Tag Archives: APL

GENBAND, Polycom Expand DoD Unified Comms Offerings

GENBAND and Polycom have expanded their unified communications offerings with Defense Department-approved voice and video communications platforms. GENBAND said Tuesday its Application Server was added to the DoD Information Network’s Approved Products List as an Enterprise Session Controller, which authorizes the platform to support enterprise-wide DoD deployments in the cloud. Polycom also added …

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Defense Science Board Report: Unmanned Systems Could Boost US Undersea Advantage

A Defense Science Board task force has published a report that describes ways to increase the capacity of U.S. undersea assets and manned platforms using unmanned systems. The report titled “Next-Generation Unmanned Undersea Systems” explores how unmanned systems could disrupt adversary strategies and perform operations that are on hold due to lack of assets, Johns …

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Johns Hopkins APL to Provide Telescopic Camera, Spectrometer for NASA’s 2 Future Asteroid Exploration Missions

Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory has been chosen to supply instruments to NASA for a pair of Discovery-class missions that aim to explore asteroids that might help scientists understand the earliest history of the solar system. APL said Friday it will develop a high-resolution telescopic camera to support the Lucy  mission, which will observe …

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Johns Hopkins University, APL to Join Facebook-Funded Tech Development Research Agreement

Johns Hopkins University and its Applied Physics Laboratory have joined a Facebook-sponsored academic research agreement that looks to advance the development of technology that will support collaborations between researchers and the social media company. The laboratory said Wednesday it will work with 15 other universities, including Stanford, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Harvard, Princeton, University of …

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Andrew Merkle to Lead Research & Exploratory Devt Mission Area at Johns Hopkins APL

Andrew Merkle, a 16-year veteran of the Johns Hopkins University’s Applied Physics Laboratory, has been named mission area executive for research and exploratory development at APL. He began his career at APL as an engineer within the technical services department and later moved to the national security department, where he helped establish the lab’s Biomechanics and …

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John Allen, Michael Griffin, Samuel Locklear Named Senior Fellows at Johns Hopkins APL

The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory has appointed Michael Griffin, chairman and CEO of Schafer Corp., as well as military veterans John Allen and Samuel Locklear as APL senior fellows. APL said Tuesday Allen, Griffin and Locklear bring leadership and expertise to the lab’s senior fellows program that seeks to address the priorities of …

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Johns Hopkins APL’s Remote-Controlled System Seeks to Assess Railway Incidents

Researchers at Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory have developed a remote-controlled system that works to provide reconnaissance data in order to help law enforcement officials and first responders evaluate railway incidents. Johns Hopkins APL’s Instrumented Rail Inspection System has near and visible infrared cameras and a set of sensors …

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NASA Awards Distinguished Public Service Medal to Johns Hopkins APL Scientist Tom Krimigis

NASA has awarded Tom Krimigis, a Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory veteran scientist, the space agency’s highest service honor in a ceremony held at NASA Ames Research Center in California. The NASA Distinguished Public Service Medal recognizes Krimigis’ work to support space exploration programs, John Hopkins APL said Friday. “We are incredibly …

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Johns Hopkins APL’s Instrument Aboard Lockheed-Built Spacecraft Seeks to Study Jupiter’s Aurora Formation

A NASA spacecraft with a Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory-built instrument that works to measure high-energy particles is scheduled to reach Jupiter on July 4 as part of a mission to study the planet and the universe. Johns Hopkins APL’s Jupiter Energetic Particle Detector Instrument onboard the Lockheed Martin-built Juno …

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Klas Telecom’s US Govt Support Unit Rebrands to Highlight Customer Base

Communications network technology design and engineering company Klas Telecom has changed the name of its subsidiary Klas Telecom Services in a move to emphasize the unit’s work with U.S. public sector clients. The organization rebranded as Klas Telecom Government and will continue to offer  communications product design and support, integration, sales and training services to government and Defense Department agencies, Klas …

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NASA Releases Mercury’s Initial Global Topographic Model from Messenger Mission; Kris Becker Comments

NASA’s Planetary Data System has unveiled Mercury’s initial global digital elevation model produced through the use of at least 100,000 images and data collected by the space agency’s MErcury Surface, Space ENvironment, GEochemistry and Ranging spacecraft. Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory said Friday the global DEM details the planet’s lowest and highest …

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Johns Hopkins APL Develops Multi-Mission Submersible UAV

A team of Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory researchers has developed an unmanned aerial vehicle the research team designed to submerge into or launch from deep waters to perform various missions. APL said Thursday its force projection sector and research and exploratory development unit collaborated to build a Corrosion Resistant Aerial Covert Unmanned …

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Paul Stockton, Richard Danzig Named Johns Hopkins APL Senior Fellows

Paul Stockton and Richard Danzig, respectively former officials at the Defense Department and the U.S. Navy, have been appointed senior fellows of the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory. “Their experiences leading the nation through challenging times and knowledge of emerging technical challenges will further the lab’s impact for the nation,” APL Director Ralph Semmel …

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