Inventing the technological building blocks of future systems
R&D in advanced technology focuses on inventing new materials, devices, and components to enable revolutionary system capabilities. We pursue innovation in a wide set of areas, including imagers, lasers, quantum computing, microsystems, RF technology, and chemical sensors.
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A new planet hunter will spend the next two years searching for exoplanets, including those that could support life.
The system can rapidly and discreetly detect threat items concealed under clothes or hidden in bags of people in crowded public spaces.
The mass spectrometer, an ultra-sensitive vapor detection system, allows handlers to verify the samples used to train bomb-sniffing dogs.
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