This set of Wireless & Mobile Communications Multiple Choice Questions & Answers (MCQs) focuses on “Channel Assignment Strategies”.
1. Which of the following is not an objective for channel assignment strategies?
a) Efficient utilization of spectrum
b) Increase of capacity
c) Minimize the interference
d) Maximize the interference
Explanation: The objective of channel assignment strategy is to utilize the spectrum efficiently. And for efficient utilization, a frequency reuse scheme consistent with the objective of increasing capacity and minimizing interference is required.
2. The choice of channel assignment strategy does not impact the performance of the system. State whether True or False.
Explanation: The choice of channel assignment strategy impacts the performance of the system. Particularly as to how calls are managed, when a mobile user is handed off from one cell to another.
3. In fixed channel assignment strategy, each cell is allocated a predetermined set of _______
a) Voice channels
b) Control channels
d) base stations
Explanation: In a foxed channel strategy, each cell is allocated a predetermined set of voice channels. Any call attempt within the cell can only be served by the unused channels in that particular cell.
4. What happen to a call in fixed channel strategy, if all the channels in a cell are occupied?
b) Cross talk
Explanation: As any call attempt within a cell can be served by unused channels in fixed channel strategy. If all the channels in that cell are occupied, the call is blocked and subscriber does not receive any service.
5. What is a borrowing strategy in fixed channel assignments?
a) Borrowing channels from neighbouring cell
b) Borrowing channels from neighbouring cluster
c) Borrowing channels from same cell
d) Borrowing channels from other base station in same cell
Explanation: In borrowing strategy, a cell is allowed to borrow channels from a neighbouring cell if all of its own channels are already occupied. The MSC supervises such borrowing procedure and ensures that the borrowing of channel does not interfere with any call in progress.
6. In dynamic channel assignment strategy, voice channels are allocated to different cells permanently. State whether True or False.
Explanation: In a dynamic channel strategy, voice channels are not allocated to different cells permanently. Instead, serving base station requests a channel from MSC each time a cell request is made.
7. In dynamic channel assignment strategy, base station requests channel from ______
b) Neighbouring cell
c) Neighbouring cluster
d) Neighbouring base station
Explanation: Each time a call request is made, the serving base station requests a channel from the MSC. The switch then allocates a channel to the requested cell following an algorithm that takes into account the likelihood of future blocking within the cell.
8. Dynamic channel assignment reduces the likelihood of blocking in comparison to fixed channel assignment. State whether True or False.
Explanation: Dynamic channel assignment reduces the likelihood of blocking. Accordingly, the MSC only allocates a given frequency if that frequency is not presently in use in the cell or any other cell which falls within the minimum restricted distance of frequency reuse.
9. RSSI stands for ________
a) Radio System Signal Indicator
b) Restricted Signal Strength Indicator
c) Radio Signal Strength Indication
d) Restricted System Software Indicator
Explanation: Received signal strength indicator (RSSI) is a measurement of the power present in a received radio signal. RSSI is usually invisible to a user of a receiving device.
10. What is the drawback of dynamic channel assignment?
a) Decrease channel utilization
b) Increase probability of blocked call
c) Cross talk
d) Increase storage and computational load on system
Explanation: Dynamic channel assignment requires the MSC to collect real time data on channel occupancy, traffic distribution and RSSI of all channels on continuous basis. This increases the storage and computational load on the system but provides the advantage of increased channel utilization and decreased probability of blocked call.
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