The Breakthrough Listen search for intelligent life: Wide-bandwidth digital instrumentation for the CSIRO Parkes 64-m telescope

  title={The Breakthrough Listen search for intelligent life: Wide-bandwidth digital instrumentation for the CSIRO Parkes 64-m telescope},
  author={D. Price and D. Macmahon and M. Lebofsky and S. Croft and D. DeBoer and J. Enriquez and G. Foster and V. Gajjar and N. Gizani and G. Hellbourg and H. Isaacson and A. Siemion and D. Werthimer and J. Green and S. Amy and L. Ball and D. Bock and D. Craig and P. Edwards and A. Jameson and S. Mader and B. Preisig and Malcolm R. Smith and J. Reynolds and J. Sarkissian},
  journal={Publications of the Astronomical Society of Australia},
Abstract Breakthrough Listen is a 10-yr initiative to search for signatures of technologies created by extraterrestrial civilisations at radio and optical wavelengths. Here, we detail the digital data recording system deployed for Breakthrough Listen observations at the 64-m aperture CSIRO Parkes Telescope in New South Wales, Australia. The recording system currently implements two modes: a dual-polarisation, 1.125-GHz bandwidth mode for single-beam observations, and a 26-input, 308-MHz… Expand
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