About Lincoln Laboratory

MIT Lincoln Laboratory is a federally funded research and development center that applies advanced technology to problems of national security. Research and development activities focus on long-term technology development as well as rapid system prototyping and demonstration. These efforts are aligned within key mission areas. The Laboratory works with industry to transition new concepts and technology for system development and deployment.  
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Doing Business with Lincoln Laboratory

For Government

Find information and the necessary forms for sponsoring work at Lincoln Laboratory at our users' guidance page.

For Vendors
The Laboratory conducts a significant amount of work with industry.
Find information and forms for vendors at the Contracting Services Department page.

Beaver Works

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Visit the Beaver Works website to learn more about project-based learning collaborations between Lincoln Laboratory and MIT campus.


National GEM Consortium

The Laboratory supports the National Consortium for Graduate Degrees for Minorities in Engineering and Science (GEM) by helping students from underrepresented groups seeking advanced degrees in engineering and science.

GEM internship at Lincoln Lab

Listen to what interns at Lincoln Laboratory say about the GEM program.

Guiding imagination with LEGO robotics

The FIRST LEGO League global
robotics competition challenges teams of children to program an autonomous robot.


Technology News

Ingestible Biosensor
ingestible biosensor Watch Lincoln Laboratory biomaterials scientist Albert Swiston and MIT research affiliate Giovanni Traverso discuss their device that measures heart and breathing rates from within the gastrointestinal tract. To learn about their pre-prototype research, read the Lab Note published in 2014.

Technology Confronts Disasters

R&D at Lincoln Laboratory will help agencies better respond to disasters and humanitarian crises.

MIT Lincoln Laboratory demonstrates novel laser at technology expo

Researchers from the Laser Technology and Applications Group exhibited an advanced, 101-element optical phased array at DARPA's Wait, What? forum.

Rapid Searches for Effective Rescues

array antennaA novel sensor could enhance search and rescue operations. Laboratory researchers leveraged previous work on novel antennas to develop an aircraft-mounted direction-finding vector sensor that can locate an emergency RF beacon in less than 45 msec.

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