The Technology
Our Remote Source Lighting Technology


Remote Source Lighting consists of 3 parts:  

(1) Remotely located light engine (illuminator) to generate the light,

(2) Fiber optic cable to transport the light, and

(3) Luminaire to distribute and shape the light at the target location. 

The illuminator, the only electrical component of the system, is placed in an area where maintenance is easily performed and in an area outside the hazardous environment to be illuminated. The fiber optic cable and the luminaire are rugged, non-electric components that can provide illumination inside the hazardous environments, eliminating the risk of explosion and damage. 

RSL Fiber Systems is the leader in remote source lighting solutions for military and demanding industrial applications.  Most of our systems today utilize either metal halide or LED light sources however we are continuously working to optimize the efficiency, performance, and light propagation distance of our systems by adapting the latest technologies.  We have been developing laser based lighting systems.  Please see our work presented at the 2017 American Society of Naval Engineers Technology Systems & Ships conference     

The Fiber Optic Sensing Technologies

The Methane Monitoring System uses discrete passive sensors connected to a central processing unit with fiber optic cable.  

The Distributed Temperature System utilizes a low power diode laser in conjunction with a multimode or single mode fiber cable upwards of 40 km in length.  The optical fiber acts as the continuous linear temperature sensor where thermally induced changes in the fiber molecular structure affect the laser backscatter signal.  These signals are analyzed in the control unit providing accurate data on temperature, temperature variations, and exact location at hundreds of points throughout the cable length.





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