Rayleigh and Ricean Distribution


This set of Wireless & Mobile Communications Multiple Choice Questions & Answers (MCQs) focuses on “Rayleigh and Ricean Distribution”.

1. Which of the following distribution is used for describing statistical time varying nature of received envelope of multipath component?
a) Log normal distribution
b) Levy distribution
c) Rayleigh distribution
d) Gaussian distribution

2. Envelope of the sum of two quadrature Gaussian noise signal obeys _________ distribution.
a) Rayleigh
b) Inverse Gaussian
c) Nakagami
d) Gamma

3. For a Rayleigh fading signal, mean and median differ by _______
a) 2 dB
b) 10 dB
c) 0.55 dB
d) 100 dB

4. It is easy to compare different fading distributions using mean values instead of median values.
a) True
b) False

5. For a nonfading signal component present, the small scale fading envelope distribution is ____________
a) Rayleigh
b) Gaussian
c) Log normal
d) Ricean

6. Ricean distribution degenerates to ________ distribution when the dominant component fades away.
a) Log normal
b) Gamma
c) Rayleigh
d) Gaussian

7. The envelope of a bandpass noise is __________
a) Uniformly distributed
b) Rayleigh
c) Ricean
d) Gaussian

8. The envelope of a sinusoid plus bandpass noise has __________
a) Uniformly distributed
b) Rayleigh
c) Ricean
d) Gaussian

9. What do you call an attenuation that occurs over many different wavelengths of the carrier?
a) Rayleigh fading
b) Ricean fading
c) Wavelength fading
d) Slow fading

10. Which of the reception problems below that is not due to multipath?
a) Delayed spreading
b) Rayleigh fading
c) Random Doppler shift
d) Slow fading

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