mechanical design section
After the failure of the design proposed by the Antenna Design section, the Project Diana team came up with the idea of cobbling together two SCR-271 stationary radars side-by-side to create an enormous (40x40-foot) double bedspring antenna that would feature an 8x8 array of 64 half-wavelength dipoles, with reflectors to further enhance the 111.5 MHz signals. Nothing remotely like this had ever been built, and the Mechanical Design Section was approached to provide a reality check. "Under the able direction of J. Zorowitz," wrote Herbert Kauffman, "this rather difficult feat was accomplished. Now instead of 32 dipoles we had 64. The phasing of the dipoles was done by F. Haacke, P. Hartman and F. Elacker."