The Foa Reference Guide to Fiber Optic Testing

Author: James Hayes
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 1544289650
Release Date: 2017-03-10
Genre:

Fiber optics has become the backbone of all communications systems, including telecom - landline and wireless - the Internet, CATV, LANs, etc. All these fiber optic networks require testing to ensure they are installed properly and to troubleshoot problems when they arise. Fiber optic manufacturers and network users say that testing is the most important aspect of installation and operation but often the least well understood. This book has been written by the FOA to provide a comprehensive but understandable technical guide to this important topic. The Fiber Optic Association, Inc. (FOA) was founded in 1995 by a group of instructors who were highly experienced at teaching fiber optics. They represented educational institutions, manufacturers and commercial and government users of fiber optics, including all types of fiber optic applications. All were concerned about the absence of standards for teaching fiber optic technicians and industry certifications to show their competence. The FOA was chartered to promote fiber optics through education, certification and standards. Today the FOA is recognized around the world as the authority on fiber optic training and certification. The FOA has always tried to provide the world with sources of technically correct unbiased information on fiber optics using both print and electronic media. For such a broad subject as testing fiber optic networks, we depend on the FOA Online Reference Guide on the FOA website (www.foa.org), the largest and most widely used reference on fiber optics to supplement the material in this book. This book and the FOA Online Reference Guide provide a basic reference for testing fiber optic networks and a study guide for FOA Fiber Optic Specialist Certification in testing.

FOA Reference Guide to Fiber Optics

Author: Jim Hayes
Publisher: CreateSpace
ISBN: 1439253870
Release Date: 2009-09-04
Genre: Study Aids

Updated February 2014This book is an guide to the design and installation of outside plant fiber optic cabling networks. It was written as a reference book for instructors and students in classes aimed at FOA CFOT and CFOS/O OSP specialist certification as well as a reference for anyone working in the field. This book offers expansive coverage on the components and processes of fiber optics as used in all outside plant applications and installation practices. Underground, buried, aerial and submarine/underwater installations are covered in detail as is specialized testing for extreme long distance networks. Fiber to the home is given special treatment in an appendix where these new generation networks are described in detail. Complete OSP curriculum materials are available from FOA.

The Foa Reference Guide to Fiber Optic Network Design

Author: James Hayes
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 153088635X
Release Date: 2016-04-03
Genre: Fiber optic cables

Fiber optics has become the backbone of all communications systems, including telecom - landline and wireless - the Internet, CATV, LANs, etc. Most books cover the installation of fiber optic networks, yet every network requires extensive planning and design to ensure a successful installation. This FOA book focuses on the design phase of a fiber optic network. It is aimed at the project manager, supervisor, owner, designer and installer of the network to inform them of the processes involved in the proper planning of a fiber optic communications project.

The Foa Outside Plant Fiber Optics Construction Guide

Author: Joe Botha
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 1523925825
Release Date: 2016-02-06
Genre:

This textbook is a guide to outside plant fiber optic construction, basically the process of installing the fiber optic cable plant including the work necessary before the fiber optic techs begin splicing, terminating and testing the cable plant. This book was written by Joe Botha of Triple Play Fibre Optic Solutions in South Africa as a textbook for classes he teaches on construction. Joe, an FOA Master Instructor, created the course to fill a need for training OSP construction crews. The book covers topics which are rare in textbooks, practical solutions to designing and installing the fiber optic cable plant. It is an extremely valuable reference book for all owners, designers, supervisors and installers of fiber optic OSP networks.

