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VALLIAMMAI ENGINEERING COLLEGE SRM Nagar, Kattankulathur 603 203 DEPARTMENT OF INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY QUESTION BANK VI SEMESTER IT6601 Mobile Computing Regulation 2013 Academic Year 2017-2018 (Even Semester) Prepared by Mr.K.Elaiyaraja, Assistant Professor (Sr.G)/IT Ms.S.Sandhya, Assistant Professor (O.G)/IT

    SRM Nagar, Kattankulathur 603 203




    IT6601 Mobile Computing

    Regulation 2013

    Academic Year 2017-2018 (Even Semester)

    Prepared by

    Mr.K.Elaiyaraja, Assistant Professor (Sr.G)/IT

    Ms.S.Sandhya, Assistant Professor (O.G)/IT


    SRM Nagar, Kattankulathur 603 203.


    QUESTION BANK SUBJECT : IT6601 Mobile Computing

    SEM / YEAR: VI Sem / III Year


    Mobile Computing Mobile Computing Vs wireless Networking Mobile Computing Applications

    Characteristics of Mobile computing Structure of Mobile Computing Application. MAC

    Protocols Wireless MAC Issues Fixed Assignment Schemes Random Assignment Schemes

    Reservation Based Schemes.

    PART - A

    Q.No Questions BT Level Competence

    1. Define Mobile computing. BTL1 Remembering

    2. List the advantages of mobile computing. BTL1 Remembering

    3. Differentiate Mobile Computing and Wireless Networking. BTL2 Understanding

    4. Recall the wireless networking standards used in Mobile


    BTL1 Remembering

    5. Distinguish between infrastructure-based network and

    infrastructure less network. BTL2 Understanding

    6. Analyze the challenges in Wireless Communication. BTL4 Analyzing

    7. Classify the types of wireless networks BTL3 Applying

    8. Illustrate Ad hoc Networks with pictorial representation. BTL3 Applying

    9. Give the uses of Ad-Hoc networks. BTL2 Understanding

    10. What are the limitations of Mobile computing? BTL1 Remembering

    11. Point out the Characteristics of Mobile computing BTL4 Analyzing

    12. Describe the function of presentation, application and data tier of

    mobile environment.

    BTL2 Understanding

    13. What is the role of a MAC protocol? BTL1 Remembering

    14. Classify the types of MAC Protocol. BTL3 Applying

    15. List some random assignment scheme. BTL1 Remembering

    16. Explain hidden and exposed terminal problems in infrastructure-

    less network. BTL4 Analyzing


    When does the exposed terminal problem arise? Compose a role

    which is played by Radio/Infrared signals play in Mobile


    BTL6 Creating

  • 18. MAC protocol designed for infrastructure based wireless network

    may not work satisfactory in infrastructure-less environment-


    BTL5 Evaluating

    19. Formulate a reason why Collision Detection based protocol is not

    suitable for wireless networks? BTL6 Creating

    20. What is MACA protocol? In which environment is it suitable? BTL5 Evaluating



    (i) What is Mobile Computing? Explain its applications in the

    real world scenario. (7)

    (ii) Differentiate between mobile computing and wireless

    networking. (6)

    BTL4 Analyzing

    2. (i) Explain the characteristics of Mobile Computing. (7)

    (ii) Explain the structure of Mobile Computing Application. (6) BTL4 Analyzing


    (i) Explain hidden and exposed terminal problem in

    infrastructure-less network. (7)

    (ii) Describe architecture of mobile computing.(6)

    BTL1 Remembering


    (i) Explain MAC protocols for Ad Hoc networks. (7)

    (ii) Name one MAC protocol that is used in sensor networks.

    Briefly explain its working. (6)

    BTL1 Remembering

    5. Explain the various taxonomy of MAC protocols in detail (13) BTL3 Applying

    6. (i) Explain the wireless MAC issues in detail. (7)

    (ii) Explain the various applications of mobile computing. (6) BTL2 Understanding

    7. What are the fixed assignment schemes of MAC protocol? Explain

    their mechanism in detail. Compare and contrast them. (13) BTL1 Remembering

    8. Differentiate between FDMA, TDMA and CDMA .(13) BTL1 Remembering

    9. Discuss the basic scheme of the CDMA protocol. (13) BTL2 Understanding


    (i) What are the principle responsibilities of the MAC Protocol?


