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1. Satellites that orbit the earth in low altitude elliptical or circular pattern.

a. synchronous satellites b. passive satellites c. orbital satellites d. active satellites

2. The area of coverage of a satellite radio beam is called:
a. beamwidthb. polarization c. footprint d. identity
3. Which of the following is not a characteristics of satellite transmission systems?
a. long signal delays from sender to receiver b. affected by weather in the earths atmosphere
c. vulnerable to the galactic noise d. require demand assignment schemes
4. Essentially, a satellites radio repeater in the sky:
a. transponder b. comparator c. duplexer d. billboard
5. Satellite that orbit in a circular pattern with an angular velocity equal to that of the earth.
a. geostationary b. Early Bird I c. Stationary satellite d. Sputnik I
6. Refers to the satellites orientation with respect to the earth.
a. satellite attitude b. satellite position c. satellite location d. satellite maintaining
7. It is a spacecraft placed in orbit around the earth carrying onboard microwave receiving and transmitting
a. fiber optic equipment b. wireless radio system
c. communications satellite d. coaxial cable system
8. In satellite communication, the geostationary satellites are conveniently located with respect to the equator
a. 45 latitude b. 90 latitude c. 0 latitude d. 5 latitude
9. A satellite beam that covers almost 42.4% of earths surface.
a. spot beam b. global beam c. zone beam d. hemispheric beam
10. It refers to the horizontal angle measured from the north.
a. azimuth b. elevation c. quadrantal angle d. bearing
11. Satellite repeater serves to
a. to receive signal from other satellite
b. to repeat the satellite signal received
c. to transmit and change the frequency of signals received from the repeater
d. none of these
12. Communications satellite is an example of __________ repeater.
a. passive b. RF heterodyne c. periscope d. IF heterodyne
13. The signal path from satellite to earth based receiver.
a. downlink signal b. uplink signal
c. incident signal d. reflected signal
14. The most common carrier frequencies used for satellite communications are:
a. 4/6 and 12/14 GHz b. 6/8 and 14/16 GHz
c. 18/20 and 26/28 GHz d. 10/12 and 16/18 GHz
15. A band where most military satellite often operate.
a. Ku b. C c. X d. L
16. Communication satellite assembles the telephone channels using
a. TDM b. FDM c. both TDM and FDMd. none of these
17. Most LEO satellites operate in the ______ band.
a. 4-6 GHz b. 1-2.5 GHz c. 12-14 GHz d. 8-12 GHz
18. What is the approximate beamwidth of a geostationary satellites antenna?
a. 10 b. 17 c. 23 d. 45
19. How long will it take approximately to transmit a signal from one earth station into another using satellite
a. 140 ms b. 140 us c. 280 ms d. 280 us
20. What is the first part of the satellite receiver?
a. LNA b. bandpass filter c. RF amplifier d. mixer
21. In satellite, it is the ratio of the gain to the noise temperature.
a. quality factor b. bandwidth c. figure of merit d. beamwidth
22. The lowest point of a satellites orbit.
a. perigee b. apogee c. bus d. payload
23. The angle between the horizon and the radiated signal from the transmitter towards the satellite.
a. azimuth b. bearing c. elevation d. depression
24. The process of firing the rockets under the ground control to maintain or adjust the orbit.
a. attitude control b. start-on control
c. attitude keeping d. station keeping
25. Calculate the power received by a satellite system if the ground transmitter feeds 2 kW of power into the
antenna at a carrier frequency of 6.21 GHz. The satellite receiving antenna has a power gain of 30 and
the transmitting antenna gain is 30,000. The transmission path length is 45,000 km.
a. -78.8 dBm b. -65.8 dBm c. -108.8 dBm d. -56.7 dBm