Fiber Optic Test and Measurement

Author: Dennis Derickson
Publisher: Prentice Hall
ISBN: UOM:39015040533674
Release Date: 1998
Genre: Science

This is the most authoritative, complete source of test and measurement information for engineers who design and maintain fiber optic networks. This book presents measurement principles for characterizing all three basic components of a fiber optic communication system: the optical transmitter, fiber medium and optical receiver. It also covers system level measurements, and discusses the principles and limitations of current fiber optic testing equipment. It discusses testing to SONET/SDH international standards, and helps engineers choose the best approach to testing today's new erbium doped fiber amplifiers. The book provides detailed recommendations for understanding polarization states, and presents new methods for accurately characterizing the behavior of Wavelength Division Multiplexing (WDM) fiber systems. It includes detailed coverage of testing fiber in the local loop, using optical power meters and optical time domain reflectometers. It also reviews the latest state-of-the-art 10 Gb/s systems, and even faster systems on the horizon. The coverage is practical, helping professionals accurately measure and test fiber optic systems without becoming experts in theory. All fiber optic engineers working with communications applications.

Technician s Guide to Fiber Optics

Author: Donald J. Sterling
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 9781133416326
Release Date: 2012-08-01
Genre: Technology & Engineering

An excellent primer for students beginning to study the subject, this current edition provides a practical, real-world perspective on the fundamentals of fiber optic technology and optical communications. It examines the reasons that optical fibers are the preferred communications medium, surpassing copper wire in all performance measures. A thorough explanation of how fibers work is offered, as well as useful coverage of other related optical components and how those components fit into system-level applications. Premises (LAN), metro, 10G Ethernet, and long-haul applications are also briefly surveyed. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Professional Fiber Optic Installation

Author: Eric R. Pearson
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 1541175069
Release Date: 2016-12-23
Genre:

Depending on one's goals, v10 is: a guidebook for becoming a professional fiber installer, a training and reference manual for trainers and field supervisors, a manual for field installers, a study guide for passing basic and advanced certification examinations from the Fiber Optic Association [FOA], and an educational book for those interested in fiber optic communications. The information in PFOIv10 applies to data networks, data centers, telephone networks, fiber to the home networks, optical LANs, fiber to the antenna, distributed antenna systems, and CATV systems. This comprehensive manual supports achieving the five goals of installation for cables, connectors, splices, passive devices, and optoelectronics. This well-written and highly organized, 35 chapter, 496 page manual presents the concepts, numbers, product advantages, and installation and testing procedures required to achieve and verify the five goals of installation: low cost (do it right the first time), lowest possible optical power loss, low reflectance, short installation time, and high reliability. Chapters 1-9 detail essential information on available products, their most important performance parameters, and advantages of product types. This information sensitizes the installer to the capabilities and limitations of the products he installs. With this sensitivity, the installer understands how his actions influence power loss, reflectance, and reliability. Chapters 10-13 present the principles and methods of installation, through which the installer achieves the five goals. Chapters 14-20 detail testing and inspection principles and methods, which enable the installer to verify proper and reliable installation. Chapters 20-28 provide detailed, cookbook-like instructions for performing installation, inspection, and testing activities. By following the instructions in these 9 chapters, the installer develops 38 critical skills and abilities essential to achieving the five goals of a professional installer. Chapters 29-35 focus information in previous chapters on 7 applications: outside plant, fiber to the antenna, distributed antenna systems, fiber to the home [PON], data centers, optical LANs, and fiber characterization. Chapters 1-20 enable installers to pass the FOA CFOT basic certification examination. Chapters 10-17 and 29-35 enable installers to pass 10 of the FOA advanced certification [CFOS] examinations. PFOIv10 provides the trainer with tools for effective training: modular organization, 35 focused chapters, 749 review questions, 651 figures, and 75 tables. The modular organization facilitates training programs with multiple goals: basic skill development, advanced skill development, connector installation, splicing, inspection and testing. Finally, PFOIv10 includes 10 chapters of hands-on activities. PFOIv10 is based on the author's extensive field and training experience, which includes: Mr. Pearson has the following credentials: 39 years in fiber optics, 27 years of training manual development, 554 fiber presentations, 8886 fiber trainees, 49,728 connectors installed or supervised, 104,256 insertion loss tests supervised, 30,266 OTDR traces made or supervised, and 12 years as a Director of the FOA and developer of certification examinations. The author has been recognized as a Master Instructor by the FOA and, for 15 years, was a BICSI Master Instructor. He has degrees from Massachusetts Institute of Technology [BS] and Case-Western University [MS]. Both degrees are in Metallurgy and Materials Science.

