Optical Fiber Connection Navigation System Using Visible Light Communication in Central Office with Economic Evaluation

Masaki WAKI  Shigenori URUNO  Hiroyuki OHASHI  Tetsuya MANABE  Yuji AZUMA  

IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Communications   Vol.E95-B   No.5   pp.1633-1642
Publication Date: 2012/05/01
Online ISSN: 1745-1345
DOI: 10.1587/transcom.E95.B.1633
Print ISSN: 0916-8516
Type of Manuscript: PAPER
Category: Fiber-Optic Transmission for Communications
FTTH,  integrated distribution module (IDM),  visible light communication (VLC),  human error prevention,  installation cost,  operating expense (OPEX),  

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We propose an optical fiber connection navigation system that uses visible light communication for an integrated distribution module in a central office. The system realizes an accurate database, requires less skilled work to operate and eliminates human error. This system can achieve a working time reduction of up to 88.0% compared with the conventional work without human error for the connection/removal of optical fiber cords, and is economical as regards installation and operation.