Lesson Plan No. 4, Reviewing the Design, Loss Budgets
Fiber Optic Network Design Lesson Plan No. 4: Reviewing The Design, Loss Budgets
Objectives: From this self-study lesson you should learn:
Using loss budgets to ensure the communications systems will work over the fiber optic proposed cable plant
Determining what the loss of the link should be to compare to test results after the cable plant is installed.
Once the cable plant components are chosen, the next step is to ensure the choices are correct and the link will work as designed. The most important step is calculating a loss budget for the link to ensure the communications equipment will operate over the link. This will also provide loss values that can be used for comparison to test results after installation to confirm proper installation. Student Assignment
Watch the video, read the references and take the quizzes (Test Your Knowledge)
FOA Reference Guide to Fiber Optic Network Design, Chapter 9
FOA Reference Guide to Fiber Optics, Chapter 9 (pages 135-139)
FOA Reference Guide to Outside Plant Fiber Optics, Chapter 9 (160-164)
Print a copy of the FOA Tech Bulletin on Fiber Optic Network Design, a printed version of the online versions linked below and similar to the textbook chapters.