Air Traffic Control - Since 1971, we have been supporting the Federal Aviation Administration in the development of new technology for air traffic control.

Air Traffic Control

Improving Air Transportation Safety

Since 1971, we have been supporting the Federal Aviation Administration in the development of new technology for air traffic control. We develop systems for aircraft surveillance, weather sensing, collision avoidance, decision support, and air traffic management automation. Learn more in our R&D brochure and our 50 Years of Research and Innovation booklet.

Air Traffic Control - Improving Air Transportation Safety

Air Traffic Control Groups

The safe and efficient flow of aircraft in today's skies depends on a suite of weather sensing and traffic management technologies. Our group aims to improve air transportation by developing sensors, weather tracking and forecasting systems, and decision support automation that assists pilots and air traffic controllers in routing aircraft out of harm's way and maintaining smooth traffic patterns.
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50 Years of Research and Innovation

Lincoln Laboratory’s air traffic control program reached its 50th anniversary in 2021. To commemorate this milestone, the “Celebrating 50 Years of Research and Innovation: MIT Lincoln Laboratory Air Traffic Control” booklet was created to highlight key air traffic control technologies developed by the Laboratory since 1971 and the significant impact they have had on national security and air transportation safety.

Advancing Our Research

Events

Aug
2 - 4
Lincoln Laboratory, Lexington, MA

Leadership

View the leadership of the Air Traffic Control research area.

Our Staff

View the biographies of members of the Air Traffic Control research area.

Featured Publications

CoSPA data product description

Nov 1
MIT Lincoln Laboratory Report ATC-449

Benchmarking the processing of aircraft tracks with triples mode and self-scheduling

Sep 20
2021 IEEE High Performance Extreme Computing Conf., HPEC, 20-24 September 2021.

Career Opportunities

Discover the exciting and challenging opportunities in Air Traffic Control.