Current and Nascent SETI Instruments [article]

Andrew P. V. Siemion, Jeff Cobb, Henry Chen, Jim Cordes, Terry Filiba, Griffin Foster, Adam Fries, Andrew Howard, Josh von Korff, Eric Korpela, Matt Lebofsky, Peter L. McMahon, Aaron Parsons (+3 others)
2011 arXiv   pre-print
Here we describe our ongoing efforts to develop high-performance and sensitive instrumentation for use in the search for extra-terrestrial intelligence (SETI). These efforts include our recently deployed Search for Extraterrestrial Emissions from Nearby Developed Intelligent Populations Spectrometer (SERENDIP V.v) and two instruments currently under development; the Heterogeneous Radio SETI Spectrometer (HRSS) for SETI observations in the radio spectrum and the Optical SETI Fast Photometer
more » ... ) for SETI observations in the optical band. We will discuss the basic SERENDIP V.v instrument design and initial analysis methodology, along with instrument architectures and observation strategies for OSFP and HRSS. In addition, we will demonstrate how these instruments may be built using low-cost, modular components and programmed and operated by students using common languages, e.g. ANSI C.
arXiv:1109.1136v1 fatcat:pqgqkuesg5dpzbc5qbudskcbwm