Fiber Optic Loss Budget Calculator
To determine the total insertion loss of your fiber optic installation, plug in the values of each field that will affect your systems' performance in the form below. Your total link loss will be automatically calculated.
The loss budget has two uses, 1) during the design stage it is used to ensure that the cabling being designed will work with the links to be used over it and 2) after installation, the loss budget is compared to the calculated loss to test results to ensure the cable is installed properly. For more information regarding loss budget, visit the FOA web site, here and read this article by Cabling Installation & Maintenance.