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APL Research and Development

“Speeds Up to Orbital”: A History of the William H. Avery Advanced Technology
Development Laboratory

James P. Rife and Philip L. Cantelon

Missile Communication Links
Clifton E. Cole Jr.

Inertial Navigation for Guided Missile Systems
Scott M. Bezick, Alan J. Pue, and Charles M. Patzelt

Fiber-Optic Instrumentation for Lethality Assessment
Leo R. Gauthier Jr., Harry A. C. Eaton, Christopher L. Eddins, Louis A. Mattes, Melissa E. Jansen, and Martin S. Annett

Solving Polynomial Equations Using Linear Algebra
Michael Peretzian Williams

Embeddable Batteries: Taking Shape
Rengaswamy Srinivasan, Paul J. Biermann, Jeffrey P. Maranchi, and Terry E. Phillips

Human Missions Throughout the Outer Solar System: Requirements and Implementations
Ralph L. McNutt Jr., Jerry Horsewood, and Douglas I. Fiehler


Inside Front Cover Editorial Information

Inside Back Cover Illustration

The Cover: This issue of the Technical Digest features an article dedicated to the history of APL’s William H. Avery Advanced Technology Development Laboratory, illustrating its many contributions to propulsion and missile development. Three succeeding articles in the issue describe current work on missile communication, navigation, and lethality assessment. The next two articles detail advances in mathematical algorithms and battery technology, and the issue concludes with a view of the potential future of human space exploration.

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