“Critical” facilities are protected by fiber optic based security system

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"Critical" facilities are protected by fiber optic based security system



A fiber optic based perimeter security system was developed in cooperation with TÜBİTAK Information and Information Security Advanced Technologies Research Center (BİLGEM) and SAMM Technology.

TUBITAK it and Information Security Advanced Technologies Research Center (BİLGEM) in cooperation with SAMM Technology fiber optics based environmental security system was developed.

With the Fiber Optic Based Acoustic Sensor System (FOTAS) implemented by Turkish engineers, fiber optic cables that provide data transfer can be used in the environmental safety of critical facilities.

Fiber optic cables buried underground within the scope of the domestic system developed are transformed into acoustic sensors. These sensors ensure that mechanical movements occurring at any point on the line are detected acoustically.

Thanks to its deep learning artificial intelligence, the system can distinguish movements that occur from among 150,000 tags classified as climbing, running, and digging. Thus, it offers the opportunity to locate the threat with a 10-meter location accuracy.

Integrated with CCTV (Closed Circuit Television) cameras, the system can quickly connect to the camera in the relevant area in case of an alarm.

Distributed fiber optic sensors can be used for security in many areas such as airports, railways, energy facilities, oil refineries, buried oil and gas pipeline systems.

The security system established in Çamlıca Television and Radio Tower and Information Valley detects all kinds of third party interventions such as unauthorized crossing attempts and unauthorized excavation along the route of the line.

“Perceives the acoustic effect created by physical movements”

SAMM Technology General Manager Mustafa Akşit told Anadolu Agency (AA) that they started the FOTAS Project in 2017 with TÜBİTAK BİLGEM and the system they brought as a product was launched in 2020.

Stating that the product they developed is an acoustic detection system, Akşit noted that fiber optic cables perceive the acoustic effect created by physical movements around the place they pass and give an alarm.

Stating that this system is generally used in industrial and nuclear facilities and airports, Aksit said, “Fiber optic cables are laid around these areas. When someone climbs the fence, excavation is done or the vehicle passes, the system detects this and gives an alarm.” said.

“We made our first application in Çamlıca Tower”

The system is very different areas pointed out that Akşit, “Turkey, we have a transition point and much more pipelines between Europe and Asia. This can be very different factors in the pipeline. A terrorist attack may or may not be made an excavation without knowing it. It’s all the time news It must be given. “

Akşit stated that they made their first application on the fences around the Çamlıca Tower and said, “The tower needs to be protected very well. We integrated this with the camera system. Thus, the camera can be moved to the direction of the signal. At the moment, our installation work continues in the Information Valley. There is a bigger one. We will make installations in critical places such as railways and İGDAŞ in the near future. ” he spoke.

Fire We will also do the detection system “

Akşit gave the information that they have developed two different models that can detect up to 10 and 50 kilometers at the moment, and that the product is 100 percent local and all its components are designed and produced here.

Akşit emphasized that the product has a great export potential and said, “With the fire detection and acoustic effect, the market size in the world is around 2.8 billion dollars. We will also make the fire detection system this year.” said.

Akşit stated that they formed a team for signal labeling and collected data from the field and added that they have collected 150 thousand data from the field such as walking, excavation, vehicle passage so far.

Source: Anadolu Agency / Şahin Oktay


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