New mass spectrometer will help develop better training for bomb-sniffing dogs

Researchers have developed a new mass spectrometer to verify canines' responses to explosive materials..

Researchers at MIT Lincoln Laboratory have developed a new mass spectrometer that will help DHS S&T improve canine training methods, develop training standards and materials, and may eventually lead to widespread improvements in canine training.

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Posted July 2017

Defense Fabric Discovery Center established to develop
smart textiles

Revolutionary fabrics may incorporate diverse sensing capabilities.

MIT Lincoln Laboratory is contributing to the development of advanced fiber technology with the establishment of the Defense Fabric Discovery Center (D-FDC)—a state-of-the-art prototyping facility whose mission is to investigate and create "smart fabrics" that can see, hear, sense, communicate, and more.

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Posted June 2017

MIT Lincoln Laboratory's Defense Technology Seminar marks its 20th year

Over the years, more than 1150 attendees have engaged with the Laboratory's technology leaders and visiting national security scholars.

DTS 2017 Attendees Active-duty officers from the military and civilian employees of government defense agencies attended the 20th Defense Technology Seminar (DTS). Experts gave presentations on new technologies and the global geopolitical scene, all with a focus on the impacts advanced technology might have on current and future military operations.

Posted May 2017

Earth Observing—1 satellite is retired, leaving a legacy of spectacular imagery

The Advanced Land Imager developed at MIT Lincoln Laboratory helped NASA mission exceed expectations.

Image of Boston taken by ALI After more than 16 years of operation, NASA's Earth Observing–1 (EO-1) spacecraft was decommissioned on 30 March. The EO-1 mission was to validate new technologies that could reduce costs and improve capabilities for future space missions. Aboard EO-1 was the Advanced Land Imager developed by MIT Lincoln Laboratory as an alternative to the prior land-imaging sensor.

Posted April 2017

Makerspaces could enable widespread adoption of microfluidics

Lincoln Laboratory researchers propose an alternative to expensive microfluidics fabrication facilities.

Researchers at Lincoln Laboratory have proposed makerspaces as venues that could open up opportunities for the research into, and ultimately manufacture of, microfluidics.

Posted April 2017

Harnessing analytics to design training tools

Profiles of student success in training games may guide curriculum development.

Screen shot of the video game A research team from Lincoln Laboratory used data collected from users playing an educational videogame to see what machine learning could do to improve the users' training. The game, Strike Group Defender, provides realistic scenarios in which sailors can learn and practice the decision making necessary for responding to missile threats to U.S. Navy ships.

Posted April 2017

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Lincoln Laboratory enters licensing agreement to produce its localizing ground-penetrating radar

Partnership with Geophysical Survey Systems, Inc. will make prototype systems available to the self-driving vehicle industry.
  Posted July 2017

Foliage-penetrating ladar technology may improve border surveillance

Lincoln Laboratory’s imaging system can uncover what's under the trees
  Posted Feburary 2017

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

Foiling cyber attackers with rerandomization

A unique moving target technique combats information leakage attacks.
  Posted December 2016

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Reporting on the Laboratory's innovations

Multisystem Simulation with

Battle theater simulation enables radar and electronic support systems to be pitted against jammers and missile seekers under realistic scenarios.

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.

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Lincoln Laboratory displays a military invention
  Posted June 2017

The latest volume in the MIT Lincoln Laboratory Series is released

The book chronicles Lincoln Laboratory's seminal research and development of technology for space surveillance.
  Posted June 2017

Students get creative with code
  Posted June 2017

MIT students hack assistive technology solutions for local clients
  Posted June 2017

Hacking Intolerance with MIT Breaking the Mold
  Posted May 2017

Generating solar energy for the Laboratory, years in the making
  Posted April 2017


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