IEC 61746 PDF

IEC provides procedures for calibrating multimode optical time domain reflectometers (OTDR). It covers OTDR measurement. Buy IEC CALIBRATION OF OPTICAL TIME-DOMAIN REFLECTOMETERS (OTDR) – PART 2: OTDR FOR MULTIMODE FIBRES from SAI Global. Buy IEC CALIBRATION OF OPTICAL TIME-DOMAIN REFLECTOMETERS (OTDR) – PART 1: OTDR FOR SINGLE MODE FIBRES from SAI Global.

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New international testing standards, however, accept both OTDR testing and insertion loss testing, even for short premises multimode cable plants. Directional Results Can Be Confusing: If the document is revised or amended, you will be notified ifc email.

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Follow these links to find other Standards similar to the one you are viewing. The answer to this question has several aspects.

iex It only covers OTDR measurement errors and uncertainties. The large event you see right in front of the instrument iex the OTDR trace is caused by crosstalk within the instrument and reflectance from the connector on the face of the OTDR. Premises cabling, however, has short cable runs and almost never includes splices, so the requirement of OTDR testing appears to be as an alternative to insertion loss testing with a light source and power meter, which in reality, is inappropriate.

A light is placed on one end of the cable and a power meter measures loss at the other end, just like a link transmitter and receiver use the fiber for communications.

For this reason alone, we recommend that insertion loss testing be done even when OTDR testing is required by installation contracts. Some manufacturers of cable can provide that information for your testing. The long recovery time from this overload pulse means 617466 OTDR cannot make any useful measurements near the instrument itself.


We are starting to test some OPGW cables. Are there some reusable connectors in the commerce?

A ghost will not have any loss, it will be at equal distance from a highly reflective event look for repetitiontends to be in the middle of noise after the end of the cable. The OTDR uses the speed of light in the fiber from the index of refraction to calculate the length of the fiber.

It is designed to ied every economic sector and virtually every activity of the humankind where technical standards may be used. Splice threshold Reflectance threshold Slope threshold slope is attenuation coefficient End threshold depends on whether you 1 use receive reference cable which would be a normal connection loss or 2 the length of the cable and the noise floor of the measurement.

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We have no amendments or ie for this standard. I assume you mean you need to test with a bare fiber on the OPGW. Most OTDRs also allow setting a threshold for detection of events and that must be set correctly to recognize 661746. You can fusion splice the fibers then cut the splice out or use a removable splice like the Corning Camsplice http: Please first verify your email before subscribing to alerts.

Calibration of fibre optic measurement instruments

In the real world, multimode cable plants in premises installations can iev losses of dB 617466 more. Just measure the fiber on the spool of cable with the OTDR, then look at the cable jacket for length markings to get the actual length of the 617746 from the printed markings at each end of the cable.


There are many times a splice is undetectable in an OTDR trace due to good splices and the simple fact that the OTDR measurement technique itself is limited. We recommend that insertion loss testing be done even when OTDR testing is required by installation contracts. The launch cable allows the OTDR trace to settle down after the test pulse is sent into the fiber so you can analyze the beginning of the cable you are testing. This standard is not included in any packages. As the voice of the U.

The actual resolution of the OTDR is usually thought of as its ability ifc distinguish between two points on the cable, like intermediate patchcords or closely spaced splices.

IEC 61746-1 Ed. 1.0 en(2009)

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The launch cable, sometimes also called a “pulse suppressor,” has two major reasons for its use: It is not considered a replacement for iiec loss testing by knowledgeable fiber optic personnel.

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