Depolarization On Satellite Links

Depolarization is an effect wherein a satellite link's wave polarization is altered after being launched by the antenna. Some texts refer to depolarization as cross-polarization. For the case of a linearly polarized wave passing through the medium, components of the opposite polarization will be developed. For the case of circular polarization, there will be a tendency to develop into an elliptical wave. This is particularly important for the case of frequency reuse systems, where...