Fundamentals of polarimetry

Part of the Microwave and RF Technology Series book series (MRFT, volume 12)


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.


Linear Polarization Circular Polarization Characteristic Polarization Orthogonal Polarization Polarization Ellipse 
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Further Reading

  1. 1.
    Huynen, J.R., `Phenomenological theory of radar targets’, Chapter 11 of Electromagnetic Scattering, P.L. Uslenghi (ed.), Academic Press, New York, 1978.Google Scholar
  2. 2.
    Ulaby, F. T. and Elachi, C. (eds), Radar Polarimetry for Geoscience Applications, Artech House, Dedham, MA, 1990.Google Scholar
  3. 3.
    Proceedings of the 16th ESA Workshop on Dual Polarization Antennas, 8–9 June 1993, ESTEC, ESA Scientific and Technical Publications Branch, Noordwijk, The NetherlandsGoogle Scholar
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    Note also the series of conferences on radar polarimetry organized at IRESTE, Nantes, France, entitled Journées Internationales de la Polarimetrie Radar.Google Scholar

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© S. Drabowitch, A. Papiernik, H. Griffiths, J. Encinas and B. L. Smith 1998

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