Advantage Engineers provided Outside Plant (OSP) engineering services for the survey, drafting, and evaluation of the existing fiber optic network at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ONRL). The network owners at ONRL desired to have a redundant and upgraded fiber optic network. There was an initiation project to evaluate the current design and reliability of the existing fiber optic network. Internal departments, such as budgetary forecasting and master planning, can use the evaluation report to make near and long-term planning decisions.
Advantage Engineers’ core services for this project included drafting, survey, risk assessment, and geographical overlays. Advantage compiled existing records and plans of the fiber optic network. We then conducted Stakeholder interviews. Next we surveyed existing facilities and researched fiber optic design principles. Advantage Engineers provided survey, drafting, and risk assessment for the evaluation of the existing technology of the fiber optic network. The main deliverables included plans of the existing network in the following formats: PDF, CAD, and Google Earth.
Oak Ridge National Laboratory is the Department of Energy’s largest multi-program science and energy laboratory, with scientific and technical capabilities spanning the continuum from basic to applied research. These resources enable the lab to tackle an exceptionally wide range of R&D assignments, from fundamental nuclear physics to applied R&D on advanced energy systems.