Fiber Optic Testing Enhancement for Cost Reduction (2016-416)
- KITCO Fiber Optics (KFO)
- Naval Systems Warfare Center - Carderock (NSWCC)
- Newport News Shipbuilding
- Ingalls Shipbuilding
- EXFO North America
NSRP ASE Investment: $150K
This project investigated the potential for Fiber Optic Testing Enhancement for Cost Reduction by evaluating the commercial practice of using an Optical Time Domain Reflectometer (OTDR) to replace the Optical Loss Test Set (OLTS) and Optical Return Loss Meter (ORLM) in performance of Mil-Std-2042-6B required testing for shipboard installations. In addition, the OTDR test results provided enhanced data that is not currently captured resulting in reduced time for system acceptance and identification of potential faults for expedited troubleshooting and repair during construction.
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