Enter the power received by the antenna and the incident power into the calculator to determine the antenna polarization loss factor (PLF).

## Antenna Polarization Loss Factor Formula

The following equation is used to calculate the Antenna Polarization Loss Factor.

PLF = Pr / Pi

• Where PLF is the polarization loss factor
• Pr is the power received by the antenna
• Pi is the incident power

## What is a Antenna Polarization Loss Factor?

Definition:

An antenna polarization loss factor is a measure of the ratio of received power to incident power of an antenna system.

## How to Calculate Antenna Polarization Loss Factor?

Example Problem:

The following example outlines the steps and information needed to calculate Antenna Polarization Loss Factor.

First, determine the power received by the antenna. In this example, the power received by the antenna is 50.

Next, determine the incident power. This is calculate to be 40.

Finally, calculate the antenna polarization loss factor using the formula above:

PLF = Pr / Pi

PLF = 50/40

PLF = 1.25