The first aerial fiber optic cables such as Optical Ground Wire (OPGW), All-Dielectric Self Supporting (ADSS) and Helically Applied Fiber Optic cables were installed by power utilities more than 35 years ago. The underground fiber optic cables used by telecom carriers, Internet providers and some utilities are even older. Aerial cables installed on high voltage transmission lines (115 kV and above) by utilities are frequently prone to deterioration owing to both environmental factors (e.g., wind, ice…) and residual effects from power lines (e.g. electric field, corona…). Some of these cables, such as OPGW, are designed primarily for lightning protection while also serving as a high-speed communications channel. In the case of ADSS cables, although every effort is made to minimize their exposure to electric field, this is not always possible, and these cables must experience electric field and corona discharge from the power conductors.
As fiber optic infrastructure age and service provider utilities must plan for their upgrade, the need for tests and evaluation methods to establish physical health of the fiber infrastructure emerge. Development of predictive tools and repeatable tests will allow utilities to characterize the performance of their cables in general and fiber optic units in particular and establish end of life criteria. PSCCC-F0 study group intends to rely on end user, test laboratories and manufacturer community within its membership to develop the aforementioned evaluation methods. In addition, the group will research novel technologies to utilize aerial fiber optic cables as distributed sensors to provide temperature and strain profiles. In essence, fiber strands within the cable are used to monitor cable’s own performance as well as its environment.
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PSCCC-F0 Fiber Optics Subcommittee will be discussing the breakdown structure of this work and its scope in subcommittee meetings. These meetings are held four times a year independent of JTCM. There are two, longer, face-to-face meetings in March/April and September/October of each year, supplemented by two virtual half-day meetings in June and December of the same year.
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Anis Maslo; Mujo Hodzic; Aljo Mujcic; Edvin Skaljo
2019 International Workshop on Fiber Optics in Access Networks (FOAN) Year: 2019 | Conference Paper | Publisher: IEEE
- Experimental Correlation of the Aging Process of the ADSS Fiber-Optic Cables in ASU's Environmental Chamber to Field Tests in Bandon, OR
Essam Al-Ammar; George G. Karady; Monty W. Tuominen;Danna J. Vermeers
IEEE Transactions on Power Delivery Year: 2008 | Volume: 23, Issue: 2 | Journal Article | Publisher: IEEE
- Experimental investigation of the aging process on ADSS optical fiber cables
G.G. Karady; Baozhuang Shi; Qi Huang; D. Srinivasan; M.W. Tuominen
2003 IEEE Power Engineering Society General Meeting (IEEE Cat. No.03CH37491) Year: 2003 | Volume: 1 | Conference Paper | Publisher: IEEE
- Degradation of fiber optical communication devices under damp-heat aging
Jongwoo Park; D.S. Shin
IEEE Photonics Technology Letters Year: 2003 | Volume: 15, Issue: 8 | Journal Article | Publisher: IEEE Cited by: Papers (7)
- Study of Optical Fibre Cables Long-Term Operation at Elevated Temperatures
I. A. Ovchinnikova; D. A. Tarasov; N. A. Shishova; V. A. Ovchinnikov; V. A. Ovchinnikova
2022 Systems of Signals Generating and Processing in the Field of on Board Communications Year: 2022 | Conference Paper | Publisher: IEEE
- Study for the Condition Monitoring and Status Assessment of Optical fiber composite low-voltage cable
Lei Yuqing; Qi liyan; Lei weiqing; Guo kunya; Tong jie
2018 IEEE International Conference on Electronics and Communication Engineering (ICECE) Year: 2018 | Conference Paper | Publisher: IEEE
- Impact of the maritime environment on the aging of optical fibers
P. S. André; F. Domingues M. Granada; Marta
CLEO: 2011 - Laser Science to Photonic Applications Year: 2011 | Conference Paper | Publisher: IEEE
- Effects of Hydrogen Scavenging Cable Gel on the Strength and Attenuation of Optical Fibers
Andrei A. Stolov; Jie Li; Adam S. Hokansson; Michael J. Hines
Journal of Lightwave Technology Year: 2022 | Volume: 40, Issue: 18 | Journal Article | Publisher: IEEE
- Experimental investigation of aging effects of dry-band arcing on ADSS fiber-optic cables
G.G. Karady; Y. Lei; Devarajan Srinivasan; M. Tuominen; B.G. Risch
2003 IEEE PES Transmission and Distribution Conference and Exposition (IEEE Cat. No.03CH37495) Year: 2003 | Volume: 3 | Conference Paper | Publisher: IEEE