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Title: The Allen Telescope Array - 42 is More than the Answer to 'Life, the Universe, and Everything'

42 is also the answer to the question: 'How many antennas are constructed?' After more years of R&D and setting up production lines then we thought it would take, the Allen Telescope Array has begmore »un doing its first science early in 2006. The pace of construction for the remaining 308 antennas will be controlled by the rate at which funds are raised. A small team can build an antenna in the construction tent and place it on a waiting pedestal in just over a day. It's easy, once you know how! The first science programs will be those for which sensitivity is not the limiting factor: a five gigahertz sky survey (FiGSS) for transients and a SETI survey of the inner galactic plane. Pilot surveys will also be conducted to learn how to conduct the commensal observing programs that are enabled by the large field of view, more than a decade of frequency coverage, and four independently tunable IF channels serving data to two spectral imaging correlators and 16 dual-polarization, phased-array beamformers.« less
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Title: The Allen Telescope Array - 42 is More than the Answer to 'Life, the Universe, and Everything'
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Publication Date: 2006-05-03
OSTI Identifier: 1008173
DOE Contract Number: AC02-07CH11359
Other Number(s): TRN: US201204%%363
Resource Type: Multimedia
Resource Relation: Conference: Fermilab Colloquia, Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory (FNAL), Batvia, Illinois (United States), presented on May 03, 2006
Research Org: FNAL (Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory (FNAL), Batavia, IL (United States))
Sponsoring Org: USDOE Office of Science (SC)
Subject: 99 GENERAL AND MISCELLANEOUS//MATHEMATICS, COMPUTING, AND INFORMATION SCIENCE ; ANTENNAS ; CONSTRUCTION ; PRODUCTION ; SENSITIVITY ; SKY ; TELESCOPES ; TRANSIENTS ; UNIVERSE
Country of Publication: United States
Language: English
Run Time: 1:12:18
System Entry Date: 2016-01-27