Fibra Dike Publications

What we published

  • Journal papers
  • Conference papers
  • Master Thesis
  • Patent application

Conference Paper

Rabaiotti, C., Höttges, A., & Bohren, I. (2021). Integrated Distributed Fiber Optical Monitoring System for Levees. 10. Geotechnik Fachtagung. Rapperswil (Switzerland)

Höttges, A., Rabaiotti, C., Rosso, A., Bohren , I., Bassi, A., & Facchini, M. (2022). The FIBRA DIKE Project. EWG-IE: 28th Annual Meeting. Sheffield (United Kingdom).

Höttges, A., Fabbian, N., Halso, M., Rosso, A., Facchini, M., Boes, R., Rabaiotti, C.(2023). Toe erosion detection with a novel distributed fiber optic hydrostatic pressure sensor. EWG-IE: 29th Annual Meeting. Lyon (France).

Master Thesis

Geller, E. (2021). Development of an Optical FIbre Piezometer. Master Thesis (OST).

Züger, R. (2021). Auswirkungen instationärer Strömungen auf die Stabilität von Dämmen. Master Thesis (OST).

Kobler, F. (2022). Verteilter faseroptischer Porenwasserdruckgeber. Master Thesis (OST).

Smaadahl, M. (2023). Application of a new distributed fiber optic pressure sensor on hydraulic wave experiments. Projet Thesis (OST).

Patent Application

Rabaiotti, C., Höttges, A., Facchini, M., Schwendemann, D., & Walker, S. (2022). Rapperswil, CH Patent No. EE 15271 DE. (Pending)

Learn more about our project

Project Overview

Short introduction of the project, objectives and methodology adopted

New DFO pressure sensor

Design of a new DFO sensor for soil and pore water pressure measurements

Small scale testing

Calibration of the new DFO sensor’s functionality at a reduced scale

Full scale testing

Validation of the new DFO sensor in an experimental test field (full-scale model)


Numerical and analytical interpretation of the measurement data


Implementation of the new DFO monitoring system in a real levee on the Rhône river.