Network Protocols

The Government needs low- to high-speed communication solutions to implement various network protocols and analyze data. SDL designs and develops cost-effective data network systems and applications for network analysis and to convert custom (sensor) data formats to standard gigabit Ethernet for ground station manipulation.


  • SDL network protocol solutions expertise
    • Asynchronous Transfer Mode (ATM)
    • Synchronous Optical Network (SONET)
      • SDH / PDH
      • OC-3 to OC-192 / STM-1 to STM-64
    • Packet over SONET (PoS)
    • Optical Transport Network (OTN)
      • OTU1
      • OTU2
    • Ethernet
      • Gigabit (Gb)
      • 10 Gb
      • 40 / 100 Gb development
    • Virtual Concatenation (VCAT)
      • Framed Generic Framing Procedure (GFP-F)
      • Link Capacity Adjustment Scheme (LCAS) and non-LCAS
      • Virtual Concatenation Groups
        • VC-12-1v through VC-12-32v
        • VC-3-1v through VC-3-24v
        • VC-4-1v through VC4-8v
  • Health and status information
    • Sensor and/or network equipment
    • Built-in self test
    • Regular status updates
    • Monitor network / data for anomalies or specific events


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.