Principles, Operation, Data Analysis, and Demonstrations
The NSF Centers for Transformative Environmental Monitoring Programs (CTEMPs) will offer a two-day hands-on workshop on the theory, application and analysis of distributed fiber sensing. We are expanding the scope of this annual workshop to include both distributed temperature sensing (DTS) and distributed acoustic sensing (DAS). The workshop will accommodate a wide range of practitioners, from those interested in an introduction to the methods, to those wanting to learn state of the art data processing to getting the greatest possible precision from your data. Day 1 of the workshop will focus on fiber-optic physics and how distributed sensing can be used to infer temperature and strain. Day 2 (Sunday) will break out into two sessions, one focusing on temperature applications and the second on acoustic applications. Examples will be taken from the Ross Ice Shelf, the Dead Sea, atmospheric turbulence in Colorado, deep rock installations in Nevada, active and passive seismic monitoring and acoustic monitoring in pipes. All participants will have the opportunity to work directly with a wide range of DTS and DAS instruments, instrument manufacturers and cables designed specifically for environmental sensing. DTS and DAS manufacturers, fiber optic cable manufacturers, and CTEMPs staff will lecture and be available for consultation on special issues. Please feel free to bring data sets.
Day 1 (Dec. 10) will introduce the theory of distributed sensing on optical fibers as well as provide hands-on experience with instrument and fiber handling.
Day 2* (Dec. 11) will concentration of DTS aspects of field installation and data processing and calibration (Break-out group DTS) and applications and issues of acoustic sensing (Break-out Group DAS).
*Note that CTEMPs will also be offering a one day workshop on Unmanned Aircraft (UAS) Environmental Sensing in an adjacent venue on Sunday, December 11. It is possible to attend Day 1 of this workshop, and attend the UAS workshop on Day 2. See the attached flyer for UAS registration information.
John Selker – Oregon State University (John.Selker@OregonState.edu) (for urgent issues: cell 541-829-0137)
Scott Tyler – University of Nevada, Reno. (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Please see the flyer below or visit http://ctemps.org/announcement/workshop-cutting-edge-fiber-optics-temperature-and-acoustic-applications-earth-science for more information
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The Cutting Edge of Fiber Optics: Temperature and Acoustic Applications in Earth Science