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BOPPS Team Soars Again with NASA Group Achievement Award
The APL team that designed and implemented the Balloon Observation Platform for Planetary Science (BOPPS) in 2014 was awarded NASA’s prestigious Group Achievement Award for its work and successes.
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New Pelagos Sensor System Improves U.S. Submarine Operations
An innovative new program called Pelagos — developed as an independent research and development project — provides U.S. submariners with a wide array of new data about their environment, as well as improved methods to utilize this data.
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APL to Teach Children of Wounded Warriors About Prosthetics Using Virtual Reality
A grant from the Office of Naval Research will enable APL to use virtual reality to educate the children of wounded warriors in the use of prosthetics, and to stimulate interest in STEM topics.
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APL Recognizes World-Class Expertise at 2016 Achievement Awards
A novel water filtration device was named Invention of the Year at APL’s annual Achievement Awards ceremony, which also recognized the Laboratory’s top publications and research and development programs during 2015.
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Aegis Ashore System Successfully Intercepts Target Missile at Pacific Test Range
APL researchers and engineers played a key role in the first Aegis Ashore engagement, resulting in the successful intercept and destruction of a ballistic missile target at the Pacific Missile Range Facility (PMRF).
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