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FOSA Member Meetings Archive

June 4-6, 2024
Location: TU Graz, Graz, Austria
43 participants from 13 countries, 6 invited speakers, 9 guest company presentations
Speakers:

Tunnel Research Center tour

December 2023

December 2023
Location
: Washington, D.C.
Capitol Hill, Monocle Restaurant, Capitol Hill Club
Speakers: Tristan Brown, Deputy Administrator, Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA); David Stehlin, Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA), CEO; Mark Piazza, Senior Policy Advisor at the American Petroleum Institute (API)
Awards
FOSA Champion of Innovation Award given to Senators Sherrod Brown (D-OH) and J.D. Vance (R-OH) based on their extraordinary leadership in the 118th Congress toward enhancing the safety and security of the U.S. rail system
FOSA Innovation Award: Hifi was recognized as the winner for its innovation and proof-of-concept combining Chevron Lay Flat Frac Line Monitoring (LFFL) products integrated with the Hifi High Fidelity Distributed Sensing (HDS™) system.
VIAVI Solutions was recognized as runner-up for its innovative approach invoking Brillouin frequency shift and the Landau-Paczek ratio to simultaneously measure temperature and strain in a single optical fiber using the VIAVI Solutions Brillouin-Optical Time Domain Reflectometer (OTDR).
FOSA Project Award: Joint winners Luna Innovations (OptaSense) and Dura-Line for 2-year Utah Department of Transportation (UDOT) project entitled “Using Fiber for Situational Awareness Along Roadways” using LUNA’s Traffic Monitoring Solution (TMS) coupled to telecommunications-grade optical fiber within an existing fiber optic cable protected in Dura-Line conduit.
SAMM Teknoloji was recognized as runner-up for its collaboration with the Istanbul Municipality Gas Distribution Industry and Trade Joint Stock Company invoking distributed fiber optic sensing technology on an “Earthquake Early Warning System.”
Meetings
16 meetings on Capitol Hill
Technology Outreach Committee, Public Policy Committee, Technology Committee
Board elections

June 2023

June 2023
Location: FOSA member Corning office Austin, TX
Speakers: Dr. Kenichi Soga, the University of California, Berkeley “Berkeley Center for Smart Infrastructure;” Dr. Hon Man (Patrick) Chan, NASA Armstrong Flight Research Center, Advanced Systems Development Branch “Overview of Fiber Optics Sensing System (FOSS) at NASA AFRC;” Shane Siebenaler, Southwest Research Institute “Emerging Technologies for Carbon Capture, Hydrogen, CO2 Pipelines & the potential for Fiber Optic Sensing Applications;” Reed Clay, Crestline Solutions “Texas state legislature, public policy and funding priorities of the current administration in Texas”
Meetings: Technology Outreach Committee, Public Policy Commitee, Technology Committee

December 2022

December 2022

Location: Washington, DC
Awards: FOSA Champion of Innovation Award given to Representative Chuck Fleischmann (R-TN)
FOSA Innovation Award given to Hifi for its Deep Fake Pipeline Verification & Validation using Machine Learning project
Meetings: Technology Outreach Committee, Public Policy Committee, Smart Cities Committee, Technology Committee
Board elections

June 2022

June 2022
Location: FOSA member Smartpipe Technologies® headquarters Houston, TX
Speakers: Sarah K. Magruder Lyle, President & CEO Common Ground Alliance; Danny Peterson, Director of Optical Network Architecture, OFS
Meetings: Technology Outreach Committee, Public Policy Commitee, Smart Cities Committee, Technology Committee
Smartpipe Technologies® factory tour
Light Brigade update by Sean Kelly

December 2021

December 2021
Location: Washington, DC
Awards: FOSA Champion of Innovation Awards given to Chair of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Representative Peter DeFazio (D-OR) and Representative John Katko (R-NY), Ranking Republican on the Homeland Security Committee
Speaker: Susannah Spellman, Broadband Policy Team Lead, NTIA office of Internet Connectivity and Growth
Meetings: Technology Committee, Public Policy Committee, Task Force Growth Markets
Board elections

June 2021
Location: Virtual
Speakers: Dr. Kenichi Soga, Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering at UC Berkeley; Dr. Oliver Taylor, Chief of Staff to bp’s Executive Chief Scientist and Head of Technology
Meetings: Technology Committee, Public Policy Committee, Smart Cities Committee

December 2020
Location: Virtual
Awards: FOSA Champion of Innovation Award given to Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) Administrator Howard “Skip” Elliott
FOSA Project Award presented to Hifi for Trans Mountain Expansion project
FOSA Innovation Award presented to OptaSense for Development of static strain and temperature sensing in a Rayleigh backscatter-based system
FOSA Project Award presented to Fotech for its Air Quality Simulation project – part of SIMULATE Live Lab program, Air Quality Challenge
Speaker: PHMSA Administrator Skip Elliott
Meetings: Technology Committee, Public Policy Committee, Task Force Growth Markets
Board elections

June 2020
Location: Virtual
Speakers: Lisa Stabler, President of Transportation Technology Center Inc.; Matthew Brewer, Director Engineering, Technology & Automation, and Staff, Federal Railroad Administration
Meetings: Technology Committee, Public Policy Committee, Task Force Growth Markets

December 2019

December 2019
Washington DC
Location: Capitol Hill, Monocle Restaurant, Capitol Hill Club
Awards: FOSA Champion of Innovation Awards given to Representative Anna G. Eshoo (D-CA) and Senator Deb Fischer (R-NE)
Speaker: Max Kieba, PHMSA
Meetings: 27 meetings on Capitol Hill
Public Policy Committee and Technology Committee
Board elections

July 2019
Cambridge, UK
Location: Churchill College, University of Cambridge
Meetings held with Cambridge Centre for Smart Infrastructure and Construction and Global Optical Fiber Sensing Systems
Speaker: Dr. Arthur Hartog, Worthy Photonics
Meetings: Technology Committee and Public Policy Committee

December 2018
Washington, DC
Location: Capitol Hill Club
Awards: FOSA Champion of Innovation Awards given to Representative Will Hurd (R-TX) and Senator Jon Tester (R-MT)
Speaker: Steve Crout, Smart Cities Council
Meetings: Technology Committee, Economic Benefits Committee, and Public Policy Committee
Board elections

June 2018
Nashville, TN
Location: Fiber Connect, Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center
FOSA presentation “What if…FOSA and the Emerging Case for Smart Telecom Networks”
Meetings: Technology Committee and Economic Benefits Committee

December 2017
Tampa, FL
Speakers: David Zelenok, HRGreen; Shane Siebenaler, Southwest Research Institute; and Adrian Fielding, Honeywell
Meeting: Technology Committee
Board elections