Fundamental to the success of Lincoln Laboratory is the ability to build hardware systems incorporating advanced technology. These systems are used as platforms for testing new concepts, as prototypes for demonstrating new capabilities, and as operational systems for addressing warfighter needs. To develop the variety of systems used in programs across all mission areas, the Laboratory relies on its extensive capabilities in mechanical design and analysis, optical system design and analysis, aerodynamic analysis, mechanical fabrication, electronics design and assembly, autonomous and control systems design and analysis, energy systems design and analysis, system integration, and environmental testing. These capabilities are centered in the Laboratory's Engineering Division, which is an important contributor to many of the Laboratory’s most successful efforts.

The Lincoln Laboratory Interactive Virtual Environment enables researchers to play out mission scenarios with human actors and robots and to test advanced sensing capabilities and autonomy algorithms developed to streamline human-robot teaming. This work is motivated by the Department of Defense's growng interest in utilizing autonomous systems to enhance warfighter situational awareness.

 

Leadership for Engineering

Mike LanguirandDr. Michael Languirand Bob DavisDr. William Davis Jr. Bill RossDr. William Ross

 

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