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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Laboratory Status

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

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Dynamic Photoacoustic Spectroscopy

A laser-based technique developed by scientists at Lincoln Laboratory provides the combination of high sensitivity, high area-coverage rates, and long-range detection needed to remotely detect extremely low concentrations of gases and aerosols.

Using Social Media to ID Disaster Victims

Lincoln Laboratory developed a system for accessing information about an affected population following a disaster and making that information useful and actionable to rescue agencies. Read more in the IEEE's The Institute article.

Telemetry Modernization with Open Architecture Software-Defined Radio Technology

Lincoln Laboratory is improving the way telemetered information is collected and processed. Read more here.

From Tools to Teammates: Integrating Robots on Human Teams

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Lincoln Laboratory's basic research program in collaborative robotics seeks to streamline human-robot teaming.

Interactive Video Browsing

Video-summarization software reduces the amount of time analysts spend scanning surveillance data for key observations.