MarketsandMarkets Research has released a report on the market research for distributed acoustic sensing (DAS) systems based on fiber optic cables, which are becoming increasingly common in rail transport. The agency forecasts the market for these systems will grow from $0.9 billion in 2021 to $1.5 billion in 2026. The CAGR over this period will be 9.7%. It is reported by Railway Supply with reference to zdmira.


The main growth driver is the growing demand for DAS systems for monitoring the condition of gas and oil pipelines and other structures, as well as for performing security functions and recording seismic activity. AP Sensing, one of the largest players in this market, announced in 2021 the development of a fifth generation DAS system designed to monitor the condition of various objects, including pipelines, power cables and railway infrastructure.

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