Network End-to-End Data Link Evaluation System Transceiver Health Monitoring
This document establishes methods to obtain, store, and access data about the health of a fiber optic network using commercial sensors located in or near the transceiver. This document is intended for: Managers, Engineers, Contracting Officers, Third Party Maintenance Agencies, and Quality Assurance.
Rationale: To assure mission readiness there is a need for a robust optical performance monitoring system capable of detecting, localizing, and isolating impairments as well as assisting in failure prediction of the physical layer of a fiber optic network. Transceiver health monitoring can provide real-time information about the physical, electrical, and optical characteristics.