How Time Domain Reflectometry works

Time domain reflectometry is a very powerful tool for analyzing the appearance of various structures as a function of time or distance. TDR measurements provide meaningful information about the broadband behavior of transmission systems. Such measurements are quick and intuitive to set up and easy to use, so they show their advantages when systems are to be tested in a targeted manner and with as little effort as possible. Therefore, the method is used in many application areas. This involves determining the impedance characteristics of cables, measuring their lengths, and locating the position of splices and connectors and the associated losses. If you want to learn more about distance-to-fault measurements such as TDR, TDT, SSTDR, MCTDR, OMTDR and NDR, their differences and what they have in common, we recommend to read our full article on this subject.

This text was updated on: 
November 4, 2022
author: Uwe Thomaschky
Uwe Thomaschky
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