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Innovation Highlights

Featured below are technologies open for tech transfer in the form of licensing or other partnerships. Click on each tile for further information.

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Interpretable Neural Networks for Visual Reasoning

Neural network model that parses inputted questions to determine and then compose a transparent series of operations to answer them.
Tower image detection

Imaging Freeform Optical Systems

Unique algorithms that optimize freeform optics in imaging systems to provide high speed, enhanced resolution in cameras and telescopes.
Various vehicles and a moose

Uncertainty-Aware Deep Learning System (DEDUCE)

A method that enables deep neural networks to detect, with high confidence, anomalous data and adversarial AI attacks.
Lincoln Graph Processor

Lincoln Graph Processor

Technology that enables the computation of interactive graph analytics on large-scale graph databases more efficiently than today's high-performance server-class and supercomputing systems.
Cars communicate

Constrained Communications and Radar Dual-use (CONCORD)

Waveforms that use sophisticated, computationally efficient techniques to allow object sensing and tracking while simultaneously communicating with other platforms.
Defense wiring

Defensive Wire Routing for Untrusted Integrated Circuit Fabrication

Defensive wire routing technology that deters an outsourced foundry from maliciously tampering with, or modifying, security-critical components of a digital circuit design.
Chrisp Compact VNIR/SWIR Imaging Spectrometer (CCVIS)

Chrisp Compact VNIR/SWIR Imaging Spectrometer (CCVIS)

A compact imaging spectrometer that can be implemented as modules that, when coupled with a freeform telescope, may offer fields of view of 40 degrees or more.
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Undersea Optical Communications

Optical system that enables long-distance undersea communication through the air/sea interface at a data rate more than 5,000 times faster than today’s rate.
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Fiber Sensor Array Buoy

A small, low-cost system that leverages long-length fibers embedded with electronics to provide persistent monitoring of the undersea environment.
Influence Operations

Reconnaissance of Influence Operations

End-to-end software that automates the detection, identification, and evaluation of social media accounts engaged in disruptive influence operations.
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Speech Enhancement via Attention Masking Network (SEAMNET)

A system that suppresses the noise and reverberation incurred by automated speech and speaker recognition systems, thereby improving the intelligibility of mobile communication devices, “smart” virtual assistants, and assistive speech technologies.
Targeted Acoustic Laser Communication

Targeted Acoustic Laser Communication (TALC)

An acoustic laser communication system that provides safe, remote transmission of audio messages to one recipient’s ears only
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Digital logic that mitigates electromagnetic interference in order to facilitate an efficient design process for electronic systems.
Microhydraulic actuator

Microhydraulic actuator

A miniaturized electrostatic electrowetting motor that offers low voltage, high torque density, high efficiency, and high precision.
Inter- and Intra-team Coordination from High-Level Specifications

Inter- and Intra-team Coordination from High-Level Specifications

A software architecture that enables a single operator to direct the safe, accurate control of a heterogeneous team of autonomous systems focused on a complex task.
Audio waveforms


Software that can identify errors in an automatically generated transcript of an audio recording or can transcribe an audio message from scratch.
Wearable Eye Tracking headwith tracker

Wearable Eye Tracking

A wearable device for tracking eye and head movements that may indicate a person is suffering from fatigue.
Monitoring Noise On-Body and In-ear for Sound Exposures (MNOISE)

Monitoring Noise On-Body and In-ear for Sound Exposures (MNOISE)

A wearable monitor that measures a person’s exposure to harmful noise levels and identifies inadequate fitting hearing protection devices.
Space-qualified fiber and electro-optics hardware

Multi-rate Differential Phase Shift Keying (DPSK) Optical Communications

A technique that uses a single transmitter/receiver design to achieve free-space optical communications over a wide range of data rates with nearly ideal performance.
photonic lantern to enable laser-based communications

Photonic-Lantern-Enhanced Laser Communication

A technique that harnesses the ability of a photonic lantern to enable laser-based communications capable of meeting the demand for high-speed transmissions from space.


Much of the technology featured here can be licensed through the MIT Technology Licensing Office.

Spinoff Companies

Since the 1950s, dozens of companies have spun out of Lincoln Laboratory to commercialize technology originally developed for government use. These spinoffs provide diverse products ranging from electronic components to photonic devices to cybersecurity tools.