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Which of these are advantages of Frequency Division Multiplexing (FDM)?
the above (see page 5)2.
Which transmission scheme has the highest spectral
c) Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiplexing (OFDMA) (see page 13... I made up answer d)
In multi-path signal computations, what is the "plane-earth" model?
a) A model used for
airborne system calculations
b) A model that considers the earth surface to be flat
c) c) A model that
neglects obstacles, i.e., "plane"
d) All the above
b) A model that considers the earth surface to be flat (see page 20)4.
are "linear block codes" in channel coding lingo?
a) A class of codes used for error detection or
correction (see page 47)5.
How does a high peak-to-average power ratio (PAPR)
affect OFDM systems?
c) Significantly (see page 93)6.
What is the
"physical layer" of a protocol?
a) It is the code (software/firmware) responsible for the actual
of bits across the medium (see page 97)7.
What is "receive
d) Dynamically selecting the best signal from multiple antennas (see page 122)
Which of the following are real names given to scheduling algorithms?
d) All the above (see
During a cell scanning interval, which neighboring station
"association level" refers to
Network-Assisted Association Reporting?
c) Association Level 2 (see
What is a cryptographic "hash?"
b) A function that returns
a fixed-size bit string from a variably-sized input string (see page 216)