Power Link Budget Analysis to Run Optic Fiber Cables for Connection Between Mabutsane and Motokwe Villages in Botswana
Keywords:Attenuation, Macrobending, Microbending, Optical Fiber, Power Link Budget
This paper presents design considerations and field implementation of low-cost optical fiber system to a small village approximately 87 Km to the north of Mabutsane, called Motokwe. The optical power link budget of two single mode Optical Fiber cables were considered and compared. The considerations to be made were the system margin, received power, and input power of either cables. Both cables were simulated using MATLAB and their respective results were obtained. The most suitable system was subsequently selected for the implementation. In this instance, the most suitable system was one that required the least amount of input power, least losses and had a considerably large system margin (at least 10dB).
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