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SERENDIP SETI project: new instrumentation for SETI and results of the recent Arecibo sky survey
Author(s): Dan Werthimer; Charles Donnelly; Jeff Cobb; C. Stuart Bowyer
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Paper Abstract

The SERENDIP SETI group is currently conducting search operations on the world's largest radio telescope at the Arecibo Observatory in Puerto Rico. The third generation SERENDIP system, SERENDIP III, is a 4 million channel Fast Fourier Transform-based spectrum analyzer with 0.6 Hz frequency resolution. In this talk we will discuss results of our recent 3.5 year sky survey. SERENDIP has looked at 95 percent of the sky visible from Arecibo in the range from 424 to 436 MHz, analyzed 1.5 X 1014 spectral bins, and logged information on over 300 million signals. The fourth generation SERENDIP system expands on the SERENDIP III design. SERENDIP IV computes 200 billion operations each second providing spectral analysis on 168 million channels every 1.7 seconds. We will also discuss the design and use of the SERENDIP IV system and future observing plans.

Paper Details

Date Published: 24 June 1996
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 2704, The Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence (SETI) in the Optical Spectrum II, (24 June 1996); doi: 10.1117/12.243439
Show Author Affiliations
Dan Werthimer, Univ. of California/Berkeley (United States)
Charles Donnelly, Univ. of California/Berkeley (United States)
Jeff Cobb, Univ. of California/Berkeley (United States)
C. Stuart Bowyer, Univ. of California/Berkeley (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2704:
The Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence (SETI) in the Optical Spectrum II
Stuart A. Kingsley; Guillermo A. Lemarchand, Editor(s)

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