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

Counter-Weapons of Mass Destruction Systems

Advanced technologies and integrated systems provide the foundation to prevent, detect, and mitigate the use of weapons of mass destruction (WMD) 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 chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear, and explosive 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 densely populated urban areas. 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 WMD threat landscape.

Advancing Our Research


MIT Lincoln Laboratory, Lexington, MA

Featured Publications

Multifunction Phased Array Radar (MPAR): achieving Next Generation Surveillance and Weather Radar Capability

Sep 1
J. Air Traffic Control, Vol. 55, No. 3, Fall 2013, pp. 40-7.

FY12 Line-Supported Bio-medical Initiative Program - multi-modal early detection interactive classifier (MEDIC) for mild traumatic brain injury triage

Nov 15
MIT Lincoln Laboratory Report LSP-41