MIT Lincoln Laboratory

MIT's Lincoln Laboratory grew out of the Air Force Cambridge Research Laboratory (AFCRL), and was established in 1951 in Lexington, Massachusetts, U.S.A. as a federally-funded research and development center managed by Massachusetts Institute of Technology for the U.S. Department of Defense. Jay Forrester was its first director.

Among Lincoln Labs' important projects have been Semi-Automatic Ground Environment (SAGE) defense system, and major advances in air traffic control.