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.

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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

Art and science merge in a disaster readiness haven

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

People walking by MIT's Building 9 on Massachusetts Avenue pause to contemplate the white plastic structure that appears to be part bench and part tower. They take a minute to stop, notice a giant QR code on one face of the rectangular bench, aim their cellphones at the image, and follow the code to a website that tells them this unit, a PREPHub, contains amenities for short-term responses to emergencies.     full story

Posted July 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

MIT Lincoln Laboratory releases the latest volume in its book series

Textbook is an introduction to techniques for both estimating the state of a system and associating measurements from multiple systems.
  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

Finding relevant data in a sea of languages

A cross-language search engine combines language identification, machine translation, information retrieval, and query-biased summarization techniques to enable English monolingual analysts to find foreign language documents relevant to their investigations.

  Posted May 2016

Noncontact laser ultrasound could yield significant impact for medical imaging

Optical approach acquires interior body imagery without patient contact.

  Posted May 2016

Glowing tumors light a path to cancer treatment

  Posted May 2016

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Tech Notes

Reporting on the Laboratory's innovations

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 at RTS allow distributed system command and control while achieving record-high metric accuracy.

Self-Defense Distributed Engagement Coordinator

Aa decision support tool automatically recommends actions to the personnel coordinating ship self-defense. This tool was recognized with a 2015 R&D 100 Award.

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More News

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


Girls Who Build Cameras workshop sparks future engineers
  Posted June 2016


Students build assistive technologies for Boston residents in need
  Posted June 2016




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