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Commercial prospects for distributed fiber optic sensors
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Paper Abstract

Given the obvious appeal of a distributed sensing system, it is perhaps surprising that so few distributed fiber optic sensors (DFOS) have so far appeared in the commercial marketplace, especially when considered in the light of the significant research effort that has been expended in this area. This paper describes an extensive review of the commercial prospects for DFOS which has recently been completed. Information on the suppliers and applications of commercially available DFOS systems--dominated by the optical fiber distributed temperature sensor--is presented. This is complemented by a review of the important trials of commercially available DFOS systems.

Paper Details

Date Published: 21 September 1994
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 2294, Distributed and Multiplexed Fiber Optic Sensors IV, (21 September 1994); doi: 10.1117/12.187393
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Samuel David Crossley, Univ. of Bradford (United Kingdom)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2294:
Distributed and Multiplexed Fiber Optic Sensors IV
Alan D. Kersey; John P. Dakin, Editor(s)

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