Rapid Searches for Effective Rescues

A novel sensor that rapidly locates emergency beacons could enhance search and rescue operations.

Image of array antenna

Leveraging previous work on novel antennas, researchers from Lincoln Laboratory have developed an aircraft-mounted direction-finding vector sensor that can detect and locate an RF beacon in two dimensions (azimuth and elevation) in less than 45 milliseconds. With only a single "look," this sensor synchronizes the azimuth and elevation angles to find an emergency beacon; no time-consuming triangulation is needed to home in on the beacon's signal.      full story

Posted November 2015

Technology Confronts Disasters

R&D at MIT Lincoln Laboratory will help agencies better respond to
disasters and humanitarian crises

Wide-Area Infrared System for Persistent Surveillance (WISP) camera

Experiences during relief efforts in post-earthquake Haiti demonstrated to Lincoln Laboratory that advanced technology and technical expertise developed for the Department of Defense can significantly benefit future humanitarian assistance and disaster relief efforts. In February, the Laboratory established the Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief Systems Group to explore ways to leverage or advance existing capabilities for improving disaster responses.     full story

Posted October 2015

MIT Lincoln Laboratory demonstrates novel laser
at technology expo

Lincoln Laboratory exhibit at Wait, What?

Researchers from the Laboratory's Laser Technology and Applications Group were invited by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency to its Wait, What? forum to demonstrate the advanced, 101-element optical phased array that they had developed under the agency's sponsorship. The forum was designed to inspire cross-disciplinary approaches to creating future innovations.     full story

Posted October 2015

MIT and the Air Force renew contract for operation of
MIT Lincoln Laboratory

The Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) is pleased to announce that the Air Force has renewed the contract for the continued operation of MIT Lincoln Laboratory, a Department of Defense Federally Funded Research and Development Center (FFRDC). Since 1951, MIT has operated Lincoln Laboratory in the national interest for no fee and strictly on a cost-reimbursement, no-loss, no-gain basis. Under the terms of the contract, MIT, a nonprofit higher education institution, will ensure that Lincoln Laboratory remains ready to meet research and development challenges that are critical to national security.    full story

Posted April 2015

More Technology News

A tiny pill monitors vital signs from deep inside the body
Lincoln Laboratory biomaterials scientist Albert Swiston sat down with NPR to discuss the ingestible biosensor he has been developing with MIT collaborators.
  Posted in Lincoln Laboratory in the
  News, November 2015

MACOM and MIT Lincoln Laboratory announce successful field tests of next-generation weather surveillance and air traffic control technology
  Posted in Lincoln Laboratory in the
  News, October 2015

Talking Sense
Lincoln Laboratory researcher Delsey Sherrill led the development of a novel hydration pack entered in the Body Sensor Networks Hackathon, held in conjunction with IEEE's Body Sensor Networks Conference.
  Posted in Lincoln Laboratory in the
  News, September 2015

DHS S&T Announces Collaboration with Emergency Management Victoria (Australia) and MIT Lincoln Laboratory

  Posted in Lincoln Laboratory in the
  News, February 2015

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Tech Notes

Reporting on the Laboratory's innovations

Airborne Collision Avoidance System X

A next-generation onboard safety system that uses a new approach to collision avoidance logic reduces mid-air collision risk and extends collision avoidance protection to new aircraft classes.

Lunar Laser Communication System

A laser communication system that achieves record-high data transmittal rates could expand what's possible for future science missions to the Moon and beyond.


Automated speaker recognition software provides an accurate, objective, consistent, and efficient tool for conducting speaker comparisons.

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More News and Awards

Designing tools for surgeons is on teen's radar

Illinois high-school senior Jocelyn Dorney enjoyed the LLRISE experience.

  Posted in Lincoln Laboratory in the
  News, October 2015

AIAA announces Class of 2016 Associate Fellows
Steven Bussolari and Eliahu Niewood of MIT Lincoln Laboratory are among the 2016 honorees.
  Posted in Lincoln Laboratory in the
  News, October 2015

University of Nevada, Reno's Ozmen Center for Entrepreneurship Forges Tech Ties with MIT Lincoln Laboratory Beaver Works
  Posted in Lincoln Laboratory in the
  News, October 2015

High-school students decipher cryptography
  Posted September 2015

AFCEA internships at Lincoln Laboratory
  Posted September 2015

Middle-school girls are wowed by engineering
  Posted September 2015

Molten Glass 3D Printer Produces Optically Transparent Glass
   Posted in Lincoln Laboratory in the
   News, August 2015

A spring tradition of science
  Posted August 2015

Lincoln Laboratory names MetaTeq as 2015 Small Business of the Year
  Posted August 2015

Students build replica of Turing machine
  Posted July 2015


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