P18317: Precision Optical Transducers Test Bed


Project Summary Project Information

Precision Optical Transceivers is primarily concerned with delivering high quality optical transceivers to their customers quickly. An obstacle they are facing is uncertainty in the hardware portion of the testing process. The primary source of this uncertainty is optical attenuators. This uncertainty leads to time loss and lack of confidence in test results.

The goal of the project is to build an automated test fixture that can verify the functionality of optical attenuators and optical fibers. This solution will reduce uncertainty of the testing process while minimizing the time spent troubleshooting the transceiver and ensure validity of the test results. The fixture will be easy to use by a technician and fit into the work environment on the production floor.

Final Fixture

Final Fixture

Project Name
Project Number
Start Term
Fall 2017
End Term
Spring 2018
Faculty Guide
Gary Werth, gdwddm@rit.edu
Primary Customer
Precision Optical Transceivers
Sponsor (financial support)
Precision Optical Transceivers

Team Members

Fried P.O.T.A.T.O.s

Fried P.O.T.A.T.O.s

Member Role Contact
Elizabeth Hughes Software Lead eahughe114@gmail.com
Erica Butler Project Manager & CAD Design ekb4513@rit.edu
Nathan Rummage Optics & Systems Integrator nar4182@rit.edu
Neville Mogent Jr. Electrical Lead nam1300@rit.edu


Work Breakdown: By Phase


Planning & Execution

Project Photos and Videos

Imagine RIT Table

Problem Definition

Systems Design

Preliminary Detailed Design

Detailed Design

Build & Test Prep

Subsystem Build & Test

Integrated System Build & Test

Customer Handoff & Final Project Documentation (Verification & Validation)

Work Breakdown: By Topic

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Project Management Design Tools System Design Software Implementation & Validation

Engineering Requirements

Customer Requirements

Project Schedule

Fixture BOM

Total BOM

Purchase Record

Risk Management

Technical Paper


Imagine RIT Exhibit

Use Case

House of Quality

Functional Decomposition

Morphological Chart

Pugh Concept Selection Chart

Systems Schematic

Mechanical Drawing CAD Files

Mechanical Drawing PDF Files

Optics Diagram

Optics Design Decisions

PCB Schematic

Circuit Design Decisions

Software Diagrams

Software Design Decisions

Zipped Code

Final Fixture

Requirements vs Results

Test Plan and Test Results

Root Cause Analysis

1310nm Equation Generation

1550nm Equation Generation

User Guide


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