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Journal of Applied Sciences
  Year: 2010 | Volume: 10 | Issue: 1 | Page No.: 29-36
DOI: 10.3923/jas.2010.29.36
 
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Engineering Installation Works on FTTH-PON Laboratory Test Bed: Case Study

M.S. Ab-Rahman, B.C. Ng, R. Kasimin and K. Jumari

Abstract:
This study introduces a low cost technique for testing and monitoring process that can be applied specifically for Fiber-to-the-Home Passive Optical Network (FTTH-PON). The simplest and low cost method would be using a Optical Power Meter (OPM) which is able to detect the total loss on the network. However, to identify faulty sections of a network, segmentation need to be done together with the optical power meter. Another testing and troubleshooting method would be using the Optical Time-Domain Reflectometer (OTDR). The OTDR within the network is able to detect the component that causes losses in the network. However, elements acting as a power splitter are not being able to be detected by the OTDR. Therefore, the Access Control System (ACS) is developed to bypass those elements and allows the use of OTDR entirely. This method is proven to be a faster method than the first. Additionally, it can be upgraded to monitor the line status by accumulate all the result in one display computer screen. But this mechanism is not interested to be discussed detail in this study. The new configuration of FTTH is named as modified FTTH. In the end, we compare the installation cost between the conventional and modified FTTH for different network size according to number of users.
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How to cite this article:

M.S. Ab-Rahman, B.C. Ng, R. Kasimin and K. Jumari, 2010. Engineering Installation Works on FTTH-PON Laboratory Test Bed: Case Study. Journal of Applied Sciences, 10: 29-36.

DOI: 10.3923/jas.2010.29.36

URL: https://scialert.net/abstract/?doi=jas.2010.29.36

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