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Instrument technologies for the detection of extraterrestrial intersteller robotic probes.

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dc.contributor.author Stride, Scot Lloyd
dc.date.accessioned 2006-07-06T21:25:51Z
dc.date.available 2006-07-06T21:25:51Z
dc.date.issued 2001-01-24
dc.identifier.citation SPIE Photonics West, LASE, San Jose, California, January 25-27, 2001. en
dc.identifier.clearanceno 01-0096
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2014/39469
dc.description.abstract In the continuing endeavor to detect evidence of ETI (Extraterrestrial Intelligence) in the solar neighborhood, instrument technologies now exist that allow the formation of a scientific method to carry out a search for interstellar robotic probes of possible extraterrestrial origin. The range of currently observable probe features/manifestations will be shown and how they influence search space, instrument selection and deployment. Autonomous instrument platforms (i.e. robotic observatories) to search for anomalous energy signatures can be designed and assembled using Commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) hardware and software. The COTS approach to observatory design provides an economical, flexible and robust path toward collecting reliable data. The present variety of COTS instruments permits the necessary observational sensitivity , bandwidth and embedded processing speed to establish a nearby robotic probe detection envelope. A survey of these instrument technologies will be presented and how they can be applied to the challenge of collecting enough scientific data on anomalous observational phenomena to determine whether or not a robotic probe was detected en
dc.description.sponsorship NASA/JPL en
dc.format.extent 3082982 bytes
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf
dc.language.iso en_US en
dc.publisher Pasadena, CA : Jet Propulsion Laboratory, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, 2001. en
dc.subject Interstellar probes en
dc.subject instruments en
dc.subject sensors en
dc.subject embedded computing en
dc.subject detection platforms en
dc.title Instrument technologies for the detection of extraterrestrial intersteller robotic probes. en
dc.type Preprint en


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