Distributed Temperature Sensing Down to Earth - The temperature of standard fiber optic cables can be read as finely as every 0.25m, and lengths up to 30 km as frequently as every second with resolution 0f up to 0.01 deg C using Distributed Temperature Sensing (DTS). Sounds great? It is, but you can’t get all of these specs at the same time! So what are the opportunities and limitation of this technology? This workshop presents an overview of the technique, including discussion of applications to date, fiber and instrument selection, fiber placement, fiber repair, data acquisition, and data analysis. The workshop will be held at the University of California Berkeley campus. In addition to lectures, the participants will handle the equipment, and observe demonstrations of all the operations required to employ this technique. The goal of the workshop is to provide enough information for participants to accurately identify the potential role of this method in their research. This workshop is part of a new NSF funded center which has made five complete DTS systems available to the community though the SENSE DTS center led by Drs. Tyler and Selker. Workshop Information PDF
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