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Smart city concept will likely transform the traditional services making them more efficient   using digital solutions.

Optical fiber

Distributed optical fiber sensors (DOFS) are a pervasive lightwave technology that enables measurements of physical (as well as chemical) environmental parameters such as temperature, deformation (strain), pressure and sound (acoustic vibrations) along optical fibers for attaining a “virtual sensor” with thousands of different sensing points.

DOFS, in particular those related to temperature, strain and vibrations, have an extremely large number of applications in households, smart cities, industrial and civil structures simply using one or more sensing fibre cables installed along the assets/homes to be monitored and an interrogator equipment to detect and measure temperature, strain and vibrations individually at any cable point.


SLаM-DAST  is a research and innovation project funded by the European commission under the Fast-Track-to Innovation with the HORIZON 2020 Framework Programme.

SLaM-DAST objective is to optimize, industrialize and deliver true multi-modal fibre sensing by integrating two different technologies in the same equipment, i.e. Distributed Acoustic Sensing (DAS) exploiting Rayleigh scattering together with Distributed Strain and Temperature Sensing (DSTS) exploiting optical Brillouin scattering.This project can then transversally target a large variety of consumer and industrial sensing applications though a distributed sensing technology that can become a widespread nerve system in smart city environments, smart homes/household monitoring and utility and services distribution, trying to fill the gap towards the mass-adoption of smart cities and smart infrastructures.

SLaM-DAST market exploitation will fully cover the segmentation of the target market both geographically and by user application thanks to the new value proposition, a co-selling synergy approach, and a captive market take-off, thanks to a highly skill and complementary consortium of industrial and academic partners.