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1. (WO2018089654) HIGH SENSITIVITY FIBER OPTIC BASED DETECTION

Pub. No.:    WO/2018/089654    International Application No.:    PCT/US2017/060892
Publication Date: Fri May 18 01:59:59 CEST 2018 International Filing Date: Fri Nov 10 00:59:59 CET 2017
IPC: G08B 17/06
G08B 17/107
Applicants: CARRIER CORPORATION
Inventors: BIRNKRANT, Michael J.
ALEXANDER, Jennifer M.
FINN, Alan Matthew
CHEN, Yanzhi
FANG, Hui
XI, Jie
HARRIS, Peter R.
Title: HIGH SENSITIVITY FIBER OPTIC BASED DETECTION
Abstract:
A detection system for measuring one or more conditions within a predetermined area including a fiber harness having at least one fiber optic cable for transmitting light. The at least one fiber optic cable defines a plurality of nodes arranged to measure the one or more conditions. A control system is operably coupled to the fiber harness such that scattered light associated with the plurality of nodes is transmitted to the control system. The control system analyzes the scattered light from each of the plurality of nodes individually and the control system analyzes the scattered light from each of the plurality of nodes collectively to determine at least one of a presence and magnitude of the one or more conditions within the predetermined area.