The Johns Hopkins APL Technical Digest is an unclassified technical journal published quarterly by APL. The objective of the publication is to communicate the work performed at the Laboratory to its sponsors and to the scientific and engineering communities, defense establishment, academia, and industry.

Focus on Communications Technology

Future Trends in Commercial Wireless Communications and Why They Matter to the Military s

The rapid evolution of commercial wireless communications technology has resulted in capabilities that far surpass their military counterparts in many ways. Thus, the military community is increasingly interested in leveraging commercial technologies and techniques to address its communications needs. In fact, one need look only at today’s trends in the commercial domain to understand tomorrow’s military solutions (and their challenges and limitations). Because of this reality, the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) is dedicated to maintaining mastery of commercial technologies and involvement with the commercial wireless standards communities.

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