Advanced OTDR Measurement

2 Day Course
Code PWL056

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Overview

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.

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Modules

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Introduction (2 topics)

  • Fibre fundamentals & terminology
  • Safety & BS7718

OTDR Basics (3 topics)

  • Schematic
  • Principles of operation
  • Standard features

Measurements (4 topics)

  • Distance
  • Fibre loss
  • Event loss & return loss
  • TORL

OTDR Set-Up & Use (4 topics)

  • Wavelengths
  • Range
  • Pulse width
  • Group index & backscatter coeff

Testing Configurations (2 topics)

  • Cable drum acceptance tests
  • Installed system tests

Measurement Problems (5 topics)

  • Launch problems
  • Ghosts
  • “gainers”
  • Saturation
  • Linearity problems

Efficient Testing (3 topics)

  • Auto-mode
  • Macros
  • Re-compute features

PC Emulation Software (5 topics)

  • Format
  • Analysis
  • Bi-directional testing
  • Comparison
  • Documentation

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
  • WDMs
  • Optical amplifiers

Specifications (3 topics)

  • Dynamic range
  • Dead zones
  • Bellcore & standard requirements

Calibration Intervals & Techniques (4 topics)

  • Stability
  • Parameters calibrated
  • Linearity
  • Artefacts & methods

Market Overview (3 topics)

  • Manufacturers
  • Suppliers
  • OTDRs available

Course Review

Prerequisites

A basic understanding of optical fibres is required for this advanced course.

Additional Learning

The courses below may help you meet the knowledge level required to take this course. If you are unsure please ask a training advisor .

What Our Customers Say

The training was delivered with a high level of expertise and excellence. Instructor was highly knowledgeable.”

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Overall the course was really good, the trainer really understood the material and was very approachable.”

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