Satellites placed in geostationary Earth orbits are necessary for everything from financial transactions to weather forecasting.
As a quick definition, GEOs are the orbits that hover above the equator. They move in sync with the Earth's rotation. So when an object (i.e., a man-made satellite) is placed into a GEO, it appears motionless to those of us here on the ground.
Incidents involving roadside and under-road improvised explosive devices remain a serious threat. As the operations in Iraq and Afghanistan have shown, IED blasts often result in horrific injuries, fatalities, and damages to military vehicles.
Great instructor. Very approachable, very knowledgeable.
This is just one of many positive comments made by students about Erin Hein, an instructor in our Systems Engineering program.
Johns Hopkins Engineering recently launched a new master's degree program in financial mathematics that can be completed online.
The new program is accepting applications from students wanting to start as early as the summer 2016 term. They will ultimately complete ten online courses in subjects like financial derivatives, risk management, data analysis, Monte Carlo methods, and quantitative portfolio theory.
Warranty fraud has become a big problem in recent years, and when fraudulent claims go undetected, there are negative effects for both companies and consumers (i.e., billions of dollars are lost and warranty prices go up).
During a faculty meeting held at the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory on March 16, we honored twelve Johns Hopkins Engineering instructors for their dedication and innovation in the classroom.
Balancing teaching with their own careers, our instructors work tirelessly to provide an educational experience that is both challenging and highly relevant for today's students.
Sara Kouroupis is currently a master's student in our Electrical and Computer Engineering program and also a staff member in the space department at the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory.
Andrea Prosperetti, chair of the part-time Mechanical Engineering program at Johns Hopkins Engineering, recently received the 2016 Ted Belytschko Applied Mechanics Award from the American Society of Mechanical Engineers.
The award recognizes significant contributions in the practice of engineering mechanics.
How can engineers improve cancer treatment? Recent graduate Erich Walker has a big idea: let's use systems engineering principles to help make external beam radiation therapy more effective.
External beam radiation therapy, or EBRT, is a common type of cancer therapy that directs a beam of radiation from outside the body at the cancerous tissues inside the body.
Fast Company magazine recently named the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory as one of the world's most innovative companies of 2016
for building the bionic man, one arm at a time.