In this course we will go through OTDR principles. You will learn how to perform many measurements in practice, how to analyse the measurements, and what to be aware of.
The course is a mix of theory and practice, and we will use an OTDR from EXFO. In brief, the course comprises:
Setting of different parameters
OTDR Measuring in practice
Transferring measurement data to pc
How to analyse results
You will exercise measuring many types of installations, comprising the many different fiber stretches you may encounter. There will be time for investigating
the many types of dead zones. You will learn what an OTDR may tell you about different kinds of connectors, dirty connectors, good and bad splices, bends as well as shadows
This course may be extended to four days, containing many more practical measurements. We will also analyze existing measurements, and it will be possible to
measure on real installations.