An OTDR dataset for optical fiber monitoring

Citation Author(s):
khouloud
Abdelli
Helmut
Griesser
ADVA
Peter
Ehrle
ADVA
Carsten
Tropschug
ADVA
Stephan
Pachnicke
Kiel university
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khouloud abdelli
Last updated:
Mon, 11/14/2022 - 04:41
DOI:
10.21227/y0ek-1s16
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Abstract 

The monitored data is obtained using the optical time domain reflectometry (OTDR) principle, which is commonly used for troubleshooting fiber optic cables or links. The data set contains raw OTDR traces that include one or two reflective events caused by the placement of one or two reflectors and/or an open physical contact (PC) at the end of the monitored optical fiber link. The data can be used to train machine learning models for solving fiber fault management problems in optical communication systems (e.g., link integrity check, reflective event detection, localization, characterization, and so on).

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The data folder contains a number of raw OTDR traces that include either a single reflective event caused by placing a reflector at the end of the monitored optical fiber link or two reflective events caused by placing one or two reflectors and/or an open PC connector, whereby the distance between the reflective events and the reflectance values are varied. The experimental setups used to record the OTDR traces are described in detail in the research paper (10.1364/JOCN.423625) or are mentioned briefly in the documentation file.

Each OTDR trace file contains the traveled distance (first column) and the returned power (the second column). Each OTDR file's name incorporates the values of the various OTDR configuration settings used to generate the OTDR waveform. For more information, please see the documentation file.