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SETI science working group reportThis report covers the initial activities and deliberations of a continuing working group asked to assist the SETI Program Office at NASA. Seven chapters present the group's consensus on objectives, strategies, and plans for instrumental R&D and for a microwave search for extraterrestrial in intelligence (SETI) projected for the end of this decade. Thirteen appendixes reflect the views of their individual authors. Included are discussions of the 8-million-channel spectrum analyzer architecture and the proof-of-concept device under development; signal detection, recognition, and identification on-line in the presence of noise and radio interference; the 1-10 GHz sky survey and the 1-3 GHz targeted search envisaged; and the mutual interests of SETI and radio astronomy. The report ends with a selective, annotated SETI reading list of pro and contra SETI publications.
Document ID
Document Type
Technical Publication (TP)
Drake, F.
(Cornell Univ.)
Wolfe, J. H.
(San Francisco Univ.)
Seeger, C. L.
(San Francisco Univ.)
Date Acquired
September 4, 2013
Publication Date
January 1, 1984
Subject Category
Space Biology
Report/Patent Number
NAS 1.60:2244
Funding Number(s)
PROJECT: RTOP 199-50-62-01
Distribution Limits
Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.

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