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.


LLCipher summer program

LLCipher is a one-week summer workshop providing an introduction to theoretical cryptography for high-school students. Find out more and apply on the LLCipher home page.

GEM Consortium

The GEM program at Lincoln Laboratory, recently highlighted in Diversity in Action magazine, has been a major part of our diversity and inclusion efforts.


LLrise screen captureIf you are a rising high-school senior interested in engineering, watch this video to see if our Radar Introduction for Student Engineers program is for you!

General News and Awards

Teaching radar at the University of Puerto Rico

Lincoln Laboratory Supercomputing Center is established

MIT Lincoln Laboratory researchers are part of a team honored by NASA

Four from Lincoln Laboratory and MIT are named to Aviation Week Network's "20 Twenties for 2016"

Grant H. Stokes elected to National Academy of Engineering

Lincoln Laboratory earns tenth consecutive Superior security rating

Finding relevant data in a sea of languages

A Lincoln Laboratory team has developed a cross-language search engine that combines language identification, machine translation, information retrieval, and query-biased summarization techniques to enable English monolingual analysts to find foreign language documents relevant to their investigations.

Technology News


Modernization at the Reagan Test Site

Lincoln Laboratory helped upgrade the systems and capabilities at the Reagan Test Site on Kwajalein Atoll. Find out more about these development efforts at the following Tech Notes:

Adding Automation and Decision Support Capabilities at the Reagan Test Site

Reagan Test Site Optics Modernization Program

Telemetry Modernization with Open Architecture Software-Defined Radio Technology

Wind Turbine Interference-Mitigation Study
A strategy for lessening wind turbines' effects on the performance of an aircraft measurement system at a naval air station could inform future research into interference mitigation for other radar applications. Read more about this work in the Tech Note.

Noncontact laser ultrasound could yield significant impact for medical imaging
The laser ultrasound's optical approach acquires interior body imagery without patient contact to diagnose disease, injury, and other conditions.

Strike Group Defender: The Missile Matrix
Under the direction of the Office of Naval Research, Lincoln Laboratory partnered with a video game developer to create an interactive game that trains sailors to tactically plan for and respond to threats posed by anti-ship cruise missiles.

Glowing tumors light a path to cancer treatment
A team of MIT Lincoln Laboratory staff, MIT researchers, and MGH surgeons has pursued a method for finding and removing tumors otherwise invisible to a surgeon's eye.  

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