FOTAS distributed acoustic sensing system can be used anywhere where it is meaningful to gather data from the environment. We could use it in energy, oil and gas industry to watch the pipes for maintenance or to detect leaks and accidents.
In the same vein, we could use it to monitor the situation of the traffic from the already installed fiber optic network and with that we could learn where the traffic is jammed and how bad it is, if there is an accident on the road and where etc. We could also use FOTAS to monitor the underwater power and information cables. Seismic activity could also be watched with FOTAS and with this we can gather more information about earthquakes and volcanic activity. Perimeter security is another area where FOTAS could be used. If it is installed on the fence it can detect climbing on the fence, cutting and splitting of the fence and can distinguish these situations from each other. If it is buried around a structure, it can detect the activity in the environment and could alert the user by giving the type of threat.