Distributed Fiber Optic Sensor Market

Distributed Fiber Optic Sensor Market

Distributed Fiber Optic Sensor Market Forecasts to 2028 - Global Analysis By Type (Multimode and Single- Mode), Scattering Method (Brillouin Scattering Effect, Raman Scattering Effect and Others), Operating principle (Optical Frequency Domain Reflectometry (OFDR) and Optical Time Domain Reflectometry (OTDR)), Application (Acoustic Sensing, Temperature Sensing and Other Applications), End User and By Geography

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Published: 2023 ID: SMRC22773

This report covers the impact of COVID-19 on this global market

Years Covered


Estimated Year Value (2022)

US $1.44 BN

Projected Year Value (2028)

US $2.38 BN

CAGR (2022 - 2028)


Regions Covered

North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, South America, and Middle East & Africa

Countries Covered

US, Canada, Mexico, Germany, UK, Italy, France, Spain, Japan, China, India, Australia, New Zealand, South Korea, Rest of Asia Pacific, South America, Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Middle East & Africa, Saudi Arabia, UAE, Qatar, and South Africa

Largest Market

North America

Highest Growing Market


According to Stratistics MRC, the Global Distributed Fiber Optic Sensor Market is accounted for $1.44 billion in 2022 and is expected to reach $2.38 billion by 2028 growing at a CAGR of 8.8% during the forecast period. In fiber-optic communications, WDM technology is used to multiplex many optical signals on a single fibre by employing diverse laser light wavelengths, or colours, to store the individual signals. A higher level of transmission equipment availability, network bandwidth, and multi-service transmission capabilities are required due to the quick proliferation of data services. The increasing demand from businesses and companies for efficient machine system sensing operations is creating expansion opportunities.

According to India Brand Equity Foundation, an Indian Government export promotion agency, the consumption of petroleum products increased by 4.5% to 213.69 million metric tons in 2020.

Market Dynamics:


Increasing demand for infrastructure vertical

Distributed fiber optic sensors are now more frequently used in the infrastructure sector, especially for monitoring structural health. Understanding the structural and economic aspects of facilities like dams, bridges, and highways, among others, is the main goal driving the increased penetration of distributed sensors in this industry. The novel distributed fibre optic sensors can simultaneously detect pressure, temperature, and strain at various sites. The ability of distributed sensors to be used in any difficult environment and the ability to track structural problems in real time are the main drivers of greater use of distributed sensing in the civil engineering sector.


Technical issues in installation

The main obstacle to the market expansion for distributed fibre optic sensors is technical problems with the installation of distributed sensors. The optical fibre must be handled cautiously to prevent breakage during installation. Due to the poor strain sensitivity of cabled fibres, any bending that occurs during installation would harm the dispersed optical fibre. Although the design of the sensor cables has greatly improved, inaccurate data can still not be obtained with faulty cable implementation. Such failures may cause clients to disregard the technology in upcoming projects due to the high installation costs. These kinds of risk would hinder market expansion.


Growing demand for data base analysis

Data is gathered through distributed fibre optic sensors along the optical fiber's length. Due to the vast amount of data that is produced, many analytical techniques are utilised to examine the data that has been gathered. Globally, the use of data-driven decision-making and tactics is becoming more and more popular. These are accomplished by identifying a pattern in the data that the management can assess, deciphering the insights, and improving performance and decision-making. Using light scattering, the sensors can track changes in temperature, pressure, vibration, or strain along the length of the fibre. The distributed fibre optic sensors market is anticipated to expand throughout the projected period as businesses adopt data-intensive decisions more frequently.


High cost of distributed fiber optic sensor systems

Businesses employ distributed sensor systems to monitor demanding work conditions and comprehend dealing with real-time data accurately. The market is expanding as a result of the many benefits these dispersed sensors provide, including their precision and dependability. Yet, this technology is still expensive, making it unaffordable for every business that needs real-time monitoring and sensing. Furthermore, these systems are expensive to build and maintain, which makes their implementation challenging. As a result, the high price of distributed fibre optic sensor systems is a major obstacle to market expansion.

