Panoramic optical and near-infrared SETI instrument: optical and structural design concepts

@inproceedings{Maire2018PanoramicOA,
  title={Panoramic optical and near-infrared SETI instrument: optical and structural design concepts},
  author={J'erome Maire and Shelley A. Wright and Maren Cosens and Franklin P. Antonio and Michael Aronson and Samuel A. Chaim-Weismann and Frank D. Drake and Paul Horowitz and Andrew W. Howard and Geoffrey W. Marcy and Rick Raffanti and Andrew P. V. Siemion and Remington P. S. Stone and Richard R. Treffers and Avinash Uttamchandani and Dan Werthimer},
  booktitle={Astronomical Telescopes + Instrumentation},
  year={2018}
}
We propose a novel instrument design to greatly expand the current optical and near-infrared SETI search pa- rameter space by monitoring the entire observable sky during all observable time. This instrument is aimed to search for technosignatures by means of detecting nano- to micro-second light pulses that could have been emitted, for instance, for the purpose of interstellar communications or energy transfer. We present an instru- ment conceptual design based upon an assembly of 198… 
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