Commemorating LORAN

August 9, 2013

A group gathered on July 29 at the Institute to celebrate the recent installation of a new IEEE plaque commemorating the LORAN, a radio navigation system created in 1940 at the MIT Radiation (Rad) Lab.

The LORAN (which stands for Long Range Navigation) is one of four milestones in electrical engineering and computing that the IEEE recognized in spring 2012. The July event marked the official public unveiling of the IEEE plaque, which is located on the first floor of the Stata Center at the base of the Dreyfoos Tower. (This is where Building 20, which housed the Rad Lab, once stood.)

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