AFRL/RY - Sensor Data Management System

Mission

SDMS logoProvide centralized data management support to the sensor exploitation research and development community throughout the Department of Defense. For over ten years the AFRL sponsored Sensor Data Management System (SDMS) program has been committed to facilitating data sharing and collaboration across research and development programs and agencies. 

  • Support data collections (test ranges, exercises)
  • Acquire legacy data sets
  • Long-term central archive of sensor data
  • Process, reduce, reformat, characterize sensor data
  • Develop customer/problem specific datasets
  • Distribute data (tape, CD/DVD, network, hard drive)  
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Simplify your data management

SDMS is a self-contained, sensor data processing, archiving and dissemination center.

SDMS offers the following benefits:  

  • Secure, long-term, data archiving at a controlled government facility
  • Easy, 24/7 web-based access to your sensor data, organized and queryable to your specifications
  • High speed, high-volume processing, calibration, truthing and distribution of sensor data
  • Data set and problem set development to support algorithm developments, analysis, testing and evaluation
  • Secure and rigorously enforced data distribution approval process to ensure your data is only viewed by authorized users.
  • Database-driven request system that tracks data requests from the request through delivery to your users
  • Classified and unclassified archives High speed access (OC-12) to archived sensor data
  • Staff expertise in handling and processing Radar, EO/IR, Video, HSI/MSI, MASINT, LADAR/LIDAR Archive contains research, development, acquisition and operational data
  • High volume, high quality, short turnaround   

Capabilities 

SDMS Technology: We have the CPUs, RAID space, tape drives, CD / DVD writers / duplicators to support large scale data archiving, reduction, processing, and dissemination activities.  

Hardware Resources
 

  • SDMS computer image300+ TB database driven data archive
  • Multi CPU heterogeneous computing grid dedicated to data reduction and processing
  • Terabytes of RAID space dedicated to data reduction
  • Media : 4mm DAT / 8mm / AIT-2 / CD / DCRSi / DLT / DST / DVD / LTO /Mammoth2 / Video /Hard Drive
  • High speed classified (SIPRNET) and unclassified networks
  • TS / SCI Facilities
Software Tools   

  • Format and media conversion tools
  • QC / QA tools
  • Data characterization, calibration and truthing
  • Data viewers
Supported Programs and Organizations 

  • SDMS partner logosAFRL
  • AGRI
  • AMSTE
  • ATRWG
  • Clean Sweep
  • DARPA
  • GISR
  • Gotcha
  • MSCID
  • NetTrack Phase 2
  • Radar Vision
  • SAFEGARD  
SDMS game cases and cdsData Holdings

 
EO/IR 200TB
HSI / MSI 2 TB
LADAR / LIDAR 0.5 TB
SAR 100 TB
Miscellaneous 3 TB

Distribution Activity  

Data Distributed 434 TB
Signature Data In-House 305 TB
Customers 2820





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