System Leverages Existing Fiber Optic Links to Enhance Safety
Along with its partner Dura-Line, a leading conduit manufacturer, Luna commissioned its traffic monitoring and incident detection solution on pre-existing fiber laid along Utah’s Big and Small Cottonwood canyons. Roads through these canyons link
“Advanced traffic monitoring systems are becoming increasingly import in order to keep traffic flowing safely on our roads and highways,” said
Early warning of these events reaching the canyon roads are an extremely valuable tool for the Utah DOT avalanche control team. The advanced detection helps the team coordinate its response with travelers and resort stakeholders.
The Luna monitoring solution uses common telecommunications fiber as a series of distributed “microphones” that can detect acoustic noise and seismic events along the fiber. The system then provides incident alerts to the response team. The system also can detect other incidents, such as rock fall or earthquakes, which can impact roadways.
The Luna solution was deployed in 2022, and, by early 2023, was providing traffic monitoring updates in Utah DOT’s existing road monitoring dashboard in its operations center. The 2023 winter season was one of the most active in Utah DOT’s known history in terms of avalanches in these canyons. The Luna system provided early warning of these events and alerted Utah DOT at its operations center to incidents and traffic build-up, which is critical information for road safety and emergency response.
The success Utah DOT has realized with the Luna traffic monitoring solution builds upon the success of similar deployments in
This project will be featured in an upcoming webinar entitled, “Using Fiber for Situational Awareness Along Roadways” on
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