    (ii) How does MAC protocol for wireless networks differ from

    those in wired network? (7)

    BTL2 Understanding

    11. Explain the various random assignment schemes that are used in

    MAC protocol. (13) BTL3 Applying

    12. What is MACA protocol? In which environment is it suitable.

    Briefly explain its working. (13) BTL4 Analyzing

    13. Explain why MAC scheme in wired network fail in wireless

    networks. (13) BTL5 Evaluating

    14. Name any one scheduled based MAC protocol and explain in

    detail. (13) BTL6 Creating

  • PART - C

    1. Prepare a brief account of scheduled based MAC protocol. (15) BTL 6 Creating

    2. Criticize the working of a contention- based MAC protocol with

    suitable examples. (15) BTL 5 Evaluating

    3. How does MACA protocol solve the hidden/exposed terminal

    problem? (15) BTL 4 Analyzing

    4. How does the multiple accesses with collision avoidance (MACA)

    scheme work? (15) BTL 4 Analyzing


    Overview of Mobile IP Features of Mobile IP Key Mechanism in Mobile IP route

    Optimization. Overview of TCP/IP Architecture of TCP/IP- Adaptation of TCP Window

    Improvement in TCP Performance.

    PART - A

    Q.No Questions BT Level Competence

    1. Differentiate between Traditional IP and Mobile IP? BTL2 Understanding

    2. What is encapsulation in mobile IP? May16 BTL1 Remembering

    3. Identify the advantages and disadvantages of mobile IP? BTL1 Applying

    4. What do you mean by the term binding of mobile node? BTL2 Understanding

    5. Compare tunneling and reverse tunneling. BTL4 Analyzing

    6. Differentiate the functionalities of a foreign agent and home

    agent. Nov/Dec 17

    BTL2 Understanding

    7. Compare Agent solicitation and Agent discovery BTL4 Analyzing

    8. Define COA. BTL1 Remembering

    9. What is Route optimization? BTL1 Remembering

    10. What is DHCP? BTL1 Remembering

    11. Point out the Advantages and Disadvantages of Mobile TCP BTL4 Analyzing

    12. List the modifications proposed in single hop and multi hop

    wireless networks. May 17

    BTL3 Remembering

    13. Identify the functions of SMTP and SMNP protocols BTL4 Applying


    Determine the structure of TCP segment BTL5 Evaluating

    15. Discuss Adaptive transmission control mechanism BTL6 Creating

    16. To which layer does each of the following protocols belong to?

    What is their functionality? *RARP *DNS BTL6 Creating

    17. Illustrate the use of BOOTP protocol. BTL2 Understanding

    18. Define slow start in mobile computing. BTL1 Remembering

    19. Illustrate about snooping TCP with suitable examples. BTL3 Applying

    20. Summarize the features of Freeze-TCP. BTL5 Evaluating

  • PART-B


    Write Short notes on:

    (i) Home Address (3) (ii) Mobile Node (3) (iii) Foreign Agent (3) (iv) Different between Foreign Network and Home Network (4)

    BTL1 Remembering


    Describe the following terms in detail:

    (i) Corresponding Node (3) (ii) Care of Address (3) (iii) Agent Discovery (3) (iv) Tunneling and Encapsulation.(4)

    BTL1 Remembering

    3. Explain about the key mechanism in Mobile IP. (13) BTL4 Analyzing

    4. With a neat diagram explain how packet delivery to and from a

    mobile node is transferred in mobile IP. (13) BTL5 Evaluating


    (i) Explain the limitations of IPv4 and how are they overcome by IPv6. (7)

    (ii) Describe the evolution of Mobile IP. (6) BTL3 Applying

    6. Give a brief account of route optimization in Mobile IP. (13) BTL2 Understanding


    (i) With the diagram explain DHCP and its protocol architecture. (6)

    (ii) Explain IP-in-IP, Minimal IP and GRE encapsulation methods. (7)

    BTL1 Remembering

    8. (i) Compare the architecture of TCP/IP protocol suite with the

    ISO/OSI architecture.(7)

    (ii) Explain the adaptation of TCP window in detail. (6)

    BTL4 Analyzing

    9. (i) With the neat diagram explain the Architecture of TCP/IP. (7) (ii) Explain the various improvements in TCP performance with

    diagram. (6)

    BTL4 Analyzing


    (i) Define I-TCP and explain with the help of a suitable schematic diagram. (7)

    (ii) What is the snooping TCP approach in mobile wireless networks? Discuss its advantages. (6)

    BTL1 Remembering

    11. (i) What is slow start in TCP operation? Explain its working. (7) (ii) How does slow start help improve the performance of TCP?


