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Living Lab 4

The 4th Living Lab of the LightSense project took place on 27th October 2022. The meeting was successfully conducted with all partners being present. The event was opened by the project coordinator, Prof. Kyriacos Kalli, followed by updates on the field data collected so far, by Dr. Maria Argyrou, from Cyprus University of Technology (CUT). […]

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#Fact: How an earthquake is detected by iDAS

Earthquake detection (M4.8) near Paphos on 26 April 2022, 19:11 UTC Distributed acoustic sensing (DAS) is a powerful tool that allows a conventional optical fibre cable to be transformed into a dense array of strain seismometers. Silixa’s intelligent Distributed Acoustic Sensor (iDAS) uses the phase of Rayleigh backscattered light to demodulate dynamic strain events along […]

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Pilot deployment of the multi-mode distributed temperature sensing (DTS) system at EAC District Office Nicosia substation (GIS)

On July 25, 2022 LightSense project members had successfully installed the multi-mode distributed temperature sensing (DTS) system (from Silixa Ltd) at EAC District Office substation in Nicosia. LightSense project utilizes the EAC’s existing underground optical cables as the distributed sensor. The starting point of the optical path is the EAC District Office substation (GIS) and […]

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Pilot deployment of the distributed sensing systems at EAC Dhekelia Power Station (GIS)

On July 12, 2022 LightSense project members had successfully installed the distributed temperature sensing (DTS) and intelligent distributed acoustic sensing (iDAS) systems (from Silixa Ltd) at EAC Power Station in Dhekelia district. LightSense project utilizes the EAC’s existing OPGWs as the distributed sensor. The starting point of the optical path is the EAC Dhekelia Power […]

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New release of Lightsense Data Collection and Visualisation platform

As part of the Lightsense project, Algolysis Ltd (project partner) has developed and released the first version of the Lightsense Data Collection and Visualisation platform (https://lightsense.algolysis.com). The platform has the ultimate purpose to integrate the processes of data collection, data analysis (from researchers and ML experts), and data/prediction visualisation (by researchers and power network operators). In particular the […]

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LightSense presentation at HeaMES 2022 conference

The LightSense project coordinator, Prof. Kyriacos Kalli, presented on 8th June 2022 the invited paper titled “Machine learning applied to distributed sensing for powerline monitoring” at the 3rd International Conference on Health Monitoring of Civil & Maritime Structures (HeaMES 2022). HeaMES 2022 provides an ideal platform for innovative industry and practitioners, leading researchers, technology developers, […]

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Living Lab 3

The 3rd Living Lab took place on 30th May 2022. The online meeting was successfully conducted with all partners being present. During the meeting, the partners discussed about the project progress and the remaining tasks and deliverables. Also, further information related to the lab and field data was given by the Project Coordinator, Prof. Kyriacos […]

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Visit at Transmission System Operator – Cyprus (TSOC) offices

On December 2, 2021, members of the LightSense project visited the offices of the Transmission System Operator – Cyprus (TSOC). During the visit, TSOC engineers presented to our members the SCADA system; a powerful control system that is designed to collect, analyze, and visualize data from the power equipment of the transmission network. In case […]

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Pilot deployment of the sensor systems at EAC Head offices

On October 2021, LightSense project members had successfully installed the sensor systems at EAC Head offices in Nicosia. LightSense project utilizes the EAC’s existing single-mode optical fibers installed in parallel with the underground power cables as the distributed sensor. The starting point of the optical path is the EAC Head Office in Nicosia (Dhasoupolis transmission […]

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A new journal paper has just been published in OSA Photonics Research

The journal review paper entitled “Distributed polymer optical fiber sensors: a review and outlook” has just been published in OSA Photonics Research. The Photonics Research is a highly impact factor journal (2020 Impact Factor: 7.080) with high-quality, peer-reviewed articles in its portfolio of journals, publishing fundamental and applied research progress in optics and photonics. This […]

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