ARPA Lincoln C-band Observables Radar (ALCOR)

Integrated Missile Defense Technology

To help defend our nation, deployed forces, and allies from ballistic missile attacks, we support the Missile Defense Agency in the development, deployment, testing, and enhancement of the Ballistic Missile Defense System (BMDS). We continuously develop and enhance BMDS elements to enable them to keep up with rapidly evolving threats. Our staff are involved in the development and integration of these elements from the analysis and characterization of the worldwide ballistic missile threat to the fielding of new BMDS capabilities. We perform system and component engineering, algorithm development, advanced technology prototyping, and validation of system performance by means of testing and analysis.

Featured Projects

A schematic showing radar sensing as one application that can benefit from robust, trustworthy, and safe artificial intelligence in resource-constrained applications.
artificial intelligence
Robust, trustworthy, and safe machine learning algorithms that operate in resource-constrained environments will improve missile defense and other target recognition and mission planning systems.
A photo of unmanned surface vehicles on the Charles River.
autonomous systems
We developed new distributed coordination algorithms for deploying multiple autonomous systems from a single set of operator commands.

Advancing Our Research


25 - 27
MIT Lincoln Laboratory, Lexington, Massachusetts

Featured Publications

Backdoor poisoning of encrypted traffic classifiers

Nov 28
IEEE Intl. Conf. Data Mining Workshops, ICDMW, 28 Nov. - 1 Dec. 2022.

Probabilistic coordination of heterogeneous teams from capability temporal logic specifications

Apr 1
IEEE Robot. Autom. Lett., Vol. 7, No. 2, April 2022, pp. 1190-7.