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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.
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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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.

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

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