CTEMPs Produced Videos

See CTEMPs YouTube Channel with additional presentations from workshops.

CTEMPs offers instructional videos to train instrument users on how to assemble field deployable fiber-optic distributed temperature sensing systems (FD-DTS). While not yet nominated for the Academy Awards, these videos will help you assemble and operate CTEMPs instruments. These can be viewed using the following links.

We recommend that you view these videos BEFORE heading to the field and with the instruments unpacked in your laboratory to thoroughly familiarize yourself with their assembly and operation.

CTEMPs 1 DTS Enclosure Assembly

CTEMPS 1: DTS Enclosure Assembly - This video explains how to set up the support structure for the main enclosure where the DTS is housed.

Assembly instructions as a document

Reference sheet

CTEMPs 2 Solar Panel Assembly


CTEMPS 2: Solar Panel Assembly - This video explains how to set up the support structure for the 80W solar panels that power the DTS. Three panels are typically used to power a system.

Assembly instructions as a document

Reference sheet

CTEMPs 3 Power box and Antennae


CTEMPS 3: Power box and Antennae - This video explains how to add the extra parts to the back of the DTS Enclosure box: power box, 3G antenna for data transmission to the server, eKo radio antenna for weather stations, and small solar panel for a calibration bath bubbler (to mix the baths).

CTEMPs 4 Connecting Everything Together


CTEMPS 4: Connecting Everything Together - This video explains how to connect all of the cables once the hardware and support structures are assembled. Connections include: 3G and eKo antenna cables to lightening arresters and ports, Ground connections for antennae and DTS Enclosure, Connecting batteries in parallel, Connecting solar panels in parallel, Connecting solar panel power cable, and finally Connecting all cables: Battery to power box, Solar to power box, DTS enclosure to power box (it is important to do this last!).

CTEMPs 5 Calibration Bath Set Up

CTEMPS 5: Calibration Bath Set-Up - This video gives a brief introduction to the calibration bath set-up, shows the support structure for a cable coil inside a cooler, and a bubbler for keeping the bath well mixed. We also show you how to power the bubbler with a small solar panel (mounted on the back of the DTS enclosure) and battery.

CTEMPs 6 Inside DTS and Power Boxes


CTEMPS 6: Inside the DTS and Power Boxes - This video gives a tour of what's inside the DTS Enclosure and Power Management Box.

CTEMPs 7 CLEAN E2000 DTS Connectors!!!


CTEMPS 7: Clean your E2000 Connectors - This video describes how to clear the fiber optic connectors (E2000).


External sources:

Introduction to Distributed Temperature Sensing by Silixa

How to coil cables - Basic TV industry skills


Figure 8 in hand cable coiling

Cleaning E2000 Connectors conv


Cleaning E2000 connectors

How to Clean Fusion Splicer V-Groove with AFL Splicer V-Groove Cleaning Kit


Cleaning a v-groove splicer - AFL

Fiber Optic Splicing: V-Groove Cleaning


Cleaning a v-groove splicer - FIS University

The COYOTE® LCC (Low Count Closure) Feature Focus Video


Using Coyote splice enclosures



Using Gator splice enclosures

Fiber Optic Splicing Guide & Demo


Fiber Optic Splicing Guide & Demo - UTEL

Single fiber preparation for use in the 70S fusion splicer


Single fiber preparation for fusion splicing - AFL