Fiber optic telecommunications card with energy level monitoring

  • US 9,749,040 B2
  • Filed: 05/19/2016
  • Issued: 08/29/2017
  • Est. Priority Date: 07/09/2001
  • Status: Active Grant
First Claim
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1. A telecommunications monitoring method, comprising:

  • sending an outgoing optical signal from a downstream termination point of an optical fiber, the downstream termination point located within an optical multiplexor box;

    receiving an incoming signal, comprising a reflection of the outgoing optical signal, at the downstream termination point;

    splitting, within the optical multiplexor box, the incoming optical signal into a data optical signal and a test optical signal;

    receiving the test optical signal by an optical time domain reflectometer (OTDR) module within the optical multiplexor box; and

    processing the test optical signal, by the OTDR module, to test for a breach in the optical fiber associated with the outgoing optical signal.

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