To expand intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (ISR) capabilities, Lincoln Laboratory conducts research and development in advanced sensing, signal and image processing, automatic target classification, decision support systems, and high-performance computing. By leveraging these disciplines, the Laboratory produces novel ISR system concepts for both surface and undersea applications. Sensor technology for ISR includes passive and active electro-optical systems, surface surveillance radar, radio-frequency (RF) geolocation, and undersea acoustic surveillance. Increasingly, the work extends from sensors and sensor platforms to include the processing, exploitation, and dissemination technologies that transform sensor data into the information and situational awareness needed by operational users. Prototype ISR systems developed from successful concepts are then transitioned to industry and the user community.

Laboratory staff installed the Wide-Area Infrared System for 360° Persistent Surveillance (WISP-360) on the deck of a ship in preparation for system testing. Shawn Adams, Edwin LeFave, and Matthew Karas were part of the team that helped demonstrate the system capability for maritime situational awareness.

 

Leadership for ISR Systems and Technology

Bob ShinDr. Robert T-I. Shin Bob BondMr. Robert A. Bond  
Photograph of Melisssa ChoiDr. Melissa G. Choi Bill RossDr. William D. Ross  

 

 

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