Network End-to-End Data Link Evaluation System In-line Optical Power Monitoring
This document establishes methods to obtain, store, and access data about the health of a fiber optic network using commercially available inline optical power monitoring sensors. This document is intended for:
Third party maintenance agencies
Rationale: To assure mission readiness there is a need for a robust optical performance monitoring system that is capable of detecting, localizing, and isolating impairments as well as assisting in failure prediction of the physical layer of a fiber optic network. Inline power monitoring can be used to control optical power, measure optical power, anticipate failures, and detect fluctuations.