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Current and Nascent SETI Instruments in the Radio and Optical

Siemion, A. P. V. and Cobb, J. and Filiba, T. and Fries, A. and Howard, A. and von Korff, J. and Korpela, E. and Lebofsky, M. and Mallard, W. and Parsons, A. and Wagner, M. and Werthimer, D. (2011) Current and Nascent SETI Instruments in the Radio and Optical. . (Submitted)

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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 (OSFP) 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.

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Additional Information:The Berkeley SETI projects are funded by grants from NASA and the National Science Foundation, and by donations from the friends of SETI@home. We acknowledge generous donations of technical equipment and tools from Xilinx, Fujitsu, Hewlett Packard and Sun Microsystems. Facilities: Arecibo, Leuschner.
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