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RF Cafe - OFDMA System Analysis and Design This quiz is based on the information presented in OFDMA System Analysis and Design, by Samuel C. Young. Published by Artech House.
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1.  Which of these are advantages of Frequency Division Multiplexing (FDM)?

d)  All the above (see page 5)



2.  Which transmission scheme has the highest spectral efficiency?

c)  Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiplexing (OFDMA)  (see page 13... I made up answer d)



3.  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.  What 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 transmission
     of bits across the medium (see page 97)



7.  What is "receive diversity?"

d)  Dynamically selecting the best signal from multiple antennas (see page 122)



8.  Which of the following are real names given to scheduling algorithms?

d)  All the above (see page 155)



9.  During a cell scanning interval, which neighboring station "association level" refers to
     Network-Assisted Association Reporting?

c)  Association Level 2 (see page 178)



10.  What is a cryptographic "hash?"

b)  A function that returns a fixed-size bit string from a variably-sized input string (see page 216)
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