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Overview of Fiber Optic Cables, Connectors, and Splices for Metropolitan-sized Networks
Author(s): Marvin D. Ashby
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Paper Abstract

The term Metropolitan Area Network lends itself to defining a constantly changing environment in which equipment must be able to survive and operate with a high degree of flexibility. This environment is naturally outdoors with a variety of climatic extremes. Equipment may often be sheltered thru burial or vault techniques, or be subjected to direct exposure in aerial installations. Typically, system distances exceed what we consider to be the Local Area Network envelope of 2 kilometers and extend out to 40 kilometers or more.

Paper Details

Date Published: 15 January 1990
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 1179, Fiber Networking and Telecommunications, (15 January 1990); doi: 10.1117/12.963415
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Marvin D. Ashby, Siecor Corporation (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1179:
Fiber Networking and Telecommunications
Joseph Garodnick; Lynn D. Hutcheson; David A. Kahn, Editor(s)

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