Funded Projects

Performance and Functionality Enhancement of an Optical Time Domain Reflectometer (OTDR)

Principal Investigator’s Organization (PIO):
Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS), Lahore.
Principal Investigator (PI):
Dr. Syed Aun Abbas, Dr. S M Sajid
Project Details:
Start Date 01-Oct-2009
Duration 12 months
Budget PKR 7.34 million
Status Closed Project
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Publications N/A
Thematic Area Telecommunication
Project Website
Executive Summary

To maintain Quality of Service, each fiber needs to be tested and characterized during installation to assure that the link meets all optical requirements. After the network is brought-up, preventive maintenance must be performed regularly to monitor the fibers for degradation and other performance parameters. Moreover, in the event of a fiber cut, network degradation, or other physical layer network problems, quick and efficient troubleshooting has to be performed. The project indigenously developed an optical time domain reflect-o-meter (OTDR) suitable for integration in a fiber management solution. The project activities focused on cost optimization and research into performance and functionality enhancements of the previous design. The project produced well researched design and developed a cost optimized optical time domain reflect-o-meter.