Covid-19 Impact

The COVID-19 epidemic has had a profound effect on the sector. Due to fewer production operations and less product development, fibre optics use in the industrial and civil engineering sectors has decreased. The industry has prospects for expansion, nonetheless, as a result of evolving manufacturing techniques and the requirement to use fibre optics in mission-critical situations. It is anticipated that the development of plasmonic fiber-optic absorbance biosensors will enable medical professionals to conduct tests more quickly and with more accuracy. Due to the disease's rapid spread and the requirement for treatment, this trend is anticipated to persist over the projected period.

The Raman scattering effect segment is expected to be the largest during the forecast period

The Raman scattering effect segment is estimated to have a lucrative growth, due to the cloud computing application in crucial circumstances, such as the security of huge structures, the detection of coolant leaks, and the detection of fires, as well as its employment in sophisticated data processing techniques. Additionally, the technology's tolerance to electromagnetic interference supports ongoing monitoring and guards against structural issues in large-scale facilities like bridges and rail tracks.

The oil & gas segment is expected to have the highest CAGR during the forecast period

The oil & gas segment is anticipated to witness the fastest CAGR growth during the forecast period, due to the growing need of distributed sensing technology in pipeline and infrastructure health monitoring. Additionally, it is projected that during the forecast period, the oil and gas industry would be the biggest user of distributed fibre optical sensors due to growing research and development for pipeline monitoring and gas leakage detection.

Region with highest share:

North America is projected to hold the largest market share during the forecast period owing to the U.S. having a sizable oil and gas industry, which encourages higher adoption rates for dispersed fibre optic connections. In order to increase their capacity for profit generation, oil and gas businesses are encouraged by the rising price of crude oil to implement more accessible and effective support systems. This increases the industry's growth prospects.

Region with highest CAGR:

Europe is projected to have the highest CAGR over the forecast period, owing to regional technological development, the fibre optics market is expanding. The epidemic increased the demand for more robust infrastructure connections and speedier internet services. As a result, service providers are being encouraged to use fibre optics to meet customer demands. A growing number of infrastructure and building projects in the region as well as a need for process safety and security make Asia Pacific another location where the sector has great growth potential.

Key players in the market

Some of the key players profiled in the Distributed Fiber Optic Sensor Market include Omnisens SA, Halliburton, Luna Innovations Inc., Schlumberger Ltd., AP Sensing GmbH, Yokogawa Electric Corp., Brugg Kable AG, OFS Fitel, LLC, Qinetiq Group PLC, Weatherford, Bandweaver, Ziebel, FISO, Osensa, Lockheed Martin Corporation., Solifos AG, NEC Corporation and Verizon.

Key Developments:

In March 2023, Yokogawa Electric and Otsuka Chemical announced the establishment of Syncrest Inc. This joint venture would research, develop, and manufacture middle molecular pharmaceuticals as a contract research, development, and manufacturing organization.

In May 2021, AP Sensing announced the release of its 5th-Generation Distributed Acoustic Sensing (DAS) system. With the launch of this new Distributed Acoustic Sensing (DAS), AP Sensing makes strides in asset monitoring technology with a system that, unlike traditional point sensors, provides gapless monitoring of valuable infrastructures such as pipelines, power cables, and railways.

Types Covered:
• Multimode
• Single- Mode

Scattering Methods Covered:
• Brillouin Scattering Effect
• Raman Scattering Effect
• Fiber Brag Grating
• Rayleigh Scattering Effect
• Bragg Grating
• Interferometric

Operating principles Covered:
• Optical Frequency Domain Reflectometry (OFDR)
• Optical Time Domain Reflectometry (OTDR)

Applications Covered:
• Acoustic Sensing
• Temperature Sensing
• Strain Sensing
• Other Applications

End Users Covered:
• Safety and Security
• Oil & Gas
• Telecommunication
• Power and Utility
• Industrial
• Infrastructure
• Civil Engineering
• Military & Border Security
• Transportation
• Other End Users

Regions Covered:
• North America
o US
o Canada
o Mexico
• Europe
o Germany
o UK
o Italy
o France
o Spain
o Rest of Europe
• Asia Pacific
o Japan
o China
o India
o Australia
o New Zealand
o South Korea
o Rest of Asia Pacific
• South America
o Argentina
o Brazil
o Chile
o Rest of South America
• Middle East & Africa
o Saudi Arabia
o Qatar
o South Africa
o Rest of Middle East & Africa

