MIT Instrumentation Laboratory

around 1932
around 1970
Birth Place
Cambridge, MA, United States of America
Current Place
Cambridge, MA, United States of America


The laboratory was founded in 1932 by Charles Stark Draper at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology to develop aeronautical instrumentation, and came to be called the 'MIT Instrumentation Laboratory'. It was renamed for its founder in 1970 and separated from MIT in 1973 to become an independent, non-profit organization. The expertise of the laboratory staff includes the areas of guidance, navigation, and control technologies and systems; fault-tolerant computing; advanced algorithms and software solutions; modeling and simulation; and microelectromechanical systems and multichip module technology.

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