Fiber Optics Technician s Manual

Author: Jim Hayes
Publisher: Delmar Pub
ISBN: 1435499654
Release Date: 2011
Genre: Technology & Engineering

This newly updated edition reflects recent changes in fiber optic technology, marketing, and applications, including wider usage of Fiber To The Home (FTTH) applications and Local Area Networks (LANs). A practical guide for designers, installers, and troubleshooters of fiber optic cable plants and networks, this book provides a comprehensive overview of all aspects of fiber optics as used in communications systems, including telephone, CATV, and computers. Beginning with a brief history of the development of fiber optics, the fourth edition progresses from the basics of the technology and its components, to installation and testing.Professional and apprentice electricians, telecom professionals, the Fiber Optics Association, electrical bookstores, and those interested in a preparation manual for the Certified Fiber Optic Technician certification exam are target audience segments for this book.

Fiber Optic Reference Guide

Author: David Goff
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 9781136028182
Release Date: 2002-03-15
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

The Fiber Optic Reference Guide offers readers a solid understanding of the principles of fiber optic technology, especially as it relates to telecommunications, from its early days to developing future trends. Using a minimum of jargon and a wealth of illustrations, this book provides the underlying principles of fiber optics as well as essential practical applications. The third edition is updated to include expanded sections on light emitters, semiconductor optical amplifiers, Bragg gratings, and more systems design considerations. Fiber optics plays a key role in communications, as well as in broadcast and cable systems. Engineers working with fiber optics as well as newcomers to the industry will find the third edition of this reference guide invaluable. It will help the reader develop a solid understanding of the underlying principles of this rapidly changing technology as well as its essential practical applications. The text is thoroughly indexed and illustrated.

Troubleshooting Optical Fiber Networks

Author: Duwayne R. Anderson
Publisher: Elsevier
ISBN: 9780080492360
Release Date: 2004-06-02
Genre: Technology & Engineering

Troubleshooting Optical Fiber Networks offers comprehensive, state-of-the-art information about time-domain fiber-optic testing. Readers will gain an understanding of how to troubleshoot optical-fiber networks using an optical time-domain reflectometer (OTDR), while learning the fundamental principles underlying the operation of these powerful testing instruments. From basic fiber optics and fiber testing, to detailed event-analysis techniques, this book covers the entire spectrum of time-domain optical cable test theory and applications. Only book available focusing solely on OTDR theory and practice Covers the entire spectrum of time-domain optical cable test theory and applications Designed to be accessible to both engineers and system technicians

Premises Cabling

Author: Donald J. Sterling
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 0766817350
Release Date: 2001
Genre: Technology

An ideal guide for readers seeking a thorough introduction to premises cabling, its components, and how they fit together. In recognition of the growing importance of standards-based systems, "Premises Cabling" is built around various standards for generic cabling systems, such as TIA/EIA-568B for commercial buildings and 570A for homes. All-new chapters on intelligent buildings and residential cabling plus coverage of Category 6 cable, expose readers to state-of-the-art premises cabling technologies.

The Complete Guide to Fiber Optic Cable System Installation

Author: Eric R. Pearson
Publisher: Delmar Pub
ISBN: 082737318X
Release Date: 1997
Genre: Education

Destined to become the industry reference, this book offers comprehensive, complete, state-of-the-art information and procedures for installing fiber optic cable systems. This single resource cover in detail, all of the procedures for installation, testing and commissioning and troubleshooting of these systems. Each chapter focuses on a specific aspect of the process including cable installation, cable end preparation, connector installation, splicing, testing and troubleshooting and contains review questions.Features:-Presentation of complete information for installers of all fiber optic systems -The only source covering troubleshooting procedures -Comprehensive single source for detailed procedures -Optional connector installations steps to reflect increasing installation skills -Extensive figures and photographs enhance comprehension ALSO AVAILABLE INSTRUCTOR SUPPLEMENTS CALL CUSTOMER SUPPORT TO ORDERInstructor's Guide, ISBN: 0-8273-7319-8

