TIA-455-41 Revision A, December 1, 1993
FOTP- 41 Compressive Loading Resistance of Optical Fiber Cables
Includes all amendments and changes through Reaffirmation Notice , February 6, 2013
Published By:Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA)
The intent of this test is to determine the ability of a fiber optic cable to mechanically and optically withstand, or recover from (or both), the effects of a slowly-applied compressive force. The following parameters may be measured or observed:
the number of fibers broken during the compressive loading,
the changes in optical transmittance or attenuation during or after the loading,
any change in the outer covering.