Fiber U

Fiber Optic Network Design And Management

Lesson Plan
No. 4: Reviewing The Design, Loss Budgets

Power budget

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)

YouTube Video
FOA Lecture 26: Fiber Optic Link Loss Budgets  

Online FOA Reference
Fiber Optics, The Basics, Fiber Optic Network Design
Cable Plant Link Loss Budget Analysis 

or the same sections in:
Outside Plant Fiber Optics, Fiber Optic Network Design 
Cable Plant Link Loss Budget Analysis

Read the appropriate sections in the FOA Online Reference Guide Section on Link Loss Budgets for review

Book Chapter

FOA Reference Guide to Fiber Optic Network Design, Chapter 9

Test Your Knowledge: Online Quiz

Next Lesson: Requirements for Testing 


Table of Contents: The FOA Reference Guide To Fiber Optics

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