Tactical Input Segment Screener Processor Element

SDL developed the hardware and software for the Screener Processor Element (SPE) portion of the Tactical Input Segment (TIS). The TIS is a Common Imagery Ground/Surface Systems (CIGSS) compliant ground station designed to receive, process, and screen tactical imagery as a segment of the Joint Service Imagery Processing System-Navy (JSIPS-N).

Data received from the legacy tactical sensors pass through the SPE and on to the Common Imagery Processor (CIP). The SPE receives processed imagery and support data from the CIP and screens this imagery. The SPE also processes and screens the Shared Reconnaissance Pod (SHARP) data received over a Common Data Link (CDL) or from the SHARP digital storage system cartridge.

The TIS-SPE was deployed aboard 11 different amphibious assault ships and aircraft carriers.