NAVIS

Navy Input Station

NAVIS demonstrated an advanced visible/infrared/multispectral/radar formatting and processing system for airborne sensors including provisions for real-time common data link reception, image formation, and interfaces to secondary ground image dissemination systems. NAVIS included a full software implementation of the High Quality Vector Quantization (HQVQ) data, a software system developed completely at SDL.

As part of the TARPS-CD Program, NAVIS was successfully deployed aboard three US aircraft carriers. It was also demonstrated over the Pentagon in Washington, DC, as part of the Shared Reconnaissance Pod (SHARP) prototype. The Advanced Reconnaissance Compression Hardware (ARCH) hardware built by SDL has been successfully installed as the compression mechanism for a digital reconnaissance camera for tactical aircraft (F-14, F-18).