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The MIT Lincoln Laboratory has been the site of numerous discoveries and has yielded some incredibly important technologies — many of them based on lasers.
The Firepond wideband laser radar (ladar) successfully collected the first range-Doppler images of an orbiting satellite in 1990. The experiment was part of the Firefly flight-test program designed to demonstrate the performance of the Firepond ladar, based on research into coherent laser radar at the laboratory.
In 1997, the laboratory developed the concept for a biological agent warning sensor, based on the principle of laser-induced fluorescence. The sensor is capable of discriminating suspicious particles from naturally occurring particles such as pollen and mold…READ MORE