    BTL2 Understanding

    12. (i) Briefly discuss the M-TCP approach of extending TCP to

    work efficiently in mobile wireless networks. (7)

    (ii) How does M-TCP maintain end to end semantics? (6)

    BTL6 Creating

    13. (i) Why does congestion occur in a network? Explain how does

    TCP detect and handle congestion. (7)

    (ii) Explain the working of freeze-TCP. (6)

    BTL3 Applying

    14. Discuss the popular TCP Congestion Control Algorithms.(13) BTL2 Understanding

  • PART-C


    (i) Explain why the traditional IP cannot be used in a mobile network. (8)

    (ii) What are the main differences between the traditional IP

    and the mobile IP? How does mobile IP support mobile

    hubs? (7)

    BTL 4 Analyzing

    2. Give the comparison of various TCP advantages and

    disadvantages in wireless networking. (15) BTL 5 Evaluating

    3. What is encapsulation? Explain in detail the various encapsulation

    techniques in mobile IP. (15) BTL 4 Analyzing

    4. Discuss and compare the various mechanisms used to

    improve the TCP performance in mobile networks. (15) BTL 6 Creating


    Global System for Mobile Communication (GSM) General Packet Radio Service (GPRS)

    Universal Mobile Telecommunication System (UMTS).

    PART - A

    Q.No Questions BT Level Competence

    1. Is 3G cellular wireless technology superior to 2G technology?

    Justify your answer. BTL5 Evaluating

    2. Identify the characteristics of 4G and 5G Cellular Networks. BTL3 Applying

    3. List the 3 important features of GSM security. BTL1 Remembering

    4. Summarize the following.

    MSC and BSC BTL2 Understanding

    5. Experiment with Call Routing BTL3 Applying

    6. Name the teleservices provided by GSM. BTL1 Remembering

    7. Write about the supplementary services in GSM. BTL1 Remembering

    8. Describe the function of HLR and VLR. BTL2 Understanding

    9. What is multicasting? BTL1 Remembering

    10. Point out the major functions in NSS. BTL4 Analyzing

    11. Analyse the need for EIR. BTL4 Analyzing

    12. Define GPRS. BTL2 Understanding

    13. Give the Functions of GGSN? BTL2 Understanding

    14. List the services of GPRS. BTL1 Remembering

    15. GPRS is advantageous than GSM. Justify the statement. BTL5 Evaluating

    16. Generalize the limitations of GPRS. BTL6 Creating

    17. What are the main elements of UMTS? BTL1 Remembering

    18. Define Handoff. What are its types? BTL4 Analyzing

  • 19. Can UMTS networks easily work with the existing

    GSM/GPRS networks? Justify your answer. BTL3 Applying

    20. Write the suggestions of mobile phone with respect to human

    body. BTL6 Creating


    1. Illustrate about cellular Mobile Communication with the neat

    sketch.(13) BTL3 Applying

    2. Briefly explain how the mobile cellular communication has

    evolved over different generations of technology. (13) BTL4 Analyzing


    (i) Compare 1G and 2G cellular wireless communication technologies. (7)

    (ii) What do you understand by 2.5G? How is it different from 2G and 3G technologies? (6)

    BTL5 Evaluating


    (i) Describe the important functional difference between 1G, 2G and 3G cellular networks.(8)

    (ii) Is 3G cellular wireless technology superior to 2G technology? Justify your answer. (5)

    BTL1 Remembering

    5. Explain the transport technologies used across Generations of

    Cellular Networks.(13) BTL4 Analyzing

    6. (i) Describe GSM architecture and its services in detail. (7) (ii) Explain GSM Authentication and Security. (6)

    BTL2 Understanding

    7. Identify at least four similarities and four dissimilarities

    between a GSM. (13)

    network and UMTS network.(8+8)

    BTL1 Remembering

    8. Explain the functions of GPRS protocol stack with a diagram.

    (13) BTL2 Understanding

    9. (i) Describe the GPRS procedure in detail. (7) (ii) State its Advantages and Disadvantages. (6)

    BTL1 Remembering

    10. What do you mean by Virtual Home Environment (VHE)?

    Identify how VHE is realized in 3G networks? (13) BTL3 Applying

    11. (i) Discuss the services of GPRS. (7) (ii) What are the advantages of GPRS over GSM? (6)

    BTL1 Remembering

    12. Explain in detail about UMTS architecture and its services.

    (13) BTL2 Understanding

    13. What is UMTS? Analyze the functions of HLR and VLR in

    call routing & roaming?(13) BTL4 Analyzing

    14. Do mobile phones affect the human body negative? Explain

    your answer.(13) BTL6 Creating


    1. What are the functions of authentication and encryption in

    GSM? How is system security maintained? (15) BTL 4 Analyzing

    2. Explain in detail about the handovers of GSM. (15) BTL 5 Evaluating

    3. Analyze the applications of GPRS with its advantages and

    disadvantages. (15) BTL 4 Analyzing

  • 4. Discuss the domains and interfaces of Universal Mobile

    Telecommunication System. (15) BTL 6 Creating


    Ad-Hoc Basic Concepts Characteristics Applications Design Issues Routing Essential

    of Traditional Routing Protocols Popular Routing Protocols Vehicular Ad Hoc networks

    ( VANET) MANET Vs VANET Security.


