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Mission Critical Technology

The Technology Office enables the development of technologies that address long-term challenges and emerging issues within Lincoln Laboratory’s core mission areas. To maintain an awareness of evolving national security problems and applicable technologies, the office interacts regularly with the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Research and Engineering and other government agencies. Five areas are the focus of R&D in this investment portfolio:

  • Cyber security
  • Information, computation, and exploitation
  • Integrated systems
  • Optical systems technology
  • RF systems

Featured Projects

This image shows micro-chips for Super-DICE atop a penny for size reference.
A technology that allows system developers to combine modules produced by trusted foundries and commercial manufacturers may deliver yield enhancements and power and performance benefits to mission-critical systems.
The Laboratory's novel optical communication system was integrated on a robotic undersea vehicle.
A system that enables robust, long-distance communications between underwater vehicles exploits laser technology.
A goal of the program is to develop a system that can identify spatial relationships between objects in a scene, such as counting how many planes are parked at the terminal on the left.
An artificial intelligence application that automatically identifies objects in aerial imagery could reduce the time analysts spend in manually combing through images.
For installation aboard a launch vehicle, a space telescope using technology developed for DISCIT will fold up into the compact shape seen at the left, but will expand its segmented sparse subapertures, right, once deployed.
Technologies enabling the deployment of an expandable telescope from a small spacecraft could pave the way for the development of other payloads for small satellites.
CASCADE software uses complex systems modeling and simulation to explore thousands of adversarial action-reaction logic branches and predict probable outcomes. The software generates cyber solutions optimized for security, cost, and mission performance.
CASCADE software simulates cyber attacker and defender actions and recommends multiple courses of action to make systems and networks more secure.