Fundamentals of Optical Fibers

Author: John A. Buck
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0471221910
Release Date: 2004-04-27
Genre: Science

Fundamentals of Optical Fibersoffers students a timely, pedagogically consistent introduction to the fundamental principles of light propagation in fibers. In it, Professor John A. Buck reviews, in depth, fundamental waveguiding concepts, the influence of various fiber structures and materials on light transmission, nonlinear light propagation effects occurring in fibers, and various measurement techniques. Since the chief application of optical fibers is in communication systems, throughout the book the focus is on topics which pertain to that domain. In the first part of the text, the author lays the groundwork for later discussions with a detailed review of the relevant electromagnetic principles and how they apply to the analysis of wave propagation. He also introduces basic field equations and delineates the fundamental principles of dielectric wave-guides. In the second part, he explores the limitations of fiber transmission, paying particular attention to the problems of loss and dispersion. He reviews fabrication procedures and alternative fiber designs as they relate to minimizing loss and dispersion. And he presents field analysis methods for single mode and multimode fibers having graded index profiles. In the last part, Professor Buck reviews the basics of nonlinear optics and discusses the origins of nonlinear effects and the conditions under which they appear in fibers. This section also features a discussion of fiber amplifiers, along with a review of the fundamentals of light amplification by stimulated emission. Offering a well-balanced presentation of the basics of light propagation in fibers, and including real-world examples and end-of-chapter problems, Fundamentalsof Optical Fibers is an excellent text for senior- to graduate-level courses in electrical engineering or physics. It is accessible to anyone who has taken at least a one-semester course in electromagnetics at the undergraduate level.

Cabling

Author: Andrew Oliviero
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781118807385
Release Date: 2014-03-05
Genre: Computers

Develop the skills you need to design and build a reliable, cost-effective cabling infrastructure Fully updated for the growing demand of fiber optics for large-scale communications networks and telecommunication standards, this new edition is organized into two parts. Part I covers LAN Networks and Cabling Systems offers comprehensive coverage on current cabling methodologies and is updated to the latest industry standards. Part II addresses Fiber-Optic Cabling and Components probes deeper into fiber optics, and can be used to prepare for the Fiber Optics Installer (FOI) and/or Fiber Optics Technician (FOT) certifications, two of the Electronic Technician's Association's leading certifications. Explains why cutting corners is a bad idea Walks you through the obstacles to high-speed data transfer Encourages you to follow the golden rules of cabling This new edition is the only book you need for current cabling methodologies and standards.

Fiber Optics Installer FOI Certification Exam Guide

Author: Bill Woodward
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781119011514
Release Date: 2014-11-06
Genre: Computers

Pass the FOI exam with a strong foundation in fiber optic technology Fiber Optics Installer (FOI) Certification Exam Guide gives you a solid foundation in fiber optics and thorough preparation for the Fiber Optics Installer (FOI) certification. Endorsed by the Electronics Technicians Association, International, this guide serves as both a comprehensive self-study course and a useful desk reference for aspiring fiber optics installers. Coverage includes the basic principles of light, optical fiber construction, safety, fusion, mechanical splicing, connectors, fiber-optic light sources, transmitters, detectors, test equipment, and more. Each chapter meets or exceeds the ETA FOI knowledge competency, with key exam information highlighted for easy reference. Real-world scenarios illustrate how particular solutions are applied in common working environments, giving you a clear understanding of to use the tactics in the field. Chapter exercises and review questions offer plenty of opportunity for practice. This book helps you prepare for certification, and more importantly, the everyday work the job entails. Determine how much you already know with a pre-study assessment Find key exam information and terms quickly with chapter-by-chapter objectives Study real-world scenarios to understand how concepts are applied Pinpoint weak areas with practice and review questions that test your knowledge If you are seeking a strong knowledge base — and complete exam prep — you will find Fiber Optics Installer (FOI) Certification Exam Guide to be a critically useful reference.