Kennedy: MCQs in Broadband Communications Systems

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MCQs in Broadband Communications Systems

This is the Multiple Choice Questions in Chapter 15: Broadband Communications Systems from the book Electronic Communication Systems by George Kennedy. If you are looking for a reviewer in Communications Engineering this will definitely help. I can assure you that this will be a great help in reviewing the book in preparation for your Board Exam. Make sure to familiarize each and every questions to increase the chance of passing the ECE Board Exam.

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1. Broadband long-distance communications were made possible by the advent of

  • a. telegraph cables
  • b. repeater amplifiers
  • c. HF radi
  • d. Geostationary satellites

2. A scheme in which several channels are interleaved and then transmitted together is known as

  • a. frequency-division multiplex
  • b. time-division multiplex
  • c. a group
  • d. a supergroup

3. A basic group B

  • a. occupies the frequency range from 60 to 108 kHz
  • b. consists of erect channels only
  • c. is formed at the group translating equipment
  • d. consists of five supergroups

4. Time-division multiplex

  • a. can be used with PCM only
  • b. combines five groups into a supergroup
  • c. stacks 24 channels in adjacent frequency slots
  • d. interleaves pulses belonging to different transmissions

5. The number of repeaters along a coaxial cable link depends on

  • a. whether separate tubes are used for the two directions of transmission
  • b. the bandwidth of the system
  • c. the number of coaxial cables in the tube
  • d. the separation of the equalizers

6. A supergroup pilot is

  • a. applied at each multiplexing bay
  • b. used to regulate the gain of individual repeaters
  • c. applied at each adjustable equalizer
  • d. fed in at a GTE

7. Microwave link repeaters are typically 50 km apart

  • a. because of atmospheric attenuation
  • b. because of output tube power limitations
  • c. because of the Earth’s curvature
  • d. to ensure that the applied dc voltage is not excessive

8. Microwave links are generally preferred to coaxial cable for television transmission because

  • a. they have less overall phase distortion
  • b. they are cheaper
  • c. of their greater bandwidths
  • d. of their relative immunity to impulse noise

9. Armored submarine cable is used

  • a. to protect the cable at great depths
  • b. to prevent inadvertent ploughing-in of the cable
  • c. for the shallow shore ends of the cable
  • d. to prevent insulation breakdown from the high feed voltages

10. A submarine cable repeater contains, among other equipment,

  • a. a dc power supply and regulator
  • b. filters for the two directions of transmission
  • c. multiplexing and demultiplexing equipment
  • d. pilot injected pilot extract equipment

11. A geostationary satellite

  • a. is motionless in space (except for its spin)
  • b. is not really stationary at all, but orbits the Earth within a 24-hr period
  • c. appears stationary over the Earth’s magnetic pole
  • d. is located at a height of 35,800 km to ensure global coverage

12. Indicate the correct statement regarding satellite communications.

  • a. If two earth stations do not face a common satellite, they should communicate via a double-satellite hop.
  • b. Satellites are allocated so that it is impossible for two earth stations not to face the same satellite
  • c. Collocated earth stations are used for frequency diversity
  • d. A satellite earth station must have as many receive chains as there are carriers transmitted to it

13. Satellite used for intercontinental communications are known as

  • a. Comsat
  • b. Domsat
  • c. Marisat
  • d. Intelsat

14. Identical telephone numbers in different parts of a country are distinguished by their

  • a. language digits
  • b. access digits
  • c. area codes
  • d. central office codes

15. Telephone traffic is measured

  • a. with echo cancellers
  • b. by the relative congestion
  • c. in terms of the grade of service
  • d. in erlangs

16. In order to separate channels in a TDMreceiver, it is necessary to use

  • a. AND gates
  • b. bandpass filters
  • c. differentiation
  • d. integration

17. To separate channels in an FDM receiver, it is necessary to use

  • a. AND gates
  • b. bandpass filters
  • c. differentiation
  • d. integration

18. Higher order TDM levels are obtained by

  • a. dividing pulse widths
  • b. using the a-law
  • c. using the µ-law
  • d. forming supermastergroups

19. Losses in optical fibers can be caused by (indicate the false statement)

  • a. impurities
  • b. microbending
  • c. attenuation in the glass
  • d. stepped index operation

20. The 1.55 µm “window” is not yet in use with fiber optic systems because

  • a. the attenuation is higher than at 0.85 µm
  • b. the attenuation is higher that at 1.3 µm
  • c. suitable laser devices have not yet been developed
  • d. it does not lend itself to wave

21. Indicate which of the following is nota submarine cable

  • a. TAT-7
  • d. CANTAT 2

22. Indicate which of the following is an American domsat system

  • b. COMSAT
  • c. TELSTAR

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