The Breakthrough Listen Search for Intelligent Life: A Wideband Data Recorder System for the Robert C. Byrd Green Bank Telescope

  title={The Breakthrough Listen Search for Intelligent Life: A Wideband Data Recorder System for the Robert C. Byrd Green Bank Telescope},
  author={David Macmahon and Danny C. Price and Matt Lebofsky and Andrew P. V. Siemion and Steve Croft and David R. DeBoer and J. Emilio Enriquez and Vishal Gajjar and Gregory Hellbourg and Howard T. Isaacson and Dan Werthimer and Zuhra Abdurashidova and Marty Bloss and Joseph J. Brandt and Ramon E. Creager and John M. Ford and Ryan S. Lynch and Ronald J. Maddalena and Randy McCullough and Jason Ray and Mark Whitehead and David Woody},
  journal={Publications of the Astronomical Society of the Pacific},
The Breakthrough Listen Initiative is undertaking a comprehensive search for radio and optical signatures from extraterrestrial civilizations. An integral component of the project is the design and implementation of wide-bandwidth data recorder and signal processing systems. The capabilities of these systems, particularly at radio frequencies, directly determine survey speed; further, given a fixed observing time and spectral coverage, they determine sensitivity as well. Here, we detail the… 

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