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APL Science and Technology Vision

          A View of Future APL Science and Technology: Guest Editor’s Introduction
          J. C. Sommerer

   LEAD

          Detection Systems Information Fusion
          W. G. Bath, C. M. Boswell, S. Sommerer, and I-J. Wang

          Solar System Science and Exploration
          P. D. Spudis

          Chemical and Biological Weapons: Current Concepts for Future Defenses
          P. A. Demirev, A. B. Feldman, and J. S. Lin

          From Art to Science: A Vision for the Future of Information Assurance
          S. C. Lee and D. M. Gregg

   EARLY ADOPTER

          Information Systems Engineering
          D. P. Silberberg and G. E. Mitzel

          Sensors and Sensor Systems Research and Development
          at APL with a View Toward the Future
          J. J. Suter

          Science and Technology Supporting Vehicle Development at APL
          J. J. Wozniak, P. A. Stadter, and W. F. Kujawa

          Autonomous Systems
          D. P. Watson and D. H. Scheidt

          Cognitive Engineering: Understanding Human Interaction with Complex Systems
          J. R. Gersh, J. A. McKneely, and R. W. Remington

   EXCELLENT PRACTITIONER

          Global Secure Communication: Challenges and Opportunities
          B. T. Doshi

          Materials: 2004, 2020, and Beyond
          P. J. Biermann, J. L. Sample, and D. Drewry

          Miniaturized Electronics
          H. K. Charles Jr.

          A Vision for Modeling and Simulation at APL
          J. E. Coolahan

          The Future of Software Development and Its Impact on APL
          P. A. Hanke, H. L. Hershey, and P. A. Smith

   OTHER EXISTING LEADERSHIP POSITIONS

          Hypersonic Airbreathing Propulsion
          D. M. Van Wie, S. M. D’Alessio, and M. E. White

          The Systems Analysis, Test, and Evaluationof Strategic Systems
          L. J. Levy

   MISCELLANEA

          Publications, Presentations, Patents, and Author Index
          Compiled by L. M. Mercer

          Inside Front Cover Editorial Information

          Inside Back Cover Illustration

Icon The Cover: Scientific vision is problematic. It requires people who are most comfortable dealing with material over which they have complete mastery to speculate about what might lie well beyond the bounds of what can be seen clearly. Vision entails risk, because the view ahead will never be completely clear. Like a photographer with a very powerful zoom lens photographing a mirage near the distant horizon, an attempt to develop technical vision almost certainly produces a distorted version of what might be out there. However, the risk is worthwhile, because the exercise may also illuminate the intermediate territory with particular clarity.

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