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Table of contents of the report[edit]

Below is the table of contents of the technical report. A very wide range of topics is covered, many for the first time in academic SETI research.

  • INTRODUCTION
  • LIFE IN THE UNIVERSE
    • Converging disciplines; Origin and evolution of matter; Galactic evolution and stellar populations; Stellar characteristics and evolution; Formation and evolution of planetary systems; Atmospheric evolution; Ecospheres and good suns; The origin of life; Biological evolution; Cultural evolution and development of intelligence; Civilization, science and technology; Concatenated probabilities; The number of coexisting advanced civilizations; The probability of interstellar communication; References
  • SOME REASONS FOR THE SEARCH
    • Continuing adventure; Bio-cosmology; Our galactic heritage; Possible hazards of contact
  • POSSIBLE METHODS OF CONTACT
    • Interstellar travel; Interstellar probes; Serendipitous contact; Interstellar communication alternatives; References
  • COMMUNICATION BY ELECTROMAGNETIC WAVES
    • Antenna gain and directivity; The free space transmission law; Noise in coherent receivers; Coherent detection and matched filtering; Noise in energy detection; The microwave window; Star noise; Range limits; Comparison of several interstellar links; Communication rate of a microwave link; References
  • ACQUISITION: THE CENTRAL PROBLEM
    • Probability of contact versus range; The number of resolvable directions; Search range limit; Doppler shifts and rates; The effect of frequency drift on range; The magnitude of the search; Leakage signals; Beacons; Semantics and anticryptography; References
  • THE CYCLOPS SYSTEM
    • The antenna array and system facilities; Sky coverage; Site selection; Receiver system; IF transmission; The IF delay system; Control and monitoring; Combing the spectrum for signs of life; Imaging the radio sky; The auxiliary optical system; Range capability; The cost of Cyclops; A comparison of the Cyclops and Ozma systems; Confusion limitation
  • ANTENNA ELEMENTS
    • Cyclops requirements; Types of elements; Types of mounts; Surface tolerance; Size limits for self supporting structures; Optimum sizing; Element cost versus size; Mass production savings; Acknowledgements; References
  • THE RECEIVER SYSTEM
    • Antenna optics and feed system; The signal conversion system; The local oscillator system; Cost estimates; References
  • TRANSMISSION AND CONTROL
    • Proposed tunnel patterns; IF transmission system; The IF delay system; Effect of gain and phase dispersion; Array control and monitoring systems
  • SIGNAL PROCESSING
    • The detection of narrow band signals; The optical spectrum analyzer; Power spectrum processing; Statistics of the detection process; Low frequency time anomaly detector; Drake ensemble signal detection; Wide band imaging of the radio sky; Undesired signals; References
  • CYCLOPS AS A BEACON
  • SEARCH STRATEGY
    • Distance measurement by parallax; Distance inferred from proper motion; Distance determination from absolute magnitude; UBV photometry; Objective prism spectroscopy; Photoelectric spectrometry; The optical-electronic interface; Refining the target list; The four search phases; Stellar corona and planetary architecture studies; The galactic center; References
  • CYCLOPS AS A RESEARCH TOOL
    • Deep space probes; Radar astronomy; Radio astronomy; Summary; Reference
  • CONCLUSIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS
    • Conclusions; Recommendations
  • APPENDIX
    • A - Astronomical Data
    • B - Supercivilizations and Cultural Longevity
    • C - Optimum Detection and Filtering
    • D - Square Law Detection Theory
    • E - Response of a Gaussian Filter to a Swept Sinusoid
    • F - Base Structures
    • G - Back-Up Structures
    • H - Polarization Considerations
    • I - Cassegrainian Geometry
    • J - Phasing of the Local Oscillator
    • K - Effect of Dispersion in Coaxials
    • L - Tunnel and Cable Lengths
    • M - Phasing and Time Delay
    • N - System Calibration
    • O - The Optical Spectrum Analyzer
    • P - Lumped Constant Delay Lines
    • Q - Curves of Detection Statistics
    • R - Radio Visibility of Normal Stars with Cyclops

Qordil (talk) 00:44, 12 June 2013 (UTC) The URL http://ntrs.nasa.gov/archive/nasa/casi.ntrs.nasa.gov/19730010095_1973010095.pdf linking to the NASA report (item 1 in the reflist) does not seem to work any more. Should it be replaced with the SETI @ Berkeley version: http://seti.berkeley.edu/sites/default/files/19730010095_1973010095.pdf ? I don't think I should unilaterally do this.