To expand intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (ISR) capabilities, Lincoln Laboratory conducts research and development in advanced sensing, signal and image processing, automatic target classification, decision support, and high-performance computing. By leveraging these disciplines, the Laboratory produces novel ISR system concepts for surface and airborne applications. Sensor technology for ISR includes passive and active electro-optical systems, surface surveillance radar, and radio-frequency geolocation. Increasingly, the work extends from sensors and sensor platforms to include the processing, exploitation, and dissemination technologies that transform sensor data into the information and situational awareness needed by operational users. Prototype ISR systems developed from successful concepts are then demonstrated and transitioned to industry and the user community.

boston skyline 3d imageThis high-resolution, 3D image of the Boston skyline was collected with Lincoln Laboratory airborne ladar that uses state-of-the-art large-format single-photon-sensitive detector arrays. This image, representing a small fraction of the full 9 km2 collection, demonstrates approximate 3D resolution of 25 cm, which is about the diameter of a volleyball. Click for larger image.


Leadership for ISR Systems and Technology

Bob ShinDr. Robert T-I. Shin Rich HeinrichsDr. Richard M. Heinrichs Marc VieraDr. Marc N. Viera










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