Test and commission a dense wavelength division multiplexing transmission system

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Assessment Template
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Self Assessment Survey
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Elements and Performance Criteria


Performance Criteria

Elements describe the essential outcomes.

Performance criteria describe the performance needed to demonstrate achievement of the element.

1. Prepare to commission DWDM transmission system

1.1 Implement hazard risk control measures

1.2 Review system specifications and technical data by identifying system operating parameters

1.3 Obtain and check tools and test equipment needed for the work

1.4 Verify all necessary equipment is installed, and circuit cards and filler cards are correctly located and seated

1.5 Check interconnecting fibres to optical multiplexers and shelves are intact and correctly routed

1.6 Establish communication between computer and DWDM shelf

1.7 Upload latest software release to each DWDM shelf in the network

2. Commission DWDM transmission system

2.1 Connect an optical test set and a physical optical loopback to the system, and select protocol compatible with DWDM hardware

2.2 Check connection status and that test set data is passing correctly

2.3 Monitor quality of received signal by setting performance monitoring (PM) features and retrieve PM counts

2.4 Verify no errors are counted by the test set during a long term stability test while customer input signal is set to the worst case (minimum) power level

2.5 Verify no alarms are generated during long term stability test period

2.6 Dispose of antistatic packaging to minimise environmental impact

3. Complete test and commissioning documentation

3.1 Finalise documentation on commissioning test results

3.2 Present results to appropriate person according to established procedures