Work in New Frontiers
To maintain the nation's preeminence in technology capability and to help ensure continued national security, staff at the Laboratory are working at the frontiers of technology R&D. Some areas of investment, such as quantum information systems, may take years to come to fruition. In areas of increasing importance to modern systems, such as artificial intelligence and autonomy, the Laboratory is taking a lead role on behalf of the nation.
The Laboratory undertakes applied research projects that will provide capabilities to address anticipated challenges to our national security. Each spring, the Technology Office solicits proposals for innovative projects that are aimed at exploring the application of promising new technologies to those challenges. We accept proposals for university collaborations in which a Lincoln Laboratory researcher is a co-principal investigator.
Advanced Concepts Committee
The ACC directs the funding of basic innovative research that addresses technical problems in national security. This committee of representatives from the Technology Office and all research areas chooses the projects to fund through a rolling application process open to Laboratory staff, university researchers, or joint partnerships.
Typical of projects funded by the ACC is BEACON, the development of a balloon-carried instrument to measure the electric field in a storm cloud.
The ACC is interested in exploring partnerships with innovators to develop novel technologies. Contact us at [email protected] or 781-981-2820.