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Fiber Optic Network Design And Management

Lesson Plan No. 3: Choosing Components


Objectives: From this self-study lesson you should learn:
  • How to choose components appropriate for communications systems
  • How the proposed routing of the cable plant affects component choice and installation

Once the communications equipment and link route are chosen, the next step is to choose the proper components for the system. The process begins with the optical fiber, then cable and associated installation, termination and splicing hardware.

Student Assignment
Watch the video, read the references and take the quizzes (Test Your Knowledge)

YouTube Video
FOA Lecture 11: Fiber Optic Network Design, Part 2 

Online FOA Reference
Fiber Optics, The Basics, Fiber Optic Network Design
Choosing Components For The Cable Plant

or the same sections in:
Outside Plant Fiber Optics, Fiber Optic Network Design 
Choosing Components For The Cable Plant

Read the appropriate sections in the FOA Online Reference Guide Section on Components (Fiber, Cable, Splices And Terminations, etc.) for review

Book Chapter

FOA Reference Guide to Fiber Optic Network Design, Chapter 5, 8

Test Your Knowledge: Online Quiz

Next Lesson: Reviewing the Design, Loss Budgets 


Table of Contents: The FOA Reference Guide To Fiber Optics

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