"Polarization" is a parameter usually associated with SAR sensors. The different combinations of Horizontal and Vertical polarizations that can be used during radar pulse transmission and reception allow for different imaging options.

The bottom line is that each polarization combination will have an impact in the sensor bit rate, typically ranging from nominal bit rate when in SINGLE polarization and double bit rate when in DOUBLE polarization.

SaVoir can evaluate the byte size of each acquisition by knowing the start and stop times and the polarization-dependent sensor bit rate.

By default all sensors are configured with a single bit rate parameter, but it is possible to define optional polarizations and bit rates for each sensor, as shown in the next XML sample below.

The Polarizations constraint allows to configure an AOI to choose a given polarization for its resulting acquisitions.


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