A STUDY OF SENSING TECHNOLOGY USING OPTICAL FIBERS ON THE METROPOLITAN EXPRESSWAY

Various applications for optical fiber sensors, for road management usage, have been investigated. When selecting the applications it was learnt that fire detection in tunnels was an important issue on the Metropolitan Expressway, so it was decided to carry out an experiment on fire detection using an optical fiber distributed temperature sensor in order to estimate its practicality. The result indicated that it could be applied for the purpose and also that it could provide crucial information for fire extinguishing and help to lead people to refuge. The information would also contribute to ITS by rapid provision of roadway hazard information and exact guidance for fire trucks. For the covering abstract see IRRD E102946.

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  • Accession Number: 00781293
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • ISBN: 89-950073-2-X
  • Files: ITRD
  • Created Date: Jan 7 2000 12:00AM