Fundamentals of polarimetry
Polarization is a property specific to electromagnetic waves, which is not found in other types of radiation such as acoustic waves. At the beginning of the development of HF and VHF systems this property received little attention.
KeywordsLinear Polarization Circular Polarization Characteristic Polarization Orthogonal Polarization Polarization Ellipse
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