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, and high-performance computing. By leveraging these disciplines, the Laboratory produces novel ISR system concepts for 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.

Lincoln Laboratory helped to define an open-systems architecture and supported the development of advanced algorithms for the U.S. Air Force’s Dismount Detection Radar (DDR) prototype. The DDR pod was integrated onto a Scaled Composites’ Proteus aircraft and underwent development testing at the Mojave Air and Space Port and Edwards Air Force Base in Southern California.


Leadership for ISR Systems and Technology

Bob ShinDr. Robert T-I. Shin Bob BondMr. Robert A. Bond Marc VieraDr. Marc N. Viera



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