Real & Virtual Ground Stations

Ground stations using custom hardware and software are expensive to design, build, and support and their resources are often underused. SDL has expertise in integrating off-the-shelf hardware components with Government and commercial software to create inexpensive real and virtual ground stations.


  • Integration of GOTS and COTS software
  • COTS hardware with existing support infrastructure
  • Ruggedized systems
  • Virtual machines
  • Multi-OS (Windows, Linux, Solaris)
  • Factory acceptance test and onsite testing for proper verification
  • Easily maintained and refreshed



Distributed Common Ground System

SDL delivers customized ground stations, the modular VANTAGE™ software suite, and data link interface products to support the unique needs of the DoD’s DCGS programs for the Air Force, Navy, Army and Marine Corps.


Processing & Display Software

VANTAGE™ is SDL’s leading tactical imagery exploitation software suite.

Ground Display Stations

SDL designs and builds ground stations in a variety of configurations to rapidly display digital tactical imagery to support data analysis and exploitation.


Shared Reconnaissance Pod

SHARP was a multi-functioned reconnaissance pod, adaptable to several airborne platforms for tactical manned airborne reconnaissance.


Squadron Hi–Vis Advanced Reconnaissance Computer

Working with the Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR), SDL developed the SHARC ground station which was used in aircrew training, mission results validation, target verification, and on‐site maintenance assistance.


Theater Airborne Reconnaissance System Mission Verification Equipment

The TARS MVE was a portable ground station for the rapid screening of Theater Airborne Reconnaissance System tactical imagery data.