Optical SETI Map Conferences Map Illustrations Map Photo Galleries Map Observations Map Constructing Map
Search Engines Contents Complete Site Map Tech. Support Map Order Equip. Map OSETI Network

Search WWW Search www.coseti.org Search www.oseti.net Search www.photonstar.org Search www.opticalseti.org

colorbar.gif (4491 bytes)


Microwave Observing Project (MOP)



Project Goal: To carry out a search for microwave signals of extraterrestrial intelligent origin.


Project Objectives:

1. To use existing large radio telescopes to carry out a Targeted Search of about 800 nearby solar-type stars with high spectral resolution (1 Hz) and sensitivity (2 x 1026 to 7 x 1024 m2/W) over the frequency range from 1 to 3 GHz. (Ames Research Center)
2. To use the 34 m telescopes of NASA's Deep Space Network (DSN) to carry out a Sky Survey that will examine the whole sky at moderate spectral resolution (30 Hz) and sensitivity (5 x 1022 to 5 x 1021 m2/W) over the frequency range from 1 to 10 GHz. (JPL)


Duration: 1990 - 1999.


Cost: $12.1 million for starters.


Home Glossary
SPIE's OSETI I Conference SPIE's OSETI II Conference
SPIE's OSETI III Conference
The Columbus Optical SETI Observatory
Copyright , 1990-2006 Personal Web Site:
Last modified:  10/28/06
Contact Info