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


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.

Start Date 01-Oct-2009

Duration 12 months

Budget PKR 7.34 million

Status  Closed Project

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Thematic Area  Telecommunication

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