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Mission Areas

APL solves complex research, engineering, and analytical problems that present critical challenges to our nation. That's how we decide what work we will pursue, and it’s how we've chosen to benchmark our success. Our sponsors include most of the nation’s pivotal government agencies. The expertise we bring includes highly qualified and technically diverse teams with hands-on operational knowledge of the military and security environments. We offer an outstanding and creative staff, augmented by world-class facilities, and we possess demonstrated expertise in the following areas:


Technology Transfer at APL

OTT siteAPL's Office of Technology Transfer (OTT) is the link between viable APL research and technologies and commercial companies who can transition them to the local, national, and international marketplace.

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Selected Facilities

facilitiesAPL has a broad range of laboratories and technical facilities, as well as classrooms and computer labs for the on-site JHU graduate engineering program.

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Johns Hopkins APL Technical Digest

technical digest coverThe Johns Hopkins APL Technical Digest communicates the work performed at the Laboratory to our sponsors and to the scientific and engineering communities, the defense establishment, academia, and industry.

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JHU Collaborative Projects

jhu sealBeing a division of a premier research university offers an exciting opportunity to make the world healthier, safer, and more secure. APL teams with its Johns Hopkins partners and experts in other specialized fields to address a wide array of challenges and missions for our sponsors.

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