December 13, 2022
Fiber Optic Sensing Association
Contact: Mark Uncapher
WASHINGTON DC – December 13, 2022 – The Fiber Optic Sensing Association (FOSA) announced the winner of its annual Innovation Award, Hifi.
The award presentation to the honoree was made in Washington at the association’s annual member meeting. Hifi was recognized for its “Deep Fake Pipeline Verification & Validation using Machine Learning” project, released earlier this year.
“We are very pleased with the advancements and innovations such as Deep Fake, which Hifi continues to generate using our machine learning capabilities,” said Ehsan Jalilian, Hifi’s Vice President and CIO. “Deep Fake verification is a key differentiator that provides a turnkey offering for our partners looking to broaden their verification and validation strategies.”
Using the Hifi High Fidelity Distributed Sensing (HDS™), the new Deep Fake development provides for digital verification of pipeline monitoring through advanced machine learning (ML) software which mimics signatures of various events and alarm conditions, such as pipeline leaks detected by Hifi’s HDS optical sensing technology. This is used to test system effectiveness. The concept behind this patent pending simulation method is to utilize ML approaches to create a synthetic leak by using Hifi’s large database of field-simulated leaks. Using this innovative approach, the testing of leak detection systems can be simplified and automated by releasing fake leaks either on demand or at various random intervals rather than a physical product release.
Hifi has completed the process of generating fake leaks, blending them with real-time pipeline data, and testing the HDS leak detection system’s ability to successfully detect and classify the leaks to support routine and cost-effective auditing in support of the long-term maintenance and reliability goals of pipeline operators.
About Hifi: Hifi develops fiber optic sensing systems inclusive of sensors, hardware and visualization software, as well as artificial intelligence (AI)/machine learning data algorithms for monitoring pipelines. When installed along the length of a new or existing asset such as a pipeline, fiber optic sensors can monitor every centimeter of the pipeline, detecting a wide range of integrity events such as potential leaks while adding extra layers of safety and operational intelligence. Hifi’s technology is deployed or currently under deployment across over 3,000,000 meters of pipeline assets globally. HiFi is based in Calgary AB.
For more information visit the Hifi website
About the FIBER OPTIC SENSING ASSOCIATION (FOSA): FOSA is a non-profit organization created in Washington DC in 2017 with the mission of educating industry, government, and the public on the benefits of fiber optic sensing. Through webinars, videos, white papers, public presentations, and public policy advocacy, the organization provides information on the use of fiber optic sensing to secure critical facilities, enhance public safety and protect the environment.
FOSA Premier Member Companies include AP Sensing, Corning, CRALEY Group, Ditch Witch, Dura-Line, FEBUS Optics, Fotech Solutions, Graz University of Technology, Hifi, Luna Innovations, NBG Fiber Optic Corp, NEC, Network Integrity Systems, OFS, Omnisens, OptaSense, OZ Optics, Prysmian Group, Sensonic, Senstar, Smartpipe Technologies, the University of California – Berkeley, and VIAVI Solutions.