circular polarization

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circular polarization

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Circular Polarization

 

the state of a propagating electromagnetic wave (such as a light wave) in which the end points of its electric and magnetic vectors E and H describe a circle in a plane perpendicular to the direction of propagation at every point in space occupied by the wave.

circular polarization

[′sər·kyə·lər ‚pō·lə·rə′zā·shən]
(physics)
Attribute of a transverse wave (either of electromagnetic radiation, or in an elastic medium) whose electric or displacement vector is of constant amplitude and, at a fixed point in space, rotates in a plane perpendicular to the propagation direction with constant angular velocity.
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Two linked diamond patches with a thick FR4 substrate is fed by a vertical coaxial probe combined with a microstrip line and two relatively small diamonds, which result in excellent circular polarisation behaviour over the entire bandwidth.
Wong, "Single-feed square-ring microstrip antenna with truncated corners for compact circular polarisation operation," Electron.
Spudis analysed the water content using a unit called Circular Polarisation Ratio ( CPR).