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Development of instrumentation for optical fibers

Grant number: 02/02217-2
Support type:Research Grants - Innovative Research in Small Business - PIPE
Duration: March 01, 2003 - July 31, 2006
Field of knowledge:Engineering - Electrical Engineering
Principal Investigator:Ildefonso Félix de Faria Júnior
Grantee:Ildefonso Félix de Faria Júnior
Company:Optolink Indústria e Comércio Ltda
City: Campinas

Abstract

This project will progress the development of a family of instruments for applications in the field as well as in the laboratory. These instruments will be light sources and optical power meters with interfaces for access to computers. This functionality will permit the integration of these instruments, creating systems the applications of which will be geared towards the supervision of optical networks, which could be telecommunications or cable TV or even industrial complexes. Such systems will have the capacity simply to carry out remote monitoring to check for the presence or absence of optical signal, or will also be able to transmit and receive signals codified and transmitted by the MUX/DEMUX optical interface, operating at rates corresponding to fractions of E1 (2 megabits per second). This project proposes the continuation of the development of the instruments and the study of circuits for conversion of electrical signals into optical ones. The strategy will be centered on the development of parts (sources and receivers). Subsequently, the work will undertake the integration of the created elements. The integration of the instruments will be implemented by means of software to create systems with specialized functioning. (AU)