Date Added: Jan 2011
This paper presented a new approach for centralized monitoring and self-protected against fiber fault in Fiber-To-The-Home (FTTH) access network by using Smart Access Network Testing, Analyzing and Database (SANTAD). SANTAD will be installed with Optical Line Terminal (OLT) at Central Office (CO) for in-service transmission surveillance and fiber fault localization within FTTH with Point-To-MultiPoint (P2MP) configuration downwardly from CO towards customer residential locations based on the Graphical User Interface (GUI) processing capabilities of MATLAB software. SANTAD is able to detect any fiber fault as well as identify the failure location in the network system. SANTAD enable the status of each Optical Network Unit (ONU) connected line is displayed onto one screen with capability to configure the attenuation and detect the failure simultaneously.