Lab Tech in Flight

Where LabTech is already in flight

LabTech in Your Life in flight is a virtual experience showcasing technologies found throughout airports that were developed at federal laboratories and commercialized through partnerships. Most of these technologies are designed to keep us safe and move us efficiently across the country and around the globe, while other technologies enhance our travel experience.

During your tour, keep an eye out for the 31 technologies from 11 federal laboratories that are actively improving the safety, security and efficiency of mass transportation. Some of the technologies might surprise you: The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), for example, not only develops healthy snack food, but also works to protect wildlife and enhance the airport grounds with low-maintenance vegetation. 

Enjoy the virtual visit.

  • Hydrangea Quercifolia “Munchkin” USDA ARS
  • Immersive Imaging System and 360-degree Coverage, DHS Science & Technology Directorate
  • 3D-Xray Luggage Screening System, DOE, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
  • NIST Luggage Screening Standards, DOC, NIST
  • ELITE (Easy Livermore Inspection Test for Explosives), DOE, Lawrence Livermore NationalLaboratory (LLNL)
  • Holographic Millimeter Wave Scanning for Passenger Screening, DOE, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL)
  • Explosives Detection Portal, DOE, Sandia National Laboratories
  • NIST Metal Detector Standards, DOC, NIST
  • PAN Disruptor for Bomb Squads, DOE, Sandia National Laboratories
  • Trace Explosives Detection Test Standards, DHS Science & Technology Directorate
  • Fruit and Veggie Crunchy Snacks, USDA ARS
  • Edible Fruit and Vegetable Sandwich Wraps, USDA ARS
  • 100% Fruit Bars, USDA ARS
  • Solid-State Lighting, DOE, Sandia National Laboratories
  • Low Light Camera for First Responders, DHS Science and Technology Directorate
  • Traffic Aware Planner for Traffic Aware Strategic Aircrew Requests (TAP/TASAR), NASA
  • Model for Fire Detection in Airliner Cargo Compartments, DOE, Sandia National Laboratories
  • Smart Seat Cushions Adjusts to Keep Occupant Comfortable, DoD Air Force Research Laboratory
  • Hydrogen Fuel Cell-Powered Mobile Lights, DOE, Sandia National Laboratories
  • Modeling and Simulation for Tires, DOE, Sandia National Laboratories
  • Aircraft Safety through Structural Health Monitoring, DOE, Sandia National Laboratories
  • Catalytic Process that Converts Waste to Jet Fuel, DOE, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
  • Laser Peening, DOE, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
  • Wingtips, NASA Langley Research Center
  • TifBlair Centipede Grass, USDA ARS
  • Quarter-scale 449 MHz Radar Wind Profiler with RASS, NOAA
  • OCAST, DHS Science and Technology Directorate
  • FAA Stationary Doppler Target Suppressor Software, DOT, Federal Aviation Administration
  • Solar Glare Hazard Tool, DOE, Sandia National Laboratories
  • Guidelines for Moving Red-tailed Hawks Away from Airports, USDA APHIS
  • Radio Internet-Protocol Communications Module (RIC-M), DHS Science and Technology Directorate

For additional information on these technologies, please contact the media representative of the following agencies/laboratories:

NIST: Jennifer Huergo
NASA: April Phillips
LLNL: Steve Wampler
FAA: Rick Breitenfeldt
PNNL: Greg Koller
USDA NWRC: Gail Keirn
USDA ARS: Tanya Brown
Sandia National Laboratories: Manette Fisher  and Troy Rummler
NOAA: Barb DeLuisi and Theo Stein
AFRL: [email protected]
DHS: John Verrico

FLC questions: please contact Marketing and Communications Director Carolina Olivieri