Definition[edit | edit source]

Attenuation is

[t]he measure of the weakening of a signal (loss) that occurs as it travels through a device or transmission medium (e.g. radio wave]s through the atmosphere, an electrical signal through a cable).[1]

Overview[edit | edit source]

"Attenuation is usually measured in decibels."[2]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Eutelsat, “Glossary – Satellite Terminology” (full-text).
  2. Id.
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