COTS Systems

When developing a new or improved electronic device, designing new digital systems can be a costly undertaking. Keeping cost goals in mind, SDL keeps abreast of new technologies and implements commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) components where they meet system requirements.


  • Custom components where necessary; COTS components where applicable
  • Frequently used COTS components include:
    • Chassis and cases
    • Power supplies
    • Processor boards
    • Interface cards
    • 1 Gb and 10 Gb Ethernet
    • ATM (fiber)
    • System storage



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.

Sky Lynx

Common Data Link Interface

SDL designed and developed Sky Lynx for receiving, synchronizing, routing, and simulating sensor-collected tactical/reconnaissance imagery and navigation data. Sky Lynx supports a variety of CDL and ATM based sensors and converts the data to Gigabit Ethernet for ground station processing and viewing.


Network Analysis Device

SDL designed and developed hardware for high-speed network routing and analysis.