    Q.No Questions BT Level Competence

    1. What is ad hoc network? BTL1 Remembering

    2. Analyze the need for Ad Hoc networks. BTL4 Analyzing

    3. List the characteristics of MANETs. BTL1 Remembering

    4. Identify the issues that are addressed by routing protocol in

    MANET? BTL1 Remembering

    5. What are the contents of link state advertisement message? BTL1 Remembering

    6. List the advantages in DSR. BTL1 Remembering

    7. Compare AODV and DSR protocols. BTL2 Understanding

    8. Interpret count to infinity problem. BTL2 Understanding

    9. Give some popular Routing Protocols. BTL2 Understanding

    10. List the applications of MANET. BTL1 Remembering

    11. Classify the MANET routing algorithms. BTL3 Applying

    12. Classify the types of communication in a MANET? BTL3 Applying

    13. Relate the MANET routing strategies with routing strategies

    of traditional networks. BTL3 Applying

    14. Distinguish Proactive and Reactive protocols. BTL4 Analyzing

    15. Summarize about security issues in MANET. BTL5 Evaluating

    16. Compare DSDV and DSR BTL5 Evaluating

    17. Outline the concept of RTT. BTL2 Understanding

    18. Can cellular network and wireless LAN be considered as ad

    hoc networks? Justify BTL6 Creating

    19. Construct a VANET. BTL6 Creating

    20. Compare and contrast MANET Vs VANET. BTL4 Analyzing


    1. (i) Explain Characteristics, Applications of MANET. (7) (ii) Explain DSR Routing Protocols in detail. (6)

    BTL2 Understanding


    (i) What do you mean by size and node density of MANET? (7)

    (ii) Explain any two terms and discuss how these two parameters impact the design of a MANET. (6)

    BTL1 Remembering

    3. Explain the traditional routing protocols. (13) BTL2 Understanding

  • 4. (i) What are multicast routing protocols? (7) (ii) What are reactive and proactive protocols? Specify its

    advantages and disadvantages. (6)

    BTL1 Remembering

    5. Mention the important differences between the mobile ad hoc

    network and a cell phone network. (13) BTL1 Remembering

    6. (i) Analyze DSDV routing in detail. (7) (ii) Mention the advantages and Disadvantages of DSDV(6)

    BTL4 Analyzing

    7. Discuss route discovery and route maintenance mechanisms in

    DSR with illustrations. List its merits and demerits. (13) BTL2 Creating

    8. Criticize the design issues of MANET routing protocols in

    detail. (13) BTL5 Evaluating


    (i) Illustrate the classification of unicast MANET Routing Protocols. (7)

    (ii) Explain how multicast routing is carried out in ad-hoc networks. (6)

    BTL3 Applying


    (i) What are the security threats in a MANET? What are the factors responsible for limited security in MANETs?(6)

    (ii) For every layer of MANET protocol stack, show at least one type of security attack that exploits vulnerability at

    that layer. (7)

    BTL3 Applying


    (i) How is an Ad hoc Network set up without the infrastructure support? (7)

    (ii) Why is Routing in a MANET a complex Task? (6) BTL4 Analyzing

    12. Describe the architecture of VANET with the functionality of

    the components. Compare VANET with MANET. (13) BTL1 Remembering

    13. Explain any two VANET routing protocol with an example.

    (13) BTL4 Analyzing

    14. (i) Draw and explain the architecture of VANET. (7) (ii) Discuss the various security and attacks on VANET. (6)

    BTL2 Understanding


    1. What is a Hybrid Routing protocol? Discover is its advantage

    over the other classes of routing protocols? (15) BTL 4 Analyzing


    (i) Briefly explain why traditional packet routing protocol for wired network cannot be used straightaway in a MANET.


    (ii) Discuss how the routing protocols for traditional wired network have been extended to work in a MANET. (7)

    BTL 5 Evaluating

    3. Write short notes on:

    (i) Ad Hoc On-demand Distance Vector(AODV) (8)

    (ii) Zone Routing Protocol. (7)

    BTL 4 Analyzing

    4. A major task of the designer of a wireless sensor network is

    prolonging the life of the network. Explain how this is

    achieved while designing a MANET.(15)

    BTL 6 Creating


    Mobile Device Operating Systems Special Constrains & Requirements Commercial

    Mobile Operating Systems Software Development Kit: iOS, Android, BlackBerry, Windows

    Phone MCommerce Structure Pros & Cons Mobile Payment System Security Issues.


