Communication with Extraterrestrial Intelligence

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John Billingham, Rudolf Pešek
Elsevier, Oct 22, 2013 - Science - 252 pages
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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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Contents

Preface
1
Chapter 1 Activities of the IAA CETI committee from 19651976 and CETI outlook
3
Chapter 2 The search for extraterrestrial intelligenceSETI
11
Chapter 3 Strategy for the search for extraterrestrial intelligence
33
Chapter 4 A review of the theory of interstellar communication
47
Chapter 5 A review of recent concepts of the problem of the origin of life
59
Chapter 6 An extended Drakes equation the longevityseparation relation equilibrium inhomogeneities and chain formation
67
Chapter 7 Rationale for the water hole
71
Chapter 12 An experiment protocol for a search for radio signals of extraterrestrial intelligent origin in the presence of manmade radio frequency sou...
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Chapter 13 Two systems analyses of SETI
163
Chapter 14 An infinitely expandable space radiotelescope
175
Chapter 15 On active and passive CETI from an earth satellite orbit
203
Chapter 16 Interstellar communication by neutrino beams
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Chapter 18 Message through time
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ACTA ASTRONAUTICA
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Chapter 19 International Academy of Astronautics Report of the President for the Year 19771978
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Chapter 8 Search for radio emissions from extraterrestrial civilizations
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Chapter 9 Search for signals from extraterrestrial civilizations by the method of synchronous dispersion reception
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Chapter 10 Strategic considerations in SETI and a microwave approach
105
Chapter 11 An observational program to search for radio signals from extraterrestrial intelligence through the use of existing facilities
129
Chapter 20 IAF Membership List 19781979
239
Chapter 21 In Memoriam
243
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