Op-472 Advanced OTDR Course

Advanced OTDR Testing

Sku: OP-472

Quick Overview

During the 3 days of Advanced OTDR Testing Course OP-472  you will learn how to commission fibre links and generate comprehensive OTDR test reports. In addition you will troubleshoot fibre networks identifying bends, breaks, bad splices and poor connectors. This course is ideal for engineers looking to advance their testing skills and become precision test engineers.

Advanced OTDR testing training course OP-472 will give you an understanding of optical time domain reflectometry and the capability to operate an OTDR efficiently. You will learn how to commission fibre links, interpret traces and generate reports quickly. In addition you will troubleshoot a range of fibre networks, identifying bends, breaks, bad splices and poor connectors. We will focus on how to configure an OTDR in order to get the best results. How to store results, compare them, how to automate the testing so that you obtain results faster. In addition you will learn how to process results using PC Analysis software.

We start with an introduction to fibre so that you understand how fibre works, its benefits and how to calculate loss budgets. We follow up with 11 practical sessions over 20 hours of hands on OTDR, Insertion Loss, Optical Return Loss and Visible source testing. The Advanced OTDR testing training is supported by a comprehensive workbook and training notes.  As a result you will master and learn how to configure the testers, store and compare traces and generate OTDR and loss test reports. Exercises include testing short links, long cables and through splitters. As a result you build an ability to interpret fibre faults such as bends, bad splices and connectors. Finally we go on to learn how to clean and inspect connectors, test bare fibres and mechanical splicing. By the end of the course you will be proficient in the following:

  • OTDR for commissioning fibre networks
  • OTDR for troubleshooting fibre networks
  • Power meter and optical source for Insertion loss measurement
  • Return Loss testing
  • Visible light source for fault finding
  • Bare fibre testing
  • Connector Inspection & Cleaning

 

Training Notes

  1. OPTICAL FIBRES AND OPTICAL COMMUNICATIONS
  2. HEALTH & SAFETY
  3. CABLES & CONNECTOR
  4. TESTING
  5. OTDR BASIC PERFORMANCE
  6. OTDR SPECIFICATIONS AND CAPABILITIES
  7. USING THE OTDR

Course Content

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PRACTICAL EXERCISES

  • Use a Visible Light Source to check continuity and fault find
  • Insertion Loss Measurement with source and meter
  • OTDR Practice
  • Testing short fibre links with an OTDR
  • Testing longer fibre links with an OTDR
  • Testing a Passive Optical Network which has splitters using an OTDR
  • Testing  a bare fibre end
  • OTDR PC Analysis & Documentation
  • OTDR Trace Processing
  • Connector Cleaning
  • Connector Analysis using a video microscope connected via OTDR.

Course Dates

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Course Registration

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