Tag Archives: Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory

Johns Hopkins APL to Conduct Soldier Vulnerability Research for Army

Johns Hopkins University’s Applied Physics Laboratory has won a potential five-year, $49.5 million contract from the U.S. Army to study soldiers’ vulnerability in extreme environments. The Army Contracting Command received 999 bids for the cost-plus-fixed-fee contract via an online-based solicitation process, the Defense Department said Thursday. APL is scheduled to complete the research by Sept. …

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Johns Hopkins APL Proposes Quadcopter Concept for NASA’s Saturn Moon Exploration Project

Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory has proposed the concept of radioisotope-powered dual-quadcopter technology for a NASA mission that aims to explore potential habitable sites on Saturn’s largest moon. APL said Wednesday it envisions the Dragonfly technology utilizing Titan’s dense atmosphere to migrate from one geologic setting to another as the quadcopter evaluates the …

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Battelle, DHS Partner to Strengthen Explosive Detection Canine Network

The Department of Homeland Security has partnered with a team of Battelle researchers in an effort to help explosive and canine experts determine capability gaps in the country’s network of explosives detection canine teams. The Regional Explosives Detection Dog Initiative, led by DHS’ advanced research project agency, aims to provide information on threat …

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Johns Hopkins APL Develops Malware Analysis Tool Via DHS ‘Transition to Practice’ Program

Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory has developed malware analysis software under a Department of Homeland Security program that helped transition the platform from the lab to a newly established company. Oregon-based startup Deterministic Security aims to commercialize the REnigma technology to help government and enterprise users review and record the execution of malware …

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Executive Spotlight: Interview with Aili Kujawa, Director of Talent Services for Johns Hopkins APL

“Innovation is who we are and why we were established.” Please tell our readers about your role for Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory. Aili Kujawa: The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics lab performs research and development on behalf of the Department of Defense, NASA and other federal agencies within …

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Ball Aerospace to Build Cryostat for NASA-Funded Interstellar Observatory; Jim Oschmann Comments

NASA has selected Ball Aerospace & Technologies to design and develop a cryostat for a science mission that aims to measure emissions from the interstellar medium and study the life cycle of interstellar gas in the Milky Way. Ball Aerospace said Thursday it will build the cryostat to generate a temperature-controlled for detectors of the University of …

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Johns Hopkins APL, Navy Bureau of Medicine Collaborate on Healthcare Delivery Experiment

The U.S. Navy‘s Bureau of Medicine and the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory have teamed up to study a healthcare delivery approach designed to improve clinical outcomes and increase patient satisfaction. APL said Friday the Integrated Practice Units model being tested at the Naval Hospital in Jacksonville, Florida, requires collaboration between providers and support staff …

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DARPA, Industry Partners Test Chemical Warfare Agent Neutralization System

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency has completed initial tests on a field-deployable system that combines technologies from the Southwest Research Institute and PyroGenesis Canada to neutralize chemical warfare agents. DARPA said Friday it tested SwRI’s soil-scrubbing technology alongside PyroGenesis’ Tactical Plasma Arc Chemical Warfare Agents Destruction System that works to collect and convert toxic CWA decomposition products …

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Navy Partners With Microsoft, Johns Hopkins APL to Identify Naval Uses for Augmented Reality Tools

Representatives from Microsoft and Johns Hopkins University met with members of the disruptive technology laboratory at Naval Surface Warfare Center’s Carderock division in Maryland to tackle augmented reality technology platforms and its potential naval applications, the Navy reported Tuesday. DTL Director Garry Shields said the lab seeks to partner with …

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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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