Polarization errors in a two-channel system


  • G. C. McCormick


The two-channel system includes a two-terminal antenna with ancillary devices. A general treatment of polarization errors in such a system is given, including the transformation of error parameters and scattering coefficients with a change of polarization base. Calibration procedures are discussed and formulas developed for the calculation of polarization-related quantities in the presence of errors. The effects of polarization errors in transmission and radar systems are outlined.