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APL Science and Technology Vision
Volume 26, Number 4 (2005)

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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A View of Future APL Science and Technology: Guest Editor’s Introduction

J. C. Sommerer

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Detection Systems Information Fusion

W. G. Bath, C. M. Boswell, S. Sommerer, and I-J. Wang

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Solar System Science and Exploration

P. D. Spudis

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Chemical and Biological Weapons: Current Concepts for Future Defenses

P. A. Demirev, A. B. Feldman, and J. S. Lin

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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

EARLY ADOPTER

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

J. J. Suter

EARLY ADOPTER

Science and Technology Supporting Vehicle Development at APL

J. J. Wozniak, P. A. Stadter, and W. F. Kujawa

EARLY ADOPTER

Autonomous Systems

D. P. Watson and D. H. Scheidt

EARLY ADOPTER

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

EXCELLENT PRACTITIONER

Materials: 2004, 2020, and Beyond

P. J. Biermann, J. L. Sample, and D. Drewry

EXCELLENT PRACTITIONER

Miniaturized Electronics

H. K. Charles Jr.

EXCELLENT PRACTITIONER

A Vision for Modeling and Simulation at APL

J. E. Coolahan

EXCELLENT PRACTITIONER

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

OTHER EXISTING LEADERSHIP POSITIONS

The Systems Analysis, Test, and Evaluationof Strategic Systems

L. J. Levy

MISCELLANEA

Publications, Presentations, Patents, and Author Index

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