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Assigning Loss Budgets To Fiber Optic Components In Adverse Environments
Author(s): Gair D. Brown; Mark Anderson
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Paper Abstract

Using fixed power margins in fiber optic system power budget calculations does not adequately account for the nature and complexity of a fiber optic link. In an adverse environment scenerio the power margin must be sufficient to guarantee link operation throughout all expected conditions. A variable margin dependent upon the nature and number of the components in the link provides a more acurate estimate of the margin required for a link than a fixed margin. One particular method of estimating each components portion of the environmental margin is presented.

Paper Details

Date Published: 15 January 1990
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 1174, Fiber Optics Reliability: Benign and Adverse Environments III, (15 January 1990); doi: 10.1117/12.963242
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Gair D. Brown, Naval Surface Warfare Center (United States)
Mark Anderson, Naval Surface Warfare Center (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1174:
Fiber Optics Reliability: Benign and Adverse Environments III
Roger A. Greenwell; Dilip K. Paul, Editor(s)

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