Unit 4 Lab New Building-Tools And Wiring

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Unit 4 Lab New Building – Tools and Wiring For this new building I would install fiber-optic cable. Although more expensive than copper to install initially fiber has higher data rates, longer maximum distances, better security and immunity to electromagnetic interference. Fiber-optic cable would in my choice be the option to go with since this new building will be housing the computer science and electrical engineering labs. Both of these require heavy usage of data and fast transmittal times. I would go with OM3 multimode fiber with 850nm laser-optimized 50/125 micron, this allows for transmission speeds that are Gigabit Ethernet, 10 Gigabit Ethernet, or greater with a distance equal to or less than 300 meters. The tools that would be required to…show more content…
The optical time-domain reflectometer is the fiber-optic equivalent of the TDR. This tester transmits a calibrated signal pulse over the cable to be tested and monitors the signal that returns back to the unit. Unlike TDR however OTDR measures the signal returned by backscatter, phenomenon that affects all fiber-optic cable. Due to splicing and attaching connectors to fiber-optic cables the best way to inspect cleaved fiber ends and polished connection ferrules is with a microscope. The microscope is designed to hold cables and connectors in precisely the correct position for examination enabling you to detect dirty, scratched, or cracked connectors and ensure that cables are cleaved properly in preparation for splicing. The visual fault locator is a quick and dirty way to test the continuity of fiber-cable connection by sending visible light over a fiber-optic cable. A fault locator enables you to find a specific cable out of a bundle and ensure that a connection has been

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