Six innovative technologies developed by MIT Lincoln Laboratory are honored with 2014 R&D 100 Awards

Awards recognize innovations in antenna design, high-speed microswitching,
space-object imaging, ground-penetrating radar, laser communications,
and chemical sensing

2014 R&D 100 Awards logo.

Six technologies developed by MIT Lincoln Laboratory were named recipients of 2014 R&D 100 Awards, given annually by R&D Magazine to recognize the 100 most technologically significant innovations introduced during the prior year.
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Posted July 2014


Gauging hazards in the air

Lincoln Laboratory staff help students design sensors for measuring air quality

Photo of CEE students working on sensors

Lincoln Laboratory technical staff members shared their expertise in sensor systems with undergraduates confronting their collaborative senior project in the MIT Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering's capstone course. The students designed and built a network of sensors to measure levels of gases and particulates around the MIT campus.    full story

Posted June 2014

MIT Lincoln Laboratory Beaver Works Center Builds Collaboration

Beaver Works entrance

Visitors to the newly renovated space at 300 Technology Square in Cambridge, Mass., recognize immediately that this place is designed for innovative work. The MIT Lincoln Laboratory Beaver Works Center is modern, industrial, cutting-edge; the open concept announces, "This is where colleagues collaborate."          full story

Posted April 2014

Printing in a New Dimension

3D printers bring new potential to prototyping and innovating at MIT Lincoln Laboratory

Staff with 3D-printed parts.

MIT Lincoln Laboratory staff are printing in a new dimension, using 3D printers to transform 3D designs into tangible objects. The Laboratory has invested in several 3D printers, ranging in size and capability from industrial-scale, top-of-the-line models to desktop, home-hobbyist models. The Laboratory’s 3D printers are being utilized to complete work on sponsored programs and to explore preprogram ideas.    full story

Posted January 2014


Meeting a VAST challenge

MIT Lincoln Laboratory staff create a winning information visualization

Icon for VAST challenge

A multidisciplinary team of Lincoln Laboratory researchers earned an honorable mention in the VAST (Visual Analytics Science and Technology) Challenge 2013, an international contest that invites visual analytics researchers and developers to create a solution to one or more defined data-display problems. The team designed a large-screen display to allow the network operations center of a fictitious big enterprise to monitor and respond to the status of the company's entire network.     full story

Posted November 2013


Lunar Laser Communication Demonstration on LADEE achieves world-record data download speeds from the moon

LLCD ground terminal

The Lunar Laser Communication Demonstration system developed by Lincoln Laboratory and launched aboard NASA's Lunar Atmosphere and Dust Environment Explorer (LADEE) spacecraft made history by using a pulsed laser beam to transmit data over the 239,000 miles from the moon to Earth at a record-breaking data download speed of 622 megabits per second (Mbps).    full story

Posted October 2013


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More News and Awards

Lincoln Laboratory supports state science fair
  Posted July 2014

Lincoln Laboratory earns eighth consecutive Superior security rating
  Posted March 2014

Recognizing exceptional achievement:

Four individuals and one team from Lincoln Laboratory receive 2014 MIT Excellence Awards
  Posted March 2014

CyberPatriots compete in semifinal trial
  Posted March 2014

Lincoln Laboratory presents the Small Business of the Year award
  Posted March 2014

Keith Doyle elected a 2014 SPIE Fellow
  Posted January 2014

STEM outreach does its job
  Posted October 2013

 

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