6 August 1993 Fundamental factors affecting the optimum frequency range for SETI
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Proceedings Volume 1867, The Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence (SETI) in the Optical Spectrum; (1993) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.150128
Event: OE/LASE'93: Optics, Electro-Optics, and Laser Applications in Scienceand Engineering, 1993, Los Angeles, CA, United States
Abstract
There is little doubt that confirmation of the existence of extraterrestrial intelligent life will be obtained from electromagnetic waves generated by our counterparts. The best frequency regions in which to expect such signals depends upon the free-space loss, the background noise, the spectral purity obtainable, and the power required as a function of frequency. This paper will discuss the rationale that led to the selection of the microwave window for the NASA SETI Program.
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Bernard M. Oliver, Bernard M. Oliver, "Fundamental factors affecting the optimum frequency range for SETI", Proc. SPIE 1867, The Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence (SETI) in the Optical Spectrum, (6 August 1993); doi: 10.1117/12.150128; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.150128
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