ED-NET: Optical Network Analysis & OTDR:


ED-NET investigates the operation and characteristics of one of the key instruments used by optical communications engineers, the Optical Time Domain Reflectometer (OTDR), and examines how the OTDR is used for probing and characterising optical networks, evaluating optical component response, as well as identifying and analysing faults in these networks

Experiments Examine:

  • OTDR Operation, trace acquisition & analysis
  • Loss mechanisms, event identification & location
  • Line and component loss measurement
  • Network configurations & component characterisation
  • Uni & bi-directional investigation of multi-branched optical networks
  • Fault identification, location & analysis