Liquid crystal device could allow for fast and reliable laser-beam steering

New device manufacturing process could improve existing laser-based technologies.

Liquid crystal device could allow for laser-beam stearing.

Researchers at Lincoln Laboratory and Kent State University’s Liquid Crystal Institute are exploring a new option to steer laser beams used by systems integrated on increasingly compact aircraft and satellites.

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Posted February 2017

Foliage-penetrating ladar technology may improve border surveillance

Lincoln Laboratory’s imaging system can uncover what's under the trees.

Ladar image processed to reveal objects  under foliage

A group of researchers at MIT Lincoln Laboratory is investigating whether an airborne ladar system capable of imaging objects under a canopy of foliage could aid in the maintenance of border security by remotely detecting illegal activities.

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Posted February 2017

Beating the Heat

New sensors that gather data on a soldier’s physiological state may help prevent heat-related injuries.

Image of soldier using the device

To help prevent heat-related injuries, a team from MIT Lincoln Laboratory, the U.S. Army Research Institute of Environmental Medicine, and the U.S. Marine Corps Expeditionary Rifle Squad have worked together to prototype and test a real-time physiological status monitor that can indicate when an individual is at risk for heat strain.

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Posted January 2017

Foiling cyber attackers with rerandomization

A unique moving target technique combats information leakage attacks.

Development team for the cyber technique

Researchers at Lincoln Laboratory have developed a unique randomization technique to counter information leakage attacks. It is the first technology that mitigates an attacker's ability to leverage information leakage against randomization techniques, irrespective of the mechanism used to leak information.     full story

Posted December 2016

Two Lincoln Laboratory teams compete to find airplane black boxes

The Technology Office challenged staff to develop an autonomous method to find black boxes from planes that crash into the sea.

Schematic of method for finding a black box

During the 2016 competition Coordinated Autonomous Novel Underwater Sensing and Exploitation Ability (CANUSEA), Laboratory researchers sought an effective approach to black box recovery.     full story

Posted November 2016

MIT Lincoln Laboratory garners six R&D 100 Awards

Innovations in air traffic safety, biomedical devices, and magnetic field
detection earn 2016 accolades.

R&D 100 Award sign

On 3 November at the honors banquet of the 2016 R&D 100 Conference, Lincoln Laboratory accepted awards for six technologies developed either solely by Laboratory researchers or collaboratively with scientists from partner organizations.   full story

Posted November 2016

Expanding air traffic controllers' view of offshore weather

Innovative method integrates multiple data products to generate radar-like depictions of weather systems.

Image of simulated weather radar returns

Researchers at MIT Lincoln Laboratory, working with the Federal Aviation Administration, have designed the Offshore Precipitation Capability to address a lack of airspace situational awareness over offshore regions.

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Posted September 2016

More Technology News

New study assesses privacy protections on smartphones

Lincoln Laboratory and RAND examine the technology and federal regulations aimed at securing personal data on smartphones.
  Posted February 2017


Lincoln Laboratory's supercomputing system ranked most powerful in New England

New petaflop-scale supercomputer has 6 times more processing power and 20 times more bandwidth than its predecessor.

  Posted November 2016

StenAIR aims to revolutionize back surgery

A new surgical instrument will reduce cost, time, and rehabilitation.

  Posted November 2016

Lincoln Laboratory lends a 3D-printed hand

Researchers are working to advance the design of low-cost 3D-printed prosthetic arms and hands.

  Posted August 2016

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Tech Notes

Reporting on the Laboratory's innovations

Aluminum as a Fuel

A novel aluminum fuel that has many attractive features could replace lithium-ion batteries in several applications.

Polarimetric Co-location Layering

A novel algorithm exploits polarimetric radar signals to filter sea clutter returns from object detections.


Video-Rate Microwave Imaging for Concealed-Threat Detection

A flexible, modular imaging system can rapidly detect threats concealed under clothes or hidden in bags.

Simultaneous Transmit and Receive Phased Arrays

A proposed new architecture may enable simultaneous transmit and receive within a digital phased array.

Strike Group Defender: The Missile Matrix

An interactive game trains sailors to tactically plan for and respond to threats posed by anti-ship cruise missiles.

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More News

MIT undergraduate interns excel at Lincoln Laboratory
  Posted February 2017

Laboratory team places first and second in Audio/Visual Emotion Challenge
  Posted November 2016

Summer robotics program for high school students is first of its kind
  Posted October 2016

MIT President shares vision for the future of innovation
  Posted October 2016


Taking on the gender gap with Girls Who Code
  Posted September 2016


Calling on interns to become inventors
  Posted September 2016


Students decrypt the secrets of cryptography
  Posted September 2016





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