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Software enabled Fiber optic multisensing Network

Objective

Today’s fiber optical sensor systems show very promising performance and are well suited for numerous sensing tasks. Despite the enormous progress that has been made for fiber sensors, these systems are still more of a niche solution. Adaptive, modular sensor systems with flexibility regarding the sensing concept, fiber-based sensor type, sensor or sensor network configuration and measured quantities are highly desired but not available at this time. For example, already installed fiber infrastructure along railroad tracks or in buildings are hardly used in such systems. Nevertheless, there is an enormous potential to realize sensing networks by using the existing fiber infrastructure for both purposes, carrying data and perform sensing. Furthermore, a cloud-based digital control software defined setup, advanced signal processing with methods of machine learning, digital twin technologies and cloud-based interfacing to monitor the system performance are required and motivate further research and development in this field. There are though specific challenges to be addressed:
SoFiN addresses these challenges, contributing to adaptive photonic multi-sensing systems with focus on:
a)developing & testing a novel flexible, adaptive, modular, software-defined sensor platform
b)studying ways to establish sensing options in existing communication fiber networks
c)developing new laser types, sensor elements & sensing approaches compatible with fiber sensing
d)studying concepts for ML-based signal processing and digital twin sensor system modelling
e)developing machine learning tools that can handle large amounts of incoming data
f)researching on ML tools that can enhance the signal-to-noise-ratio (SNR) and provide ultimate sensitivity
g)developing centralized processing unit that integrates all sensory input data
h)developing and implementing concepts for cloud-based system control
i)performing a system test in a near to operational environment in different case studies

Coordinator

CY.R.I.C CYPRUS RESEARCH AND INNOVATION CENTER LTD
Net EU contribution
€ 559 375,00
Address
Agias Elenis 6 Agias Elenis Building 4th Floor Flat Office 43
1060 Lefkosia
Cyprus

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Κύπρος Κύπρος Κύπρος
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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
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€ 0,00

Participants (6)

FRIEDRICH-ALEXANDER-UNIVERSITAET ERLANGEN-NUERNBERG
Germany
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€ 670 990,00
Address
Schlossplatz 4
91054 Erlangen

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Bayern Mittelfranken Erlangen, Kreisfreie Stadt
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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
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€ 0,00
DANMARKS TEKNISKE UNIVERSITET
Denmark
Net EU contribution
€ 479 500,00
Address
Anker Engelunds Vej 101
2800 Kongens Lyngby

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Danmark Hovedstaden Københavns omegn
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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
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€ 0,00
ADVA OPTICAL NETWORKING SE
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 871 875,00
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Maerzenquelle 1-3
98617 Meiningen

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Thüringen Thüringen Schmalkalden-Meiningen
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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
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€ 0,00
NKT PHOTONICS A/S
Denmark
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€ 710 750,00
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Blokken 84
3460 Birkerod

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Danmark Hovedstaden Nordsjælland
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€ 0,00
TELE2 EESTI AKTSIASELTS
Estonia
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€ 176 812,50
Address
Valukoja 8
11415 Tallinn

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Eesti Eesti Põhja-Eesti
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€ 0,00
SYMVOULIO YDATOPROMITHEIAS LEFKOSIAS
Cyprus
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€ 225 000,00
Address
Leoforos Athalassas 84
2012 Strovolos

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Κύπρος Κύπρος Κύπρος
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ENERGINET
Denmark
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€ 0,00
Address
Tonne Kjaersvej 65
7000 Fredericia

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Danmark Syddanmark Sydjylland
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