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Automatic Remote Monitoring Of Fiber Optic Trunk Systems
Author(s): Jo Permien; Randall Higgins
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Paper Abstract

In the past optical time domain reflectometers have been used on an as needed basis for fault location. High dollar capital investments have been sitting on the shelf waiting to be pulled in the case of an emergency. On the other hand, down time of a trunk system directly affects revenues of the operating company. Today OTDR's can be put to work in automated remote site fiber monitoring systems to significantly reduce the down time. This paper describes several approaches to automated monitoring on active and dark fibers. Most other conventional automated monitoring systems are sensitive to a c4ange in the environment (pressure, isolation, humidity, etc.).1

Paper Details

Date Published: 23 January 1990
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 1180, Tests, Measurements, and Characterization of Electro-Optic Devices and Systems, (23 January 1990); doi: 10.1117/12.963452
Show Author Affiliations
Jo Permien, Siecor Corporation (United States)
Randall Higgins, Siecor Corporation (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1180:
Tests, Measurements, and Characterization of Electro-Optic Devices and Systems
Shekhar G. Wadekar, Editor(s)

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