Optical fiber based sensor system for monitoring of infrastructures

FEBUS Optics is an innovative company based in Pau (France) bringing a new generation of optical fiber based sensor system to the market, in particular for the maintenance and monitoring of infrastructures.

Cable monitoring


Power Cable related incidents account for 80% of insurance claims and around 60% relate directly to cable damage during construction of offshore windfarm. Thus, cable monitoring is becoming essential. FEBUS G1-R, G1-C, G2 (DSTS) and A1 (DAS) bring not only temperature monitoring over very long distance, RTTR (Real-Time Thermal Rating), shock and vibration monitoring but also a unique real time integrity monitoring during each phases of the cable life cycle: transportation, transpooling, deployment and operation. It is now possible to monitor the bending radius, tension and traction of the cable during installation as well as fatigue for dynamic cable.
FEBUS Optics is part of the AFLOWT project to demonstrate the high survivability of a new cost competitive Floating Offshore Wind (FOW) technology.
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Cable integrity monitoring wind farm

Cable integrity monitoring advantages


  • Easiness and robustness of single-ended DSTS with very high performance (G1-R)
  • Nanostrain fatigue cycles (A1-R)
  • Very long distance: > 100 km partial discharge detection (A1-R)
  • Unique real time integrity monitoring during installation phase (G1-C)