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Smarter Cities and Communities with Fiber Optic Sensing
presented by the FOSA Smart Cities Committee
September 30, 10AM ET  

To sustain society’s unabated growth, cities and communities must become smart. A smart city or community employs sensors, obtains data, and makes decisions to achieve otherwise prohibitive efficiency, economic growth, quality of life, and equity. In this webinar, it will be shown that fiber optic sensing is a paradigm shift in sensing for smart cities and communities. In fiber optic sensing, fiber optics are transformed into multitudes of inherently synchronized sensors that require no power, communication, are electromagnetically immune, withstand extreme environments, and preserve privacy. In addition, the ubiquity of fiber optics, associated cables and conduit can be naturally exploited at all granularities of cities and communities’ existing and burgeoning telecom infrastructure. Applications in surface transportation, resilience, public safety, and environmental and social governance will be discussed.

Presented by FOSA Smart Cities Committee Chairman Dr. Giovanni Milione. Dr. Milione is a Senior Researcher in the Optical Networking and Sensing Department at NEC Laboratories America, Inc. His research comprises 100+ publications and patents in fiber optic sensing, fiber optic communication, and machine learning-based artificial intelligence.


Webinar presented by Omnisens
October 21, 11AM ET 

Webinar presented by NBG
November 18, 11AM ET 

Long Distance Distributed Fiber Optic Sensing
Presented by the FOSA Technology Committee
December 16, 11AM ET 

Past Webinars

Below is a list of webinars available to the public on the FOSA YT logo .jpg YouTube channel   

Access to FOSA Member's only webinars, please click here  

Becoming truly smart – how can new cities add value to fiber with sensing? - Fotech 

Monitoring of Large Concrete Structures with Distributed Fiber Optic Sensing - FOSA Technology Committee

Making Smart Cities from Dark Fiber - Terra Sound 

Automated Conveyor Health Monitoring through Fiber Optic Sensing - Hawk Measurement

Advanced AI Techniques applied to Rail Monitoring using Fiber Optic Sensing - AP Sensing 

Fire Detection in Theaters by Fiber-Optic Linear Heat Detection - NKT Photonics

Retrofitting Existing Pipelines for Fiber Optic Monitoring - Hifi Engineering

Fiber Optic Sensing for Highway Applications - OptaSense

Distributed Fiber Optic Sensing: a comprehensive asset integrity monitoring solution - Omnisens

Your new sensing capabilities with metallic based fiber protection - NBG Fiber Optic Corp.

Risk Management through Fiber Optic Sensing - FOSA Technology Committee   

New Paradigms and New Opportunities for Distributed Fiber Optic Sensing - OptaSense

Overview of Fiber Optic Sensing - Fiber Optic Sensing Association

Value Added Pipeline Applications Using HDS Monitoring & Machine Learning - Hifi Engineering       

Structural Integrity Monitoring of Pipelines & Geo-Hazards using Fiber Optic Sensing - Weir-Jones Group   

Distributed Fiber Optic Sensing for Geotechnical & Structural Health Applications - FOSA Technology Committee

Asset Monitoring, Integrity & Optical Sensing Technologies in Energy Transmission - Prysmian Group

Integration of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles with Distributed Acoustic Sensing Technology to Provide Rapid Response - Fotech Solutions        

Microtrenching and other Fiber Optic Installation Solutions - Ditch Witch

Fiber Optic Sensing in Power Transmission - NKT Photonics         

Breakthrough Research on DAS for TPI Monitoring – Dura-Line, Fotech Solutions, OFS

Overcoming Validation & Verification Difficulties for Pipeline Leak Detection - OptaSense 

Fire Detection by Fiber Optic Sensing - FOSA Technology Committee      

Beyond DAS – Advances in Distributed Rayleigh Scattering - AP Sensing

Security and Safety Made Smart with Fiber Optic Sensing - NEC

Fiber Optic Sensing Towards a Billion Sensors - FOSA Technology Committee   

Smart Cities - Corning

Smart Border Security - Network Integrity Systems

Fiber Optic Sensing in City Power Networks – NKT Photonics      

Earthquake and Ambient Noise Monitoring using DAS on Existing Fiber - OptaSense     

Smartpipe® - The Pipeline to Smart Cities - Smartpipe Technologies      

FOSA: Who We Are and What We Do – Fiber Optic Sensing Association

Gas-Cooled Applications of Fiber Optic Distributed Strain and Temperature Sensors-OZ Optics

The Internet of Things Just Got a Whole Lot Bigger DAS for Smart Cities - Fotech Solutions

Fiber Optic Sensing for Railroad Infrastructure and Assets - FOSA Technology Committee     

High Fidelity Sensing for World Class Pipeline Monitoring - Hifi Engineering   

Smart Pathways for Fiber Optic Sensing - Dura-Line

Transport Infrastructure Geohazard Risk Monitoring - Omnisens 

Advancing Pipeline Safety with Fiber Optic Sensing - FOSA Technology Committee

Optical Cable Selection for Pipeline Sensing Applications - Prysmian Group

Automated Surveillance of Critical Assets - Terra Sound

Fiber Optic Acoustic Detection Railroad Applications - Sensonic

Fiber Optic Distributed Acoustic Sensing to Protect Pipelines - Fotech Solutions

Tales from the Front Line of Fiber Optic Sensing - OptaSense     

Long Distance Fiber Optic Sensing - Omnisens