Established in 1981, the MSL's original charter was to ``... build running, reliable, maintainable digital systems, given integrated circuit chips, LSI chips, or VLSI chips ... [using] ... off-the-shelf commercially available technologies for packaging, powering, cooling, etc. to meet this goal, innovating where necessary.'' Driven by the technology needs of its collaborators, the MSL has significantly expanded this charter to cover a broader technology base.
Today, the MSL provides the capability to build prototypes of a variety of microtechnology-based systems to support research in the application of information-processing in a multidisciplinary context. Technology coverage is currently focused on digital and analog electronics including VLSI; optoelectronics; IR and visible optics and imaging systems; electromechanical and mechanical components and systems; and system design, fabrication, and integration.
MSL Projects and prototypes
This page was updated in January 2005