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