High-Resolution Optical Reflectometry Network End-to-End Data Link Evaluation System
This document establishes methods to obtain, store, and access data about the health of a fiber optic network using a commercially available high-resolution reflectometer. This document is intended for:
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. High-resolution optical reflectometry can characterize and map the optical link.