Sponsored Webinar: The Harsh Realities of Testing Ruggedized Fiber Assemblies

12 October 2021, 11:00 - 12:00 - Eastern Time (US & Canada) (UTC - 05:00)

Ruggedized fiber optic cable assemblies are gaining prevalence in the communication industry. They are used in a wide breadth of applications, from connecting high speed 5G communication hubs together to facilitating high speed communications on modern fighter aircraft. The plethora of variations among these assemblies and their basic physical structure present unique challenges in measuring them for insertion loss and return loss. This webinar will focus on different methods and test setups for qualifying optical connections of ruggedized and harsh environment assemblies while maintaining a high level of accuracy in the measurements. The webinar will review the different methods and the benefits and drawbacks of each method.


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Chris HeislerChris Heisler, CTO, OptoTest

Chris Heisler graduated from CalPoly San Luis Obispo with a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering with a focus on Communications and Fiber Optics.  He continued with his Master’s Degree at CalPoly in Digital Signal Processing and Photonics.  Chris has been working in the fiber optics industry for 14 years, and currently holds the position of CTO at OptoTest Corporation, where he has helped to refine the return loss measurement process and push development of test equipment that satisfies customer’s needs.  Chris is also a regular contributor to the TIA TR42 Fiber Optic Engineering Committees.