In this paper, we propose a method to reduce the blind spot based on signal processing that indicates the minimum length of a cable under test in the time-frequency domain reflectometry without using an extension cable or adding a new high-speed hardware component. The time-frequency domain reflectometry adopted the proposed method can be achieved with not only a simple modification of the previous system but also a simple technique based on signal processing. The experimental results show that the proposed method allows us to estimate fault distance on the cable with high spatial resolution.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
- Condensed Matter Physics
- Electrical and Electronic Engineering