Efficient planning tool for fiber optic communication systems: access and transport network
Efficient planning tool for fiber optic communication systems: access and transport network, Proc Conf. on Telecommunications - ConfTele, Aveiro, Portugal, Vol. --, pp. -- - --, September, 2015.
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Fiber Optic Planning Tool (FOPT) is an efficient
and modern software pack developed for planning of
telecommunication systems for point-to-point fiber optic links.
The system planning is divided into two parts: the transport
network and the access network, and the route is chosen by using
Google Maps (GM) that is integrated in the FOPT. This tool
contains a very interesting didactic component for graduation
and post-graduation telecommunications students and, on the
other hand for telecommunications engineers that need to make a
technical-economic project using fiber optic networks. The tool
allows you to choose components and equipment that exist in the
market (it considers several suppliers) according with the
network type. This allows to obtain the partial and total project
costs. The user can also add new components to the database.
The tool is built by several blocks that the user must fill
sequentially to obtain the best solution for the planning. The
results given by the tool are compared with the requirements of
ITU-T recommendations, showing whether the obtained values
reach the established standards.
This tool is efficient, modern, very user friendly and it might
simplify the techno-economic project of fiber-optic networks.