OPTICAL TIME DOMAIN REFLECTOMETER OTDR FOR FIBER OPTIC COMMUNICATIONS NETWORKS

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N/A
Agency Tracking Number: 15559
Amount: $499,647.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 1993
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
1406 Smith Road, Austin, TX, 78721
DUNS: N/A
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 George Q Phan
 Principal Investigator
 (512) 385-0081
Business Contact
Phone: () -
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
THE USE OF FIBER OPTIC NETWORKS IN DATA COMMUNICATIONS HAS RAPIDLY INCREASED IN RECENT YEARS. ADVANCED COMMUNICATION NETWORKS TECHNOLOGIES ARE NOW USED IN A WIDE RANGE OF IMPLEMENTATIONS, FROM LOCAL AREA NETWORKS FOR PERSONAL COMPUTERS AND WORKSTATIONS TO PARALLEL PROCESSING NETWORKS FOR SUPERCOMPUTERS. THE GROWING DEPENDENCE ON FIBER OPTIC NETWORKS DEMANDS THE DEVELOPMENT OF AN EFFICIENT METHOD FOR FINDINGDEFECTS AND BREAKS IN FIBER OPTIC NETWORKS. SYSTEM & PROCESSES ENGINEERING CORPORATION (SPEC) HAS DEVELOPED AN OTDR SYSTEM FOR THE ON LINE, REAL TIME ANALYSIS OF FIBER OPTIC NETWORKS. SPEC PROPOSES TO DEVELOP BIPOLAR, CMOS, AND GAAS OTDR ASIC DESIGNS FOR IMPLEMENTING AN OTDR PLUG-IN CARD FOR A PC OR WORKSTATION. THIS DEVELOPMENT WILL ALLOW THE CONVERSION OF PC/WORKSTATIONS INTO OTDR TERMINALS FOR LOCATING CONNECTORS AND BREAKS IN FIBER OPTIC NETWORKS. THE RESOLUTION AVAILABLEFROM THIS ADVANCED TECHNOLOGY OTDR SYSTEM WILL RANGE FROM 1 M TO 5 CM -A SUBSTANTIAL IMPROVEMENT IN OTDR OPERATING RANGE AND ACCURACY.

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