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Chapter 1: Introduction to Communication Systems

MULTIPLE CHOICE 1. The theory of radio waves was originated by: a.Marconi c. Maxwell b.Bell d. Hertz ANS: C 2. The person who sent the first radio signal across the Atlantic ocean was: a.Marconi c. Maxwell b.Bell d. Hertz ANS: A 3. The transmission of radio waves was first done by: a.Marconi c. Maxwell b.Bell d. Hertz ANS: D 4. A complete communication system must include: a.a transmitter and receiver b.a transmitter, a receiver, and a channel c.a transmitter, a receiver, and a spectrum analyzer d.a multiplexer, a demultiplexer, and a channel ANS: B 5. Radians per second is equal to: a. 2 f c. the phase angle 0 .f 2 d. none of the above
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ANS: A 6. The bandwidth required for a modulated carrier depends on: a.the carrier frequency c. the signal-plus-noise to noise ratio b.the signal-to-noise ratio d. the baseband frequency range ANS: D 7. When two or more signals share a common channel, it is called: a.sub-channeling c. SINAD b.signal switching d. multiplexing ANS: D 8. TDM stands for: a.Time-Division Multiplexing c. Time Domain Measurement b.Two-level Digital Modulation d. none of the above

ANS: A 9. FDM stands for: a.Fast Digital Modulation c. Frequency-Division Multiplexing b.Frequency Domain Measurement d. none of the above ANS: C 10. The wavelength of a radio signal is: a.equal to f c b.equal to c c.the distance a wave travels in one period far the signal can travel without distortion
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ANS: C 11. Distortion is caused by: a.creation of harmonics of baseband frequencies b.baseband frequencies "mixing" with each other c.shift in phase relationships between baseband frequencies d.all of the above ANS: D 12. The collection of sinusoidal frequencies present in a modulated carrier is called its: a.frequency-domain representation c. spectrum b.Fourier series d. all of the above ANS: D 13. The baseband bandwidth for a voice-grade (telephone) signal is: a.approximately 3 kHz c. at least 5 kHz b.20 Hz to 15,000 Hz d. none of the above ANS: A 14. Noise in a communication system originates in: a.the sender c. the channel b.the receiver d. all of the above ANS: D 15. "Man-made" noise can come from: that sparks c. static b.temperature d. all of the above ANS: A 16. Thermal noise is generated in: a.transistors and diodes c. copper wire b.resistors d. all of the above ANS: D

17. Shot noise is generated in: a.transistors and diodes c. copper wire b.resistors d. none of the above ANS: A 18. The power density of "flicker" noise is: a.the same at all frequencies c. greater at low frequencies b.greater at high frequencies d. the same as "white" noise ANS: C 19. So called "1/f" noise is also called: a.random noise c. white noise noise d. partition noise ANS: B 20. "Pink" noise has: a.equal power per Hertz b.equal power per octave ANS: B 21. When two noise voltages, V1 and V2, are combined, the total voltage VT is: a.VT = sqrt( V 1 V 1 + V2 V 2) c. V T = sqrt( V 1 V 2 ) b.VT = (V1 + V2)/2 d. V T = V 1 + V 2

c. constant power d. none of the above

ANS: A 22. Signal-to-Noise ratio is calculated as: a.signal voltage divided by noise voltage b.signal power divided by noise power c.first add the signal power to the noise power, then divide by noise power d.none of the above ANS: B 23. SINAD is calculated as: a.signal voltage divided by noise voltage b.signal power divided by noise power c.first add the signal power to the noise power, then divide by noise power d.none of the above ANS: D 24. Noise Figure is a measure of: much noise is in a communications system much noise is in the channel much noise an amplifier adds to a signal d.signal-to-noise ratio in dB ANS: C

25. The part, or parts, of a sinusoidal carrier that can be modulated are: a.its amplitude c. its amplitude, frequency, and direction b.its amplitude and frequency d. its amplitude, frequency, and phase angle ANS: D COMPLETION 1. The telephone was invented in the year . ANS: 1863 2. Radio signals first were sent across the Atlantic in the year ANS: 1901 3. The frequency band used to modulate the carrier is called the ANS: base 4. The job of the carrier is to get the information through the ANS: channel 5. The bandwidth of an unmodulated carrier is ANS: zero 6. The 'B' in Hartley's Law stands for ANS: bandwidth 7. The more information per second you send, the the bandwidth required. ANS: greater larger wider 8. In signals. , you split the bandwidth of a channel into sub-channels to carry multiple . . . band. .

ANS: FDM 9. In , multiple signal streams take turns using the channel.

ANS: TDM 10. VHF stands for the frequency band.

ANS: very high 11. The VHF band starts at MHz. ANS: 30 12. The UHF band starts at MHz. ANS: 300 13. A radio signal's ANS: wavelength 14. In free space, radio signals travel at approximately ANS: 300 million 15. The equipment used to show signals in the frequency domain is the ANS: spectrum analyzer 16. Mathematically, a spectrum is represented by a ANS: Fourier 17. Disabling a receiver during a burst of atmospheric noise is called ANS: noise blanking blanking 18. For satellite communications, noise can be a serious problem. ANS: solar 19. Thermal noise is caused by the random motions of ANS: electrons SHORT ANSWER 1.Name the five elements in a block diagram of a communications system. ANS: Source, Transmitter, Channel, Receiver, Destination 2.Name five types of internal noise. in a conductor. . series. . meters per second. is the distance it travels in one cycle of the carrier.

ANS: Thermal, Shot, Partition, 1/f, transit-time 3. Why is thermal noise called "white noise"? ANS: White light is composed of equal amounts of light at all visible frequencies. Likewise, thermal noise has equal power density over a wide range of frequencies. 4. What is "pink noise"? ANS: Light is pink when it contains more red than it does other colors, and red is at the low end of the visible spectrum. Likewise, pink noise has higher power density at lower frequencies. 5. Suppose there is 30 V from one noise source that is combined with 40 V from another noise source. Calculate the total noise voltage.

ANS: 50 V

6. If you have 100 mV of signal and 10 mV of noise, both across the same 100-ohm load, what is the signalto-noise ratio in dB? ANS: 20 dB 7. The input to an amplifier has a signal-to-noise ratio of 100 dB and an output signal-to-noise ratio of 80 dB. Find NF, both in dB and as a ratio. ANS: 20 dB, NF = 100 8. A microwave receiver has a noise temperature of 145 K. Find its noise figure. ANS: 1.5 9. Two cascaded amplifiers each have a noise figure of 5 and a gain of 10. Find the total NF for the pair. ANS: 5.4 10. Explain why you could use a diode as a noise source with a spectrum close to that of pure thermal noise. How would you control the amount of noise generated? ANS: When current flows through a diode, it generates shot noise that can be represented as a current source, the output of which is a noise current. The equation for the noise current is very similar to the equation for thermal noise voltage. Since the power in the shot noise is proportional to the diode current, controlling the diode current controls the noise power.

Chapter 2: Radio-Frequency Circuits

MULTIPLE CHOICE 1. The time it takes a charge carrier to cross from the emitter to the collector is called: a.base time c. charge time b.transit time d. Miller time ANS: B 2. A real capacitor actually contains: a.capacitance and resistance only b.capacitance and inductance only ANS: C 3. Bypass capacitors are used to: a.remove RF from non-RF circuits b.couple RF around an amplifier ANS: A 4. A resonant circuit is: a.a simple form of bandpass filter b.used in narrowband RF amplifiers ANS: C 5. Loading down a tuned-circuit amplifier will: a.raise the Q of the tuned circuit c. "multiply" the Q b.lower the Q of the tuned circuit d. have no effect on Q ANS: B 6. The "Miller Effect" can: a.cause an amplifier to oscillate c. reduce the bandwidth of an amplifier b.cause an amplifier to lose gain d. all of the above ANS: D 7. The Miller Effect can be avoided by: a.using a common-emitter amplifier b.using a common-base amplifier ANS: B 8. In a BJT, the Miller Effect is due to: a.inductance of collector lead c. base-to-emitter capacitance b.collector-to-emitter capacitance d. base-to-collector capacitance ANS: D c. increasing the Q of the tuned circuit d. it cannot be avoided c. both a and b d. none of the above c. neutralize amplifiers d. reduce the Miller effect c. capacitance, inductance, and resistance d. reactance only


9. In RF amplifiers, impedance matching is usually done with: a.RC coupling c. direct coupling b.transformer coupling d. lumped reactance ANS: B 10. Neutralization cancels unwanted feedback by: a.adding feedback out of phase with the unwanted feedback b.bypassing the feedback to the "neutral" or ground plane c.decoupling it d.none of the above ANS: A 11. For a "frequency multiplier" to work, it requires: a.a nonlinear circuit b.a linear amplifier c.a signal containing harmonics input signal that is an integer multiple of the desired frequency ANS: A 12. A sinusoidal oscillation from an amplifier requires: a.loop gain equal to unity b.phase shift around loop equal to 0 degrees c.both a and b, but at just one frequency d.none of the above ANS: C 13. The conditions for sinusoidal oscillation from an amplifier are called: a.the loop-gain criteria c. the Bode criteria b.the Hartley criteria d. the Barkhausen criteria ANS: D 14. The Hartley oscillator uses: a.a tapped inductor c. an RC time constant b.a two-capacitor divider d. a piezoelectric crystal ANS: A 15. The Colpitts VFO uses: a.a tapped inductor c. an RC time constant b.a two-capacitor divider d. a piezoelectric crystal ANS: B 16. The Clapp oscillator is: a.a modified Hartley oscillator c. a type of crystal-controlled oscillator b.a modified Colpitts oscillator d. only built with FETs

17. A varactor is: a.a voltage-controlled capacitor c. used in tuner circuits b.a dioded. all of the above ANS: D 18. Crystal-Controlled oscillators are: a.used for a precise frequency b.used for very low frequency drift (parts per million) c.made by grinding quartz to exact dimensions d.all of the above ANS: D 19. If two signals, Va = sin( t) and Vb = sin( bt), are fed to a mixer, the output: a.will contain 1 = + b and 2 = b b.will contain 1 = / b and 2 = b / c . w i l l c o nt a i n = ( + b ) / 2 d.none of the above ANS: A
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20. In a balanced mixer, the output: a.contains equal (balanced) amounts of all input frequencies b.contains the input frequencies c.does not contain the input frequencies a linear mixture of the input signals ANS: C 21. "VFO" stands for: a.Voltage-Fed Oscillator c. Varactor-Frequency Oscillator b.Variable-Frequency Oscillatord. Voltage-Feedback Oscillator ANS: B 22. A "frequency synthesizer" is: a.a VCO phase-locked to a reference frequency b.a VFO with selectable crystals to change frequency c.a fixed-frequency RF generator d.same as a mixer ANS: A COMPLETION 1. Generally, conductor lengths in RF circuits should be ANS: short 2. At UHF frequencies and above, elements must be considered as instead of as being "lumped". .

ANS: distributed 3. When one side of a double-sided pc board is used for ground, it is called a ANS: ground-plane 4. Interactions between parts of an RF circuit can be reduced by using them. ANS: shielding 5. In high-frequency RF circuits, the placement of wires and ANS: components 6. A circuit is used to remove RF from the DC voltage bus. ANS: decoupling 7. A capacitor is used to short unwanted RF to ground. ANS: bypass 8. The bandwidth of a tuned-circuit amplifier depends on the ANS: Q 9. A value of to be valid. ANS: 10 10. In a class C RF amplifier, the extracts one frequency from all the harmonics contained in the device current (e.g. collector current). ANS: tuned circuit 11. Using additional feedback to compensate for "stray" feedback is called . ANS: neutralization 12. A Colpitts oscillator uses a ANS: capacitive 13. Electrically, a piezoelectric crystal has both a resonant frequency. ANS: series, parallel and a voltage divider to provide feedback. or more for Q is required for the approximate tuned circuit equations of the tuned circuit. can be critical. between .


To produce sum and difference frequencies, a mixer must be a nonANS: linear



At some bias point, a diode or a transistor can act as a -law mixer. ANS: square

SHORT ANSWER 1. What inductance would you use with a 47-pF capacitor to make a tuned circuit for 10 MHz? ANS: 5.4 H

2. What value of Q is required for a 10-MHz tuned circuit to have a bandwidth of 100 kHz? ANS: 100 3. A tuned-circuit amplifier with a gain of 10 is being used to make an oscillator. What should be the value of the feedback ratio to satisfy the Barkhausen criteria? ANS: 0.1 4. What is the advantage of a Clapp oscillator compared to a Colpitts oscillator? ANS: It is more stable because it "swamps" the device capacitance with large value capacitors in the feedback divider. 5. If a varactor has a capacitance of 90 pF at zero volts, what will be the capacitance at 4 volts? ANS: 30 pF 6. An oscillator has a frequency of 100 MHz at 20C, and a tempco of +10 ppm per degree Celsius. What will be the shift in frequency at 70C? What percentage is that? ANS: 50 kHz, 0.05% 7. Two sinusoidal signals, V1 and V2, are fed into an ideal balanced mixer. V1 is a 20-MHz signal; V2 is a 5MHz signal. What frequencies would you expect at the output of the mixer? ANS: 15 MHz and 25 MHz

8. Suppose the phase-locked-loop frequency synthesizer of Figure 2.39 has a reference frequency of 1 MHz and a fixed-modulus divider of 10. What should be the value of the programmable divider to get an output frequency of 120 MHz? ANS: 12

Chapter 3: Amplitude Modulation

MULTIPLE CHOICE 1. AM stands for: a.Audio Modulation c. Angle Modulation b.Amplitude Modulation d. Antenna Modulation ANS: B 2. The "envelope" of an AM signal is due to: a.the baseband signal c. the amplitude signal b.the carrier signal d. none of the above ANS: A 3. If the audio Va sin( t) modulates the carrier Vc sin( t), then the modulation index, m, is: a.m = / c. m = (Va / Vc)2
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ANS: D 5. Overmodulation causes: a.distortion c. both a and b b.splatter d. none of the above ANS: C 6. The peak voltage of an AM signal goes from Emax to Emin. The modulation index, m, is: a.m = Emin / Emax c. m = (Emax Emin ) / (Emax + Emin ) b.m = Emax / Emin d. m = (Emax + Emin ) / (Emax Emin ) ANS: C 7. If Va sin( t) amplitude modulates the carrier Vc sin( t), it will produce the frequencies: a. + and a c. + and 2 + 2 0 . ( + ) / 2 a n d ( ) / 2 d. none of the above
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ANS: A 8. At 100% modulation, the total sideband power is: a.equal to the carrier power c. half the carrier power b.twice the carrier power d. 1.414 carrier power

ANS: C 9. If a 5-kHz signal modulates a 1-MHz carrier, the bandwidth of the AM signal will be: a.5 kHz c. 1.005 MHz b.10 kHz d. none of the above ANS: B 10. If an AM radio station increases its modulation index, you would expect: a.the audio to get louder at the receiver c. the signal-to-noise ratio to increase b.the received RF signal to increase d. all of the above ANS: D 11. The modulation index can be derived from: a.the time-domain signal c. both a and b b.the frequency-domain signal d. none of the above ANS: C 12. The main problem in using quadrature AM would be: a.requires too much bandwidth c. incompatibility with ordinary AM radios b.requires too much power d. all of the above ANS: C 13. As compared to plain AM, SSB AM: more efficient b.requires a more complex demodulator circuit c.requires less bandwidth d.all of the above ANS: D 14. The SC in SSB SC stands for: a.single-carrier c. sideband-carrier b.suppressed-carrier d. none of the above ANS: B 15. PEP stands for: a.Peak Envelope Power b.Peak Efficiency Power ANS: A 16. If an SSB transmitter radiates 1000 watts at peak modulation, what will it radiate with no modulation? a.1000 watts c. 250 watts b.500 watts d. 0 watts ANS: D 17. Music on AM radio stations is "low-fidelity" because: a. AM is susceptible to noise c. Peak Envelope Product d. none of the above

b.commercial AM stations use low power c.commercial AM stations have a narrow bandwidth d.all of the above ANS: C 18. The type of information that can be sent using AM is: c. digital data d. all of the above ANS: D 19. Two tones modulate an AM carrier. One tone causes a modulation index of m1 and the other tone causes a modulation index of m2. The total modulation index is: a. m1 + m2 c. sqrt( m 1 m 2 + m 2 m 1 ) 0.( m 1 + m 2 ) / 2 d. sqrt( m 1 m 1 + m 2 m 2 )
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ANS: D 20. To demodulate a USB SSB signal, the receiver must: set to USB mode c. both a and b b.reinsert the carrier d. none of the above ANS: C COMPLETION 1.An advantage of AM is that the receiver can be very ANS: simple 2.A disadvantage of AM is its ANS: inefficient 3.The of an AM signal resembles the shape of the baseband signal. ANS: envelope 4.In AM, modulating with a single audio tone produces ANS: two 5.Compared to the USB, the information in the LSB is ANS: the same 6.Compared to the USB, the power in the LSB is ANS: the same . . sidebands. use of power. .



In AM, total sideband power is always than the carrier power. ANS: less


In AM, as the modulation index increases, the carrier power ANS: remains constant


The power in an AM signal is maximum when the modulation index is . ANS: one

10. In AM, a voice-band signal of 300 Hz to 3000 Hz will require a bandwidth of ANS: 6000 Hz

11. With a 1-MHz carrier, if the LSB extends down to 990 kHz, then the USB will extend up to . ANS: 1010 kHz 12. If an AM transmitter puts out 100 watts with no modulation, it will put out with 100% modulation. ANS: 150 SHORT ANSWER 1. An AM transmitter generates 100 watts with 0% modulation. How much power will it generate with 20% modulation? ANS: 102 watts 2. If the carrier power is 1000 watts, what is the power in the USB at 70.7% modulation? ANS: 125 watts 3. A carrier is modulated by three audio tones. If the modulation indexes for the tones are 0.3, 0.4, and 0.5, then what is the total modulation index? ANS: 0.707 4. You look at an AM signal with an oscilloscope and see that the maximum Vpp is 100 volts and the minimum Vpp is 25 volts. What is the modulation index? ANS: watts

5. A SSB transmitter is connected to a 50-ohm antenna. If the peak output voltage of the transmitter is 20 volts, what is the PEP? ANS: 4 watts

Chapter 4: Angle Modulation

MULTIPLE CHOICE 1. The FM modulation index: a.increases with both deviation and modulation frequency b.increases with deviation and decreases with modulation frequency c.decreases with deviation and increases with modulation frequency equal to twice the deviation ANS: B 2. One way to derive FM from PM is: a.integrate the modulating signal before applying to the PM oscillator b.integrate the signal out of the PM oscillator c.differentiate the modulating signal before applying to the PM oscillator d.differentiate the signal out of the PM oscillator ANS: A 3. The bandwidth of an FM signal is considered to be limited because: a.there can only be a finite number of sidebands is equal to the frequency deviation is band-limited at the receiver d.the power in the outer sidebands is negligible ANS: D 4. Mathematically, the calculation of FM bandwidth requires the use of: a.ordinary trigonometry and algebra c. Taylor series b.Bessel functions d. fractals ANS: B 5. FM bandwidth can be approximated by: a.Armstrong's Rule c. Carson's Rule b.Bessel's Rule d. none of the above ANS: C 6. NBFM stands for: a.National Broadcast FM c. Near Band FM b.Non-Broadcast FM d. Narrowband FM ANS: D 7. When FM reception deteriorates abruptly due to noise, it is called: a.the capture effect c. the noise effect b.the threshold effect d. the limit effect ANS: B

8. An FM receiver switching suddenly between two stations on nearby frequencies is called: a.the capture effect c. the "two-station" effect b.the threshold effect d. none of the above ANS: A 9. Pre-emphasis is used to: a.increase the signal to noise ratio for higher audio frequencies b.increase the signal to noise ratio for lower audio frequencies c.increase the signal to noise ratio for all audio frequencies d.allow stereo audio to be carried by FM stations ANS: A 10. A pre-emphasis of 75 s refers to: a.the time it takes for the circuit to work b.the "dead time" before de-emphasis occurs c.the time delay between the L and R channels d.the time-constant of the filter circuits used

ANS: D 11. FM stereo: a.uses DSBSC AM modulation c. has a higher S/N than mono FM implemented using an SCA signal d. is not compatible with mono FM ANS: A 12. An SCA signal: a.can use amplitude modulation c. is monaural b.can use FM modulation d. all of the above ANS: D 13. The modulation index of an FM signal can be determined readily: a.using measurements at points where J 0 equals one b.using measurements at points where J 0 equals zero c.using measurements at points where the deviation equals zero d.only by using Bessel functions ANS: B COMPLETION 1.FM and PM are two forms of ANS: angle 2.PM is extensively used in communication. ANS: data modulation.

3. Compared to AM, the signal-to-noise ratio of FM is usually ANS: better 4. Compared to AM, the bandwidth of FM is usually ANS: wider greater .

5. FM transmitters can use Class amplifiers since amplitude linearity is not important. ANS: C 6. Both the power and amplitude of an FM signal ANS: stay constant 7. In FM, the frequency deviation is proportional to the instantaneous modulating signal. ANS: amplitude 8. The frequency deviation of an FM signal occurs at a rate equal to the modulating signal. ANS: frequency 9. Mathematically, the number of sidebands in an FM signal is ANS: infinite 10. As FM sidebands get farther from the center frequency, their power ANS: decreases 11. Mathematically, the value of an FM modulation index can be as high as . ANS: any number 12. In FM, as the modulating frequency decreases, the modulation index ANS: increases 13. In FM, as the frequency deviation decreases, the modulation index ANS: decreases . . . . of the of the as modulation is applied.

4. If the deviation sensitivity of an FM modulator is 2 kHz /V, what will be the modulation index caused by a 1-volt, 1-kHz audio signal?

14. As the FM modulation index increases, the number of significant sidebands

ANS: increases 15. For certain values of mf, such as 2.4, the amplitude of the carrier frequency ANS: disappears goes to zero 16. The bandwidth of an FM signal can be approximated using ANS: Carson's 17. FM bandwidth can be calculated precisely usingfunctions. ANS: Bessel 18. The effect is characteristic of FM reception in a noisy environment. rule. .

ANS: threshold 19. The effect is seen when an FM receiver is exposed to two FM signals that are close to each other in frequency. ANS: capture 20. Rest frequency is another name for an FM ANS: carrier frequency.

SHORT ANSWER 1. If a 2-volt instantaneous value of modulating signal amplitude causes a 10-kHz deviation in carrier frequency, what is the deviation sensitivity of the modulator? ANS: 5 kHz / volt 2. If a 2-kHz audio tone causes a frequency deviation of 4 kHz, what is the modulation index? ANS: 2 3. What will be the deviation caused by a 3-kHz tone if the modulation index is 3? ANS: 9 kHz


5. At a modulation index of 2, how much power is in the carrier of a 1000-watt FM transmitter? ANS: 48.4 watts 6. At a modulation index of 2, how much power is in the first pair of sidebands of a 1000-watt FM transmitter? ANS: 673 watts 7. At a modulation index of 2, how much power is in the fifth pair of sidebands of a 1000-watt FM transmitter? ANS: 200 mW (0.2 watt) 8. Using Carson's rule, what is the approximate bandwidth of an FM signal with a modulation index of 2 being modulated by a 5-kHz signal? ANS: 30 kHz 9. Using the Bessel chart of Figure 4.1, what is the bandwidth of an FM signal with a modulation index of 2 being modulated by a 5-kHz signal if we ignore sidebands containing less than 1% of the total power? ANS: 30 kHz 10. How would you use the fact that J0 is zero for certain known values of mf (2.4, 5.5, etc) to measure the frequency deviation of an FM modulator? ANS: Use an audio frequency generator to modulate the FM carrier. Using a spectrum analyzer, adjust the audio frequency until the carrier amplitude vanishes. Record the audio frequency. Then do the calculation: = fm mf where mf will have one of the known values. For example, if fm is measured to be 2 kHz when mf is 5.5, then is 11 kHz.


Chapter 5: Transmitters
MULTIPLE CHOICE 1. The ability to change operating frequency rapidly without a lot of retuning is called: a.agility c. VFO b.expansion d. spread-spectrum ANS: A 2. The difference between the DC power into a transmitter and the RF power coming out: a measure of efficiency c. may require water cooling b.heats the transmitter d. all of the above ANS: D 3. Baseband compression produces: a.a smaller range of frequencies from low to high b.a smaller range of amplitude from soft to loud c.a smaller number of signals d.none of the above ANS: B 4. ALC stands for: a.Amplitude Level Control b.Automatic Level Control ANS: B 5. In an AM transmitter, ALC is used to: a.keep the modulation close to 100% b.keep the modulation below 100% ANS: D 6. With high-level AM: a.all RF amplifiers can be nonlinear c. minimum RF power is required b.minimum modulation power is required d. all of the above ANS: A 7. With high-level AM: a.the RF amplifiers are typically Class A c. the RF amplifiers are typically Class C b.the RF amplifiers are typically Class B d. the RF amplifiers are typically Class AB ANS: C 8. With low-level AM: a.the RF amplifiers must be Class A b.the RF amplifiers must be Class B c. the RF amplifiers must be linear d. the RF amplifiers must be low-power c. maximize transmitted power d. all of the above c. Accurate Level Control d. none of the above

9. Power amplifiers must be linear for any signal that: complex c. has variable frequency b.has variable amplitude d. all of the above ANS: B 10. In high-level AM, "high-level" refers to: a.the power level of the carrier c. the power level of the final RF amplifier b.the power level of the modulation d. none of the above ANS: D 11. In high-level AM, the power in the sidebands comes from: a.the modulating amplifier c. the driver stage b.the RF amplifier d. the carrier ANS: A 12. In an AM transmitter with 100% modulation, the voltage of the final RF stage will be: a.approximately half the DC supply voltage b.approximately twice the DC supply voltage c.approximately four times the DC supply voltage d.none of the above ANS: C 13. Practical transmitters are usually designed to drive a load impedance of: a.50 ohms resistive c. 300 ohms resistive b.75 ohms resistive d. 600 ohms resistive ANS: A 14. Which of the following can be used for impedance matching? a.pi network c. both a and b b.T network d. a bridge circuit ANS: C 15. When a transmitter is connected to a resistor instead of an antenna, the resistor is called: a.a heavy load c. a temporary load b.a dummy load d. a test load ANS: B 16. When a transmitter is connected to a resistor instead of an antenna, the resistor must be: a.wire-wound c. 1% tolerance or better b.noninductive d. all of the above ANS: B 17. A Class D amplifier is: a. very efficient c. essentially pulse-duration modulation

b. essentially pulse-width modulation ANS: D

d. all of the above

18. To generate a SSB signal: a.start with full-carrier AM c. start with a quadrature signal b.start with DSBSC d. all of the above ANS: B 19. The carrier is suppressed in: a.a balanced modulator c. a frequency multiplier b.a mixer d. none of the above ANS: A 20. To remove one AM sideband and leave the other you could use: a.a mechanical filter c. both a and b b.a crystal filter d. none of the above ANS: C 21. A direct FM modulator: a.varies the frequency of the carrier oscillator b.integrates the modulating signal c.both a and b d.none of the above ANS: A 22. An indirect FM modulator: a.requires a varactor in the carrier oscillator b.varies the phase of the carrier oscillator c.both a and b d.none of the above ANS: B 23. AFC stands for: a.Amplitude to Frequency Conversion c. Automatic Frequency Control b.Automatic Frequency Centering d. Audio Frequency Control ANS: C 24. Frequency multipliers are: a.essentially balanced modulators c. essentially mixers b.essentially Class C amplifiers d. none of the above ANS: B 25. With mixing: a.the carrier frequency can be raised b.the carrier frequency can be lowered c.the carrier frequency can be changed to any required value

d. the deviation is altered ANS: C COMPLETION 1. The accuracy and stability of a transmitter frequency is fixed by the ANS: carrier 2. In the USA, the sets requirements for accuracy and stability of a transmitter's frequency. ANS: FCC 3. In Canada, frequency. sets requirements for accuracy and stability of a transmitter's oscillator.

ANS: Industry Canada 4. Frequency retuning. ANS: agility 5. Power output of SSB transmitters is rated by ANS: PEP 6. Reducing the dynamic range of a modulating signal is called ANS: compression 7. The opposite of compression is called . ANS: expansion 8. ALC is a form of ANS: compression 9. High-level modulation allows the RF amplifiers to operate more . ANS: efficiently 10. Low-level modulation requires the RF amplifiers to be . ANS: linear 11. To isolate the oscillator from load changes, a stage is used. . . . is the ability of a transmitter to change frequency without a lot of

ANS: buffer 12. The peak collector voltage in a Class C RF amplifier is than the DC supply voltage. ANS: higher 13. Most practical transmitters are designed to operate into a ANS: 50 14. Transmitters built with transistor RF amplifiers often use a impedance matching. ANS: T 15. Matching networks also act as filters to help reduce ANS: harmonic 16. Severe impedance ANS: mismatch 17. Transceivers combine a transmitter and a ANS: receiver 18. To allow a high modulation percentage, it is common to modulate the the power amplifier in transistor modulators. ANS: driver 19. Pulse-width modulation is the same as pulseANS: duration 20. Switching amplifiers are sometimes called Class ANS: D 21. Because the sideband filter in a SSB transmitter is fixed, more than one frequency. ANS: mixing 22. To generate a SSB signal, it is common to start with a signal. ANS: DSBSC is used to operate at amplifiers. modulation. as well as into one "box". can destroy a transmitter's output stage. levels. network for -ohm load.

23. Indirect FM is derived from ANS: phase 24.


Using a varactor to generate FM is an example of a ANS: reactance



The modern way to make a stable VFO is to make it part of a loop. ANS: phase-locked

SHORT ANSWER 1. If a 50-MHz oscillator is accurate to within 0.001%, what is the range of possible frequencies? ANS: 50 MHz 500 hertz

2. What is the efficiency of a 100-watt mobile transmitter if it draws 11 amps from a 12-volt car battery? ANS: 75.8% 3. The power amplifier of an AM transmitter draws 100 watts from the power supply with no modulation. Assuming high-level modulation, how much power does the modulation amplifier deliver for 100% modulation? ANS: 50 watts 4. If the final RF amplifier of an AM transmitter is powered by 100 volts DC, what is the maximum collector voltage at 100% modulation? ANS: 400 volts 5. Suppose the output of a balanced modulator has a center frequency of 10 MHz. The audio modulation frequency range is 1 kHz to 10 kHz. To pass the USB, what should be the center frequency of an ideal crystal filter? ANS: 10.005 MHz 6. Suppose you have generated a USB SSB signal with a nominal carrier frequency of 10 MHz. What is the minimum frequency the SSB signal can be mixed with so that the output signal has a nominal carrier frequency of 50 MHz? ANS: 40 MHz

7. Suppose you have an FM modulator that puts out 1 MHz carrier with a 100-hertz deviation. If frequency multiplication is used to increase the deviation to 400 hertz, what will be the new carrier frequency? ANS: 4 MHz 8. Suppose you had an FM signal with a carrier of 10 MHz and a deviation of 10 kHz. Explain how you could use it to get an FM signal at 100 MHz with a deviation of 20 kHz. ANS: First, put the signal through a frequency doubler to get a 20-MHz carrier with a 20-kHz deviation. Then mix that signal with an 80-MHz carrier to generate a 100-MHz carrier with 20-kHz deviation.

Chapter 6: Receivers
MULTIPLE CHOICE 1. The two basic specifications for a receiver are: a.the sensitivity and the selectivity b.the number of converters and the number of IFs c.the spurious response and the tracking d.the signal and the noise ANS: A 2. The superheterodyne receiver was invented by: a.Foster c. Armstrong b.Seeley d. Hertz ANS: C 3. Trimmers and padders are: a.two types of adjusting tools b.small adjustable resistors ANS: D 4. "Skin effect" refers to: a.the way radio signals travel across a flat surface b.the tissue-burning effect of a strong RF signal c.the increase of wire resistance with frequency d.none of the above ANS: C 5. The "front end" of a receiver can include: a.the tuner c. the mixer b.the RF amplifier d. all of the above ANS: D 6. "IF" stands for: a.intermediate frequency b.intermodulation frequency ANS: A 7. AGC stands for: a.Audio Gain Control c. Active Gain Control b.Automatic Gain Control d. Active Gain Conversion ANS: B 8. The frequency of the local oscillator: a. is above the RF frequency c. indeterminate frequency d. image frequency c. small adjustable inductors d. small adjustable capacitors below the RF frequency c.can be either above of below the RF frequency fixed, typically at 455 kHz. ANS: C 9. The local oscillator and mixer are combined in one device because: gives a greater reduction of spurious responses increases sensitivity increases selectivity is cheaper ANS: D 10. Basically, sensitivity measures: a.the weakest signal that can be usefully received b.the highest-frequency signal that can be usefully received c.the dynamic range of the audio amplifier d.none of the above ANS: A 11. Basically, selectivity measures: a.the range of frequencies that the receiver can select b.with two signals close in frequency, the ability to receive one and reject the other well adjacent frequencies are separated by the demodulator well the adjacent frequencies are separated in the mixer ANS: B 12. When comparing values for shape factor: a.a value of 1.414 dB is ideal c. a value of 1.0 is ideal b.a value of 0.707 is ideal d. there is no ideal value ANS: C 13. When comparing values for shape factor: a.a value of 2 is better than a value of 4 b.a value of 4 is better than a value of 2 ANS: A 14. Distortion in a receiver can occur in: a.the mixer c. the IF amplifiers b.the detector d. all of the above ANS: D 15. Phase distortion is important in: a.voice communications systems c. monochrome video receivers b.color video receivers d. all of the above ANS: B c. both values are basically equivalent d. none of the above

16. The response of a receiver to weak signals is usually limited by: a.the AGC c. the dynamic range of the receiver b.noise generated in the receiver d. the type of detector circuit being used ANS: B 17. Image frequencies occur when two signals: a. are transmitted on the same frequency b. enter the mixer, with one being a reflected signal equal to the IF frequency c. enter the mixer, one below and one above the local oscillator by a difference equal to the IF d. enter the mixer, and the difference between the two signals is equal to twice the IF ANS: C 18. An image must be rejected: a.prior to mixing c. prior to detection b.prior to IF amplification d. images cannot be rejected ANS: A 19. Image frequency problems would be reduced by: a.having an IF amplifier with the proper shape factor b.having a wideband RF amplifier after the mixer c.having a narrowband RF amplifier before the mixer d.none of the above ANS: C 20. A common AM detector is the: a.PLL c. ratio detector b.envelope detector d. all of the above ANS: B 21. An FM detector is the: a.PLL c. quadrature detector b.ratio detector d. all of the above ANS: D 22. Germanium diodes are used in AM detectors because: a.they are faster than silicon diodes b.they are cheaper than silicon diodes c.they minimize distortion from nonlinearity d.all of the above ANS: C 23. A common SSB detector is: a.a PLL c. a BFO b.a dioded. a product detector ANS: D

24. BFO stands for: a.Beat Frequency Oscillator c. Bipolar Frequency Oscillator b.Barrier Frequency Oscillator d. Bistable Frequency Oscillator ANS: A 25. To demodulate both SSB and DSBSC, you need to: a.use a Foster-Seeley discriminator b.reinject the carrier c.use double conversion d.use one diode for SSB and two diodes for DSBSC ANS: B 26. Which would be best for DSBSC: a.carrier detection c. envelope detection b.coherent detection d. ratio detection ANS: B 27. An FM detector that is not sensitive to amplitude variations is: a.Foster-Seeley detector c. a PLL detector b.a quadrature detector d. all of the above ANS: C 28. The function of a limiter is: remove amplitude variations c. to limit dynamic range limit spurious responses d. to limit noise response ANS: A 29. Suppressing the audio when no signal is present is called: a.AGC c. AFC b.squelch d. limiting ANS: B 30. LNA stands for: a.Limited-Noise Amplifier b.Low-Noise Amplifier ANS: B 31. AFC stands for: a.Audio Frequency Compensator c. Automatic Frequency Control b.Autodyne Frequency Compensation d. Autonomous Frequency Control ANS: C 32. The function of AFC is: a.maintain a constant IF frequency b.match the local oscillator to the received signal c. Low-Noise Audio d. Logarithmic Noise Amplification

c.lock the discriminator to the IF frequency d.none of the above ANS: B 33. SAW stands for: a.Symmetrical Audio Wave b.Surface Acoustic Wave ANS: B 34. The important property of a SAW is: stabilizes the audio in a receiver allows software radios to be built ANS: C 35. The main function of the AGC is to: a.keep the gain of the receiver constant b.keep the gain of the IF amplifiers constant c.keep the input to the detector at a constant amplitude d.all of the above ANS: C 36. DSP stands for: a.Dynamic Signal Properties c. Distorted Signal Packet b.Direct Signal Phase d. Digital Signal Processor ANS: D 37. SINAD stands for: a.Sinusoidal Amplitude Distortion b.Signal and Noise Amplitude Distortion c.Signal-plus-Noise-to-Noise Ratio d.Signal-plus-Noise and Distortion-to-Noise and Distortion Ratio ANS: D 38. TRF stands for: a.Tuned Radio Frequency b.Tracking Radio Frequency ANS: A COMPLETION 1. Almost all modern receivers use the ANS: superheterodyne 2. The first radio receiver of any kind was built in the year . principle. c. Transmitted Radio Frequency d. Tuned Receiver Function c. it is a stable bandpass filter d. none of the above c. Silicon-Activated Wafer d. Software-Activated Wave

ANS: 1887 3. When two tuned circuits each other, it means that when the frequency of one is adjusted, the other changes with it. ANS: track 4. The ANS: skin 5. The superhet was invented in the year . ANS: 1918 6. In a receiver, the ANS: front end 7. In a superhet, the output of the goes to the IF amplifiers. ANS: mixer 8. In a superhet, the frequency is the difference between the local oscillator frequency and the received signal frequency. ANS: intermediate IF 9. The circuit adjusts the gain of the IF amplifiers in response to signal strength. refers to the input filter and RF stage. effect causes the resistance of wire to increase with frequency.

ANS: AGC 10. An converter uses the same transistor for both the local oscillator and the mixer.

ANS: autodyne 11. In low-side injection, the local oscillator is ANS: lower 12. is the ability of a receiver to separate two signals that are close to each other in frequency. than the received signal frequency.

ANS: Selectivity 13. is the ability of a receiver to receive and successfully demodulate a very weak signal.

ANS: Sensitivity

14. A receiver with two different IF frequencies is called a double- receiver. ANS: conversion 15. A multiple-conversion receiver will have better rejection of ANS: image 16. A demodulator is also called a . ANS: detector 17. An detector uses a diode to half-wave rectify an AM signal. frequencies.

ANS: envelope 18. A detector is used for SSB signals. ANS: product 19. A BFO produces a locally generated ANS: carrier 20. A DSBSC signal requires a ANS: coherent 21. FM detectors have a characteristic ANS: S 22. While still commonly found, the Foster-Seeley and ratio detectors are . ANS: obsolescent 23. Unlike the PLL detector, the quadrature detector is sensitive to changes in input signal. ANS: amplitude 24. A dual- MOSFET is useful for AGC. ANS: gate 25. Diode mixers are too to be practical in most applications. ANS: noisy 26. The IF amplifiers in an AM receiver must be Class . of the -shaped curve. detection circuit. .

ANS: A 27. A double-tuned IF transformer is usually top and steep sides. ANS: over 28. Multiple IF stages can be ANS: stagger 29. Compared to tuned circuits, ceramic and crystal IF filters do not require ANS: adjustment 30. Up-conversion is when the output of the mixer is a signal. ANS: higher 31. In a block converter, the frequency of the first local oscillator is ANS: fixed constant 32. Typically, AGC reduces the gain of the ANS: IF 3 3 . A n -meter is designed to indicate signal strength in many communications receivers. ANS: S 34. The effectiveness of FM ANS: limiting 35. A refers to any kind of FM or PM detector. is measured by a receivers quieting sensitivity. amplifiers. . frequency than the incoming . -tuned to increase the bandwidth. coupled for the response to have a flat

ANS: discriminator SHORT ANSWER 1. Suppose the bandwidth of a tuned circuit is 10 kHz at 1 MHz. Approximately what bandwidth would you expect it to have at 4 MHz?


20 kHz 2. Using high-side injection for a 1-MHz IF, what is the frequency of the local oscillator when the receiver is tuned to 5 MHz? ANS: 6 MHz 3. An IF filter has a 60 dB bandwidth of 25 kHz and a 6 dB bandwidth of 20 kHz. What is the shape factor value? ANS: 1.25 4. Suppose a receiver uses a 5-MHz IF frequency. Assuming high-side injection, what would be the image frequency if the receiver was tuned to 50 MHz? ANS: 60 MHz 5. Suppose a SSB receiver requires an injected frequency of 1.5 MHz. What would be the acceptable frequency range of the BFO if the maximum acceptable baseband shift is 100 hertz? ANS: 1.5 MHz 100 hertz

6. The transformer of a double-tuned IF amplifier has a Q of 25 for both primary and secondary. What value of kc do you need to achieve optimal coupling? ANS: 0.06 7. What value of transformer coupling would a double-tuned 10-MHz IF amplifier with optimal coupling need to get a bandwidth of 100 kHz? ANS: 0.01

Chapter 7: Digital Communications

MULTIPLE CHOICE 1. The first digital code was the: a.ASCII code c. Morse code b.Baudot code d. none of the above ANS: C 2. In digital transmission, signal degradation can be removed using: amplifier c. a regenerative repeater b.a filter d. all of the above ANS: C 3. TDM stands for: a.Time-Division Multiplexing c. Ten-Digital Manchester b.Time-Domain Multiplexing d. Ten Dual-Manchester ANS: A 4. Hartley's Law is: a.I = ktB c. C = B log2(1 + S/ N) b.C = 2B log2M d. SR = 2 f max ANS: A 5. The Shannon-Hartley theorem is: a.I = ktB c. C = B log2(1 + S/ N) b.C = 2B log2M d. SR = 2 f max ANS: B 6. The Shannon Limit is given by: a.I = ktB c. C = B log2(1 + S/ N) b.C = 2B log2M d. SR = 2 f max ANS: C 7. The Nyquist Rate can be expressed as: a.I = ktB c. C = B log2(1 + S/ N) b.C = 2B log2M d. SR = 2 f max ANS: D 8. Natural Sampling does not use: a.a sample-and-hold circuit c. a fixed sample rate b.true binary numbers d. an analog-to-digital converter ANS: A

9. Which is true about aliasing and foldover distortion? a.They are two types of sampling error. b.You can have one or the other, but not both. c.Aliasing is a technique to prevent foldover distortion. d.They are the same thing. ANS: D 10. Foldover distortion is caused by: a.noise c. too few samples per second b.too many samples per second d. all of the above ANS: C 11. The immediate result of sampling is: a.a sample alias c. PCM b.PAM d. PDM ANS: B 12. Which of these is not a pulse-modulation technique: a.PDM c. PPM b.PWM d. PPS ANS: D 13. Quantizing noise (quantization noise): a.decreases as the sample rate increases b.decreases as the sample rate decreases c.decreases as the bits per sample increases d.decreases as the bits per sample decreases ANS: C 14. The dynamic range of a system is the ratio of: a.the strongest transmittable signal to the weakest discernible signal b.the maximum rate of conversion to the minimum rate of conversion c.the maximum bits per sample to the minimum bits per sample d.none of the above ANS: A 15. Companding is used to: a.compress the range of base-band frequencies b.reduce dynamic range at higher bit-rates c.preserve dynamic range while keeping bit-rate low d.maximize the useable bandwidth in digital transmission ANS: C 16. In North America, companding uses: a.the Logarithmic Law c. the Law (alpha law) b.the A Law d. the Law (mu law)

ANS: D 17. In Europe, companding uses: a.the Logarithmic Law c. the Law (alpha law) b.the A Law d. the Law (mu law)

ANS: B 18. Codec stands for: a.Coder-Decoder b.Coded-Carrier ANS: A 19. A typical codec in a telephone system sends and receives: a.4-bit numbers c. 12-bit numbers b.8-bit numbers d. 16-bit numbers ANS: B 20. Compared to PCM, delta modulation: a.transmits fewer bits per sample c. can suffer slope overload b.requires a much higher sampling rate d. all of the above ANS: D 21. In delta modulation, "granular noise" is produced when: a.the signal changes too rapidly c. the bit rate is too high b.the signal does not change d. the sample is too large ANS: B 22. Compared to PCM, adaptive delta modulation can transmit voice: a.with a lower bit rate but reduced quality c. only over shorter distances b.with a lower bit rate but the same quality d. only if the voice is band-limited ANS: B 23. Which coding scheme requires DC continuity: a.AMI c. unipolar NRZ b.Manchester d. bipolar RZ ANS: C 24. Manchester coding: a biphase code b.has a level transition in the middle of every bit period c.provides strong timing information d.all of the above ANS: D 25. The number of framing bits in DS-1 is: c. Code-Compression d. none of the above

a.1 c. 4 b.2 d. 8 ANS: A 26. Framing bits in DS-1 are used to: a.detect errors c. synchronize the transmitter and receiver b.carry signaling d. all of the above ANS: C 27. So-called "stolen" bits in DS-1 are used to: a.detect errors c. synchronize the transmitter and receiver b.carry signaling d. all of the above ANS: B 28. The number of bits per sample in DS-1 is: a.1 b.2 ANS: D 29. The number of samples per second in DS-1 is: a.8 k c. 64 k d. 1.544 b.56 k ANS: A 30. The bit rate for each channel in DS-1 is: a.1.544 Mb/s c. 56 kb/s b.64 kb/sd. 8 kb/s ANS: B 31. In DS-1, bits are transmitted over a T-1 cable at: a.1.544 MB/s c. 56 kb/s b.64 kb/sd. 8 kb/s ANS: A 32. A T-1 cable uses: a.Manchester coding c. NRZ coding b.bipolar RZ AMI coding d. pulse-width coding ANS: B 33. The number of frames in a superframe is: a.6 c. 24 b.12 d. 48 ANS: B 34. A typical T-1 line uses: 0. a. 4 8


a.twisted-pair wire c. fiber-optic cable b.coaxial cable d. microwave ANS: A 35. "Signaling" is used to indicate: a.on-hook/off-hook condition c. ringing b.busy signal d. all of the above ANS: D 36. A vocoder implements compression by: a.constructing a model of the transmission medium b.constructing a model of the human vocal system c.finding redundancies in the digitized data d.using lossless techniques ANS: B 37. Compared to standard PCM systems, the quality of the output of a vocoder is: a.much better c. about the same b.somewhat better d. not as good ANS: D COMPLETION 1. Digitizing a signal often results in ANS: improved better 2. To send it over an analog channel, a digital signal must be ANS: modulated 3. To send it over a digital channel, an analog signal must first be . ANS: digitized 4. In analog channels, the signal-to-noise ratio of an analog signal gradually as the length of the channel increases. ANS: decreases gets worse 5. The value of a pulse is the only information it carries on a digital channel. onto a carrier. transmission quality.

ANS: binary


A repeater is used to restore the shape of pulses on a digital cable. ANS: regenerative


There are techniques to detect and ANS: correct

some errors in digital transmission.


Converting an analog signal to digital form is another source of in digital transmission systems. ANS: error noise


-division multiplexing is easily done in digital transmission. ANS: Time

10. All practical communications channels are bandANS: limited 11.

Law gives the relationship between time, information capacity, and bandwidth. ANS: Hartley's

12. Ignoring noise, the for a given bandwidth. ANS: Shannon-Hartley

theorem gives the maximum rate of data transmission

13. The limit gives the maximum rate of data transmission for a given bandwidth and a given signal-to-noise ratio. ANS: Shannon 14. sampling is done without a sample-and-hold circuit. ANS: Natural 15. The format. Rate is the minimum sampling rate for converting analog signals to digital

ANS: Nyquist 16. distortion occurs when an analog signal is sampled at too slow a rate. ANS: Foldover


means that higher frequency baseband signals from the transmitter "assume the identity" of low-frequency baseband signals at the receiver when sent digitally. ANS: Aliasing

18. The output of a sample-and-hold circuit is a pulseANS: amplitude 19.

modulated signal.

modulation is the most commonly used digital modulation scheme. ANS: Pulse-code


noise results from the process of converting an analog signal into digital format. ANS: Quantizing


is used to preserve dynamic range using a reasonable bandwidth. ANS: Companding

22. In North America, compression is done using the ANS:

-law equation.

mu 23. In Europe, compression is done using the ANS: A 24. A is an IC that converts a voice signal to PCM and vice versa. ANS: codec 25. In a PCM system, the samples of the analog signal are first converted to bits before being compressed to 8 bits. ANS: 12 26. The number of bits per sample transmitted in delta modulation is ANS: 1 one 27. Delta modulation requires a reproduction. ANS: higher sampling rate than PCM for the same quality of . -law equation.


noise is produced by a delta modulator if the analog signal doesn't change. ANS: Granular

29. In delta modulation, overload can occur if the analog signal changes too fast. ANS: slope 30. The size varies in adaptive delta modulation.

ANS: step 31. Adaptive delta modulation can transmit PCM-quality voice at about of PCM. ANS: half 32. Unipolar NRZ is not practical because most channels do not have ANS: DC 33. In AMI, binary ones are represented by a voltage that alternates in ANS: polarity 34. Long strings of ANS: zeros 35. Manchester code has a level in the center of each bit period. ANS: transition 36. Manchester coding provides information regardless of the pattern of ones and zeros. ANS: timing 37. Ther e ar e ANS: 24 38. DS-1 uses a ANS: framing 39. In DS-1, each channel is sampled ANS: 8000 40. Data is carried over a T-1 line at a rate of bits per second. times per second. bit to synchronize the transmitter and receiver. channels in a DS-1 frame. should be avoided in AMI. . continuity. the bit rate

ANS: 1.544 10 6

41. A group of 12 DS-1 frames is called a . ANS: superframe 42. From a group of twelve frames, signaling bits are "stolen" from every ANS: sixth 43. it. ANS: Lossless SHORT ANSWER 1. Use Hartley's Law to find how much time it would take to send 100,000 bits over a channel with a bandwidth of 2,000 hertz and a channel constant of k = 10. ANS: 5 seconds 2. Use the Shannon-Hartley theorem to find the bandwidth required to send 12,000 bits per second if the number of levels transmitted is 8. ANS: 2000 hertz 3. What is the Shannon Limit of a channel that has a bandwidth of 4000 hertz and a signal-to-noise ratio of 15? ANS: 16 kbps 4. What is the minimum required number of samples per second to digitize an analog signal with frequency components ranging from 300 hertz to 3300 hertz? ANS: 6600 samples/second 5. What is the approximate dynamic range, in dB, of a linear PCM system that uses 12 bits per sample? ANS: 74 dB 6. What is the approximate data rate for a system using 8 bits per sample and running at 8000 samples per second? compression transmits all the data in the original signal but uses fewer bits to do frame.

ANS: 64 kbps 7. If bits were "stolen" from every DS-1 frame, what would the useable data-rate be for each channel in the frame? ANS: 56 kbps 8. Assuming maximum input and output voltages of 1 volt, what is the output voltage of a -law compressor if the input voltage is 0.388 volt?

ANS: 0.833 volt

Chapter 8: The Telephone System

MULTIPLE CHOICE 1. DTMF stands for: a.Digital Telephony Multiple Frequency c. Dual-Tone Multifrequency b.Dial Tone Master Frequency d. Digital Trunk Master Frequency ANS: C 2. PSTN stands for: a.Public Switched Telephone Network c. Primary Service Telephone Network b.Private Switched Telephone Network d. Primary Service Telephone Numbers ANS: A 3. POTS stands for: a.Private Office Telephone System b.Primary Office Telephone Service ANS: D 4. LATA stands for: a.Local Access and Transport Area c. Local Area Telephone Access b.Local Access Telephone Area d. Local Area Transport Access ANS: A 5. A LATA is a: a.a local calling area c. a way of accessing a tandem office b.a type of digital local network d. a way of accessing a central office ANS: A 6. Central offices are connected by: a.local loops c. both a and b b.trunk lines d. none of the above ANS: B 7. Local loops terminate at: a.a tandem office c. a central office b.a toll station d. an interexchange office ANS: C 8. Call blocking: a.cannot occur in the public telephone network b.occurs on the local loop when there is an electrical power failure c.occurs only on long-distance cables d.occurs when the central office capacity is exceeded c. Primary Operational Test System d. Plain Old Telephone Service

ANS: D 9. In telephony, POP stands for: a.Post Office Protocol c. Power-On Protocol b.Point Of Presence d. none of the above ANS: B 10. The cable used for local loops is mainly: a.twisted-pair copper wire c. coaxial cable b.shielded twisted-pair copper wire d. fiber-optic ANS: A 11. FITL stands for: a.Framing Information for Toll Loops c. Framing In The Loop b.Fiber In the Toll Loop d. Fiber-In-The-Loop ANS: D 12. Loading coils were used to: a.increase the speed of the local loop for digital data b.reduce the attenuation of voice signals c.reduce crosstalk d.provide C-type conditioning to a local loop ANS: B 13. DC current flows through a telephone: a.when it is on hook c. as long as it is attached to a local loop b.when it is off hook d. only when it is ringing ANS: B 14. The range of DC current that flows through a telephone is: a.20 A to 80 A c. 2 mA to 8 mA b. 200 A t o 800 A d. 20 mA to 80 mA

ANS: D 15. The separation of control functions from signal switching is known as: a.step-by-step switching control c. common control b.crossbar control d. ESS ANS: C 16. The typical voltage across a telephone when on-hook is: a.48 volts DC c. 90 volts DC b.48 volts, 20 hertz AC d. 90 volts, 20 hertz AC ANS: A 17. The typical voltage needed to "ring" a telephone is:

a.48 volts DC c. 90 volts DC b.48 volts, 20 hertz AC d. 90 volts, 20 hertz AC ANS: D 18. The bandwidth of voice-grade signals on a telephone system is restricted in order to: a.allow lines to be "conditioned" c. allow signals to be multiplexed b.prevent "singing" d. all of the above ANS: C 19. VNL stands for: a.voltage net loss b.volume net loss ANS: C 20. Signal loss is designed into a telephone system to: a.eliminate reflections c. improve signal-to-noise ratio b.prevent oscillation d. reduce power consumption ANS: B 21. The reference noise level for telephony is: a.1 mW c. 1 pW b.0 dBm d. 0 dBr ANS: C 22. The number of voice channels in a basic FDM group is: a.6 c. 24 b.12 d. 60 ANS: B 23. Basic FDM groups can be combined into: a.supergroups c. jumbogroups b.mastergroups d. all of the above ANS: D 24. In telephone system FDM, voice is put on a carrier using: a.SSB c. PDM b.DSBSC d. PCM ANS: A 25. PABX stands for: a.Power Amplification Before Transmission b.Private Automatic Branch Exchange c.Public Automated Branch Exchange d.Public Access Branch Exchange ANS: B c. via net loss d. voice noise level

26. SLIC stands for: a.Single-Line Interface Circuit c. Subscriber Line Interface Card b.Standard Line Interface Card d. Standard Local Interface Circuit ANS: C 27. In DS-1, bits are "robbed" in order to: a.provide synchronization c. cancel echoes b.carry signaling d. check for errors ANS: B 28. "Bit-stuffing" is more formally called: a.compensation c. justification b.rectification d. frame alignment ANS: C 29. ISDN stands for: a.Integrated Services Digital Network c. Integrated Services Data Network b.Information Services Digital Network d. Information Systems Digital Network ANS: A 30. Basic ISDN has not been widely adopted because: took to long to develop is too slow has been surpassed by newer technologies d.all of the above ANS: D 31. ADSL stands for: a.All-Digital Subscriber Line c. Allocated Digital Service Line b.Asymmetrical Digital Subscriber Line d. Access to Data Services Line ANS: B 32. Compared to ISDN, internet access using ADSL is typically: a.much faster c. much more expensive b.about the same speed d. none of the above ANS: A COMPLETION 1.A is a local calling area. ANS: LATA 2.Central offices are connected together by lines.

ANS: trunk 3. One central office can be connected to another through a office. ANS: tandem 4. With 7-digit phone numbers, office. ANS: ten 5. Call is when it becomes impossible for a subscriber to place a call due to an overload of lines being used. ANS: blocking 6. New switching equipment uses TDM to combine signals. thousand telephones can connect to a central

ANS: digital 7. Most local loops still use ANS: twisted-pair 8. As compared to a hierarchical network, a intermediate switch. ANS: flat 9. coils were used to reduce the attenuation of voice frequencies. ANS: Loading 10. In a twisted-pair telephone cable, the red wire is called . ANS: ring 11. In a twisted-pair telephone cable, the green wire is called ANS: tip 12. Of the red and green 'phone wires, the ANS: green 13. A telephone is said to have ANS: seized 14. The functions are provided by a SLIC. the line when the central office sends it dial tone. wire is positive with respect to the other. . network never needs more than one copper wire.

ANS: BORSCHT 15. A coil prevents loss of signal energy within a telephone while allowing fullduplex operation over a single pair of wires. ANS: hybrid 16. In a crosspoint switch, not all can be in use at the same time. ANS: lines 17. The old carbon transmitters generated a relatively ANS: large 18. The generic term for Touch-Tone signaling is . ANS: DTMF 19. A line provides more bandwidth than a standard line. ANS: conditioned 20. In the telephone system, amplifiers are called . ANS: repeaters 21. An echo ANS: suppressor 22. weighting is an attempt to adjust the noise or signal level to the response of a typical telephone receiver. ANS: C-message 23. In FDM telephony, the modulation is usually . ANS: SSB SSBSC 24. In FDM telephony, ANS: guard 25. Because of "bit robbing", a channel in a DS-1 frame allows only used to send digital data. ANS: 56 kbps when bands separate the channels in a group. converts a long-distance line from full-duplex to half-duplex operation. signal voltage.

26. A is a group of 12 DS-1 frames with signaling information in the sixth and twelfth frames. ANS: superframe 27. In DS-1C, ANS: stuff 28. Busy and dial tone are referred to as wires as the voice signal. ANS: in-channel 29. SS7 is the current version of signaling. ANS: common-channel 30. SS7 is a ANS: packet 31. In ISDN, the ANS: D 32. In ISDN, the ANS: B 33. Terminal equipment especially designed for ISDN is designated ANS: TE1 34. The A in ADSL stands for ANS: asymmetrical 35. In ADSL, the speed from the network to the subscriber is opposite direction. ANS: greater faster SHORT ANSWER than the speed in the . equipment. channels are used for voice or data. channel is used for common-channel signaling. -switched data network. signals because they use the same pair of bits are used to compensate for differences between clock rates.

1. For a certain telephone, the DC loop voltage is 48 V on hook and 8 V off hook. If the loop current is 40 mA, what is the DC resistance of the local loop?

ANS: 1000 ohms 2. For a certain telephone, the DC loop voltage is 48 V on hook and 8 V off hook. If the loop current is 40 mA, what is the DC resistance of the telephone? ANS: 200 ohms 3. Which two DTMF tones correspond to the digit "1"? (Use the table in the text.) ANS: 697 Hz and 1209 Hz 4. Calculate the dB of VNL required for a channel with a 3 ms delay. ANS: 1 dB 5. If a telephone voice signal has a level of 0 dBm, what is its level in dBrn? ANS: 90 dBrn 6. A telephone test-tone has a level of 80 dBrn at a point where the level is +5dB TLP. If C-weighting produces a 10-dB loss, what would the signal level be in dBrnc0? ANS: 65 dBrnc TLP

Chapter 9: Data Transmission

MULTIPLE CHOICE 1. In practical terms, parallel data transmission is sent: a.over short distances only c. over any distance b.usually over long distances d. usually over a coaxial cable ANS: A 2. The five-level teletype code was invented by: a.the Morkum Company c. Western Union b.the Teletype Company d. Emile Baudot ANS: D 3. Data codes are also called: a.character codes c. they do not have any other name b.character sets d. both a and b ANS: C 4. Digital data that is not being used to carry characters is called: a.FIGS data c. numerical data b. binary data d. all of the above ANS: B 5. Character codes include: a.alphanumeric characters link control characters ANS: D 6. ASCII stands for: a.American Standard Character-set 2 b.American Standard Code for Information Interchange c.American Standard Code 2 d.Alphanumeric Standard Code for Information Interchange ANS: B 7. BS, FF, and CR are examples of: a.nonstandard character codes c. control characters b.escape characters d. none of the above ANS: C 8. LF stands for: a. Line Feed c. Line Forward c. graphic control characters d. all of the above

b. Link Feed ANS: A

d. Link Forward

9. UART stands for: a.Universal Asynchronous Receiver-Transmitter b.Unidirectional Asynchronous Receiver-Transmitter c.Unaltered Received Text d.Universal Automatic Receiver for Text ANS: A 10. In asynchronous transmission, the transmitter and receiver are: a.frame-by-frame synchronized using the data bits b.frame-by-frame synchronized using a common clock c.frame-by-frame synchronized using the start and stop bits d.not synchronized at all, hence the name "asynchronous" ANS: C 11. In asynchronous transmission, the time between consecutive frames is: a.equal to zero c. equal to the start and stop bit-times b.equal to one bit-time d. not a set length ANS: D 12. In synchronous transmission, the frames are: a.about the same length as ten asynchronous frames b.much longer than asynchronous frames c.128 bytes long d.1024 bytes long ANS: B 13. Synchronous transmission is used because: start and stop bits means higher efficiency is cheaper than asynchronous since no UARTS are required is easier to implement than asynchronous d.all of the above ANS: A 14. In synchronous transmission, the receiver "syncs-up" with the transmitter by using: a.the clock bits c. the CRC bits b.the data bits d. a separate clock line ANS: B 15. To maintain synchronization in synchronous transmission: a.long strings of 1s and 0s must not be allowed b.transmission must stop periodically for resynchronization c.the clock circuits must be precisely adjusted d.the channel must be noise-free

ANS: A 16. BISYNC: an IBM product c. requires the use of DLE a character-oriented protocol d. all of the above ANS: D 17. HDLC: an IBM product c. is identical to SDLC a bit-oriented protocol d. all of the above ANS: B 18. The use of flags in SDLC requires: a."bit-stuffing" c. FEC b.different flags at either end of a frame d. ARQ ANS: A 19. The initials ARQ are used to designate: a.automatic request for resynchronization c. automatic receiver queue b.automatic request for retransmission d. automatic request for queue ANS: B 20. ARQ is used to: a.correct bit errors c. put data into a temporary buffer b.correct synchronization problems d. none of the above ANS: A 21. FEC stands for: a.Fixed Error Control c. Forward Error Correction b.Forward Error Control d. False Error Condition ANS: C 22. VRC is another name for: a.FEC c. LRC b.ARQ d. parity ANS: D 23. CRC stands for: a.Control Receiver Code c. Cyclic Redundancy Check b.Correct Received Character d. Cycle Repeat Character ANS: C 24. Huffman codes: a.allow errors to be detected but not corrected b.allow errors to be detected and corrected c.allow alphanumeric data to be corrected


allow alphanumeric data to be compressed


correct data none of the above

25. Run-length encoding is used to: a. encrypt data c. b. compress data d. problem" all of the above avoids the "password ANS: B 26. Public-key encryption: a. allows the use of digital signatures b. is used to convey symmetric keys ANS: D 27. SDLC stands for: a. Synchronous Data Link Control b. Synchronous Data Line Control ANS: A 28. HDLC is: a.a bit-oriented protocolc. an ISO standard b.based on SDLC d. all of the above ANS: D COMPLETION 1. Parallel transmission can be used only for distances. ANS: short 2. The term "baud" was named after Emil c. Synchronous Data Link Character d. Synchronous Data Line Character

c. d.

. ANS: Baudot 3. Data codes are also called ANS: character 4. The code is a 7-bit code commonly used in communication between personal computers. ANS: ASCII 5. The two letters designate the code character used to advance a printer to the next page. ANS: FF codes.

17. BCC stands for

check character.


An asynchronous frame begins with the bit. ANS: start


An asynchronous frame ends with the ANS: stop



At the end of an asynchronous frame, the line will be at the ANS: mark binary 1



An integrated circuit called a is used in an asynchronous communication system to convert between parallel and serial data. ANS: UART

10. When receiving digital data, ANS: buffers

are used to hold data until they can be read.

11. Synchronous communication is more than asynchronous since there are fewer "overhead" bits. ANS: efficient 12. There must be sufficient 1-to-0 to maintain synchronization in synchronous transmission. ANS: transitions 13. Clock sync is derived from the stream of ANS: data 14. In the protocol, each frame begins with at least two SYN characters. bits in synchronous transmission.

ANS: BISYNC 15. In HDLC, each frame starts with an 8-bit ANS: flag 16. The first eight bits of an SDLC frame are ANS: 01111110 . .

ANS: block 18. DLE stands for data link ANS: escape 19. HDLC uses bitANS: stuffing 20. errors cause many consecutive bits to be bad. to prevent accidental flags. .

ANS: Burst 21. FEC stands for ANS: forward 2 2 . A n ANS: ARQ 23. Parity fails when an number of bits are in error. ANS: even 24. CRC codes are particularly good at detecting errors. scheme corrects errors by requiring the retransmission of bad blocks. error correction.

ANS: burst 25. Huffman coding and run-length encoding are examples of data .

ANS: compression 26. A is an encoding scheme that is not public in order to protect data.

ANS: cipher 27. A is often used to generate an encryption key because it is easier to remember.

ANS: password 28. If the key is ANS: long 29. Messages cannot be using a public key. enough, private-key encryption can be quite secure.

17. BCC stands for

check character.

ANS: decrypted 30. Because it is -intensive, public-key encryption can be slow.

ANS: computation SHORT ANSWER 1. How many different characters could be encoded using a six-bit code? ANS: 64 2. What is the numerical difference between ASCII 'a' and ASCII 'A' if you treat them as hexadecimal (hex) numbers? ANS: 20 hex (32 decimal) 3. The ASCII codes for the characters '0' through '9' are what hex numbers? ANS: 30H to 39H 4. If an asynchronous frame is used to send ASCII characters in the form of bytes (8 bits), what is the shortest time it could take to send 1000 characters if each bit in a frame is 1 msec long? ANS: 10 seconds 5. Suppose an asynchronous frame holds 8 bits of data, a parity bit, and two stop bits (it could happen). Calculate the efficiency of the communication system. ANS: 66.7% 6. Suppose a synchronous frame has 16 bits of non-data in the front and a 16-bit BCC at the end. The frame carries 1024 bytes of actual data. Calculate the efficiency of the communication system. ANS: 97.0%

Chapter 10: Local Area Networks

MULTIPLE CHOICE 1. CSMA stands for: a.Client-Server Multi-Access c. Carrier Server Master Application b.Carrier Sense Multiple Access d. none of the above ANS: B 2. The CD in CSMA/CD stands for: a.Carrier Detection c. Collision Detection b.Carrier Delay d. Collision Delay ANS: C 3. The Internet is: a.a network of networks c. a very large CSMA/CD network b.a very large client-server network d. not really a network at all ANS: A 4. Most LANs: a.are based on Ethernet c. use UTP cable b.use CSMA/CD d. all of the above ANS: D 5. Dumb terminals are still used: token-passing networks networks requiring central monitoring networks that cannot provide central monitoring d.none of the above ANS: B 6. In a circuit-switched network: a.communication is half-duplex only b.each channel carries only one data stream c.connection is usually done using a bus topology d.all of the above ANS: B 7. Each computer on a network is called a: a.hub c. node b.token d. circuit ANS: C 8. Compared to CSMA/CD systems, token-passing rings are: a. slower c. not as widely used

b. more expensive ANS: D

d. all of the above

9. The key feature of a star network is that individual workstations are connected to: a.a central ring c. a node b.a central bus d. none of the above ANS: D 10. On networks, long messages are divided into "chunks" called: a.packets c. carriers b.nodes d. tokens ANS: A 11. When two or more PCs try to access a baseband network cable at the same time, it is called: a.a collision c. excess traffic b.contention d. multiple access ANS: B 12. When two PCs send data over a baseband network cable at the same time, it is called: a.a collision c. excess traffic b.contention d. multiple access ANS: A 13. One type of network that never has a collision is: a.CSMA c. token-passing b.Ethernet d. all networks have collisions ANS: C 14. In an Ethernet-based network, a switch can be used to reduce the number of: a.nodes c. packets b.users d. collisions ANS: D 15. The effect of too many collisions is: a.the network goes down c. the cable overheats b.the network slows down d. data is lost ANS: B 16. MAU stands for: a.Multistation Access Unit c. Multiple Auxiliary Units b.Multiple Access Unit d. none of the above ANS: A 17. The standard that describes Ethernet-type networks is: a. EIA 232 c. IEEE 802.3

b. IEEE 488.1 ANS: C


18. Ethernet was invented by: a.IBM c. Xerox b.INTEL d. Digital Equipment Corporation ANS: C 19. An Ethernet running at 10 Mbits / second uses: a.Manchester encoding c. NRZ encoding b.Three-Level encoding d. AMI encoding ANS: A 20. A 100BaseT cable uses: a.fiber-optic cable c. RG-58U coaxial cable b.twisted-pair copper wires d. 50-ohm coaxial cable ANS: B 21. The word "Base" in 10BaseT means: a.the cable carries baseband signals b.the cable has a base speed of 10 Mbps can be used as the base for a backbone cable system d.none of the above ANS: A 22. The reason a CSMA/CD network has a minimum length for packets is: increase the data rate prevent packets from reaching all other nodes during transmission make sure all other nodes hear a collision in progress d.all of the above ANS: C 23. The reason a CSMA/CD network has a maximum length for cables is: increase the data rate prevent packets from reaching all other nodes during transmission make sure all other nodes hear a collision in progress d.all of the above ANS: C 24. NIC stands for: a.Network Interface Card b.Network Interface Cable ANS: A 25. 10BaseT cable typically uses: a. a BNC connector c. an RJ45 connector c. Network Interface Code d. Network Internal Code

b. a T connector ANS: C

d. an RS11 connector

26. UTP stands for: a.Untwisted-Pair copper wire c. Uninterruptible Terminal Packet b.Unshielded Twisted-Pair copper wire d. Unicode Text Packet ANS: B 27. Compared to twisted-pair telephone cables, CAT-5 cables: a.are cheaper c. allow faster bit rates b.are easier to crimp connectors onto d. all of the above ANS: C 28. A hub: a.sends incoming packets out to all other terminals connected to it b.sends incoming packets out to specific ports c.cannot be used in an Ethernet-type network d.are more common in token-passing networks ANS: A 29. A switch: a.sends incoming packets out to all other terminals connected to it b.sends incoming packets out to specific ports c.cannot be used in an Ethernet-type network d.are more common in token-passing networks ANS: B 30. An advantage of using a switch instead of a hub is: is cheaper when used in large networks is faster when used in large networks reduces the number of collisions in large networks d.all of the above ANS: C 31. Broadband LANs: a.modulate the data onto a carrier b.use coaxial cables c.are provided by cable TV companies for Internet access d.all of the above ANS: D 32. Using one node in the network to hold all the application software is done in: a.peer-to-peer networks c. both a and b b.client-server networks d. none of the above ANS: B

33. Record locking is used to: records securely on a server b.prevent multiple users from looking at a document simultaneously c.prevent one user from reading a record that another user is writing to d.none of the above ANS: C 34. The software that runs a client-server network must be: a.UNIX-based c. multitasking b.WINDOWS-based d. Novell certified ANS: C 35. A "thin" client is: a.basically, a PC with no disk drives c. same as a "dumb" terminal b.a node that rarely sends data d. all of the above ANS: A COMPLETION A LAN is a ANS: Local . Area Network.


The Internet is a network of ANS: 3. In a ANS: 4. In a communications. ANS: 5. The ANS: topology 6. Ring networks often use ANS: token 7. A ANS: packet -passing. circuit star networks

network, all nodes are connected to a central computer.

-switched network, users have a dedicated channel for the duration of

of a network describes how it is physically connected together.

is a short section of a message in digital form.


is when two nodes try to seize the same cable at the same time. ANS: Contention


A occurs when two nodes transmit simultaneously on the same baseband cable. ANS: collision

10. In CSMA/CD networks, all collisions must be . ANS: detected 11. Carrier-Sense means that a node "listens" for the cable to be ANS: quiet free unused available 12. A " " cable links clusters of computers together. before using it.

ANS: backbone 13. 100BaseT cables can reliably carry up to ANS: 100 mega 14. In CSMA/CD, packets must have a ANS: minimum 15. In CSMA/CD, the ANS: length 16. A unique numerical address is provided to a node by its . ANS: NIC 17. A 100BaseTX cable is a ANS: fiber-optic 18. Hubs can be ANS: stacked 19. A switch looks at the ANS: address of each incoming packet. to form, in effect, one big hub. cable. of a cable is limited to ensure that collisions are detected. length to ensure that collisions are detected. bits per second.

20. The effect of a switch is to greatly reduce______________________. ANS: contention SHORT ANSWER 1.Explain how a network can be a physical bus but a logical ring. ANS: A token-passing network sends the token from node to node in a prescribed order. So it doesn't matter how the physical connection is made. It still works like a token-passing ring. 2.What is the key difference between a hub and a switch? ANS: A hub sends incoming packets out to all other ports on the hub. A switch sends a packet to a specific port based on the address in the packet. 3.What is the advantage of a CSMA/CD network over a basic star network? ANS: If the central computer in a star network fails, the entire network is inoperative. If a node fails in a CSMA/CD network, it can be disconnected and the network still functions. 4.Why do CSMA/CD packets have a minimum size limit? ANS: If a packet is too short, nodes at either end of a cable could get on, send a packet, and get off before the packets travel far enough to collide. The collision would not be detected. 5.What is a NIC address, and why is it unique? ANS: The address is a long binary number "burned" into a NIC's memory chip at the factory. Each factory uses a different sequence of numbers, so the chances of two NICs on the same network having the same address is extremely small.

Chapter 11: Wide-Area Networks and the Internet

MULTIPLE CHOICE 1. MAN stands for: a.Manchester Access Network c. Metropolitan-Area Network b.Multiple-Area Network d. Multiple Access Network ANS: C 2. Packet switching is based on: c. real-time delivery b.switched circuits d. all of the above ANS: A 3. SNA stands for: a.Standard Network Access b.Small Network Access ANS: D 4. The number of layers in ISO OSI is: a.3 c. 7 b.5 d. 8 ANS: C 5. The lowest-level layer in ISO OSI is called the: a.physical layer c. cable layer layer d. transport layer ANS: A 6. Bad frames are usually detected by the: a.frame layer c. error-check layer b.physical layer d. link layer ANS: D 7. A virtual circuit is set up by the: a.user c. network layer d. frame ANS: C 8. Frame Relay: faster than X.25 c. allows for variable length packets b.does less error checking than X.25 d. all of the above ANS: D c. Standard Network Architecture d. Systems Network Architecture

9. ATM stands for: a.Asynchronous Transfer Mode c. Asynchronous Transmission Model b.Asynchronous Transmission Mode d. Automatic Test Mode ANS: A 10. A bridge: a.separates a network into "collision domains" b.looks at the address of each packet c.operate at the data-link level d.all of the above ANS: D 11. IP stands for: a.Internet Process b.Internet Protocol ANS: B 12. TCP stands for: a.Transmission Control Process c. Transfer Connection Protocol b.Transmission Control Protocol d. none of the above ANS: B 13. Together, TCP/IP consists of: a.5 layersc. an application and a process b.7 layers d. datagrams ANS: A 14. IP is a: a.connection-oriented protocol c. connectionless protocol b.virtual circuit d. non-robust protocol ANS: C 15. The "lifetime" of a packet in an IP network: essentially forever b.depends on elapsed time since transmission c.depends on number of "hops" between nodes approximately 200 milliseconds ANS: C 16. UDP stands for: a.User Datagram Protocol c. User Data Packet b.User Data Protocol d. Universal Data Packet ANS: A 17. HTTP stands for: a. High-speed Transmission Test Procedure c. Interconnect Protocol d. Interconnect Procedure

b.High-Level Transfer Test Procedure c.Hypertext Transmission and Transport Procedure d.Hypertext Transport Protocol ANS: D 18. HTTP allows the use of: a.dumb terminals c. browsers b.file transport d. none of the above ANS: C 19. HTML stands for: a.Hypertext Markup Language c. Hypertext Transfer-Mode Layer b.Hypertext Transfer-Mode Level d. High-speed Transfer-Mode Language ANS: A 20. HTML allows: a. telneting c. web page layout b.high-speed file transfer d. all of the above ANS: C 21. FTP stands for: a.File Transfer Protocol c. File Test Procedure b.File Transport Protocol d. Fast Transport Packet ANS: A 22. FTP is used to: a.transfer files between a server on the network and a user b.test files to see if their data has been "corrupted" c.transport packets at maximum speed through the network d.none of the above ANS: A 23. SMTP stands for: a.Short Message Transport Protocol b.Simple Message Transport Protocol ANS: C 24. ISP stands for: a.Internet Service Protocol b.Internet Service Provider ANS: B 25. The standard Internet address (or URL) is: a.a 32-bit binary number c. running out of available values b.four groups of base-ten numbers d. all of the above c. Internet Service Procedure d. none of the above c. Simple Mail Transport Protocol d. Secondary Mail Transfer Procedure

ANS: D 26. DNS stands for: a.Domain Name Server c. Domain Numbering System b.Domain Name System d. Domain Naming System ANS: A 27. A DNS: a.has become obsolete on the Internet b.translates words to numbers c.stores all domain addresses d.describes the Internet address-naming procedure ANS: B 28. An intranet connected to the Internet is often protected by: a.a DNS c. a "firewall" b.a "brick wall" d. the use of "spoofing" protocols ANS: C 29. OSI stands for: a.Open Systems Interconnectionc. Open Systems Internet b.Open Standard Interconnection d. none of the above ANS: A COMPLETION 1. A -Area Network would extend typically across a city. ANS: Metropolitan 2. A -Area Network could extend across a nation. ANS: Wide 3. A dedicated telephone line can be ANS: leased 4. The use of digital circuitANS: switched 5. Packet switching is done on a store-and- network. ANS: forward 6. A is a hierarchy of procedures for implementing digital communications. lines is cheaper than dedicated lines. on a monthly basis.

ANS: protocol 7. Voltage levels on a cable are specified at the ANS: physical 8. Bad frames are usually detected at the layer. ANS: data-link 9. Setting up a path through the network is done by the ANS: network 10. The X.25 protocol was developed by the ANS: CCITT 11. In X.25, the data-link layer is called the layer. . layer. layer.

ANS: frame 12. In X.25, the network layer is called the layer.

ANS: packet 13. The physical route of a ANS: virtual 14. Frame Relay requires channels with low rates. circuit changes each time it is used.

ANS: bit-error 15. Compared to X.25, Frame Relay does error checking.

ANS: less 16. All ATM frames contain just bytes. ANS: 53 17. Small frame size and a high-speed channel allow ANS: real 18. simply regenerate and retransmit packets in a network. ANS: Repeaters -time communications.


look at the address inside a packet to decide whether or not to retransmit it. ANS: Bridges


decide the best network path on which to forward a packet. ANS: Routers

21. TCP/IP goes back to the ANS: ARPANET DARPANET

of the 1970s.

22. Between ISO OSI and TCP/IP, was used first. ANS: TCP/IP 23. A protocol does not track packets after they are sent. ANS: connectionless 24. HTTP allows the use of ANS: hyperlinks 25. The Internet "backbone" mostly uses high-speed ANS: fiber-optic 26. A translates words in an Internet address to numbers. ANS: DNS 27. Intranets usually connect to the Internet through a ANS: firewall 28. Voice over ANS: IP 29. " " is another term for real-time transmission over the Internet. ANS: Streaming 30. Most people gain access to the Internet by subscribing to an ANS: ISP . is telephony done over the Internet. for security. cables. that jump to other pages on the web.

SHORT ANSWER 1. Name the three parts of an IP address as used on the Internet. ANS: Network number, Subnet number, Host number 2. Why is a logical channel called a "virtual" circuit? ANS: A logical channel is a way of keeping track of which two nodes on the network have messages for each other. The actual physical path can change while packets are being sent. Virtual means it behaves like direct circuit between 'A' and 'B', but it is not a direct circuit. 3. Why is it faster to send packets of a fixed size compared to packets of variable size? ANS: The processing required to store and forward packets of different lengths is greater than that required for packets of a fixed length. More processing implies more time per packet, which implies fewer packets per second through the network. 4. Why are the tasks involved in digital communications divided into layers in a protocol stack? Why not just have one layer that does it all? ANS: Divide and conquer: it reduces complexity to a manageable job. One big layer could not be adapted to newer media etc as easily as a system of independent layers. Think of subroutines in a computer program. 5. What is a "hop"? ANS: Every time a packet is forwarded on to the next store-and-forward node in the network, it is considered to be one "hop". 6. What does it mean to say a packet has a lifetime measured in hops? ANS: Each packet contains a number representing the maximum number of allowed hops. At each hop, this number is reduced by one. When it gets to zero, the packet is deleted from the network. 7. Why should packets have a lifetime? ANS: If they didn't, then the number of "lost" packets traveling around the network would continuously increase. At some point, there would be no bandwidth left to carry real traffic.

Chapter 12: Digital Modulation and Modems

MULTIPLE CHOICE 1. FSK stands for: a.Full-Shift Keying c. Full-Signal Keying b.Frequency-Shift Keying d. none of the above ANS: B 2. PSK stands for: a.Pulse-Signal Keying c. Phase-Signal Keying b.Pulse-Shift Keying d. Phase-Shift Keying ANS: D 3. QAM stands for: a.Quadrature Amplitude Modulation b.Quadrature Amplitude Masking ANS: A 4. In the equation I = ktB, I is measured in: a.amperes c. bits b.amperes per second d. bits per second ANS: C 5. In the equation C = 2Blog2M, M is the: a.margin of noise c. number of possible states per symbol b.modulation index d. maximum number of symbols per second ANS: C 6. An "eye pattern" shows a good channel when: a.the eye is maximally open c. the eye is half open b.the eye is maximally closed d. the eye alternately opens and closes ANS: A 7. What you see in an eye pattern is the effect of: a.too many bits high c. intermodulation distortion b.too many bits low d. intersymbol interference ANS: D 8. High-frequency radioteletype systems commonly use: a.FSK c. PSK b.AFSK d. QAM ANS: A c. Quadrature Amplitude Marking d. none of the above

9. Instead of a single bit, a QPSK symbol contains: a.a byte c. a dibit b.4 bits d. a Q-bit ANS: C 10. To reduce the need for linearity, /4 DQPSK uses: a.angles of 0, 90, 180, and 270 degrees c. angles of /4, 2 /4, 3 /4, and 4 /4 b.angles of 45, 135, 225, and 315 degrees d. double phase-shift angles
ir ir ir ir ir

ANS: B 11. For QAM, a "constellation diagram" shows: a.location of symbols in "symbol space" c. effects of noise on symbols b.separation of symbols in "symbol space" d. all of the above ANS: D 12. For QAM, the two dimensions of its symbol space are: a.amplitude and frequency c. frequency and phase angle b.amplitude and phase angle d. I-bits and Q-bits ANS: B 13. The specs of the old Bell type 103 modem were: a.300 bps, full-duplex, FSK c. 1200 bps, full-duplex, FSK b.600 bps, full-duplex, FSK d. 1200 bps, half-duplex, FSK ANS: A 14. ITU is an abbreviation for: a.International Telephony Unit c. International Telecommunications Union b.International Telephony Union d. International Telecommunications Units ANS: C 15. The ITU is under the auspices of: a.CCITT c. IEEE b.the U.N. d. ANSI ANS: B 16. High-speed modems equalize the line to compensate for: a.noise and interference b.uneven phase and frequency response c.low SNR d.inconsistent bit rates at either end of channel ANS: B 17. The bits sent to allow equalization are called: a.Gaussian bits c. a training sequence b.random bits d. a random sequence


18. The V.90 standard is issued by: a.the EIA c. the ITU b.the TIA d. the ISO ANS: C 19. MNP2, MNP3, MNP4, and MNP10 are all: schemes c. both a and b b.error-correction protocols d. none of the above ANS: B 20. MNP5 and V.42 bis are both: schemes b.error-correction protocols ANS: A 21. In RS-232, flow control is done using: a.RTS/CTS handshake c. both a and b b.XON/XOFF characters d. none of the above ANS: C 22. The official name for RS-232C is: a.RS-232C c. ISO-232C/D b.EIA-232D d. ANSI-232C ANS: B 23. In RS-232, a modem would be: a.a DTR c. a DCE b.a DSR d. a DTE ANS: C 24. In RS-232, a personal computer would be: a.a DTR c. a DCE b.a DSR d. a DTE ANS: D 25. On a DB-9 RS-232 connector, signal ground is pin: a.1 c. 5 b.3 d. 7 ANS: C 26. On a DB-25 RS-232 connector, signal ground is pin: a.1 c. 5 b.3 d. 7 c. both a and b d. none of the above


27. The minimum lines required for RS-232 are: a.TD and RD c. TD, RD, DSR, and signal ground b.TD, RD, and signal ground d. TD, RD, RTS, CTS, and signal ground ANS: B 28. Hardware flow control uses: a.XON and XOFF c. RTS and CTS b.TD and RD d. DSR and DCD ANS: C 29. Software flow control uses: a.XON and XOFF c. RTS and CTS b.TD and RD d. DSR and DCD ANS: A 30. Which voltage represents a binary zero on an RS-232 data pin: a.+15 volts c. +9 volts b.+12 volts d. all of the above ANS: D 31. DSL stands for: a.Data Signal Line c. Digital Subscriber Line b.Digital Signal Line d. Double-Speed Loop ANS: C 32. ADSL stands for: a.Asynchronous DSL c. Analog DSL b.Asymmetrical DSL d. All DSL ANS: B 33. In a CATV system, HFC stands for: a.Head Frequency Control c. Hybrid Fiber-Coax b.Hybrid Frequency Control d. Hybrid Fiber Control ANS: C 34. In a CATV system, CMTS stands for: a.Cable Modem Terminal Server c. Cable Modem Terminal System b.Cable Modem Transmission System d. Cable Modem Transmission Server ANS: A 35. A "splitter" at the subscriber end is not required for: a.Any DSL scheme c. ADSL Lite b.ADSL d. none of the above


COMPLETION 1. RTS means Request To . ANS: Send 2. The response to RTS is . ANS: CTS 3. FSK stands for Frequency-Shift ANS: Keying 4. DSR stands for Set Ready. ANS: Data 5. QAM stands for Amplitude Modulation. ANS: Quadrature 6. The number of symbols per second is called the rate. ANS: baud 7. The 2 bits of information in a QPSK symbol is called a . ANS: dibit 8. QPSK uses ANS: four 9. DPSK stands for ANS: Delta 10. The QAM amplitude-phase combinations are shown with a ANS: constellation 11. ITU stands for International ANS: Telecommunications 12. In QAM modems, line. coding adds extra bits to improve performance on a noisy Union. diagram. PSK. different phase angles. .

ANS: Trellis 13. is used in a high-speed modem to compensate for uneven frequency and phase response on a line. ANS: Equalization 14. The maximum allowed speed for a modem on a dial-up line is about ANS: 54k 15. The nominal maximum speed on an RS-232 cable is ANS: 20k 16. In RS-232, the line is asserted when the analog carrier from another modem is being received. ANS: CD DCD RLSD 17. Between hardware flow control and software flow control, preferred. ANS: hardware 18. A voltage higher than volts should be considered a high on an RS-232 receiver. ANS: 3 19. A modem cable is used to connect two DTEs via their serial ports. ANS: null 20. ADSL stands for ANS: Asymmetrical 21. A typical CATV system is organized as a ANS: tree 22. In a CATV system using cable modems, a onto a fiber-optic backbone. ANS: CMTS is used to put several channels of data network. DSL. flow control is bps. bps.


is the process of synchronizing transmitted data from cable modems to a CMTS.

ANS: Ranging 24. systems send high-speed data over a POTS line while sharing the line with dialup service. ANS: ADSL 25. The version of ADSL does not require a splitter at the subscriber end.

ANS: lite 26. modulation divides the line bandwidth into many narrow bands called tones or bins for ADSL. ANS: DMT 27. A DSLAM is a DSL Access . ANS: Multiplexer

SHORT ANSWER 1. Calculate the bits per second capacity of a system sending 1000 symbols per second with 16 possible states per symbol. ANS: 4000 2. How many points will be on the constellation diagram of a QAM system using 8 phase angles and 2 amplitude levels? ANS: 16 3. A CATV system has 100 cable-modem customers sharing a single channel with a data rate of 36 Mbps. If half the modems are active at any given time, what bit rate can a customer expect? ANS: 720 kbps 4. A DMT system uses 4.3-kHz bins on a 1-MHz cable. Approximately how many bins are there? ANS: 230 5. Assuming a maximum symbol rate of 400 per second, how many possible states must a symbol have to achieve a data rate of 1200 bps? ANS:

Chapter 13: Multiplexing and Multiple-Access Techniques

MULTIPLE CHOICE 1. TDMA stands for: a.Time Domain Multiple Access b.Time-Division Multiple Access ANS: B 2. CDMA stands for: a.Code-Division Multiple Access b.Carrier Division Multiple Access ANS: A 3. TDMA is used instead of TDM when: a.all the signals come from the same source b.the signals come from different sources c.TDM is used in RF communications d.they mean the same thing ANS: B 4. When calculating the maximum number of users, a limiting factor in FDM is: a.the type of media used c. the bandwidth of each signal b.the length of the channel d. all of the above ANS: C 5. A DS-1 signal contains: a.12 channels c. 32 channels b.24 channels d. 64 channels ANS: B 6. The bit-rate of a DS-1 signal over a T-1 line is: a.64 kbps c. 1.536 Mbps b.256 kbps d. 1.544 Mbps ANS: D 7. Besides data bits, a DS-1 frame contains a: a.timing bit c. signaling bit b.T-bit d. framing bit ANS: D 8. In DS-1, a bit is "stolen" out of each channel: a.every frame c. every sixth frame b.every other frame d. every twelfth frame c. Compact Digital Multiplex Arrangement d. none of the above c. Tone Division Multiple Access d. none of the above

ANS: C 9. Moving signals from one line to another is called: a.time switching c. line switching switching d. cross-point switching ANS: B 10. Moving PCM samples from one time-slot to another is called: a.time switching c. signal switching switching d. crosspoint switching ANS: A 11. A digital space switch is a: a.multiplexer c. computerized Strowger switch b.TDM switch d. crosspoint switch ANS: D 12. Spread-spectrum can be done by using: frequency reuse c. direct-sequence method b.frequency-hopping d. all of the above ANS: D 13. The term "chip rate" is used in describing: frequency reuse c. direct-sequence method b.frequency-hopping d. all of the above ANS: C 14. For a given data rate, direct-sequence systems, compared to standard RF systems, use: a.about the same bandwidth c. much less bandwidth b.much more bandwidth d. approximately double the bandwidth ANS: B 15. "Processing gain" is another term for: a.RF gain c. spreading gain speed d. improved signal-to-noise ratio ANS: C 16. To calculate processing gain, divide the transmitted RF bandwidth by: a.the digital data bit rate c. the S/N ratio b.bandwidth of original baseband d. the chip size ANS: B 17. A receiver for frequency-hopping spread-spectrum would be: a.a narrowband receiver c. a direct-conversion receiver b.a wideband receiver d. a CDMA receiver

ANS: A 18. A receiver for direct-sequence spread-spectrum would be: a.a narrowband receiver c. a direct-conversion receiver b.a wideband receiver d. a "chip-rate" receiver ANS: B 19. CDMA: a.cannot be used with frequency-hopping spread-spectrum b.cannot be used with direct-sequence spread-spectrum c.cannot be used on an RF channel d.allows many transmitters to use a band simultaneously ANS: D 20. For optimal performance, CDMA requires the use of: a.orthogonal PN sequences c. true-random PN sequences b.non-orthogonal PN sequences d. none of the above ANS: A COMPLETION 1. Multiplexing allows many signals to ANS: share 2. Three methods of multiple access are FDMA, TDMA, and ANS: CDMA 3. In FDM, each signal uses part of the bandwidth of the time. ANS: all 4. In TDM, each signal uses all of the bandwidth ANS: part 5. Using CDMA on a radio channel, all signals can transmit of the time. ANS: all 6. DS-1 is an example of -division multiplexing. ANS: time 7. The AM radio band is an example of ANS: frequency -division multiplexing. of the time. . a channel.


A DS-1 frame contains one sample from each of channels. ANS: 24


T1 uses the ANS: AMI

line code.

10. Each DS-1 frame contains a total of ANS: 193


11. A DS-1 frame is transmitted at a rate ofbits per second. ANS: 1.544 Meg 12. Each sample in a DS-1 frame contains bits. ANS: 8 13. A group of twelve DS-1 frames is called a ANS: superframe 14. Switching signals from one line to another is called ANS: space 15. Moving PCM samples from one time slot to another is called ANS: time 16. The deep fades caused by signal-cancellation due to reflection are called fading. ANS: Rayleigh 17. A PN sequence is a ANS: pseudo 18. One method of spread-spectrum is frequency . ANS: hopping 19. It is to jam a spread-spectrum signal. -random noise sequence. switching. switching. .

ANS: difficult 20. It is to eavesdrop on a spread-spectrum signal.

ANS: difficult 21. The extra bits added to the data in direct-sequence spread-spectrum are called . ANS: chips 22. A chipping-rate of at least ANS: ten 23. The 'C' in CDMA stands for . ANS: code 24. In a frequency-hopping CDMA system, when no two transmitters use the same frequency at the same time the PN sequences are said to be . ANS: orthogonal SHORT ANSWER 1. What does Hartley's Law tell us about the relationship between time and bandwidth for digital transmission? ANS: The more bandwidth, the less time it takes to send a given amount of information. So the more bandwidth available, the higher the possible bit rate. 2. How many signals could fit into 1 MHz of bandwidth if each signal required 100 kHz of bandwidth and the separation between adjacent channels was 10 kHz? ANS: 9 3. Why is it difficult to jam a spread-spectrum signal? ANS: Jamming requires an interference signal of sufficient power in the same part of the spectrum the information signal occupies. Because a spread-spectrum signal is, by definition, spread out over a very wide bandwidth, jamming can interfere with only a small fraction of the total signal. 4. Why is it difficult to eavesdrop on a spread-spectrum signal? ANS: In a spread-spectrum transmission, the signal power at any given frequency in its band is so low that it is virtually indistinguishable from noise. An eavesdropper would not know a signal was being sent. And without knowing the exact sequence being used, it is virtually impossible to "de-spread" the signal. 5. Why is autocorrelation used to receive direct-sequence spread-spectrum signals? times the bit rate of the data is common.

ANS: Autocorrelation allows a signal to be "pulled out of" the noise even when the signal-to-noise ratio is less than one, as it is in spread-spectrum. 6. What is meant by "orthogonal sequences" in CDMA? ANS: During transmission, the PN sequences determine which parts of the available bandwidth the spreadspectrum signal will occupy. Assume you have two PN sequences: PN1 and PN2. At some point in time, suppose PN1 would cause a transmission to occupy frequencies f11, f12, f13, and so forth. Now suppose PN2 would cause the transmission to occupy frequencies f21, f22, f23, and so forth. If the two sets of frequencies, (f11, f12, f13, ...) and (f21, f22, f23, ...), have no frequencies in common, then the two PN sequences are said to be orthogonal.

Chapter 14: Transmission Lines

MULTIPLE CHOICE 1. SWR stands for: a.Shorted Wave Radiation c. Shorted Wire Region b.Sine Wave Response d. none of the above ANS: D 2. TDR stands for: a.Total Distance of Reflection c. Time-Domain Response b.Time-Domain Reflectometer d. Transmission Delay Ratio ANS: B 3. An example of an unbalanced line is: a.a coaxial cable c. an open-wire-line cable b.300-ohm twin-lead TV cable d. all of the above ANS: A 4. When analyzing a transmission line, its inductance and capacitance are considered to be: a.lumped c. equal reactances b.distributed d. ideal elements ANS: B 5. As frequency increases, the resistance of a wire: a.increases c. stays the same b.decreases d. changes periodically ANS: A 6. The effect of frequency on the resistance of a wire is called: a.I2R loss c. the skin effect 0.the Ohmic effect d. there is no such effect ANS: C 7. As frequency increases, the loss in a cable's dielectric: a.increases c. stays the same b.decreases d. there is no loss in a dielectric ANS: A 8. The characteristic impedance of a cable depends on: a.the resistance per foot of the wire used b.the resistance per foot and the inductance per foot c.the resistance per foot and the capacitance per foot d.the inductance per foot and the capacitance per foot


9. For best matching, the load on a cable should be: a.lower than Z 0 c. equal to Z 0 b.higher than Z 0 d. 50 ohms ANS: C 10. The characteristic impedance of a cable: a.increases with length c. increases with voltage b.increases with frequency d. none of the above ANS: D 11. The velocity factor of a cable depends mostly on: a.the wire resistance c. the inductance per foot b.the dielectric constant d. all of the above ANS: B 12. A positive voltage pulse sent down a transmission line terminated in a short-circuit: a.would reflect as a positive pulse b.would reflect as a negative pulse c.would reflect as a positive pulse followed by a negative pulse d.would not reflect at all ANS: B 13. A positive voltage pulse sent down a transmission line terminated with its characteristic impedance: a.would reflect as a positive pulse b.would reflect as a negative pulse c.would reflect as a positive pulse followed by a negative pulse d.would not reflect at all ANS: D 14. A positive voltage-pulse sent down a transmission line terminated in an open-circuit: a.would reflect as a positive pulse b.would reflect as a negative pulse c.would reflect as a positive pulse followed by a negative pulse d.would not reflect at all ANS: A 15. The optimum value for SWR is: c. as large as possible d. there is no optimum value ANS: B 16. A non-optimum value for SWR will cause: a.standing waves c. higher voltage peaks on cable b.loss of power to load d. all of the above


17. VSWR stands for: a.variable SWR c. voltage SWR b.vacuum SWR d. none of the above ANS: C 18. The impedance "looking into" a matched line: infinite c. is the characteristic impedance zero d. 50 ohms ANS: C 19. A Smith Chart is used to calculate: a.transmission line impedances c. optimum length of a transmission line b.propagation velocity d. transmission line losses ANS: A 20. Compared to a 300-ohm line, the loss of a 50-ohm cable carrying the same power: a.would be less c. would be the same b.would be more d. cannot be compared ANS: B 21. A balanced load can be connected to an unbalanced cable: a.directly c. by using a "balun" using a filter d. cannot be connected ANS: C 22. On a Smith Chart, you "normalize" the impedance by: a.assuming it to be zeroc. multiplying it by 2 b.dividing it by 2 d. dividing it by Z0

ANS: D 23. The radius of the circle you draw on a Smith Chart represents: a.the voltage c. the impedance b.the current d. none of the above ANS: D 24. The center of the Smith Chart always represents: c. the characteristic impedance d. none of the above ANS: C 25. A TDR is commonly used to: a.measure the characteristic impedance of a cable b.find the position of a defect in a cable

c.replace a slotted-line d.all of the above ANS: B COMPLETION 1. A cable that lacks symmetry with respect to ground is called ANS: unbalanced 2. Parallel lines are usually operated as respect to ground. ANS: balanced 3. Normally, a transmission line is terminated with a load equal to its ANS: characteristic 4. Twisted-pair cables are transmission lines for relatively frequencies. ANS: low 5. To analyze a transmission line, it is necessary to use lumped ones. ANS: distributed 6. The increase of a wire's resistance with frequency is called the ANS: skin 7. The increase of a wire's resistance with frequency is caused by the the wire. ANS: magnetic 8. Dielectrics become more ANS: lossy 9. The inductance and capacitance of a cable are given per unit ANS: length 10. Characteristic impedance is sometimes called impedance. ANS: surge . as the frequency increases. field inside effect. parameters instead of impedance. lines since both wires are symmetrical with .


A cable that is terminated in its characteristic impedance is called a ANS: matched



A pulse sent down a cable terminated in a short-circuit will reflect with the polarity. ANS: opposite


The apparently stationary pattern of waves on a mismatched cable is called a wave. ANS: standing

14. SWR stands for ANS: standing

-wave ratio.

15. The ideal value for SWR is . ANS: one 16. Transmission line impedances can be found using a ANS: Smith 17. Short transmission-line sections called ANS: stubs 18. Any cable that radiates energy can also ANS: absorb 19. A ANS: 3 20. It is often best to measure SWR at the ANS: load 21. Besides heat from I2R, the power a cable can carry is limited by the its dielectric. ANS: breakdown 22. To normalize an impedance on a Smith Chart, you divide it by ANS: Z 0 . voltage of end of a cable. -dB loss in a cable means only half the power sent reaches the load. energy. can be used as capacitors or inductors. chart.



of a Smith Chart always represents the characteristic impedance.

ANS: center 24. A wavelength transmission line can be used a transformer.

ANS: one-quarter 25. A slotted line is used to make measurements in the ANS: frequency domain.

SHORT ANSWER 1. A transmission line has 2.5 pF of capacitance per foot and 100 nH of inductance per foot. Calculate its characteristic impedance. ANS: Z0 = 200 ohms 2. Two wires with air as a dielectric are one inch apart. The diameter of the wire is .04 inch. Calculate, approximately, its characteristic impedance. ANS: 386 ohms 3. If a coaxial cable uses plastic insulation with a dielectric constant = 2.6 , what is the velocity factor for the cable?

ANS: 0.62 4. If a cable has a velocity factor of 0.8, how long would it take a signal to travel 3000 kilometers along the cable? ANS: 12.5 ms 5. If a cable has a velocity factor of 0.8, what length of cable is required for a 90 phase shift at 100 MHz? ANS: 0.6 meters 6. A cable has a VSWR of 10. If the minimum voltage along the cable is 20 volts, what is the maximum voltage along the cable? ANS: 200 volts

7. A lossless line has a characteristic impedance of 50 ohms, but is terminated with a 75-ohm resistive load. What SWR do you expect to measure? ANS: 1.5 8. If a cable has an SWR of 1.5, what will be the absolute value of its voltage coefficient of reflection? ANS: 0.2 9. A generator matched to a line with a voltage coefficient of reflection equal to 0.2 transmits 100 watts into the line. How much power is actually absorbed by the load? ANS: 96 watts 10. Using a Smith Chart to analyze a 50-ohm cable, what would be the normalized value of an impedance equal to 200 + j50 ohms? ANS: 4 + j1

Chapter 15: Radio-Wave Propagation

MULTIPLE CHOICE 1. Radio waves were first predicted mathematically by: a.Armstrong c. Maxwell b.Hertz d. Marconi ANS: C 2. Radio waves were first demonstrated experimentally by: a.Armstrong c. Maxwell b.Hertz d. Marconi ANS: B 3. The technology that made cell phones practical was: a.the microprocessor chip c. high-power microwave transmitters b.the miniature cell-site d. all of the above ANS: A 4. Cell phones reduce much of the problems of mobile communications with: a.high power levels c. reuse of frequencies b.high antennas d. all of the above ANS: C 5. Which of the following are electromagnetic: waves c. gamma waves b.light d. all of the above ANS: D 6. The electric and magnetic fields of a radio wave are: a.perpendicular to each other c. both a and b b.perpendicular to the direction of travel d. none of the above ANS: C 7. TEM stands for: a.Transverse Electromagnetic c. True Electromagnetic b.Transmitted Electromagnetic d. none of the above ANS: A 8. In free space, radio waves travel at a speed of: a.3 10 6 meters per second c. 3 10 6 miles per second 6 b.300 10 meters per second d. 300 106 miles per second
x x x x


9. Which is a possible polarization for an electromagnetic wave: a.vertical c. circular b.horizontal d. all of the above ANS: D 10. Which polarization can be reasonably well received by a circularly polarized antenna: a.vertical c. circular b.horizontal d. all of the above ANS: D 11. The number of circular polarization modes (directions) is: a.1 c. 3 b.2 d. many ANS: B 12. An antenna has "gain" as compared to: isotropic radiator c. a ground-wave antenna b.a vertically polarized radiator d. none of the above ANS: A 13. EIRP stands for: a.the E and I fields of the Radiated Power b.the Effective Isotropic Radiated Power c.the Effective Internal Reflected Power d.the Electric-field Intensity of the Radiated Power ANS: B 14. The "attenuation of free space" is due to: a.losses in the characteristic impedance of free space b.losses due to absorption in the upper atmosphere c.the decrease in energy per square meter due to expansion of the wavefront d.the decrease in energy per square meter due to absorption of the wavefront ANS: C 15. Ground waves are most effective: a.below about 2 MHz c. at microwave frequencies b.above about 20 MHz d. when using horizontally polarized waves ANS: A 16. Radio waves would most strongly reflect off: a.a flat insulating surface of the right size c. a flat metallic surface of the right size b.a flat dielectric surface of the right size d. a flat body of water ANS: C 17. Radio waves sometimes "bend" around a corner because of:

25. If the number of cell-phone users within a cell increases above some limit: a. the cell area is increased c. the power levels are increased

a. reflection

c. refraction

b. diffusion ANS: D

d. diffraction

18. Space waves are: a.line-of-sight b.reflected off the ionosphere c.same as sky waves waves used for satellite communications ANS: A 19. Sky waves: a.are line-of-sight b."bounce" off the ionosphere c.are same as space waves d.are radio waves used for satellite communications ANS: B 20. Sky waves cannot be "heard": a.close to the transmitter b.far from the transmitter ANS: D 21. A 20-dB reduction in the strength of a radio wave due to reflection is called: a.fading c. frequency diversity b.diffraction d. spatial diversity ANS: A 22. "Ghosts" on a TV screen are an example of: a.fading c. multipath distortion b.diffraction d. cancellation due to reflection ANS: C 23. A "repeater" is used to: a.send a message multiple times over a channel b.send a message over multiple channels at the same time c.extend the range of a radio communications system d.cancel the effects of fading ANS: C 24. Cellular phone systems rely on: a.high power c. the radio horizon b.repeaters d. the reuse of frequencies ANS: D c. in the "silent" zone d. in the "skip" zone

25. If the number of cell-phone users within a cell increases above some limit: a. the cell area is increased c. the power levels are increased

b. the cell area is split ANS: B

d. the number of channels is reduced

26. As a cell-phone user passes from one cell to another: a.a "handoff" process occurs c. both cells will handle the call b.a "sectoring" process occurs d. nothing occurs ANS: A 27. To receive several data streams at once, a CDMA spread-spectrum system uses: a.a "funnel" receiver c. multiple receivers b.a "rake" receiver d. none of the above ANS: B 28. The troposphere is the: a.highest layer of the atmosphere b.middle layer of the atmosphere ANS: C 29. Meteor-trail propagation is: a.used for radio telephony b.used to send data by radio ANS: B COMPLETION 1. Radio waves were mathematically predicted by . ANS: Maxwell 2. Radio waves were first demonstrated by ANS: Hertz 3. Radio waves are ANS: transverse 4. The propagation speed of radio waves in free space is ANS: 300 10 6

c. lowest layer of the atmosphere d. the most ionized layer of the atmosphere

c. also called "ducting" d. not possible

electromagnetic waves.


5. Electromagnetic radiation can be thought of as a stream of particles called ANS: photons 6. Unlike sound or water waves, radio waves do not need a to travel through.

ANS: medium 7. The dielectric strength of clean dry air is about ANS: 3 10 6

volts per meter.


Waves from an source radiate equally in all directions. ANS: isotropic


The wavefront of a point source would have the shape of a ANS: sphere

10. At a far distance from the source, a radio wavefront looks like a flat ANS: plane 11. The polarization of a radio wave is the direction of its ANS: electric 12. The electric field of a radio wave is ANS: perpendicular 13. Both the electric and magnetic fields of a radio wave are direction. ANS: perpendicular to its magnetic field. field.


to its propagation

14. With polarization, the direction of a radio wave's electric field rotates as it travels through space. ANS: circular 15. An antenna is said to have in a certain direction if it radiates more power in that direction than in other directions. ANS: gain 16. The watts per square meter of a radio wave space. ANS: decrease 17. Reflection of plane-waves from a smooth surface is called ANS: specular reflection. as the wave-front moves through


is the "bending" of radio waves as they travel across the boundary between two different dielectrics. ANS: Refraction

19. The process of makes radio waves appear to "bend around a corner". ANS: diffraction 20. waves travel from transmitter to receiver in a "line-of-sight" fashion. ANS: Space 21. waves are vertically polarized radio waves that travel along the earth's surface. ANS: Ground 22. waves are radio waves that "bounce off" the ionosphere due to refraction. ANS: Sky 23. The zone is a region where sky waves cannot be received.

ANS: skip 24. "Ghosts" on a TV screen are an example of ANS: multipath 25. The "fast fading" seen in mobile communications is caused by with direct waves. ANS: reflected 26. Cell phones typically operate at a ANS: low 27. The of frequencies allows many cell-phone users to share a geographical area. power level. waves interfering distortion.

ANS: reuse 28. is when a cell-site uses three directional antennas, each covering a third of the cell area, to reduce interference. ANS: Sectoring 29. The use of chips makes cell phones a practical technology.

ANS: microprocessor

SHORT ANSWER 1. A certain dielectric has permittivity of 6.3 1010 F/m and the same permeability as free space. What is the characteristic impedance of that dielectric?

ANS: 45 ohms 2. If a point source of radio waves transmits 1 watt, what is the power density 10,000 meters from the source? ANS: 796 pW/m2 3. What power must a point-source of radio waves transmit so that the power density at 3000 meters from the source is 1 W/m2?

ANS: 113 watts 4. If a radio receiver needs 1 nW/m2 of power density to function, how far away from a 1-watt point source will it continue to work? ANS: 8.9 km 5. A line-of-sight radio link over flat terrain needs to use antenna towers 50 km apart. What, approximately, is the minimum height for the towers assuming all the towers are the same? ANS: 37 meters 6. A mobile radio is being used at 1 GHz in an urban environment with lots of reflecting structures. If the car is traveling 36 km/hour, what is the expected time between fades? ANS: 15 msec

Chapter 16: Antenna

MULTIPLE CHOICE 1. The real part of an antenna's input impedance is due to: a.the radiated signal c. the SWR b.the reflected signal d. all of the above ANS: A 2. A half-wave dipole is sometimes called: a.a Marconi antenna c. a Yagi antenna b.a Hertz antenna d. none of the above ANS: B 3. The end-to-end length of a half-wave dipole antenna is actually: wavelength c. slightly longer than a half-wavelength half-wavelength d. slightly shorter than a half-wavelength ANS: D 4. The radiation of energy from an antenna can be seen in the: a.standing wave pattern around the antenna c. radiation resistance of the antenna b.SWR along the feed cable d. I2R loss of the antenna ANS: C 5. Measured on the ground, the field strength of a horizontally polarized half-wave dipole antenna is strongest: one direction c. in all directions two directions d. depends on the number of elements ANS: B 6. The ability of an antenna to radiate more energy in one direction than in other directions is called: a.directivity c. active antenna b.selectivity d. resonance ANS: A 7. The front-to-back ratio of a half-wave dipole antenna is: a.0 dB c. 10 dB b.3 dB d. infinite ANS: A 8. An antenna's beamwidth is measured: a.from +90 to 90 c. between half-power points b.from front to back d. between the minor side-lobes

ANS: C 9. ERP stands for: a.Equivalent Radiation Pattern b.Effective Radiation Pattern ANS: D 10. "Ground Effects" refers to the effects on an antenna's radiation pattern caused by: signals reflecting off the ground b.buildings and other structures on the ground c.fading d.faulty connection of the feed cable ground ANS: A 11. A 1-MHz monopole antenna must be: a.mounted vertically c. at least one half-wavelength long b.mounted horizontally d. at least one wavelength long ANS: A 12. The typical antenna in an AM radio is a: a.dipole c. ferrite "loop-stick" b.folded dipole d. none of the above ANS: C 13. The polarization of plane waves received from a satellite is changed by: a.gamma rays c. helical rotation b.Faraday Rotation d. the distance traveled ANS: B 14. A nonresonant antenna: a.will not transmit b.will not receive ANS: C 15. At resonance, the input impedance to a lossless antenna should be: a.resistive c. capacitive b.inductive d. infinite ANS: A 16. An antenna can be matched to a feed line using: a.a shorted stub c. an LC network b.a loading coil d. all of the above ANS: D c. will cause SWR on the feed cable d. all of the above c. Equivalent Radiated Power d. Effective Radiated Power

17. As the length of a "long-wire" antenna is increased: a. the number of lobes increases c. efficiency decreases

An antenna is the interface between the transmission line and ANS: space. Hertz antenna is another name for a half-wave b. the number of nodes decreases ANS: A 18. Arrays can be: a.phased c. parasitic b.driven d. all of the above ANS: D 19. An array with one driven element, a reflector, and one or more directors is called a: a.Marconi c. Log-Periodic Dipole b.Yagi d. stacked array ANS: B 20. LPDA stands for: a.Low-Power Dipole Array c. Log-Periodic Dipole Array b.Low-Power Directed Array d. Log Power Dipole Array ANS: C 21. The radiated beam from a parabolic "dish" transmitting antenna is: a.collimated c. dispersed b.phased d. none of the above ANS: A 22. The energy picked up by a parabolic antenna is concentrated at the: c. focus b.edges d. horn ANS: C 23. Antennas are often tested in: echo chamber c. a vacuum chamber anechoic chamber d. an RF reflective chamber ANS: B 24. Field strength at a distance from an antenna is measured with: a.a slotted line c. an EIRP meter b.a dipole d. a field-strength meter ANS: D COMPLETION d. none of the above

ANS: dipole 3. The length of a half-wave dipole is about % of a half-wave in free space. ANS: 95 4. The resistance is the portion of an antenna's input impedance due to transmitted radio waves leaving the antenna. ANS: radiation 5. Input impedance at the center feed point of a resonant half-wave dipole is about

ANS: 70 6. Input impedance at the center feed point of a resonant folded dipole is about ANS: 280 300 7. The vertical angle of radiation is called the angle of ANS: elevation 8. Antenna radiation patterns are typically drawn on graphs with ANS: polar 9. As compared to a ANS: point isotropic 10. Antenna gain measured in ANS: dBd 11. is the same as the gain for a lossless antenna. is with reference to a half-wave dipole. source, a half-wave dipole has a gain of about 2 dBi. coordinates. .

ANS: Directivity 12. The front-to-back ratio of a half-wave dipole is dB. ANS: 0 13. The of a directional antenna is the angle between its half-power points.

ANS: beamwidth

14. ERP stands for ANS: effective

radiated power.

15. ERP is the power input to the antenna multiplied by the antenna's ANS: gain 16. A

is required to connect a coaxial cable to a center-fed dipole antenna.

ANS: balun 17. A horizontally mounted dipole will radiate waves with polarization. ANS: horizontal 18. A folded dipole has bandwidth than a standard dipole. ANS: wider greater more 19. A monopole antenna is typically mounted in the ANS: vertical 20. The length of a typical monopole antenna is ANS: one-quarter 1/4 21. A monopole antenna mounted high on a tower typically uses a plane. ANS: ground 22. A vertical antenna has an ANS: omnidirectional 23. The number of driven elements in a Yagi antenna is typically . ANS: one 24. The reflector on a Yagi antenna is called a ANS: parasitic 25. An LPDA is a dipole array. element. radiation pattern for ground-based receivers. wavelength. direction.

ANS: log-periodic 26. If an LPDA had five elements, the number of driven elements it had would be . ANS: five 27. All the waves that hit the surface of a parabolic antenna merge at the ANS: focus 28. A beam has all its individual rays parallel to each other. ANS: collimated 29. A microwave ANS: horn 30.An chamber is often used to test microwave antennas. antenna is essentially an extension of a waveguide. .

ANS: anechoic SHORT ANSWER 1. Calculate the physical length of a half-wave dipole for use at 300 MHz. ANS: 475 millimeters 2. How much power will a 95% efficient antenna radiate if driven with 100 watts? ANS: 95 watts 3. If an antenna has 10.14 dB of gain compared to a point source, how much gain does it have compared to a half-wave dipole? ANS: 8 dB 4. What is the ERP of an antenna with 10 dBd of gain and driven by one watt? ANS: 10 watts 5. A resonant antenna has an input impedance of 100 ohms and is driven by 100 watts. What is the RMS current in the antenna? ANS: 1 ampere

6. A resonant antenna has an input impedance of 100 ohms and is driven by 100 watts. What is the RMS voltage at the feed-point of the antenna? ANS: 100 volts

Chapter 17: Microwave Devices

MULTIPLE CHOICE 1. The microwave frequency range is considered to start at: a.100 MHz c. 10 GHz b.1 GHz d. 100 GHz ANS: B 2. The UHF range is: a.below the microwave range b.inside the microwave range ANS: A 3. The dominant mode of a waveguide depends on: a.the shape of the waveguide c. the point of signal injection b.the power level of the signal d. none of the above ANS: A 4. The dominant mode of a rectangular waveguide is: a . T E 0 1 c. TE 1 0 b.TM 0 1 d. TM 1 0 ANS: C 5. The dominant mode of a circular waveguide is: a . T E 0 1 c. TE 1 1 b.TM 0 1 d. TM11 ANS: C 6. Circular waveguides use TM 01 mode because: is dominant c. it is the only mode possible b.of its circular symmetry d. it is more efficient ANS: B 7. The characteristic impedance of a waveguide: fixed b.depends on the frequency it carries c.depends on the longer dimension of its cross section d.both b and c ANS: D 8. Power can be coupled into or out of a waveguide: a.with a magnetic field probe c. through a hole in the waveguide b.with an electric field probe d. all of the above c. above the microwave range d. same as the microwave range

ANS: D 9. Directional couplers for waveguides are characterized by: a.their insertion loss c. their directivity b.their coupling specification d. all of the above ANS: D 10. Striplines and microstrips are used to: a.couple sections of waveguide c. couple components on a circuit board b.couple waveguides to antennas d. none of the above ANS: C 11. A resonant cavity is a type of: a.tuned circuit c. antenna b.defect in a waveguide d. none of the above ANS: A 12. A TEE connector used with waveguides is: H-plane TEE c. a "magic" TEE E-plane TEE d. all of the above ANS: D 13. TWT stands for: a.Transverse Wave Transmissionc. Traveling-Wave Tube b.Transverse-Wave Tube d. Traveling-Wave Transmission ANS: C 14. An "isolator" is a device that: a.isolates frequencies in a waveguide b.allows a signal to pass in one direction only c.separates signals among various ports d.prevents microwaves from leaking out of a waveguide ANS: B 15. A "circulator" is a device that: a.rotates signal polarity in a waveguide b.allows a signal to pass in one direction only c.separates signals among various ports d.prevents microwaves from being "trapped" in a waveguide ANS: C 16. GaAs stands for: a.gallium arsenide b.gallium assembly ANS: D c. gallium astenite d. none of the above

17. IMPATT stands for: a.impact avalanche and transit time c. implied power at transmission terminal b.induced mobility at transmission time d. none of the above ANS: A 18. YIG stands for: a.Yttrium-Iron-Gallium c. Yttrium-Iron-Garnet b.Yttrium-Iron-Germanium d. none of the above ANS: C 19. A YIG can be tuned by applying: electric field c. mechanical pressure b.a magnetic field d. an "exciter" signal ANS: B 20. The device commonly used in microwave ovens is the: a.TWT c. magnetron b.klystron d. YIG ANS: C 21. The device commonly used in satellite communications is the: a.TWT c. magnetron b.klystron d. YIG ANS: A 22. The device commonly used in UHF transmitters is the: a.TWT c. magnetron b.klystron d. YIG ANS: B 23. A microwave phased array is often made using: a.slots c. Fresnel lenses b.Yagis d. all of the above ANS: A 24. RADAR stands for: ranging c. radio detection and ranging depth and ranging d. remote detection and ranging ANS: C 25. RADAR uses: a.pulsed transmission c. the Doppler effect b.continuous transmission d. all of the above ANS: D

26. The maximum effective range for pulsed radar: a.increases with increasing repetition rate c. decreases with increasing pulse period b.decreases with increasing repetition rate d. none of the above ANS: B 27. The minimum effective range for pulsed radar: a.increases with increasing pulse duration c. is always a tenth of the maximum range b.decreases with increasing pulse duration d. none of the above ANS: A COMPLETION 1. is the effect of a pulse "spreading out" as it travels through a waveguide. ANS: Dispersion 2. The electric field is ANS: zero 3. The waveguide mode with the lowest cutoff frequency is the ANS: dominant 4. In

along the walls of a rectangular waveguide.


mode, the field peaks in the middle of the waveguide cross section.

ANS: electric 5. In TE20 mode, the electric field has ANS: two 6. In a circular waveguide, mode is used because of its circular symmetry. ANS: TM01 7. A waveguide acts as a -pass filter. ANS: high 8. In a waveguide, group velocity is always ANS: slower 9. In a waveguide, phase velocity is always ANS: faster 10. In a waveguide, impedance as frequency increases. than the speed of light. than the speed of light. peaks in the waveguide cross section.

ANS: decreases 11. A TEE is a combination of E-plane and H-plane TEES. ANS: hybrid 12. The Q of a resonant cavity is very ANS: high 13. A wavemeter is a resonant ANS: cavity 14. A Gunn device oscillates because of its negative ANS: resistance 15. Both magnetrons and TWTs are slow tubes. ANS: wave 16. Both klystrons and TWTs are -beam tubes. ANS: linear 17. A antenna is just a waveguide with a hole in it. ANS: slot 18. A antenna is a flat piece of copper on an insulating substrate with a ground plane on the other side. ANS: patch 19. The radar cross section of a target is typically than its actual size. ANS: smaller 20. The frequency of the returned signal will be target is moving toward the radar antenna. ANS: higher SHORT ANSWER 1. Calculate the TE10 cutoff frequency for a rectangular waveguide if the longer dimension of its cross section is 5 cm. than the transmitted signal if the . with an adjustable plunger. compared to lumped LC circuits.

ANS: 3 GHz 2.Calculate the group velocity in a waveguide carrying a signal that is twice its cutoff frequency. ANS: 260 106 meters per second

3.Calculate the phase velocity in a waveguide carrying a signal that is twice its cutoff frequency. ANS: 346 106 meters per second

4.Calculate the wavelength of a 2-GHz signal in a waveguide with a 1-GHz cutoff frequency. ANS: 173 millimeters 5.Find the gain in dBi of a 10-GHz horn antenna with dE = dH= 60 mm. ANS: 14.8 6.Find the maximum unambiguous range for a pulsed radar sending 10k pulses per second. ANS: 15 km 7.Find the minimum unambiguous range for a pulsed radar sending 2- sec duration pulses.

ANS: 300 meters

Chapter 18: Terrestrial Microwave Communication Systems

MULTIPLE CHOICE 1. Another term for a single microwave link is a: a.section c. skip b.hop d. jump ANS: B 2. Microwave systems use: a.FM c. QAM b.SSB d. all of the above ANS: D 3. The typical reliability of a microwave system is: a.90% c. 99.9% b.99% d. 99.99% ANS: D 4. A typical microwave system uses a transmitted power of about: a.2 watts c. 200 watts b.20 watts d. none of the above ANS: A 5. In analog microwave systems, additional repeaters increase the: a.reliability c. jitter b.noise level d. all of the above ANS: B 6. In digital microwave systems, additional repeaters increase the: a.reliability c. jitter b.noise level d. all of the above ANS: C 7. LOS stands for: a.Loss Of Skip c. Line-Of-Sight b.Loss Of Signal d. Line-Of-Signal ANS: C 8. Too much antenna gain causes: a.a very narrow microwave beam c. excessive noise b.a very wide microwave beam d. jitter ANS: A

9. The microwave signal path should clear obstacles by at least: a.60% of the Faraday zone c. 60% of the height of the antenna tower b.60% of the Fresnel zone d. 60% of the highest obstacle height ANS: B 10. Satisfactory performance of an analog microwave system is defined as: a.a carrier-to-noise ratio that exceeds a given value ERP level that exceeds a given value energy-per-hertz level that exceeds a given value d.none of the above ANS: A 11. Satisfactory performance of a digital microwave system requires a: a.low level of transmitted power b.high level of ERP c.good energy per bit per transmitted Watt ratio d.good energy per bit per noise density ratio ANS: D 12. Fading is caused by: a.multipath reception c. ducting b.attenuation due to weather d. all of the above ANS: D 13. The effects of fading due to multipath reception are often reduced using: a.diversity c. high-gain antennas b.power d. all of the above ANS: A 14. Repeaters are used in a microwave system: a.always c. above 10 GHz b.when distance exceeds line-of-sight d. below 10 GHz ANS: B 15. Microwave repeaters can be: a.IF type c. regenerative type b.baseband type d. all of the above ANS: D 16. An advantage of digital techniques over analog in a microwave system is: a.less bandwidth is required c. it requires less power b.accumulation of noise is reduced d. all of the above ANS: B 17. MMDS stands for: a. Multichannel Microwave Distribution System

b.Multipoint Microwave Distribution System c.Multichannel Multipoint Distribution System d.Multiple Microwave Distribution Systems ANS: C 18. LMDS stands for: a.Local Microwave Distribution System b.Local Multipoint Distribution System c.Local Multichannel Distribution System d.Low-power Microwave Distribution System ANS: B 19. LMDS is: a.bidirectional c. multidirectional b.unidirectional d. none of the above ANS: A COMPLETION 1. One microwave link is called a . ANS: hop 2. STL stands for -to-transmitter links. ANS: studio 3. A typical microwave system has about one hour per ANS: year 4. Adding more links causes ANS: jitter 5. In microwave systems, it is more convenient to use noisethan noise figure in calculations. ANS: temperature 6. In digital microwave systems, the energy per bit per ANS: noise density 7. Multipath reception can cause 20 dB or more of . ANS: fading is a key parameter. in a digital microwave system. or less of downtime.


Two antennas stacked one above the other on a tower is an example of in a microwave system. ANS: space



The ability to use two frequencies simultaneously is an example of ANS: diversity

10. Microwave systems generally use less than ANS: ten 11.

watts of power.

are necessary in a microwave system that extends beyond the line-of-sight distance. ANS: Repeaters

12. Analog microwave systems use both IF and ANS: baseband


13. Microwave digital radio techniques reduce the accumulation of as a signal goes from link to link. ANS: noise 14. MMDS is unidirectional, but ANS: LMDS SHORT ANSWER 1. If the line-of-sight distance for an optical beam is 12 km, what would it be, approximately, for a microwave beam? ANS: 16 km 2. A line-of-sight microwave link operating at 4 GHz has a separation of 40 km between antennas. An obstacle in the path is located midway between the two antennas. By how much must the beam clear the obstacle? ANS: 16.4 meters 3. A transmitter and receiver operating at 1 GHz are separated by 10 km. How many dBm of power gets to the receiver if the transmitter puts out 1 Watt, and both the sending and receiving antennas have a gain of 20 dBi? is bidirectional.

ANS: 42.4 dBm 4. A microwave system has a feed-line loss of 2 dB and sees a sky temperature of 150 K. Calculate the noise temperature of the antenna/feed-line system referenced to the receiver input. ANS: 201 K 5. A microwave receiver receives 60 dBm of signal. The noise power is 100 dBm. What is the carrier-tonoise power ratio? ANS: 40 dB

Chapter 19: Television

MULTIPLE CHOICE 1. NTSC stands for: a.National Television Systems Commission b.National Television Systems Committee c.National Television Systems Council d.Nippon Television Systems Commission ANS: B 2. The NTSC specification was drawn up by the: a.FCC c. EIA b.IRE d. IEEE ANS: C 3. RGB stands for: a.Red-Green Burst c. Red-Green Bandwidth b.Red-Green Brightness d. Red-Green-Blue ANS: D 4. The number of scan lines in an NTSC signal is: a.525 c. 1024 b.625 d. 1250 ANS: A 5. The number of NTSC frames sent per second is: a.25 c. 50 b.30 d. 60 ANS: B 6. The number of NTSC fields sent per second is: a.25 c. 50 b.30 d. 60 ANS: D 7. The aspect ratio of a standard TV receiver is: a. 3 : 4 c. 525 : 625 b.4 : 3 d. 625 : 525 ANS: B 8. Luminance refers to: a.brightness c. chroma b.contrast d. raster

ANS: A 9. Luminance is measured in: a.foot-candles c. IRE units b.lumins d. NTSC units ANS: C 10. The maximum luminance level is called: a.max white c. all white b.peak white d. whiter than white ANS: B 11. The blanking level corresponds to a luminance of: a.white c. whiter than white d. blacker than black ANS: B 12. The sync pulse level corresponds to a luminance of: a.white c. whiter than white d. blacker than black ANS: D 13. The vertical blanking pulse is serrated to: a.maintain horizontal sync c. equalize the DC level b.maintain vertical sync d. all of the above ANS: A 14. When measured in lines, horizontal resolution: greater than vertical resolution about the same as vertical resolution less than vertical resolution d.horizontal resolution is not measured in lines ANS: B 15. The smallest picture element is called a: c. pixel b.pic d. none of the above ANS: C 16. In a color TV receiver, Y I Q refers to: a.luminance signal, in-phase color component, quadrature phase color component b.composite color signal, in-phase color component, quadrature phase color component c.composite video signal, in-phase video component, quadrature video color component d.a method of demodulating stereo sound ANS: A

17. Compared to the luminance signal, the horizontal resolution for color is: a.much greater c. much less b.about the same d. resolution does not apply to color ANS: C 18. The modulation used for the video signal in a standard NTSC color TV receiver is: a.SSB c. suppressed-carrier AM b.vestigial sideband AM d. FM ANS: B 19. The modulation used for the audio signal in a standard NTSC color TV receiver is: a.SSB c. suppressed-carrier AM b.vestigial sideband AM d. FM ANS: D 20. The modulation used for the chroma signal in a standard NTSC color TV receiver is: a.SSB c. suppressed-carrier AM b.vestigial sideband AM d. FM ANS: C 21. The function of the "color burst" is to: a.detect the presence of a color video signal b.regenerate the color sub-carrier synchronize the color demodulation line by line d.all of the above ANS: D 22. SAP stands for: a.separate audio program c. sync amplitude pulse b.separate audio pulse d. sync audio pulse ANS: A 23. The horizontal output transformer is also called: a.the isolation transformer c. the flyback transformer b.the video transformer d. the yoke ANS: C 24. Compared to a monochrome CRT, the accelerating voltage on a color CRT is: a.about the same c. much lower b.much higher d. color CRTs use magnetic acceleration ANS: B 25. Deflection in CRTs used in TV receivers is done: a.magnetically for both vertical and horizontal b.electrostatically for both vertical and horizontal c.electrostatically for vertical and magnetically for horizontal

d. magnetically for vertical and electrostatically for horizontal ANS: A 26. AFPC stands for: a.allowed full picture chroma c. automatic frequency and picture control b.automatic frequency and phase control d. none of the above ANS: B COMPLETION 1. is a conductive coating on both the inside and outside of the CRT in a TV. ANS: Aquadag 2. The standard for TV has been in use since 1953.

ANS: NTSC 3. Video systems form pictures by a ANS: scanning 4. During the horizontal blanking interval, the electron beam ANS: retraces 5. The NTSC specifies a ANS: composite 6. The ratio of a CRT screen is the ratio of width to height. video signal. from right to left. process.

ANS: aspect 7. Brightness information is called . ANS: luma luminance 8. Color information is called ANS: chroma chrominance 9. The blanking period before the sync pulse is called the front ANS: porch . .

10. Odd and even fields are identified by the ANS: position

of the vertical sync pulse.

11. Each horizontal scan line takes microseconds, not including blanking. ANS: 62.5 12. Horizontal blanking lasts ANS: 10 13. Vertical blanking lasts about ANS: 1.3 14. Picture elements are called ANS: pixels 15. The maximum number of scan lines under NTSC is ANS: 525 16. The human eye is most sensitive to the color ANS: green 17. The color sub-carrier frequency is approximately ANS: 3.58 18. SAP stands for audio program. ANS: separate 19. The second anode of a CRT is often called the . ANS: ultor 20. The accelerating voltage for a color CRT is about ANS: 20 to 30 21. The inside of a CRT's face-plate is coated with to generate the picture. ANS: phosphor 22. The horizontal output transformer is called the transformer. kV. MHz. . . . milliseconds. microseconds.

ANS: flyback 23. A good way to separate luma from chroma is to use a ANS: comb 24. The color turns off the color circuitry when a color TV is receiving a monochrome signal. ANS: killer 25. Signal levels in cable TV systems are usually measured in ANS: dBmV 26. The antenna for a CATV system is located at the ANS: head 27. A shows a color-bar signal with predetermined levels and phases. ANS: vectorscope 28. Color intensity is called ANS: saturation 29. The of the chroma signal represents the color hue. . end. . filter.

ANS: phase 30. The controls in a color TV adjust the electron beams to strike the correct color phosphor dots. ANS: purity 31. The controls in a color TV adjust the electron beams to strike the correct triad of phosphor dots. ANS: convergence

Chapter 20: Satellite Communications

MULTIPLE CHOICE 1. The height of the geosynchronous orbit above the equator is about: a.3,578 km c. 357,800 km b.35,780 km d. depends on satellite velocity ANS: B 2. The high and low points of a satellite's orbit are called, respectively,: a.apogee and perigee c. uplink and downlink b.perigee and apogee d. downlink and uplink ANS: A 3. The area on the earth that is "covered" by a satellite is called its: station c. footprint b.downlink d. plate ANS: C 4. The velocity required to stay in orbit: constant zero (freefall) lower close to the earth than far from the earth higher close to the earth than far from the earth ANS: D 5. An antenna is aimed by adjusting the two "look angles" called: a.azimuth and elevationc. declination and elevation b.azimuth and declination d. apogee and perigee ANS: A 6. The power per transponder of a typical Ku-band satellite is in the range: a.5 to 25 watts c. 500 to 2500 watts b.50 to 250 watts d. depends on its orbit ANS: B 7. The power level for an earth station to transmit to a satellite is on the order of: a.10 1 watts c. 10 3 watts 2 b.10 watts d. 104 watts ANS: C 8. The "payload" on a communications satellite consists of: a.transponders c. solar cells b.batteries d. all of the above

ANS: A 9. "Station-keeping" refers to: a.antenna maintenance c. orbital adjustments b.power-level adjustments d. none of the above ANS: C 10. DBS stands for: a.decibels of signal b.down-beam signal ANS: D 11. LNA stands for: a.low-noise amplifier b.low north angle ANS: A 12. A reduction in TWT power for linearity is called: a.backdown c. power-down b.backoff d. EIRP drop ANS: B 13. TVRO stands for: a.television receive only c. television remote origin b.television repeater only d. none of the above ANS: A 14. TDMA stands for: a.transponder-directed multiple antennas b.television distribution master antenna ANS: C 15. VSAT stands for: satellite c. very small antenna terminal signal antenna terminal d. very small aperture terminal ANS: D 16. On the uplink from a terminal, a VSAT system uses: a.high power to a small antenna c. low power to a large antenna b.low power to a small antenna d. LEO satellites ANS: B 17. A typical VSAT system is configured as a: c. ring b.mesh d. repeater c. time-division multiple access d. transmit delay minimum aperture c. low-noise amplitude d. low-noise array c. direct-broadcast system d. direct-broadcast satellite

ANS: A 18. LEO stands for: a.long elliptic orbit b.low-earth orbit ANS: B c. lateral earth orbit d. longitudinal earth orbit

19. For real-time communication, LEO systems require: a.a constellation of satellites c. very high power b.tracking dish antennasd. all of the above ANS: A 20. The frequency bands used by Ku-band satellites are: a.4 GHz and 6 GHz c. 20 GHz and 30 GHz b.12 GHz and 14 GHz d. none of the above ANS: B COMPLETION 1. A satellite in geosynchronous orbit takes hours to complete one orbit. ANS: 24 2. The is the signal path from the earth station to the satellite.

ANS: uplink 3. The is the signal path from the satellite to the earth station.

ANS: downlink 4. A satellite in a orbit appears to stay directly above one spot on the equator. ANS: geostationary 5. Non-geostationary satellites are sometimes called ANS: orbital 6. A geosynchronous orbit is about km above the earth. ANS: 35,780 7. A is an outline of the area on the earth's surface that a satellite broadcasts to. ANS: footprint 8. All satellite orbits are in shape. satellites.

ANS: elliptical 9. The is the distance of a satellite's closest approach to the earth.

ANS: perigee 10. The is a satellite's farthest distance from the earth.

ANS: apogee 11. An antenna's ANS: azimuth 12. An antenna's ANS: elevation 13. An antenna's ANS: declination 14. Satellites using the ANS: Ku 15. The time for a signal to make a round trip via satellite is about ANS: 500 16. A is a type of repeater used on communications satellites. ANS: transponder 17. Both the gain and the beamwidth of a dish antenna depend on its ANS: diameter 18. VSAT systems commonly use a ANS: star 19. To date, LEO satellite systems have been a financial ANS: failure 20. C-band antennas are than Ku-band antennas. ANS: larger . network configuration. . milliseconds. band operate on 12 GHz. is the angle by which it is offset from the earth's axis. is its vertical angle with respect to the earth's surface. is its angular direction between east and west.

SHORT ANSWER 1. A receiving antenna with a gain of 44.4 dBi looks at a sky with a noise temperature of 15 K. The loss between the output of the antenna and the input of the LNA is 0.4 dB, and the LNA has a noise temperature of 40 K. Calculate the G/T. ANS: 25 dB 2. A receiver has a noise figure of 1.7 dB. Find its equivalent noise temperature. ANS: 139 K. 3. A receiving antenna with a G/T of 25 dB is used to receive signals from a satellite 38,000 km away. The satellite has a 100-watt transmitter and an antenna with a gain of 30 dBi. The signal has a bandwidth of 1 MHz at a frequency of 12 GHz. Calculate the C/N at the receiver. ANS: 38 dB

Chapter 21: Cellular Radio

MULTIPLE CHOICE 1. AMPS stand for: a.American Mobile Phone System c. Advanced Mobile Phone System b.Analog Mobile Phone Service d. Advanced Mobile Phone Service ANS: D 2. PCS stands for: a.Personal Communications Service b.Personal Communications Systems ANS: B 3. RCC stands for: a.Radio Common Carrier c. Regional Cellular Carrier b.Radio Cellular Carrierd. none of the above ANS: A 4. MSC stands for: a.Mobile Switching Center b.Mobile Service Cellular ANS: A 5. MTSO stands for: a.Minimum Transmitted Signal Output c. Mobile Telephone Switching Office b.Maximum Transmitted Signal Output d. Mobile Transmission Time-Out ANS: C 6. MIN stands for: a.Manual Identification Number c. Maximum In-band Noise b.Mobile Identification Number d. Minimum In-band Noise ANS: B 7. NAM stands for: a.Numerical Access Mode c. Number Access Module b.Numerical Assignment Mode d. Number Assignment Module ANS: D 8. ESN stands for: a.Electronic Serial Number b.Emitted Signal Number ANS: A c. Emission Strength Number d. none of the above c. Maximum Signal Carrier d. Minimum Signal Carrier c. Personal Cell phone Service d. Portable Communications Systems

9. SCM stands for: a.Service Class Mark b.Station Class Mark ANS: B

c. Signal Class Mark d. Serial-Code Mode

10. SCM identifies the: a.code number of a cell phone c. signal classification (analog or digital) b.base-station class d. maximum power level of a cell phone ANS: D 11. SID stands for: a.Sequential Interrupt Demand c. System Identification Number b.Standard Identification Number d. Signal Intensity Descriptor ANS: C 12. The SID is used by a cell phone to: a.identify the type of system (analog or digital) b.recognize an AMPS system c.set its transmitted power level d.recognize that it is "roaming" ANS: D 13. DCC stands for: a.Digital Color Code c. Digital Communications Carrier b.Digital Communications Code d. Direct Channel Code ANS: A 14. SAT stands for: a.Station Antenna Tower b.Supervisory Audio Tone ANS: B 15. CMAC stands for: a.Control Mobile Attenuation Code c. Central Mobile Access Control b.Control Mobile Access Code d. Carrier Mode Attenuation Control ANS: A 16. The CMAC is used to: a.control access to the cell site b.set the access code of the cell phone c.set the transmit power of the cell phone the transmit channel for the cell phone ANS: C c. Supervisory Access Tone d. none of the above


17. In an AMPS system, voice is sent using: a. AM

c. FSK

b. FM ANS: B


18. In an AMPS system, control-channel signals are sent using: a.AM c. FSK b.FM d. CDMA ANS: C 19. The ERP of a typical handheld AMPS cell phone is: a.less than 600 W. c. between 1 and 2 watts b.less than 600 mW. d. 4 watts

ANS: B 20. BSC stands for: a.Base Station Controller b.Base Signal Controller ANS: A 21. The combination of the mobile cell phone and the cell site radio equipment is called the: a.BSC c. RF interface b.MTSO d. air interface ANS: D 22. The optimum cell-site radius is: a.2 km c. as small as possible b.0.5 km d. none of the above ANS: D 23. Phone traffic is measured in: a.calls c. number of users b.erlangs d. number of blocked calls ANS: B 24. One way to increase the capacity of a cell phone system is: a.increase the number of cells c. increase the ERP b.decrease the number of cells d. decrease the ERP ANS: A 25. CDPD stands for: a.Code-Division Packet Data c. Coded Digital Packet Data b.Cellular Digital Packet Data d. Cellular Digital Pulse Data ANS: B c. Basic Service Contract d. Basic Service Code


1. AMPS uses the -MHz band. ANS: 800 2. is still the most common cellular phone system in North America.

ANS: AMPS 3. Frequency ANS: reuse 4. A occurs when an in-use cell-phone moves from one cell site to another. ANS: handoff 5. If a cell-site radius drops below km, handoffs will occur too frequently. ANS: 0.5 6. The number of ERP classes in AMPS is . ANS: three 7. A cell phone permanently installed in a car would be ERP class . ANS: I one 8. The maximum ERP of class III cell phones is ANS: 600 mW 9. A portable, handheld cell phone would be ERP class ANS: III three 10. Mobile transmitter power is controlled by the . ANS: land station 11. A MAC is a mobile ANS: attenuation code. . . is what makes cellular phone systems complex.

12. For security, you should always assume that AMPS transmissions are

ANS: public 13. A mobile switching center is also called an ANS: MTSO 14. The optimum size of a cell site depends on the amount of ANS: traffic 15. Telephone call traffic is measured in ANS: erlangs 16. A cell phone moving into a site with no available frequencies will have a ANS: dropped 17. The reduction in cell size to increase traffic is called cell ANS: splitting 18. A site is a very small unit that can mount on a streetlight pole. ANS: microcell 19. Very small cells called are used for reliable indoor reception. ANS: picocells 20. Compared with AMPS, digital cellular phones require bandwidth. ANS: less SHORT ANSWER 1. Give two reasons why digital cell phone systems are more secure than analog cell phone systems. ANS: 1.Digital is inherently more secure because of its format. 2.Digitized voice signals are easily encrypted. 2. If a 28.8-kbps modem is being used over a cell phone, how many words of text would be lost during a 100-msec handoff interruption assuming 10 bits per letter and 5 letters per word? ANS: 57.6 . call. . . .

ANS: 30 4. What is "trunking gain"? ANS: For a given probability of being blocked, the maximum allowable traffic per channel increases as the number of channels increases.

Chapter 22: Personal Communications Systems

MULTIPLE CHOICE 1. Current PCS systems are referred to as: a.first-generation c. third-generation b.second-generation d. digital-generation ANS: B 2. The frequency band designated for PCS in North America is: a.800 MHz c. 1.9 GHz b.900 MHz d. 12 GHz ANS: C 3. The "forward" PCS channel is: a.from the base to the mobile b.from the mobile to the base ANS: A 4. Compared to AMPS, PCS cell sites are: a.bigger c. distributed b.smaller d. higher-power ANS: B 5. AMPS was designed for: a.POTS c. use built into an automobile b.voice d. all of the above ANS: D 6. The number of competing PCS systems in North America is: a.2 c. 4 b.3 d. many ANS: B 7. CDMA technology was invented by: a.AT&T c. Bell Labs b.Lucent d. Qualcomm ANS: D 8. GSM is used in: a.Asia c. North America b.Europe d. all of the above ANS: D c. from mobile to mobile d. same as the uplink

9. In GSM, voice channels are called: a.traffic channels c. bearer channels b.voice channels d. talking channels ANS: A 10. AMPS uses: a.CDMA c. spread-spectrum b.TDMA d. none of the above ANS: D 11. Other things being equal, battery life in a GSM phone should be: a.less than in a TDMA phone c. greater than in a TDMA phone better than in an AMPS phone d. no better than a TDMA phone ANS: C 12. It is necessary to send control information on traffic channels in: PCS system c. TDMA only b.GSM only d. both GSM and TDMA ANS: D 13. GSM uses: a.frequency hopping c. CDMA modulation d. all of the above ANS: A 14. In GSM, SIM stands for: a.Short Inbound Message c. Subscriber ID Module b.Subscriber-Initiated Message d. Subscriber ID Method ANS: C 15. IMSI stands for: a.Integrated Mobile Subscriber Identification b.International Mobile Subscriber Identification c.Interim Mobile Subscriber Identification d.Intermodulation System Interference ANS: B 16. IS-95 uses: a.frequency hopping c. CDMA b.TDMA d. all of the above ANS: C 17. IS-136 uses: a.frequency hopping c. CDMA b.TDMA d. all of the above

ANS: B 18. In CDMA: a.all frequencies are used in all cells b.each cell uses half the available frequencies c.each cell is assigned a frequency by the base d.the frequency is selected by the mobile phone ANS: A 19. CDMA uses a set of PN sequences that are: a.common c. rotating b.unique d. orthogonal ANS: D 20. The next generation of PCS is expected to have: a.faster data rates c. wider roaming area b.Internet access d. all of the above ANS: D COMPLETION 1. PCS stands for Communications System. ANS: Personal 2. Current PCS systems are called -generation systems. ANS: second 3. In North America, PCS is assigned the -MHz band. ANS: 1900 4. Compared to AMPS, PCS cells are ANS: smaller 5. Besides TDMA and CDMA, ANS: GSM 6. The spread-spectrum technique used in IS-95 PCS is ANS: CDMA direct sequence . is also used in North America for PCS. in size.


The spread-spectrum technique used in GSM is . ANS: frequency hopping


Unlike AMPS, CDMA allows for a ANS: soft



The orthogonal PN sequences used in CDMA are called a ANS: Walsh


10. Unlike other systems, in CDMA ANS: all 11. PN stands for Pseudo- Noise. ANS: random 12.

frequencies are used in all cells.

diversity is inherent in any spread-spectrum system. ANS: Frequency

13. RF channel S/N ratios than zero are typical in CDMA systems. ANS: less 14. CDMA uses a -rate vocoder. ANS: variable 15. A phone user typically talks less than ANS: 50 16. CDMA requires -loop power control to work properly. ANS: closed 17. GPRS stands for General ANS: Packet 18. IMT stands for International ANS: Mobile 19. UPT stands for Personal Telecommunications. ANS: Universal Telecommunications. Radio Service. % of the time during a conversation.

20. UWT stands for Universal ANS: Wireless 21. W-CDMA stands for CDMA. ANS: Wideband SHORT ANSWER


1.What is the advantage of a "soft" handoff? ANS: No calls are dropped. 2.If CDMA receivers hear all frequencies all the time, how do they pick a specific frequency? ANS: Each frequency is modulated using a separate orthogonal PN sequence. To demodulate, the receiver uses the PN sequence specific to the channel it wants. 3.What is the effect of cochannel interference in CDMA? ANS: It increases the background noise level, but CDMA can tolerate a lot of such noise. 4.How does GSM achieve frequency diversity? ANS: It uses limited frequency hopping. 5.Why was PCS assigned to 1.9 GHz instead of the 800-MHz band used for AMPS? ANS: The 800 MHz band was already overcrowded. 6.Why would a battery in a GSM phone be expected to last longer than a battery in a TDMA phone? ANS: A TDMA phone is active during one out of every three time slots. A GSM phone is active during one out of every eight. 7.What is the advantage of using offset QPSK over standard QPSK? ANS: With standard QPSK, the transmitted power repeatedly goes to zero. With offset QPSK, it never goes to zero. Linearity requirements are less strict for offset QPSK transmitters. 8.What is the "near/far" effect in CDMA, and what causes it?

ANS: A stronger station farther away can "drown out" a weaker station that is near. This happens when the power transmitted by mobile units is not well controlled by the base.

Chapter 23: Paging and Wireless Data Networking

MULTIPLE CHOICE 1. Pagers use: a.the VHF band only b.the UHF band only c.both the VHF and UHF bands d.the VHF band, the UHF band, and the ISM band ANS: C 2. ISM stands for: a.IEEE Standard Message c. Industrial, Scientific, and Messaging b.IEEE Secure Messaged. Industrial, Scientific, and Medical ANS: D 3. CAPCODE is: encryption scheme used for pagers addressing scheme used for pagers error-detection scheme used for pagers d.a digital modulation scheme used for pagers ANS: B 4. In a one-way pager system: a.all pages are sent from all transmitters b.each transmitting antenna covers a wide area c.transmitters use relatively high power d.all of the above ANS: D 5. POCSAG stands for: a.Pager Operations Common Standards Advisory Group b.Pager Operations Code Standardization Advisory Group c.Post Office Code Standardization Advisory Group d.Post Office Common Standards Advisory Group ANS: C 6. A typical pager system does not: a.require "handoffs" c. require error detection b.allow "roaming" d. all of the above ANS: A 7. The IEEE specification covering wireless LANs is: a. 802.10 c. 802.12

b. 802.11 ANS: B 8. The IEEE 802 spec for wireless LANs uses the: a.VHF band c. ISM band b.UHF band d. infrared band ANS: C

d. 802.13

9. The IEEE 802 document for wireless LANs specifies the use of: a.CSMA/CA c. CDMA b.CSMA/CD d. all of the above ANS: A 10. BSS stands for: a.Basic Service Set c. Bluetooth Service System b.Basic Service System d. none of the above ANS: A 11. Bluetooth uses: a.CDMA c. QPSK b.frequency hopping ANS: B 12. Bluetooth uses the: a.VHF band c. ISM band b.UHF band d. infrared band ANS: C 13. TDD stands for: a.Time-Division Duplex c. Time Delay Difference b.Time-Delayed Duplex d. Total Distance Delay ANS: A 14. A Bluetooth "piconet" has: a.2 nodes c. 2 to 8 nodes b.2 to 4 nodes d. 2 to 16 nodes ANS: C 15. Two or more connected piconets forms a: a.micronet c. TDD net b.multinet d. scatternet ANS: D 16. The basic range of a Bluetooth device is: a. 10 cm to 1 meter c. 10 cm to 100 meters

d. all of the above

b. 10 cm to 10 meters ANS: B 17. IRDA stands for: a.Infrared Data Association b.Infrared Digital Association ANS: A 18. The range of an IRDA system is: a.1 meter c. 1 foot b.10 meters d. 10 feet ANS: A

d. within 10 feet

c. Infrared Restricted Data Area d. Infrared Roaming Data Area

19. Infrared networks: a.cannot penetrate walls c. can use reflected infrared beams b.can use diffused infrared beams d. all of the above ANS: D 20. The maximum range of a typical wireless modem is: a.1 meter c. several hundred meters b.several meters d. several thousand meters. ANS: D COMPLETION 1.Each pager has a unique address called a . ANS: capcode 2.Many pagers can share a frequency using . ANS: TDMA 3.The POCSAG was devised by the British Office. ANS: Post 4.A POCSAG message uses a ANS: 10 5.IEEE covers wireless LANs. -bit error correction code.

ANS: 802.11 6.The IEEE document specifies a maximum power of for wireless LANs.

ANS: 1 watt 7. Bluetooth uses the ANS: ISM 8. A network of 2 to 8 Bluetooth devices is called a ANS: piconet 9. A Bluetooth scatternet consists of 2 or more ANS: piconets 10. An IRDA system is deliberately restricted to a range of . ANS: 1 meter . . band.

Chapter 24: Fiber Optics

MULTIPLE CHOICE 1. Compared to the core, the index of refraction of the cladding must be: a.the same c. less b.greater d. doesn't have an index of refraction ANS: C 2. Fiber-optic cables do not: a.carry current c. generate EMI b.cause crosstalk d. all of the above ANS: D 3. Single-mode fiber is made from: c. both a and b b.plastic d. none of the above ANS: A 4. Fiber-optic cable cannot be used: an explosive environment connect a transmitter to an antenna isolate a medical patient from a shock hazard d.none of the above ANS: B 5. A single-mode cable does not suffer from: a.modal dispersion c. waveguide dispersion b.chromatic dispersion d. all of the above ANS: A 6. Scattering causes: a.loss c. intersymbol interference b.dispersion d. all of the above ANS: A 7. The loss in single-mode fiber-optic cable due to the glass is about: a.40 dB per km c. 0.4 dB per km b.4 db per km d. zero loss ANS: C 8. The loss in single-mode fiber-optic cable due to a splice is about: a. 0.02 dB c. 1 dB

b. 0.2 db ANS: A

d. 3 dB

9. The loss in single-mode fiber-optic cable due to a connector is about: a.0.02 dB c. 1 dB b.0.2 db d. 3 dB ANS: B 10. Which of the following is a type of fiber connector: a.ST c. SMA b.SC d. all of the above ANS: D 11. The quantum of light is called: erg c. a photon e-v d. a phonon ANS: C 12. LASER stands for: a.Light Amplification by Simulated Emission of Radiation b.Light Amplification by Stimulated Emission of Radiation c.Light Amplification by Simulated Emitted Rays d.Light Amplification by Stimulated Emitted Rays ANS: B 13. APD stands for: a.Avalanche Photodiode b.Advanced Photodiode ANS: A 14. In a PIN diode, leakage current in the absence of light is called: a.baseline current c. dark current current d. E-H current ANS: C 15. For a light detector, responsivity is measured in: amps per watt c. mA per joule W per amp d. sec per W
a. 0.

c. Avalanche Photo Detector d. Advanced Photo Detector

ANS: A COMPLETION 1. In the core, the angle of incidence equals the angle of______________________. ANS: reflection

2. The core is surrounded by the . ANS: cladding 3. The angle is where refraction changes to reflection.

ANS: critical 4. An electron-volt is a measure of. ANS: energy 5. The numerical aperture is the ANS: sine 6. Optical fiber relies on total ANS: internal 7. Chromatic dispersion is also called ANS: intramodal 8. With optical fiber, ANS: infrared 9. In multimode fiber, ANS: graded 10. For laser diodes, the term ANS: linewidth 11. Dispersion can be expressed in units ofrather than bandwidth. ANS: time 12. interference is when one pulse merges with the next pulse. ANS: Intersymbol 13. The optical fiber is free to move around in a ANS: loose-tube 14. The optical fiber is not free to move around in a cable. cable. is used instead of bandwidth. index has less dispersion than step index. light is more common than visible light. dispersion. reflection. of the angle of acceptance.

ANS: tight-buffer 15. A is a short length of fiber that carries the light away from the source. ANS: pigtail 16. Good connections are more critical with ANS: single 17. A diode is the usual light source for single-mode cable. ANS: laser 18. The quantum of light is called the ANS: photon 19. A diode is the usual light detector for single-mode cable. ANS: PIN 20. For safety, you should never not connected to a light source. ANS: look at the end of an optical fiber unless you know it is . -mode fiber.

Chapter 25: Fiber-Optic Systems

MULTIPLE CHOICE 1. FDDI stands for: a.Fiber Digital Data Interface c. Fiber Distribution Delay Interface b.Fiber Distributed Data Interface d. Frequency-Division Data Interface ANS: B 2. FITL stands for: a.Fiber In The Loop c. Frequency Input to The Loop b.Fiber Input Timing Loss d. Fiber Input Timing Loop ANS: A 3. FTTC stands for: a.Fiber Transmission Timing Constraint b.Fiber Transmission Technology Committee c.Fiber Telephone Transmission Cable d.Fiber To The Curb ANS: D 4. SONET stands for: a.Simple Optical Network b.Standard Optical Network ANS: C 5. DWDM stands for: a.Digital Wavelength-Division Modulation b.Dense Wavelength-Division Modulation c.Double Wavelength-Division Modulation d.Dense Wavelength-Division Multiplexing ANS: D 6. A Soliton is a: a.defect in the glass b.type of particle ANS: C 7. Adding bits to synchronize one digital signal to another is called: a.bit stuffing c. SDH b.bit-synch d. WDM ANS: A 8. Power above the minimum required by an optical receiver is called: c. type of pulse d. type of optical network c. Synchronous Optical Network d. none of the above

2. FITL stands for Fiber In The

a. gain margin

c. excess gain

b. system margin ANS: B

d. overdrive

9. Typically, repeaters are not required for fiber-optic cable lengths up to: a.1000 miles c. 100 km b.100 miles d. 10 km ANS: C 10. In SONET, OC-1 stands for: a.Optical Carrier level one c. Optical Channel one b.Optical Coupler unidirectional d. Optical Cable type 1 ANS: A 11. In SONET, STS stands for: a.Synchronous Transport Signal c. Synchronous Transmission Signal b.Synchronous Transport System d. Synchronous Transmission System ANS: A 12. A commonly used fiber-based system for LANs is: a.FDDI c. gigabit Ethernet b.high-speed Ethernet d. all of the above ANS: D 13. The use of solitons on fiber-optic cables is: a.common c. obsolete b.experimental d. not possible ANS: B 14. OTDR stands for: a.Optical Time-Delay Response b.Optical Timing Delay Requirement ANS: C 15. Using fiber-optic cable in a telephone system except for the connection to the subscriber's phone is called: a.FDDI c. FITL b.FTTC d. SONET ANS: B COMPLETION 1. FTTC stands for Fiber To The ANS: Curb . c. Optical Time-Domain Reflectometer d. Optical Time-Division Relay

2. FITL stands for Fiber In The

ANS: Loop 3. SDH stands for Synchronous Data ANS: Hierarchy 4. WDM stands for ANS: Wavelength 5. SONET stands for ANS: Synchronous 6. FDDI stands for Fiber ANS: Distributed 7. Optical amplifiers use -doped glass. ANS: erbium 8. Optical amplifiers use a laser. ANS: pump 9. Dense allows many different wavelengths of light to share a cable. Data Interface. Optical Network. -division multiplexing. .

ANS: WDM 10. The OC-1 line rate is ANS: 51.84 11. SONET does not use bit ANS: stuffing 12. SONET uses a to denote the starting position of an information frame. ANS: pointer 13. FDDI systems use two rings to carry signals. ANS: token 14. The two rings of an FDDI system carry data in directions. ANS: opposite to synchronize two digital signals. Mbps.

1 5 . E a c h in an FDDI system acts as a regenerative repeater. ANS: node 16. FDDI uses mode cables.

ANS: multi17. The data rate of an FDDI system is________________________bps. ANS: 100 M 18. SONET frames have considerably more about signal routing and setup. ANS: overhead 19. The number of bytes in a SONET frame is ANS: 810 20. The number of bytes in the payload of a SONET frame is ANS: 774 21. The number of rows in a SONET frame is ANS: 9 22. The total number of overhead bytes in a SONET frame row is ANS: 4 23. The number of path overhead bytes in a SONET frame row is ANS: 1 24. SONET frame rows contain path overhead and ANS: transport 25. In SONET, SPE stands for synchronous payload ANS: envelope SHORT ANSWER 1. What is the bandwidth of a first-order LPF with a rise time of 350 nanoseconds? ANS: . overhead. . . . . . than do DS frames for information

1 MHz 2. Calculate the total rise time for a fiber-optic system if the transmitter, receiver, and cable each have a rise time of 50 nanoseconds. ANS: 86.6 nanoseconds