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  

Publication
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
Keyword: 
FTTH,  integrated distribution module (IDM),  visible light communication (VLC),  human error prevention,  installation cost,  operating expense (OPEX),  

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Summary: 
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.