Join us for the
IEEE Milestone Recognition of Project Diana
Saturday, May 18 at 10:00 am
The 2019 Joint IEEE will recognize the Diana Project Milestone on Saturday, May 18, 2019 at the InfoAge Space Exploration Center at The Diana Site. The event will start 10 am. The IEEE Princeton/Central Jersey Section and the IEEE New Jersey Coast Section organize this joint event to pay tribute to the new IEEE Fellows in the Sections, the IEEE Region 1 and Section Award recipients, and to celebrate the IEEE Milestone for the DIANA project – Detection of Radar Signals Reflected from the Moon. The significance of this milestone is summarized by the citation:
On 10 January 1946, a team of military and civilian personnel at Camp Evans, Fort Monmouth, New Jersey, USA, reflected the first radar signals off the Moon using a specially modified SCR-270/1 radar. The signals took 2.5 seconds to travel to the Moon and back to the Earth. This achievement, Project Diana, marked the beginning of radar astronomy and space communications.
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