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Re: [10GMMF] Coverage calculation for 10GBASE-LRM

Hello David,

I suggest that all coverage calculations going forward should be based on a
bi-directional link, as opposed to one direction of the link as had been the
practive thus far in 802.3aq. For example, 95% link coverage would require
97.5 coverage for each of the two fibers in the link, and 99% link coverage
(the precedent for all other 1 and 10 Gigabit optical PMDs) would require
99.5% coverage for each of the two fibers in the link

I made the comment below against draft 1.1 that I also plan to make a
similar comment against draft 2.0 with a specific remedy. During our task
force discussion of this comment you unofficially agreed in principle with
using bi-directional coverage as the metric for assessing installed base
coverage of 10GBASE-LRM. I suggest that we begin doing this immediately in
TP3 and as a task force to more accurately assess the draft standard vs
coverage going forward. 

The comment:

"The design philosophy used to date to calculate the parameters in clause 68
is intended to create a standard that assures 99% of installed fibers will
support 10GBASE-LRM to 300 meters based on relaxation of 1 parameter, in
this case PIE-D, to the 99% coverage level. However, the precedent of IEEE
worst case design philosophy is that at least 99% of installed LINKS will
support the standard to it's maximum rated reach, as was done in the
following: 1BASE5  99%, 10BASE-T  99%, 100BASE-T4 99%, 10GBASE-S over OM3
99.5% of fibers (0.995^2=99% of links). The current design philosophy of
10GBASE-LRM will only will only support 0.99 x 0.99 = 98% coverage. 
For all modeling and affected parameters in clause 68, adjust the 99% PIE-D
values to assure 99% LINK coverage as required by IEEE worst case design
philosophy precedents (10BASE-T, 10GBASE-SR, .......), which thus requires
99.5% coverage for each of the two fibers in the duplex link. For example,
this will increase the PIE-D requirement by ~0.3dB for best launch according
MC67YY with connectors"

Best Regards,
John George
Systems Engineering Mgr.
FTTP and Premises Applications
OFS Optical Fiber Division