Applied Physics Laboratory Scientific and General Technological Applications, Fiscal Year 1972.
JOHNS HOPKINS UNIV SILVER SPRING MD APPLIED PHYSICS LAB
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The report gives a brief overview of the civilian oriented activity of the Applied Physics Laboratory during Fiscal Year 1972. By way of background, civilian oriented projects comprise a relatively small fraction of the total activity of the laboratory, but continue to contribute increasingly to the exploration of the frontiers of science and technology. While these projects are supported by a variety of agencies, many have been made possible by techniques and information developed by the defense related programs that comprise the bulk of the laboratorys activity. Especially notable among these are the space and fleet defense programs. Thus, the space programs have made possible new navigation techniques and also have yielded data from which research studies derive new knowledge of the earth and its environment. Fleet defense programs have developed new techniques for surveillance and vehicle management that have important application to civilian problems, especially those related to aircraft traffic and to ship traffic in congested harbors. Author
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