Advanced Reconnaissance Compression Hardware

ARCH provided near real-time image compression for the Navy’s Shared Reconnaissance Pod (SHARP) tactical reconnaissance system. This system significantly reduced the volume of transmitted data without compromising the tactical/reconnaissance (TAC/RECCE) information within the data stream.

SDL developed the ARCH hardware for the aircraft-based image compression and transmission, as well as the software for image decompression, reconstruction, presentation, and evaluation for the receiving location. SDL also developed in-field programs to support operational and high-level maintenance training.