Communication with Extraterrestrial Intelligence
John Billingham, Rudolf Pešek
Elsevier, Oct 22, 2013 - Science - 252 pages
Communication with Extraterrestrial Intelligence is devoted to the concepts and studies related to the science, technology, and observational techniques of communication with extraterrestrial intelligence (CETI). Topics covered range from the search for extraterrestrial intelligence (SETI) to the theory of interstellar communication; the problem of the origin of life; radio signals from extraterrestrial civilizations; and interstellar communication by neutrino beams. An infinitely expandable space radiotelescope is also described.
This book is comprised of 21 chapters and opens with a discussion on the CETI activities of the International Academy of Astronautics (IAA) from 1965 to 1976 and describes the outlook for the IAA CETI Standing Committee. The following chapters sketch the background and rationale for a SETI program; the significance of the detection of signals and of information that may be contained in signals from extraterrestrial civilizations; an extended Drake's equation, the longevity-separation relation, equilibrium, inhomogeneities, and chain formation; and the physical and psychological basis for the belief that a band of frequencies called the water hole is a prime band for SETI.
This monograph will appeal to practitioners in the fields of astrophysics, astronomy, planetary formation, exobiology, and biological evolution.
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Chapter 3 Strategy for the search for extraterrestrial intelligence
Chapter 4 A review of the theory of interstellar communication
Chapter 5 A review of recent concepts of the problem of the origin of life
Chapter 6 An extended Drakes equation the longevityseparation relation equilibrium inhomogeneities and chain formation
Chapter 7 Rationale for the water hole
Chapter 12 An experiment protocol for a search for radio signals of extraterrestrial intelligent origin in the presence of manmade radio frequency sou...
Chapter 13 Two systems analyses of SETI
Chapter 14 An infinitely expandable space radiotelescope
Chapter 15 On active and passive CETI from an earth satellite orbit
Chapter 16 Interstellar communication by neutrino beams
Chapter 18 Message through time
Chapter 19 International Academy of Astronautics Report of the President for the Year 19771978
Chapter 8 Search for radio emissions from extraterrestrial civilizations
Chapter 9 Search for signals from extraterrestrial civilizations by the method of synchronous dispersion reception
Chapter 10 Strategic considerations in SETI and a microwave approach
Chapter 11 An observational program to search for radio signals from extraterrestrial intelligence through the use of existing facilities
Chapter 20 IAF Membership List 19781979
Chapter 21 In Memoriam
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