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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

A researcher stands on a laptop. In front of him are a few small radios, and a large projector screen showing data.
RF technology
A deployable navigation network of small, low-cost radio transponders can help track the locations of first responders during rescue operations.
The illustration shows a segment of a chip that RECORD adapts its power consumption by activating only portions of the system..
information, computation, & exploitation
A processor that automatically adjusts to computational needs is designed to minimize power consumption.
This is one use case for embedded AI technology--tactical radios.
information, computation, & exploitation
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.
This image shows micro-chips for Super-DICE atop a penny for size reference.
integrated systems
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.
optical systems
A system that enables robust, long-distance communications between underwater vehicles exploits laser technology.



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.