Longtime A&M Professor Dies

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A Texas A&M professor, who's work with fiber optics may be used in border security, has died.
Henry Taylor died Monday morning after battling cancer.

Taylor, 65, was an electrical engineering professor at A&M for more than 20 years.

The cable he helped develop is the same type used in the telecommunications industry and would be buried eight to 20 inches underground.

In August 2005, Taylor told USA Today,"We're projecting that this new type of distributed sensor will be able to monitor perimeters at about one-tenth the cost of other methods. We envision application along national borders, and for fixed installations such as airports, nuclear plants, and military bases."

Funeral services for Taylor are pending.