Ground Display Stations

SDL has designed and built a variety of ground display stations to provide rapid screening of digital tactical image data from sensors such as SHARP, ATARS/APG-73, LSRS, Global Hawk, ASARS-2A, and SYERS-2A. These stations support imagery analysis and exploitation, aircrew training, mission results validation, target verification, and on-site maintenance assistance.

SDL’s ground stations are usually based on high quality commercial off‐the‐shelf (COTS) components to ensure a cost effective solution, not only for the initial development but also for future sustainment costs.

Our ground display stations support data from multiple sensor formats, including single‐ and multi‐band electro‐optical/infrared (EO/IR), synthetic aperture radar (SAR), hyperspectral (HSI), multispectral (MSI), and full motion video (FMV). They can receive and process data from multiple sources, including live data links, solid-state recorders, tape drives, local drives, and distributed servers.

SDL’s ground stations have been installed in laboratories, aircraft carriers and mounted in HMMWVs. They come in a variety of configurations, including ruggedized and portable, rack mounted, and desktop or laptop PC.

These configurations are all available with SDL’s common VANTAGE™ software package, which provides imagery screening and exploitation capabilities and includes web tools for distributed image screening.