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Emerging Sensing Adoption
What’s the Killer App for Large-Scale Fiber Sensing Deployments?
presented by the FOSA Technology Outreach Committee webinar
May 30 at 11AM Eastern Time

Through Broadcom and Datacom, optical fibers provide an ever-increasing mesh spanning the globe. In this presentation we’ll discuss multi-use trends where distributed fiber optic sensing, using existing and new build conduit and fiber, now provides novel capabilities for multiple market applications. Presented by Dr. Paul Dickinson and Kyle Glaeser.

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Dr. Paul Dickinson
Dr. Paul Dickinson is the Director of Business Development at Dura-Line. A telecom industry veteran of over 33 years, he began his career as an AT&T Bell Labs materials research scientist developing new optical fiber cable material formulations before moving on to a variety of different positions within Lucent Technologies and OFS. His prior experience includes leadership roles in R&D management, optical systems engineering, technology transfer & scale-up, marketing, and sales. Ten years ago, Paul joined Dura-Line to develop and execute on innovative new business development including strategic planning and solution development of fiber optic sensing solutions in a wide variety of vertical markets. Paul earned his bachelor’s degree in chemistry from Cornell University and Ph.D. in polymer science from the University of Connecticut’s Institute of Materials Science.

Kyle Glaesar
Kyle Glaeser is the Director of Emerging Networks at Underline. He started his career as a network design engineer working on projects for Google Fiber, AT&T, Verizon, and FTTH builds around the world. To make FTTH builds more efficient he implemented GIS based innovations into the design, construction, and financing of large FTTH builds. He created programs to use LiDAR collection data and autodesign tools to accurately analyze a market’s cost before construction. Through this work, Kyle took an interest in information infrastructure as the basis of smart city technologies, developing network architectures that are custom tailored to communities’ infrastructure needs. The last five years he has been focused on creating technology and fiber architectures that will allow for new revenue streams in smart city applications, such as fiber optic sensing.


Previous FOSA webinars

Below is a list of webinars available to the public on the FOSA  YouTube channel 

DAS/P-OTDR/OPM Full-Duality or Stand-Alone Unit – Go!Foton

Bridge Monitoring with Distributed Fiber Optic Sensing – Institute of Engineering Geodesy and Measurement Systems, Graz University of Technology

Distributed Fiber Optic Sensing for above and below railway monitoring – A joint webinar presentation by AP Sensing and Sercel Group

OFS specialty fiber for Raman and Brillouin based temperature/strain sensing

Distributed Acoustic Sensing for Active Seismic Monitoring: A Case Study from Istanbul – SAMM Teknoloji 

Distributed Acoustic Sensing with Advanced Fibers – OFS

Lifetime Sensor Verification for DAS Systems – Network Integrity Systems

Grid Resilience: Using Fiber Optic Networks for Understanding Underground Electric Grid in Congested Distribution Systems – LIOS Technology

Smart Cities Ubiquitous Fiber and Sensing – FOSA Smart Cities Committee

Integrated Strain, Temperature, & Passive Seismic sensing for complete ground knowledge – Luna/OptaSense

5 years of FOSA – advancement of a technology and an industry

Benefits of Fiber for Electrical Utility Perimeter Security – Senstar

Distributed Fiber Optic Sensing (Acoustics, Temperature, Strain): a perfect toolbox for well monitoring – FEBUS Optics

Long Distance Distributed Fiber Optic Sensing – FOSA Technology Committee 

Brillouin and Rayleigh, two decades monitoring in the field – Prysmian/Omnisens

Smarter Cities & Communities with Fiber Optic Sensing – FOSA Smart Cities Committee

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 

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

Fire Detection in Theaters by Fiber-Optic Linear Heat Detection – Luna (NKT Photonics)

Retrofitting Existing Pipelines for Fiber Optic Monitoring – Hifi

Fiber Optic Sensing for Highway Applications – Luna/OptaSense

Distributed Fiber Optic Sensing: a comprehensive asset integrity monitoring solution – Prysmian/Omnisens

Risk Management through Fiber Optic Sensing – FOSA Technology Committee

New Paradigms and New Opportunities for Distributed Fiber Optic Sensing – Luna/OptaSense

Overview of Fiber Optic Sensing – Fiber Optic Sensing Association

Value Added Pipeline Applications Using HDS Monitoring & Machine Learning – Hifi

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 – Luna/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

Smart Pathways for Fiber Optic Sensing – Dura-Line

Transport Infrastructure Geohazard Risk Monitoring – Prysmian/Omnisens 

Advancing Pipeline Safety with Fiber Optic Sensing – FOSA Technology Committee

Optical Cable Selection for Pipeline Sensing Applications – Prysmian Group

Fiber Optic Distributed Acoustic Sensing to Protect Pipelines – Fotech Solutions

Tales from the Front Line of Fiber Optic Sensing – Luna/OptaSense

Long Distance Fiber Optic Sensing – Prysmian/Omnisens


Visit the FOSA YouTube Channel for All Past Webinars