VANTAGE™ Software Suite

VANTAGE™ is SDL’s primary tactical imagery exploitation software suite. This field‐proven application screens digital imagery from various tactical reconnaissance sensors and includes simultaneous support for multiple sensor types. VANTAGE™ provides for real‐ and near real‐time screening of digital image data from a live data link, solid state recorder, DVD/CD, or local disk. In addition, VANTAGE™ provides a full featured database that can be used to quickly find imagery based on an area (or point) of interest, a time query, or sensor type.

This software suite allows the image analyst to receive, decompress/compress, process, display, evaluate, exploit, and store imagery data; as well as create/disseminate processed image products. VANTAGE™ was developed by SDL in support of various sensors such as SPIRITT, ATARS/APG-73, LSRS, ASARS-2A, SYERS-2, and Global Hawk and provides simultaneous support for multiple sensor types. The VANTAGE™ software suite includes the following applications:

VANTAGE™ ScreenerVANTAGE™ ViewPoint

  • Provides rapid display and exploitation of tactical imagery
  • Displays geo-referenced digital tactical imagery in a robust, near real-time waterfall of decimated imagery
  • Provides on-demand display of full-resolution imagery with exploitation tools

Screener

VANTAGE™ Ascent VANTAGE™ Ascent

  • Configures ground stations for device interface management (solid‐state recorders, CDL interface, STANAG 4575, Ethernet feeds, etc.)
  • Provides sensor interfacing/processing
  • Performs NITF image formation
  • Provides for database management

Ascent

VANTAGE™ Soar VANTAGE™ Soar

  • Interfaces with data received through SDL’s CDL Interface Box (CIB) or Sky Lynx for data link interfacing and simulation
  • Allows operator to load and play simulation CDL files, select CDL data rate, select bit error rates, perform Built‐In Test (BIT), and view advanced CDL statistics

Soar

VANTAGE™ Soar VANTAGE™ WESS

  • Provides map-based database access via a standard web browser

Soar