MIT Lincoln Laboratory Series
Lincoln Laboratory, in partnership with MIT Press, established the MIT Lincoln Laboratory Series to publish books on the Laboratory's fundamental R&D in advanced technology. Authored by Lincoln Laboratory experts and, on occasion, distinguished collaborators, the books cover areas in which the Laboratory has made significant contributions and are comprehensive resources for practicing engineers, researchers, educators, and university students.
Mathematics of Big Data: Spreadsheets, Databases, Matrices, and Graphs
Jeremy Kepner and Hayden Jananthan, 2018.
"Mathematics of Big Data" is the first book to examine the common mathematical foundations of big data analysis. Because the volume, velocity, and variety of data are growing at a rate beyond our capacity to effectively analyze the data, the tools — such as spreadsheets, databases, matrices, and graphs — developed to address this challenge need to store and operate on data as whole sets rather than as individual elements. This book presents the use of associative arrays to unify and simplify data, allowing analysts to leverage mathematical similarities of data sets to solve the hardest big data problems.
Perspectives in Space Surveillance
Ramaswamy Sridharan and Antonio F. Pensa, with Richard I. Abbot, E.M. Gaposchkin, Israel Kupiec, Richard Lambour, Eugene Rork, Jayant Sharma, Craig Solodyna, Joseph Scott Stuart, and George Zollinger, 2017.
"Perspectives in Space Surveillance" provides an overview of R&D Lincoln Laboratory began in the 1970s to enable the detection and tracking of the growing array of man-made resident space objects (RSOs) in deep space. The authors of "Perspectives in Space Surveillance" are all key participants in efforts to develop space surveillance technologies that allow the nation to detect, observe, and catalog RSOs.
Applied State Estimation and Association
Chaw-Bing Chang and Keh-Ping Dunn, 2016.
"Applied State Estimation and Association" is a comprehensive text on the theory and application of state estimation and association. Practicing engineers in aerospace, electronics, and defense industries will find the book a valuable reference to inform work in signal processing, tracking, and navigation. The book can also be used in a first-year graduate course in control systems engineering.
Decision Making Under Uncertainty
Mykel J. Kochenderfer, with Christopher Amato, Girish Chowdhary, Jonathan P. How, Hayley J. Davison Reynolds, Jason R. Thornton, Pedro A. Torres-Carrasquillo, N. Kemal Üre, and John Vian, 2015.
"Decision Making Under Uncertainty" is an introduction to the development of automated decision support systems that provide quantitatively determined recommendations to decision makers who weigh solutions to problems, such as wildfire responses or aircraft collision avoidance, that are complicated by imperfect data and uncertain outcomes. The first part of the book covers the foundations of probabilistic models and decision theory. In later chapters, authors from a cross section of fields discuss how the models and theory were applied to real-world challenges.
Perspectives on Defense Systems Analysis:
The What, the Why, and the Who, But Mostly the How of Broad Defense Systems Analysis
William P. Delaney, with Robert G. Atkins, Alan D. Bernard, Don M. Boroson, David J. Ebel, Aryeh Feder, Jack G. Fleischman, Michael P. Shatz, Robert Stein, and Stephen D. Weiner, 2015.
In "Perspectives on Defense Systems Analysis," the authors share their accounts of experiences leading or participating in dozens of studies analyzing defense systems for the U.S. government. Through these experts' narratives of varied systems analysis initiatives, a description emerges of an overarching process for examining complex scientific, engineering, and technological problems. The critical stages of this process are a road map for newcomers to systems analysis.
Ultrawideband Phased Array Antenna Technology for Sensing and Communications Systems
Alan J. Fenn and Peter T. Hurst, 2015.
"Ultrawideband Phased Array Antenna Technology for Sensing and Communications Systems" is a timely resource both for practicing antenna, radar, and communications engineers and for graduate students and researchers in electrical engineering. The authors begin this textbook with a review of the fundamentals of electromagnetic theory, antennas, and phased arrays. This background is then applied to the design of practical ultrawideband antenna arrays, using illustrative examples of arrays that enable ground-based and airborne sensing and communications systems.