Calculating the probability of detecting radio signals from alien civilizations

  title={Calculating the probability of detecting radio signals from alien civilizations},
  author={M. Horvat},
  journal={International Journal of Astrobiology},
  pages={143 - 149}
  • M. Horvat
  • Published 2006
  • Computer Science, Physics
  • International Journal of Astrobiology
Although it might not be self-evident, it is in fact entirely possible to calculate the probability of detecting alien radio signals by understanding what types of extraterrestrial radio emissions can be expected and what properties these emissions can have. Using the Drake equation as the obvious starting point, and logically identifying and enumerating constraints of interstellar radio communications, may yield the possibility of detecting a genuine alien radio signal. 
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