Skip to content ↓

Lincoln Lab team wins aero-astro award

The Robert J. Collier Trophy, awarded annually for significant achievements in aeronautics or astronautics in America, has been awarded to the Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B) public and private-sector team, which includes MIT Lincoln Laboratory.
ADS-B is a system in which each aircraft broadcasts its aircraft-determined position, intent and status information on the order of once each second. This broadcast position information can be received by other aircraft and by ground stations, providing robust air-to-ground and air-to-air surveillance. 
Lincoln Laboratory played a critical role in the conception, development and testing of ADS-B, and continues to support the Federal Aviation Administration's national implementation program. In 1992, Lincoln Laboratory proposed to the FAA the use of an expanded Mode-S squitter for the transmission of aircraft-derived position. This concept has evolved into the current ADS-B that allows aircraft to broadcast and receive ADS-B information using existing transponder equipment. It has been adopted worldwide as the commercial fleet's standard for ADS-B implementation.

Related Links

Related Topics

More MIT News

Iwnetim Abate addresses an audience with other panelists sitting behind him.

H2 underground

At the 2024 MIT Energy Iniative Spring Symposium, experts weighed whether hydrogen stored in the earth might be a practical energy source of the future.

Read full story