The Telecommunication Industry Association has adopted a document that establishes uniform requirements for measuring the coating geometry of optical fiber.
The TIA has adopted IEC-60793-1-21, Optical Fibres -- Part 1-21: Measurement Methods and Test Procedures -- Coating Geometry, as an American national standard, fiber optic test procedure (FOTP)-195, TIA-455-195-A. The document is a revision of TIA/EIA-455-195.
Coating geometry measurements are fundamental values that need to be known for subsequent procedures such as cabling, connectorization, splicing, handling and for making other measurements.
TIA-455-195-A was adopted by TIA FO-4.6 Subcommittee on Optical Fibers and released November 2003.
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