13.2.2 Challenges with DTS Data

Topic Version1Published12/09/2016
For StandardPRODML v2.0

Extensive use of the previous PRODML schema for DTS revealed the following areas requiring enhancements, which were first made in version 1.3.

  • Data schema provided definitions for describing a fiber installation but more detailed information would be desired.
  • A clearer distinction was needed between ‘raw trace’ measurements obtained from the fiber versus derived ‘log-like’ curve data that is eventually used for interpretation and analysis.
  • Provision of a mechanism to label data with ‘versions’ was needed, in order to accommodate diverse business workflows that involve the use of DTS data.
  • It would be useful to include placeholders for annotations and contextual data to aid subject matter experts troubleshoot any issues related to the DTS measurements.