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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.
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.
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?
- 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
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.
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
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.
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
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
32. What is the basic technique used to stabilized a satellite?
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
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.
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
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.
48. Transponder bandwidth commonly used in satellite is
Ans: 36 MHz
49. A satellite battery that has more power but lighter.
50. How can multiple earth stations share a satellite on the same frequencies?
Ans: Frequency reuse