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 be aware of.
The course is a mix of theory and practice. Different brands of OTDRs will be used, such as EXFO, JDSU, Noyes, Yokogawa, but you are welcome to use your own instrument. 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 and “ghosts”.