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David Van Wie

APL’s David Van Wie Elected to the National Academy of Engineering
David Van Wie, an internationally renowned expert in aerospace engineering at APL, has been elected to the National Academy of Engineering.
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SM-3 Block IIA guided missile test

APL Gains Insight into Protecting Patients, Caregivers from Infectious Disease
Tracking simulated pathogens through a biocontainment unit, APL researchers have taken a critical step in preventing the spread of infectious disease in medical facilities.
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SM-3 Block IIA guided missile test

Researchers Directly Observe Concepts in Human Brain
In the March issue of NeuroImage, researchers from APL and the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine report finding that semantic information can be inferred from brain responses with very high fidelity when patients name pictures of objects.
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SM-3 Block IIA guided missile test

APL Plays Key Role as US, Japan Conduct First SM-3 Block IIA Intercept Test
Engineers from APL, in cooperation with the U.S. Missile Defense Agency, the Japan Ministry of Defense, and U.S. Navy sailors, played a key role in the first live-fire intercept using the new Standard Missile-3 (SM-3) Block IIA.
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APL, Navy Demonstrate High-Speed, Autonomous Surface Patrol Capability
In September, an APL experiment, in collaboration with the Surface Targets Branch of the Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division, worked to advance the state of the art of collaborative, autonomous USV behaviors to higher speeds and larger numbers of vessels.
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