Pictured is the undersea vehicle emitting a beam.

Mission Critical Technology

The Technology Office enables the development of technologies that address long-term challenges and emerging issues within Lincoln Laboratory’s core mission areas. To maintain an awareness of evolving national security problems and applicable technologies, the office interacts regularly with the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Research and Engineering and other government agencies. Five areas are the focus of R&D in this investment portfolio:

  • Cyber security
  • Information, computation, and exploitation
  • Integrated systems
  • Optical systems technology
  • RF systems

Featured Projects

This is one use case for embedded AI technology--tactical radios.
An artificial intelligence (AI) test environment can help researchers evaluate promising embedded AI technologies and their impact on systems developed for Department of Defense missions.
The illustration shows a segment of a chip that RECORD adapts its power consumption by activating only portions of the system..
A processor that automatically adjusts to computational needs is designed to minimize power consumption.
This image shows micro-chips for Super-DICE atop a penny for size reference.
A technology that allows system developers to combine modules produced by trusted foundries and commercial manufacturers may deliver yield enhancements and power and performance benefits to mission-critical systems.
The Laboratory's novel optical communication system was integrated on a robotic undersea vehicle.
A system that enables robust, long-distance communications between underwater vehicles exploits laser technology.
A goal of the program is to develop a system that can identify spatial relationships between objects in a scene, such as counting how many planes are parked at the terminal on the left.
An artificial intelligence application that automatically identifies objects in aerial imagery could reduce the time analysts spend in manually combing through images.

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Publications

A hardware root-of-trust design for low-power SoC edge devices

Sep 22
2020 IEEE High Performance Extreme Computing Conf., HPEC, 22-24 September 2020.