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ISEC Lecture Series-Walter McAfee, The Math behind the Moon Bounce

February 8 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm


I computed a radar cross section of the moon, a radar coverage pattern, and distance to the moon, so they could tell how big the signal would be when it returned.”

Walter McAfee

As a result Project Diana was successful and a radar pulse was sent through a special antenna on 10 January 1946, with the echo from the moon being received 2.5 seconds later. The success of the project was publicly announced two weeks later in the New York. Official reports of the projects success, however, failed even to mention that McAfee was on the team.


Lecturer Charlie Cebula is a Mathematician and Professor at Ocean County College. He has been a long long supporter of InfoAge and our mission to keep the history of Camp Evans alive.


February 8
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm