Coaching Materials in Satellite Communications Part 2 | ECE Board Exam

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Coaching Materials in Satellite Communications

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Satellite Communications Coaching Materials Part 2

1.A circular orbit around the equator with a 24-h period is called a(n)

Ans: geostationary orbit

2. The earth area covered by a satellite radio beam.

Ans: Footprint

3. What is Keppler’s first law?

Ans: planetary orbits are elliptical with sun at the focus

4. Geostationary satellites are located ______ with respect to the equator.

Ans: 0 degrees longitude

5. The complete bandwidth of a typical multi-purpose satellite is

Ans: 5 KHz

6. What circuit is responsible in activating and deactivating adjacent antenna elements in a mobile satellite array?

Ans: Radial divider

7. Refers to the satellite orientation with respect to the earth.

Ans: Satellite altitude

8. With FDMA, transponder bandwidth is subdivided into bandwidths which are capable of carrying one voice channel.

Ans: Smaller

9. For satellite communication, the lower limit of frequency is

Ans: 10 MHz

10. In a geosynchronous satellite orbital disturbances are caused by which of the following?

  • Sun 
  • Earth
  • Moon
  •  All of these  (Correct Answer)

11. The physical location of a satellite is determined by its

Ans: Latitude and longitude

12. The farthest distance from earth, a satellite orbit reaches is called

Ans: Apogee

13. Which of the following is the most effective anti-jamming technique?

Ans: Spread-spectrum modulation

14. Long distance communication system via satellite uses frequency in the range of

Ans: 3 to 6 GHz

15. Before transmitting to the satellite, the wide-band satellite signal is amplified by

Ans: Traveling wave tube

16. It is the typical bandwidth of a satellite band

Ans: 500 MHz

17. Essentially a satellite ______ is a radio repeater in the sky.

Ans: Transponder

18. The energy to power electronic equipment on board in satellite is invariably supplied by

Ans: Solar cells

19. Which of the following statements is correct regarding a communication satellite?

Ans: It is a repeater between many transmitting stations and many receiving stations

20. The lifetime of a geosynchronous satellite is about

Ans: 10 years

21. The most common carrier frequencies used for satellite communications are

Ans: 6/4 and 14/12 GHz bands

22. The frequency of Ku band for satellite communications.

Ans: 14/11 GHz

23. Repeaters inside communications satellites are known as

Ans: Transponders

24. For direct reception of TV signal from a communication satellite, the type of antenna required is

Ans: Chicken-mesh antenna

25. A satellite repeater serves which of the following purposes?

Ans: It translates the signal to new frequency band

26. The signal path from satellite to earth-based receiver

Ans: Downlink signal

27. The ______ angle measured the satellite position clockwise from the direction of true north.

Ans: Azimuth

28. For a satellite with time period of 2 hours, the height above the surface must be

Ans: 2000 km

29. The key electronic component in a communications satellite is the

Ans: Transponder

30. The satellite communications channels in a transponder are defined by the

Ans: Bandpass filter

31. As the height of a satellite orbit gets lower, the speed of the satellite

Ans: Increases

32. What is the basic technique used to stabilized a satellite?

Ans: Spin

33. The round-trip propagation delay between two earth stations through a geosynchronous satellite is

Ans: 500 to 600 ms

34. For satellite communication, the frequency should be ______ the critical frequency of ionosphere.

Ans: More than

35. In this multiple access technique, each earth stations transmissions are assigned specific uplink and downlink frequency bands allotted satellite channel bandwidth.

Ans: frequency division multiple accessing

36. Sputnik 1 was orbiting the earth in

Ans: 90 minutes

37. The distance between the two antennas of a geostationary satellite system is 22,300 miles and is operating at a downlink frequency of 12.2 GHz, what is the free space loss in dB?

Ans: 205 dB

38. A type of satellite that simply reflects a signal back to earth.

Ans: Passive satellite

39. The main function of a communications satellite is as a/an

Ans: Repeater

40. Shannon’s law relates which of the following?

Ans: Information-carrying capacity to S/N ratio

41. What is the approximate path loss from satellite-to-earth station?

Ans: 200 dB

42. _____ is the first satellite transponder.

Ans: Moon

43. What is the local oscillator (mixer) frequency of the satellite with an uplink frequency in GHz band?

Ans: 2225 MHz

44. The ______ requires a larger receiving antenna and receivers are often only able to receive C-band signals

Ans: C-band

45. GPS means

Ans: Global Positioning Satellite

46. The first Intelsat satellite that was launched in 1965 was named

Ans: Early Bird I

47. A satellite link can be made to carry ______ information when operating digitally than in analog fashion.

Ans: More

48. Transponder bandwidth commonly used in satellite is

Ans: 36 MHz

49. A satellite battery that has more power but lighter.

Ans: Lithium

50. How can multiple earth stations share a satellite on the same frequencies?

Ans: Frequency reuse

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