The ability to build hardware systems incorporating advanced technology is fundamental to the success of Lincoln Laboratory. These systems are used as platforms for testing new concepts, as prototypes for demonstrating new capabilities, and as operational systems for addressing warfighter needs. To develop the variety of systems used in programs across all mission areas, the Laboratory relies on its extensive capabilities in mechanical, structural, aeronautical, thermal, optical, controls, electrical, and systems engineering, as well as its engineering expertise in energy and autonomous systems. Hardware development activities are supported by state-of-the-art mechanical and electrical fabrication and environmental testing facilities. These capabilities are centered in the Engineering Division, which is an important contributor to the Laboratory's many successful efforts.

optical termianl integrated into a WB-57 aircraft An optical terminal is being integrated into a high-altitude WB-57 aircraft for pointing and navigation testing. High-precision pointing of an airborne optical terminal requires highly integrated optomechanical designs. These requirements entail close collaboration among mechanical designers, thermal and structural engineers, and optical experts.


Leadership for Engineering

Mike LanguirandDr. Michael Languirand Bob DavisDr. William Davis Jr. Bill RossDr. William Ross




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