Lincoln Laboratory develops and assesses integrated systems for defense against ballistic missiles, cruise missiles, and air vehicles in tactical, regional, and homeland defense applications. Activities include the investigation of system architectures, development of advanced sensor and decision support technologies, development of flight-test hardware, extensive field measurements and data analysis, and the verification and assessment of deployed system capabilities. A strong emphasis is on rapidly prototyping sensor and system concepts and algorithms, and on transferring resulting technologies to government contractors responsible for developing operational systems.

XTR‑1 radar Lincoln Laboratory is working with the Missile Defense Agency to develop optical sensors for ballistic missile defense. Above, an optical sensor is emplaced on Makaha Ridge at the Pacific Missile Range Facility in Kauai, Hawaii.


Leadership for Air, Missile, & Maritime Defense Technology

Photo of Dr. Justin BrookeDr. Justin J. Brooke Dr. Katherine RinkDr. Katherine A. Rink Kevin CohenDr. Kevin P. Cohen




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