Advanced OTDR Measurement
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This 2-day course is designed for managers and engineers who are required to accept, interpret or understand OTDR traces, test engineers who routinely use OTDRs for system characterisation or acceptance testing, managers or engineers involved in the purchase or specification of OTDRs and maintenance staff who use the OTDR for fault finding.
This course is 3-days if delegates wish to gain OCN accreditation as the exam is taken on the third day.
Introduction (2 topics)
- Fibre fundamentals & terminology
- Safety & BS7718
OTDR Basics (3 topics)
- Principles of operation
- Standard features
Measurements (4 topics)
- Fibre loss
- Event loss & return loss
OTDR Set-Up & Use (4 topics)
- Pulse width
- Group index & backscatter coeff
Testing Configurations (2 topics)
- Cable drum acceptance tests
- Installed system tests
Measurement Problems (5 topics)
- Launch problems
- Linearity problems
Efficient Testing (3 topics)
- Re-compute features
PC Emulation Software (5 topics)
- Bi-directional testing
RFTS & Security Monitoring Systems (2 topics)
- Dark fibre
- Out-of-band testing for RFTS or security purposes
Complex Network Issues (3 topics)
- Effects of splitters
- Optical amplifiers
Specifications (3 topics)
- Dynamic range
- Dead zones
- Bellcore & standard requirements
Calibration Intervals & Techniques (4 topics)
- Parameters calibrated
- Artefacts & methods
Market Overview (3 topics)
- OTDRs available
A basic understanding of optical fibres is required for this advanced course.
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