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.

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.

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.

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.

full story

Posted September 2016


Lincoln Laboratory lends a 3D-printed hand

Two research teams are working to advance the design of low-cost 3D-printed arms and hands for those in need of prosthetic devices.

At MIT Lincoln Laboratory's Technology Office Innovation Laboratory (TOIL), researchers are working to enhance the technology of current 3D-printed hands by improving the mechanics of finger motion, adding non-electronic temperature and tactile feedback, and incorporating motorized technologies.    full story

Posted August 2016


Lincoln Laboratory demonstrates highly accurate vehicle localization under adverse weather conditions

A ground-penetrating radar system enhances an autonomous vehicle’s ability to know its position on a roadway even when other approaches fail.

Photo of vehicle used in the demonstration of the localizing ground-penetrating radar technique.

During a mid-March snowstorm, researchers from MIT Lincoln Laboratory achieved real-time, nighttime, centimeter-level vehicle localization while driving the test vehicle at highway speeds over roads whose lane markings were hidden by the snow. The vehicle used a novel ground-penetrating radar technique to localize the vehicle to within centimeters of the boundaries of its lane.   full story

Posted June 2016


More Technology News

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

The 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

MIT Lincoln Laboratory releases the latest volume in its book series

Textbook intgroduces techniques for estimating the state of a system and associating measurements from multiple systems.
  Posted July 2016

Art and science merge in a disaster readiness haven

Innovative structures called PREPHubs house basic services needed in the aftermath of a disaster.
  Posted July 2016

MIT Lincoln Laboratory is leading a team to develop a constellation of mini weather satellites

NASA chose the smallsats proposal as one of the missions for its Earth Venture Instrument program.
  Posted June 2016

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Tech Notes

Reporting on the Laboratory's innovations

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.

Localizing Ground-Penetrating Radar

An innovative ground-penetrating radar that maps underground geological features provides autonomous vehicles with real-time localization.

Wind Turbine Interference-Mitigation Study

A strategy for lessening wind turbines' effects on the performance of an aircraft measurement system could inform future research into interference mitigation.

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.

Reagan Test Site Optics Modernization Program

Upgrades to the optical systems allow distributed command and control while achieving record-high metric accuracy.

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More News

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

 

New Laboratory childcare center to open doors
  Posted August 2016

 

High school students race the autonomous mini-cars they built
this summer at MIT

  Posted in Lincoln Laboratory in the News, August 2016

 

 

 

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