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APL Research and Development
Volume 27, Number 1 (2006)

This issue of the Technical Digest features two articles in memory of the life and accomplishments of Alexander Kossiakoff and documents his 60-year career as a full-time APL staff member. In addition, the issue includes a collection of APL research and development articles on sensor fusion architectures, military satellite communication, unmanned aerial vehicle swarming concepts, neutron energy spectrometer space applications, remote patient status monitoring, and interactive training simulators.

Sensor Fusion Architectures for Ballistic Missile Defense

D. E. Maurer, R. W. Schirmer, M. K. Kalandros, and J. S. J. Peri

Military Satellite Communications: Space-Based Communications for the Global Information Grid

D. A. Fritz, B. T. Doshi, A. C. Oak, S. D. Jones, J. L. Burbank, H. L. Miller, J. D. Oetting, R. M. Collins, L. A. Gonzalez, and R. A. Nichols

Flight Demonstrations of Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Swarming Concepts

R. J. Bamberger Jr., D. P. Watson, D. H. Scheidt, and K. L. Moore

The NSBRI/APL Neutron Energy Spectrometer

R. H. Maurer, D. R. Roth, J. D. Kinnison, D. K. Haggerty, and J. O. Goldsten

Vital Signs Monitoring and Patient Tracking Over a Wireless Network

T. Gao, L. K. Hauenstein, A. Alm, D. Crawford, C. K. Sims, A. Husain, and D. M. White

An Interactive Simulator for Maintenance Training

D. L. Koczaja

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APL Achievement Awards and Prizes

L. L. Maier-Tyler

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Publications, Presentations, Patents, and Author Index

Compiled by L. M. Mercer

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In Memoriam: Alexander Kossiakoff (1914–2005)

D. M. Silver

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Alexander Kossiakoff: His Life and Career, Part One

R. E. Gibson

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Alexander Kossiakoff: His Life and Career, Part Two

S. J. Seymour and J. L. Teesdale