    Q.No Questions BT Level Competence

    1. Give four examples of Mobile OS. BTL2 Understanding

    2. What are the special constraints and requirements of Mobile

    OS? BTL1 Remembering

    3. Name any three commercial operating system for mobile

    phones. BTL1 Remembering

    4. What are the disadvantages in the context of the design of

    mobile operating system? BTL1 Remembering

    5. List any two features of Symbian. BTL1 Remembering

    6. Describe UIQ interface. BTL2 Understanding

    7. Give any two features of window Phone. BTL2 Understanding

    8. Why is microkernel preferred for developing a mobile OS? BTL3 Applying

    9. Show the different versions of Android. BTL3 Applying

    10. Relate monolithic and microkernel design with a neat sketch BTL3 Applying

    11. Differentiate between OS for sensor Network with Traditional

    OS. BTL4 Analyzing

    12. How is the operating system for mobile phone different from

    the operating system for desktop? BTL4 Analyzing

    13. What are the advantages and disadvantages of Blackberry

    OS? BTL5 Evaluating

    14. Draw a structure of sensor operating system. BTL6 Creating

    15. Develop an android software stack with a neat diagram.

    BTL6 Creating

    16. What is M-Commerce? BTL1 Remembering

    17. List the applications of M-commerce. BTL1 Remembering

    18. What is micropayment in M-Commerce? BTL2 Understanding

    19. Point out the uses of mobile payment system. BTL4 Analyzing

    20. Summarize the features required of a mobile device to enable

    mobile commerce. BTL5 Evaluating


    1. (i) Describe the components of Mobile Operating


    (ii) Write short notes on Android SDK.(6)

    BTL1 Remembering

  • 2.

    (i) Describe the principle functions of the operating system of a mobile device. (7)

    (ii) Discuss how an example application can be implemented on a mobile device and the specific

    operating system service that it makes use of. (6)

    BTL2 Understanding

    3. Explain android platform with its features, software stack and

    SDK. (13) BTL1 Remembering

    4. Explain various operating systems for mobile computing.

    Compare and contrast. (13) BTL4 Analyzing


    (i) Describe microkernel operating system. (4)

    (ii) Why microkernel based design is being preferred for

    developing a mobile OS? (9)

    BTL2 Understanding


    Write short notes on:

    (i) Special constraints and Requirements of Mobile OS.(7)

    (ii) Special Service Requirements. (6)

    BTL1 Remembering


    Briefly illustrate the important ways in which the operating

    system for a sensor network is different from a traditional

    operating system. (13)

    BTL4 Analyzing


    (i) Compare Java byte code with Android Dalvik byte code. (8)

    (ii) Explain how an application can be developed using the Android SDK. (8)

    BTL5 Evaluating


    Describe the special features that an operating system for

    mobile device needs to support, compared to the features

    provided by a traditional operating system. (13)

    BTL4 Analyzing


    Using at least one suitable example, explain the flexibilities

    that a user would be required to sacrifice when a single

    tasking operating system is used in the mobile device. (13)

    BTL6 Creating


    (i) Explain the various applications of M-Commerce.(7)

    (ii) Explain the mobile payment schemes and security issues.(3+3)

    BTL2 Understanding


    (i) What do you mean by B2B and B2C commerce? (7)

    (ii) Give examples of M-Commerce for these two categories

    of Commerce. (6)

    BTL3 Applying

    13. Write detailed notes on mobile commerce. BTL1 Remembering


    (i) What is Micropayment in M-commerce? How is micropayment achieved? (8)

    (ii) Identify the different ways that m-payments can be settled?(7)

    BTL3 Applying



    Compare the features provided by the following mobile

    operating system: Android, symbian and windows Phone7.


    BTL4 Analyzing


    (i) Explain mobile payment models and security issues.(7)

    (ii) What is RFID? Explain few applications in which RFID is useful. (8)

    BTL 5 Evaluating

  • 3.

    (i) Discuss the architecture of the Android operating system. (8)

    (ii) Briefly identify the possible reasons as to why it has been able to rapidly improve its market share

    compared to its peers since its introduction few years

    ago. (7)

    BTL 4 Analyzing

    4. (i) What do you understand by M-commerce? (5)

    (ii) Discuss the advantages and disadvantages of M-commerce? (10)

    BTL 6 Creating