Why Isn’t Fiber Sensing Effective in Solutions Available Today?
Distributed Fiber Optic Sensing (DFOS) has many advantages. Nevertheless, in most market segments, the promise of DFOS remains unrealized. That’s mainly because the data quality provided by conventional DFOS systems is not at a high enough sensitivity and resolution to allow accurate classification of events, leading to misdetections and many false alarms.
In contrast, Prisma’s system gathers rich, accurate and highly sensitive data with a significantly better SNR (signal-to-noise ratio). The improved data quality enables the use of advanced detection and classification algorithms which improve performance and dramatically reduces the system’s false alarm rate.