Spectrum Operations Apprentice Block VII

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  1. What two components make up AESOP 3.0?
    • Spectrum Planning Component
    • Participant Component
    • (1-2)
  2. What is the proper format for a valid line number in an OPTASKCOMM message?
    • Two Characters, Three Numbers, One Optional Character Suffix.
    • (1-6)
  3. Net Planner developers may use what tool in AESOP to determine the Frequency of Optimum Transmission (FOT) for HF operations?
    • HF Skywave Analysis Tool.
    • (1-13)
  4. When operating in a joint environment, a communications-only SFAF file should be sent to what entity for inclusion as the Navy layer of the Joint Communications-Electronics Operating Instruction (JCEOI)/Master Net List (MNL)?
    • Joint Spectrum Management Element (JSME).
    • (1-17)
  5. What message would the Strike Group Spectrum Planner send in order to coordinate RADAR frequency requirements before the radar plan is finalized?
    • An XML-formatted OPTASKCOMM.
    • (1-18)
  6. What message does a ship send to notify the Strike Group Spectrum Planner of desired radar frequencies?
    • A GENADMIN Reply Message.
    • (1-20)
  7. Which item in AESOP is created to send a populated SFAF file, including frequencies, to the JTF JSME?
    • A Joint Automated Communications-Electronic Operating Instruction System (JACS) Frequency Request Message.
    • (1-16)
  8. What process in AESOP is used to identify and eliminate all sources of inter-modulation?
    • Conduct an IMI Analysis for each platform.
    • (1-16)
  9. What entity may select to maximize frequency assignment changes for the purpose of military deception?
    • The Spectrum Planner.
    • (1-3)
  10. In order to adhere to global frequency restrictions and ensure system compatibility, what two plans must be generated and implemented, even when transiting alone?
    • Radar Assignment Plan
    • Operational Tasking Communication (OPTASKCOMM) Plan
    • (1-3)
  11. Which entity is normally assigned as the Commander of Naval Forces (COMNAVFOR) in charge of a Joint Task Force (JTF)?
    • The Strike Group (SG) Commander
    • (1-4)
  12. All Strike Group Participants must provide what information to the Spectrum Planner in order to ensure that the Net Plan portion of the OPTASKCOMM is capable of being implemented correctly?
    • An accurate communications equipment inventory.
    • (1-5)
  13. Which aircraft channeling plan is used by the fighter aircraft in the CSG?
    • Tactical Air (TACAIR) Channeling Plan
    • (1-13)
  14. When operating in a Navy only environment, while generating communications net frequencies, what does a Spectrum Planner need to generate, what format is used, and who are the frequency requirements sent to?
    • A Net Frequency Request in SFAF is sent to the appropriate Numbered Fleet Commander.
    • (1-16)
  15. What analysis tool in AESOP provides a model of historical or real-time weather data?
    • The Advanced Propagation Model (APM) analysis tool.
    • (1-21)
  16. The AESOP Assignment Generator uses what information to determine optimal frequency assignments?
    • The emitter and propagation data entered for each phase.
    • (1-22)
  17. What is the primary means of communicating the RADAR Assignment Plan?
    • The AESOP Frequency Assignment Message.
    • (1-23)
  18. The EMI Victims Dialog indicates the level of EMI received by whom, from whom?
    • By a single victim system, from all other source systems.
    • (1-23)
  19. What method should be used when populating the Net Plan in AESOP?
    • Import a standing OPTASKCOMM
    • Import the OPTASKCOMM currently in use by the exiting Strike Group
    • Create a custom Net Plan
    • (1-5)
  20. What software tool was mandated by the Navy for automation of the spectrum management process?
    • The Afloat Electromagnetic Spectrum Operations Program (AESOP)
    • (1-4)
  21. Where do Strike Group participants go to verify their communications equipment inventory?
    • Their Communications Equipment Population Summary (CEPS) online at the Naval Tool for Operability Risk Assessment (NTIRA) SIPRNET web portal.