What our report offers:
- Market share assessments for the regional and country-level segments
- Strategic recommendations for the new entrants
- Covers Market data for the years 2020, 2021, 2022, 2025, and 2028
- Market Trends (Drivers, Constraints, Opportunities, Threats, Challenges, Investment Opportunities, and recommendations)
- Strategic recommendations in key business segments based on the market estimations
- Competitive landscaping mapping the key common trends
- Company profiling with detailed strategies, financials, and recent developments
- Supply chain trends mapping the latest technological advancements

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Table of Contents

1 Executive Summary

2 Preface
2.1 Abstract
2.2 Stake Holders
2.3 Research Scope
2.4 Research Methodology
2.4.1 Data Mining
2.4.2 Data Analysis
2.4.3 Data Validation
2.4.4 Research Approach
2.5 Research Sources
2.5.1 Primary Research Sources
2.5.2 Secondary Research Sources
2.5.3 Assumptions

3 Market Trend Analysis
3.1 Introduction
3.2 Drivers
3.3 Restraints
3.4 Opportunities
3.5 Threats
3.6 Application Analysis
3.7 End User Analysis
3.8 Emerging Markets
3.9 Impact of Covid-19

4 Porters Five Force Analysis
4.1 Bargaining power of suppliers
4.2 Bargaining power of buyers
4.3 Threat of substitutes
4.4 Threat of new entrants
4.5 Competitive rivalry

5 Global Distributed Fiber Optic Sensor Market, By Type
5.1 Introduction
5.2 Multimode
5.3 Single- Mode

6 Global Distributed Fiber Optic Sensor Market, By Scattering Method
6.1 Introduction
6.2 Brillouin Scattering Effect
6.3 Raman Scattering Effect
6.4 Fiber Brag Grating
6.5 Rayleigh Scattering Effect
6.6 Bragg Grating
6.7 Interferometric

7 Global Distributed Fiber Optic Sensor Market, By Operating Principle
7.1 Introduction
7.2 Optical Frequency Domain Reflectometry (OFDR)
7.3 Optical Time Domain Reflectometry (OTDR)

8 Global Distributed Fiber Optic Sensor Market, By Application
8.1 Introduction
8.2 Acoustic Sensing
8.3 Temperature Sensing
8.4 Strain Sensing
8.5 Other Applications

9 Global Distributed Fiber Optic Sensor Market, By End User
9.1 Introduction
9.2 Safety and Security
9.3 Oil & Gas
9.4 Telecommunication
9.5 Power and Utility
9.6 Industrial
9.7 Infrastructure
9.8 Civil Engineering
9.9 Military & Border Security
9.10 Transportation
9.11 Other End Users

10 Global Distributed Fiber Optic Sensor Market, By Geography
10.1 Introduction
10.2 North America
10.2.1 US
10.2.2 Canada
10.2.3 Mexico
10.3 Europe
10.3.1 Germany
10.3.2 UK
10.3.3 Italy
10.3.4 France
10.3.5 Spain
10.3.6 Rest of Europe
10.4 Asia Pacific
10.4.1 Japan
10.4.2 China
10.4.3 India
10.4.4 Australia
10.4.5 New Zealand
10.4.6 South Korea
10.4.7 Rest of Asia Pacific
10.5 South America
10.5.1 Argentina
10.5.2 Brazil
10.5.3 Chile
10.5.4 Rest of South America
10.6 Middle East & Africa
10.6.1 Saudi Arabia
10.6.2 UAE
10.6.3 Qatar
10.6.4 South Africa
10.6.5 Rest of Middle East & Africa

11 Key Developments
11.1 Agreements, Partnerships, Collaborations and Joint Ventures
11.2 Acquisitions & Mergers
11.3 New Product Launch
11.4 Expansions
11.5 Other Key Strategies

