Robot Rescue Team Wins Innovation Award for Mapping Technology
MITRE participates in robot rescue competitions to measure progress
and validate engineering concepts developed in its research programs.
Our team received a Technical Innovation Award in the Robot Rescue
Competition held in San Jose, California.
Is Believing: Bringing 3D Radar Imaging to Life
MITRE is working to bring the realism of three dimensions to radar
imagery—an idea that has immense implications for both military
reconnaissance and homeland security.
More: Assured Network Delivery Bests the Internet
People have come to expect a lot of unreliable service with Internet-based
services. But researchers at MITRE think users—the military
in particular—should demand more. That something extra is called
"assured network delivery," and we're testing ways to help
our sponsors get it.
Do You Manage Trust on a Computer Network?
Managing trust on a computer network is very difficult, but combing
the trusted platform module with cryptographic protocols developed
at MITRE makes it easier.
More with Nonlinear Visualization
Using fisheye and semantic lenses, intelligence analysts may be able
to make better decisions when they examine aerial photos and organizational
in Space: The Science of Dynamic and Adaptive Scheduling
Until humans at last brave the 100 million-mile voyage, the secrets
of Mars will be uncovered by robot explorers such as the Mars Science
Laboratory. MITRE's expertise in dynamic, adaptive scheduling will
help equip the Science Laboratory to blaze its own trail across the
forbidding surface of the Red Planet.
Again? Developing Counter-deception Decision Support
Abraham Lincoln said it best: "You can fool all of the people
some of the time." But two MITRE researchers are developing computerized
counter-deception decision support tools that might make fooling the
government a lot tougher.
But Powerful: Netted Sensors Fill the Gaps Between Larger Systems
Do netted sensors make sense? That's a hot topic these days—so
researcher Mike Otero set out to learn whether arrays of small, low-cost
radars could function as effectively in the real world as they do
IT Group Helps Keep Computing Costs Down and Performance Up
MITRE's top-notch IT group is constantly testing new tools and methods
to help the corporation run more efficiently and cost-effectively.
Lessons learned and best practices get passed throughout the organization
and out to our customers.
Enforcement Agencies Share Intelligence to Fight Terrorism
MITRE is helping Massachusetts law enforcement agencies fight terrorism
by looking for connections between low-level crimes and terrorist
Jungle Out There: Vegetation Forensics and the Secret Life of Plants
What if hidden evidence of illicit or destructive activity lies all
around us—in the soil, in the trees? MITRE's vegetation forensics
research uses advanced remote sensing techniques to hunt for invisible
clues in plant life, clues that might point to pipeline leaks, illegal
toxic dumping, or worse.
Develops Smarter Ways to Take Advantage of the Electromagnetic Spectrum
The electronic spectrum is a natural resource in increasingly short
supply. MITRE is working with spectrum users in defense and aviation
to find better and smarter ways to predict, use, and share the spectrum—making
room for more and more wireless communications.
Modeling the Airspace
Can Improve Aviation Efficiency
Organizations involved in airspace redesign can save time and money
by "testing" how changes in one area will affect other areas of the
country at MITRE's Fast Time Analysis Lab.
Skies Returning: MITRE Leverages New Technology on Behalf of Global
MITRE is working with civil aviation authorities around the world
to help support the recovery of international aviation.
New Method Helps
Air Traffic Controllers and Pilots Communicate More Efficiently
Sending messages between pilots and air traffic controllers by data
link instead of by voice improves message through-put, reduces errors,
and increase airline safety.
Little Thing It Does Is MAJIIC: A Technology for the Net-centric Age
Less than five years ago, the idea of pulling streaming video and
other data from airborne surveillance platforms and passing it to
warfighters was just an illusion. Fortunately, MITRE found a way to
turn that idea into an advanced Web-services technology called MAJIIC—and
it's no illusion.
Military and the Weather: You Can't Fool Mother Nature, But You Can
The Air Force's Weather Program collects and generates 4 terabytes
of weather data every day. MITRE is helping the Air Force manage the
data so that warfighters get it as quickly as possible.
Tomorrow Happen Today: DirAc and the New GPS
When someone says "it can't be done," we at MITRE take that as a
challenge to get it done. That's the story behind the DirAc chip,
an integrated-circuit prototype that's serving as a guide for the
creation of technology that will boost the military's new and improved
Technology Transition Marches High Level Architecture Standards Forward
To ensure that the simulations and models it relies on to conduct
its training are employable by a wide range of military and civilian
institutions, the Department of Defense enlisted MITRE to help develop
simulation and modeling standards.
Goal: Naval Information Superiority in Any Situation
The U.S. Navy's FORCEnet initiative is helping the service develop
its network-centric operations and warfare capabilities. It will increase
the combat power of our armed forces through the use of superior knowledge.
Airborne Cooperation—On a Global Scale
At the request of the Air Force, MITRE led a team that developed
a revolutionary prototype for managing military assets in civilian
airspace—and did it in 180 days. It's called Global CONOPS Synchronization,
and it will help save both valuable resources and precious time.
the Best Technologies for the Navy's BAMS UAV
How does the Navy choose the best unmanned aerial vehicle platform
and surveillance equipment for long-term missions? MITRE leads a multi-discipline
team to narrow the choices.
Critical Technology Standards Paves the Way to Netcentricity
When the U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) was faced with the huge
task of updating its critical technology standards, who did they turn
to? They asked MITRE to spearhead the project. Now, the DOD is that
much closer to becoming a totally connected, "netcentric" environment.
Alpha Expedites Search for Ideas for a Changing Military
By looking into new ways wars might be fought in the future, MITRE
staffers involved in Project Alpha are helping the U.S. armed forces
better defend the country against both conventional and unconventional
the Border Patrol in Alien Territory
To assist the U.S. Border Patrol in carrying out a dramatically changed
mission, MITRE is working with the agency on a long-term effort to
build an upgraded technological and business infrastructure.
with Health Threats Requires Speedy Information Exchange
It took years to "contain" the HIV epidemic in this country but—thanks
to new ways of communicating among agencies and of responding to threats—only
months to contain SARS. MITRE is working with two government agencies
to create systems that will allow them to quickly handle any new health-related
threat, from deadly toxins to infectious diseases.