Automatic Target Recognition (ATR)

ATR algorithms have historically suffered from unacceptably high false alarms rates that limit their tactical utility to intelligence analysts. SDL provides fully automated and human assisted detection algorithms to aid analysts in identifying objects of interest within ISR data. The human/machine partnership takes advantage of the computational superiority of the algorithms and the cognitive ability of the human to increase probability of detection, reduce false alarms, and reduce time to detection.


  • Instance identification
  • Foreground extraction
  • Types of detection:
    • MSI/HSI anomaly
    • Matched filter
    • Changes
    • Kernelized
    • LWIR plume
    • Spatial object
    • Maritime object



Processing & Display Software

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


Rapid Processing & Display Software

SDL’s Slingshot software enables rapid, integrated development of a customized screener using standard interfaces.


Distributed Common Ground Station

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.


Fusion, Exploitation, Algorithm, Targeting High-Altitude Reconnaissance

Under the FEATHAR program, SDL developed enhanced integrated multi‐intelligence sensor systems and fusion processing algorithms for multiple‐networked ISR platforms to identify, geo‐locate, and track enemy targets.


Shared Reconnaissance Pod

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