SDS' Advanced Technologies Division (ATD), Orlando, Florida, specializes in providing military and commerical customers with cutting-edge Simulation and Training Technologies and Engineering Services associated with physics-based simulation-focused game-engine technologies, PC-based DIS/HLA capable host simulation products, PC-based visual/sensor simulations, AI-driven constructive scene content software, virutal terrain database production tools, virtual terrain and 3D model development, and highly immersive virtual testbeds for use in research and development (R&D) applications.


With extensive military, engineering, programming and graphic artist experience, the division's personnel have performed extensive R&D, routinely transition industry-leading simulation training products from R&D to fielded systems, and provide simulation architecture, game-engine, image generation and virtual database/3D model generation technical assistance to government agencies and commerical clients.  ATD personnel also have extensive experience in system requirements alaysis, design, development, integration, testing, fielding and support of a variety of both stand-alone and distributed training systems and subsystems.


As both a prime and subcontractor, SDS has developed and delivered a variety of PC-based, high-fidelity space/flight/ground-based simulator products to USAF, Air National Guard (ANG), USA, USN, USMC, foreign military, commercial and university customers.  These include:


  • Manned and unmanned aircraft (UAS), small unmanned ground vehicle (SUGV), unattended ground sensor (UGS) first person shooter (FPS) and space vehicle host simulators and simulator components.

  • AI-driven decision skill assessment simulation training systems - most notable being the first-ever Munitions Storage Virtual Trainer (MSVT) designed, developed and delivered by SDS to the USAF to support the Conventional Munitions Maintenance Officer Course (CMOC) and the Nuclear Maintenance Office Course (NMOC) taught at Sheppard Air Force Base, Texas.

  • The initial design/development/fielding and continued engineering support/improvment of the FPS-based Interactive Small Combat Unit-in-the-Loop Laboratory (ISCULL) Virtual Testbed (VTB) and immersive virtual dome installed at US Army Natick Soldier Research Development and Engineering Center (NSRDEC), Natick, MA to support emerging technology maturations and cognitive science experiments.


Again, as both a prime and subcontractor, SDS has also developed and delivered a variety of industry-leading PC-based simulation software applications to military and commerical customers for use in various simulation training and R&D stand-alone and local/distributed networked (using DIS/HLA protocols) applications.

These include:


  • Physics-based, simulation-focused game-engine technologies and PC-IGs

  • Constructive AI-driven scene-content simulation tools/applications

  • PC-based simulated weapons assessment station (SWAS) systems

  • Virtual terrain generation/terrain 3D content-population tools

  • Virtual terrain databases/3D models


From an R&D perspective, we have been heavily involved in the Small Business Innovative Research (SBIR) program resulting in development of a variety of simulation capabilities, plus we have extensive experience supporting a number of research facilities, including various components of the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL). In addition, using our CYBORG physics-based game engine technologies as the baseline, we developed, installed and support an entire virtual test-bed capable of demonstrating overall system capability, measuring technical performance measures and partially validating hardware and software sub-system functional testing at the US Army Natick Soldier Research Development and Engineering Center (NSRDEC).


Examples of SDS International Advanced Technolgies Products can be found on our Products Page.




SDS engineers have extensive integration and implementation knowledge to allow participation in large scale distributed exercises.


SDS expertise includes:


  • HLA / DIS software integration
  • DIS Directed Energy protocol integration
  • DIS Radio Communications
  • Remote Entity Dead Reckoning smoothing algorithms
  • DIS Entity Filtering
  • HLA / DIS translators




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