SonATA

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SonATA is an acronym for "SETI on the ATA." It is a signal processing software system that controls the operation of the ATA, collects data, and performs signal analysis.[1] SonATA does real-time SETI analysis and it replaces the older, hardware-based Prelude system that was previously used. SonATA uses UDP multicast packets as a data bus for moving sampled data into, throughout, and out of the system.

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Development

Originally SonATA was developed at the SETI Institute using a closed source development model. The SonATA software was written by a large number of people over the past decade. Then Jill's TED wish created setiQuest which utilized an open model.

The open source SonATA code was officially released on March 1st 2011. It uses the GPLv3 license[2] and it is available for download on GitHub.[3]

Documentation

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Read the SonATA system documentation to learn how it works:

Languages

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SonATA uses a variety of programming languages. This is how GitHub sums up the SonATA code:[4]

Note: We suspect the GitHub code summary is not quite correct. For example there is no "R" code in SonATA.

Another code perspective comes from running the program cloc[5]. This report was generated by cloc analyzing the SonATA code cloned from GitHub on March 21, 2011:

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Language                      files          blank        comment           code
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C++                             656          33310          34430         111473
C                                85          13352          18958          60254
C/C++ Header                    622          14708          18900          33937
Tcl/Tk                           64           1009           1730          14325
Java                             62           5321           3869          14066
HTML                             41           5201            114          11721
Bourne Shell                     96           2559           4408           9065
Javascript                        9            684            324           4695
make                             87           1089           2445           3244
Assembly                         25            161            947           1919
JSP                              35            738           1015           1785
ASP.Net                           2            656              0           1604
CSS                              11            259            228            860
XML                               4            175            633            819
C Shell                          41            328            430            787
Perl                              1             64            131            348
Bourne Again Shell                1             41            113            251
MATLAB                            4             25             48            220
Expect                            2             48             74            178
m4                                1             26              2            162
Python                            1             58             55            144
Fortran 77                        1             11             60             18
Teamcenter def                    1              2              0              5
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SUM:                           1852          79825          88914         271880
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Dependencies

These non-standard software libraries are dependencies needed for building[6][7] SonATA:

Requirements

The following is the minimum hardware required[8] to run SonATA:

See also

References

  1. http://setiquest.org/content/introduction
  2. http://setiquest.org/content/license
  3. https://github.com/setiQuest/SonATA
  4. https://github.com/setiQuest/SonATA/graphs/languages
  5. http://softlayer.dl.sourceforge.net/project/cloc/cloc/v1.53/cloc-1.53.pl
  6. http://setiquest.org/content/sonata-build
  7. https://github.com/sigblips/SonATA/blob/1d145ce3016c8fd46851c7350b978735707dfa4e/scripts/create_packages
  8. http://setiquest.org/content/sonata-requirements

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