fiber Optic Acoustic Detection Railroad Applications - Frauscher Sensor Technology Details
2017-09-20 WEBINAR Fiber Optic Distributed Acoustic Sensing to Protect Pipelines - Fotech Solutions Details
2017-07-19 WEBINAR Tales from the Front Line of Fiber Optic Sensing - OptaSense Details
2017-06-21 WEBINAR Long Distance Fiber Optic Sensing - Omnisens Details