    • (1-5)
  22. What Publication lists the valid line number format for an OPTASKCOMM?
    • ACP-176; Allied Communications Publication-176, Naval and Maritime Air Communications Instructions.
    • (1-6)
  23. What factor should be taken into account when choosing Primary (P) and Secondary (S) HF net frequencies?
    • The FOT average for the period of the operation
    • Antenna coupler limitations
    • (1-13)
  24. What frequency band should the spectrum planner set priorities for, and how many priorities should be set?
    • HF, UHF, and UHF SATCOM
    • At least the top ten priorities
    • (1-14)
  25. What methods are used to distribute the draft OPTASKCOMM PLAN (a STRAWMAN)?
    • GENADMIN Message via standard message traffic
    • SIPRNET email via AESOP in XML format
    • SIPRNET email via AESOP in GENADMIN
    • (1-15)
  26. The Frequency Assignment Authority responds to the Spectrum Planner with what information, using what format?
    • Approved communications net frequencies in SFAF.
    • (1-16)
  27. What does the Spectrum Planner do with the frequency approvals when they are received?
    • Import the information into AESOP.
    • (1-16)
  28. When the OPTASKCOMM is completed, and being published, what does the Spectrum Planner generate for the Information Warfare Commander (IWC)?
    • The AESOP Spectrum Report.
    • (1-18)
  29. How is an approved OPTASKCOMM sent to the Radar Planner, and in what format?
    • SIPRNET email in XML format.
    • (1-18)
  30. What should the Strike Group Spectrum Planner do prior to entering an area with another Strike Group present and operating in it?
    • Request that the Strike Group in the area provide them with their OPTASKCOMMS and RADAR Assignment Plan.
    • (1-6/1-21)
  31. How does the AESOP Program Office notify Spectrum Planners about any changes to the global frequency restrictions?
    • The AESOP Program Office posts the latest frequency restrictions on the SIPRNET website at http://iweb.spawar.navy.smil.mil/projects/afloatsm/main.htm.
    • (1-22)
  32. What processes are used to attempt to mitigate unacceptable EMI?
    • Adjustments are made to the following:
    • Distance between platforms
    • Platform locations
    • System priorities
    • Waypoint travel paths
    • Secure unused systems
    • (1-23)
  33. Upon completion of the Radar Assignment Plan, how are the AFCs notified of the RADAR band assignments in their area?
    • A RADAR-only SFAF is generated for each phase of the deployment and submitted to the appropriate Area Frequency Coordinator (AFC).
    • (1-23)
  34. Why does a Spectrum Planner need to contact the equipment operators?
    • To determine the frequencies assigned to all RADAR, NAVAID, and EW equipment, as well as any other available frequencies or channels, i.e. CIWS crystals.
    • (1-20)
  35. How is an approved OPTASKCOMM distributed to the Strike Group?
    • A GENADMIN Message is sent using standard message traffic.
    • (1-17)
  36. Which channeling plan is used by Marine helicopters and fixed wing aircraft in an ESG?
    • The Amphibious Air (AMPHIB AIR) Channeling Plan.
    • (1-13)
  37. What process is used to include a Navy OPTASKCOMM in the Joint Communications-Electronics Operating Instruction (JCEOI)/Master Net List (MNL)?
    • A communications-only SFAF is generated and sent to the Joint Spectrum Management Element (JSME).
    • (1-17)
  38. Which channeling plan is used by CSG Anti-Submarine Warfare and Anti-Surface Warfare aircraft, as well as ESG surface combatants?
    • The Sea Combat (SC) Channeling Plan
    • (1-13)
  39. What two fronts are being pursued by the Navy by using AESOP to resolve spectrum conflicts and consolidate afloat spectrum management for CSGs and ESGs?
    • Process
    • Software
    • (1-1)
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Spectrum Operations Apprentice Block VII
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Spectrum Operations Apprentice Block VII

Spectrum Operations Apprentice Block VII
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