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Draft: PERF: Optimize SarSensorModel & GeocentricTranform

Luc Hermitte requested to merge lhermitte/otb:OptiTransformation into develop


Improvement of the performances of:

  • SarSensorModel::projToSurface()
    • SarSensorModel::ApplyCoordinateConversion
    • SarSensorModel::interpolateSensorPosVel
    • Ratio(Duration, Duration)
    • EcefToWorld()


In continuation on !933 (merged), and the profiling of XYZToImage application, the aforementioned functions had a perceptible performance impact.

Implementation Details

EcefToWorld(): Compute final atan2 on best candidate only

EcefToWorld() was computing atan2() on every possible solution. This function is quite costly. In the end (on small test), it was more time consuming than accessing DEM data (XYZToImage application)

SarSensorModel::ApplyCoordinateConversion: Remove unnecessary allocations

SarSensorModel::ApplyCoordinateConversion was systematically copying or filling a new vector every time it was called. These dynamic allocations are not necessary. Polynomials are now evaluated on the fly without storing intermediary coefficients.

SarSensorModel::interpolateSensorPosVel Don't accumulate on out parameters

It's better to compute accumulations into local (array) variables. Otherwise the compiler cannot assume the current function is the last one to have changed the current value.

Also avoids pow(sqrt(v), 2)

Inline functions from otbDateTime

Ratio() and NumberOfTicks() are extremely short functions that are called a lot. They benefit from inlining.


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