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ThinkMind // ICN 2013, The Twelfth International Conference on Networks // View article icn_2013_4_10_10022


Energy Efficiency and Cost Optimization of OTDR Supervision Systems for Monitoring Optical Fiber Infrastructures

Authors:
Julio Montalvo
José Alfonso Torrijos
Rafael Cantó
Ignacio Berberana

Keywords: Optical Time Domain Reflectometer (OTDR); Wavelength Division Multiplexing (WDM); optical fiber, optical supervision.

Abstract:
A new optical fiber supervision architecture based on Multi-Wavelength Optical Time Domain Reflectometer (OTDR) and hybrid active/passive fiber-optic cross-connect system (FOCS) using Wavelength Division Multiplexing (WDM) multiplexer-demultiplexers is reported. The results of our study show that up to 60% cost reduction and 50% energy savings can be obtained using a 4 wavelengths OTDR-based supervision system. Experimental validation of the architecture is also reported.

Pages: 75 to 80

Copyright: Copyright (c) IARIA, 2013

Publication date: January 27, 2013

Published in: conference

ISSN: 2308-4413

ISBN: 978-1-61208-245-5

Location: Seville, Spain

Dates: from January 27, 2013 to February 1, 2013

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