Staff trace the airflow of particles in a New York City subway station.

Chemical and Biological Defense Systems

Advanced technologies and integrated systems provide the foundation to prevent, detect, and mitigate chemical or biological attacks against the homeland and global military operations. To improve U.S. defenses against these threats, we conduct high-fidelity experiments to improve our understanding of current and emerging threats, apply modeling and simulation to determine advanced capability requirements, and assess end-to-end system performance to validate operation in real-world environments, like subway systems. Our expertise in systems analysis and established relationships with homeland protection and military stakeholders ensure our solutions meet user needs. Rapid, iterative prototyping and system integration shorten the time it takes to field systems. In addition, our multidisciplinary team's deep technical expertise guides the government's investment in future R&D to counter the continually evolving chemical and biological threats.

Advancing Our Research


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MIT Lincoln Laboratory, Lexington, MA