Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory
Enhancing National Security through Science and Technology


Explosives detection team on patrol

Making Scents: Training Aids for Explosive-Detecting Dogs
Working with the Department of Homeland Security Science and Technology Directorate, APL has developed a novel process for producing safe, effective, and inexpensive canine training aids for homemade explosives.
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Howard County Council members congratulate the founders of the College Prep Program

Johns Hopkins APL College Prep Program Earns Howard County Volunteer of the Year Honors
The all-volunteer College Prep Program at APL received Howard County’s Volunteer of the Year Award honors at a ceremony held April 2.
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APL “Space Weather” Instrument Heads to Orbit
An APL-built Special Sensor Ultraviolet Spectrographic Imager — designed to remotely sense Earth’s ionosphere and thermosphere — launched aboard the DMSP-19 spacecraft on April 3.
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B-1 Bomber

Aiming for Long-Range Success
APL staff provided technical leadership in the development and testing of a new type of missile that will meet a critical national need.
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Alan Ravitz and Rhonda Wyskiel

Better Patient Safety Through Technology
Two prototype technologies—designed by a team of Johns Hopkins Medicine clinicians, patient and family advocates, and APL engineers—are both aimed at improving patient safety and the standard of care.
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  • Civil Space

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  • National Security Space

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  • Research and Exploratory Development

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  • Strategic Systems

  • Undersea Warfare