• The layered architecture of the Parallel Vector Tile Optimizing Library functions as middleware to insulate applications from hardware. Users write applications in the high-productivity layer, and the middleware implements constructs to deliver high performance on parallel computers.

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MIT Lincoln Laboratory wins four 2011 R&D 100 Awards

Awards recognize innovations in imaging technology, radar sensors, computing and biology.

Four technologies developed at MIT Lincoln Laboratory were named 2011 recipients of R&D 100 Awards. Given annually by R&D Magazine, an international journal for research scientists and engineers, these awards recognize the 100 most technologically significant innovations introduced during the previous year.

Recipients of R&D 100 Awards are chosen from hundreds of nominations by an independent panel of evaluators and the editors of R&D Magazine. Winners represent a broad range of technologies developed by industrial enterprises, government laboratories and university research facilities.

The laboratory's 2011 award winners are

  • Airborne Ladar Imaging Research Testbed — an airborne laser radar that rapidly collects high-resolution three-dimensional imagery of wide-area terrains
  • Multifunction Phased Array Radar Panel — panels of phased arrays exploit dual polarization and digital beamforming to provide efficient radar detection and tracking of aircraft and weather targets
  • Parallel Vector Tile Optimizing Library — a real-time signal processing library that enables cross-platform portability of programs without sacrificing high performance
  • Pathogen Analyzer for Threatening Environmental Releases Bioaerosol Identification System — a highly sensitive sensor that uses genetically modified white blood cells to rapidly detect and identify pathogens and toxins

Read the full story at the Lincoln Laboratory website

Topics: Awards, honors and fellowships, Lincoln Laboratory, Research, Staff

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