Neural Network Assistance for Project SERENDIP

Taylor, Douglas, Towsey, Michael W., & Diederich, Joachim (1999) Neural Network Assistance for Project SERENDIP. In Le Cun, Y. & Bengio, Y. (Eds.) Learning, April 6-9, 1999, Snowbird, Utah.


The search for extraterrestrial intelligence (SETI) is an attempt to discover extraterrestrial intelligence by searching the microwave and optical regions of the electromagnetic spectrum for signals with a non-natural extraterrestrial signature. This is a complex, multi-dimensional problem with the probability of success dependent on the extent to which the dimensions of the search space are explored. In this paper we propose a neural network method to replace the standard signal-to-noise ratio (SNR) method used by project SERENDIP. Using simulated data we demonstrate that our method offers a modest improvement over the standard (SNR) method.

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ID Code: 7691
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: Yes
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Keywords: Neural Network, SETI, SERENDIP, extra, terrestrial intelligence
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > PHYSICAL SCIENCES (020000) > ASTRONOMICAL AND SPACE SCIENCES (020100) > Astronomical and Space Instrumentation (020102)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > INFORMATION AND COMPUTING SCIENCES (080000) > ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE AND IMAGE PROCESSING (080100) > Neural Evolutionary and Fuzzy Computation (080108)
Divisions: Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Science and Technology
Deposited On: 15 May 2007 00:00
Last Modified: 10 Aug 2011 13:51

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