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Our days are full of imagination and discovery. Learn about some of the emerging and evolving concepts that we're currently researching at Lockheed Martin's Advanced Technology Laboratories.






            • Integrated Computational Materials Engineering (ICME) featuring big
              data-driven simulation and testing for new materials

            • Tailored hierarchical, hybrid, and heterogeneous structures to design

               intent with multiple objectives

            • Digital frameworks for condition-based maintenance and sustainment



How quickly can a just-invented material be introduced to the production line? Is it possible to predict precisely when a material will fail so as to provide just-in-time service or replacement? We’re exploring ways to transform advanced materials and manufacturing technologies—enabling affordable, tailored performance at low-volume and in on-the-fly environments.




            • Frameworks and techniques for ingesting, indexing, integrating
              and analyzing big data sets

            • Analyst-machine collaboration for sense making

            • Model-based analytics for forecasting instabilities and outcomes



We know that Big Data is a big deal. That’s why our researchers are taking a fresh approach to the idea of turning data into knowledge and knowledge into action. We’re exploring new ways to combine human insight and advanced computing—using data fusion and predictive analytics to assess dynamic battlefield situations, anticipate the enemy's next move, forecast the next social or political uprising, and project outcomes of actions in complex environments.



            • Collaborative and tactical autonomy

            • Extreme robotic mobility and manipulation

            • High complexity planning and control software



A universe where robots operate alongside people isn’t science fiction—it’s rapidly becoming our reality. We’re working to advance the development of autonomous and unmanned systems, discovering new ways for human-machine teams to accomplish even more together. Because it’s not just about delegating tasks that are dull, dirty or dangerous—it’s about enabling a new world of possibilities for humankind




            • Advanced physics, processing and sensors

            • Photonics, advanced computing and machine learning

            • Spectrum awareness and surveillance

            • Spectrum protection and denial



Our world depends on electromagnetic energy. Whether you’re using a microwave, watching TV and sending a text… or communicating, navigating and guiding operations on a battlefield—it all depends on complete access to the spectrum. That’s why we’re exploring new ways to learn the spectral environment, predict the behavior of others operating in the spectrum, and enable necessary protections and countermeasures.




            • Physiological, biochemical and cognitive sensing technologies

            • Advanced machine learning techniques for rapid analysis and augmentation




With advances in wearable technology and the Internet of Things, datasets about human fitness and performance are growing exponentially. Using a “Sense-Assess-Augment” framework, we’re exploring novel ways to apply that data to improve how people and machines work together—and potentially revolutionize how new systems are built from the start.