12 Company Profiling
12.1 Omnisens SA
12.2 Halliburton
12.3 Luna Innovations Inc.
12.4 Schlumberger Ltd.
12.5 AP Sensing GmbH
12.6 Yokogawa Electric Corp.
12.7 Brugg Kable AG
12.8 OFS Fitel, LLC
12.9 Qinetiq Group PLC
12.10 Weatherford
12.11 Bandweaver
12.12 Ziebel
12.13 FISO
12.14 Osensa
12.15 Lockheed Martin Corporation.
12.16 Solifos AG
12.17 NEC Corporation
12.18 Verizon

List of Tables
1 Global Distributed Fiber Optic Sensor Market Outlook, By Region (2020-2028) ($MN)
2 Global Distributed Fiber Optic Sensor Market Outlook, By Type (2020-2028) ($MN)
3 Global Distributed Fiber Optic Sensor Market Outlook, By Multimode (2020-2028) ($MN)
4 Global Distributed Fiber Optic Sensor Market Outlook, By Single- Mode (2020-2028) ($MN)
5 Global Distributed Fiber Optic Sensor Market Outlook, By Scattering Method (2020-2028) ($MN)
6 Global Distributed Fiber Optic Sensor Market Outlook, By Brillouin Scattering Effect (2020-2028) ($MN)
7 Global Distributed Fiber Optic Sensor Market Outlook, By Raman Scattering Effect (2020-2028) ($MN)
8 Global Distributed Fiber Optic Sensor Market Outlook, By Fiber Brag Grating (2020-2028) ($MN)
9 Global Distributed Fiber Optic Sensor Market Outlook, By Rayleigh Scattering Effect (2020-2028) ($MN)
10 Global Distributed Fiber Optic Sensor Market Outlook, By Bragg Grating (2020-2028) ($MN)
11 Global Distributed Fiber Optic Sensor Market Outlook, By Interferometric (2020-2028) ($MN)
12 Global Distributed Fiber Optic Sensor Market Outlook, By Operating principle (2020-2028) ($MN)
13 Global Distributed Fiber Optic Sensor Market Outlook, By Optical Frequency Domain Reflectometry (OFDR) (2020-2028) ($MN)
14 Global Distributed Fiber Optic Sensor Market Outlook, By Optical Time Domain Reflectometry (OTDR) (2020-2028) ($MN)
15 Global Distributed Fiber Optic Sensor Market Outlook, By Application (2020-2028) ($MN)
16 Global Distributed Fiber Optic Sensor Market Outlook, By Acoustic Sensing (2020-2028) ($MN)
17 Global Distributed Fiber Optic Sensor Market Outlook, By Temperature Sensing (2020-2028) ($MN)
18 Global Distributed Fiber Optic Sensor Market Outlook, By Strain Sensing (2020-2028) ($MN)
19 Global Distributed Fiber Optic Sensor Market Outlook, By Other Applications (2020-2028) ($MN)
20 Global Distributed Fiber Optic Sensor Market Outlook, By End User (2020-2028) ($MN)
21 Global Distributed Fiber Optic Sensor Market Outlook, By Safety and Security (2020-2028) ($MN)
22 Global Distributed Fiber Optic Sensor Market Outlook, By Oil & Gas (2020-2028) ($MN)
23 Global Distributed Fiber Optic Sensor Market Outlook, By Telecommunication (2020-2028) ($MN)
24 Global Distributed Fiber Optic Sensor Market Outlook, By Power and Utility (2020-2028) ($MN)
25 Global Distributed Fiber Optic Sensor Market Outlook, By Industrial (2020-2028) ($MN)
26 Global Distributed Fiber Optic Sensor Market Outlook, By Infrastructure (2020-2028) ($MN)
27 Global Distributed Fiber Optic Sensor Market Outlook, By Civil Engineering (2020-2028) ($MN)
28 Global Distributed Fiber Optic Sensor Market Outlook, By Military & Border Security (2020-2028) ($MN)
29 Global Distributed Fiber Optic Sensor Market Outlook, By Transportation (2020-2028) ($MN)
30 Global Distributed Fiber Optic Sensor Market Outlook, By Other End Users (2020-2028) ($MN)

Note: Tables for North America, Europe, APAC, South America, and Middle East & Africa Regions are also represented in the same manner as above.

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