[Bracewell touching up signature pier on spectroheliograph dish]
Bracewell touching up signature pier on spectroheliograph dish. (FBOA image)


[Bracewell's 5-element interferometer]
5-element interferometer. (FBOA image)


[Bracewell with 32-dish microwave spectroheliograph]
Bracewell with 32-dish microwave spectroheliograph. (FBOA image)


[Bracewell at Cambridge in 1949]
Bracewell at blackboard, Cambridge, 1949. (Cable & Wireless staff magazine image)


[Bracewell with cork oak, September 1977]
Bracewell with cork oak, September 1977. (NRAO/AUI image)


[Bracewell, 21 November 2004]
Bracewell writing, 21 Nov. 2004. (FBOA image)


[Diagram drawm by Bracewell]
Diagram drawn on placemet by Bracewell, 21 Nov.2004. (FBOA image)


[Bracewell, October 22, 1974]
Bracewell at Heliopolis, October 22, 1974. (Jose Mercado / Stanford News Service image)


[Bracewell at 5-element site, November 2004]
Bracewell at 5-element site, 21 Nov. 2004. (FBOA image)


[60 foot dish during construction]
60 foot dish during construction. (FBOA image)


[Bracewell, Swarup, and Pawsey, 1958]
Bracewell and Govind Swarup watch Joe Pawsey carve his name on telescope pier, 1958. (NRAO/AUI image)


[Bracewell with telescope pier, November 2004]
Bracewell with telescope pier, 21 November 2004. (FBOA image)


[Bracewell jumping on telescope backup petal]
Bracewell jumping on 60 foot backup petal during construction. (FBOA image)


[Bracewell in classroom, February 1961]
Bracewell, February 1961. (Jose Mercado / Stanford News Service image)


[Bracewell at 10 foot dish base]
Bracewell at 10 foot dish base. (FBOA image)


[Lash and Bracewell at 60 foot demolition]
Robert Lash and Bracewell at 60 foot demolition, 11 Mar. 2006. (FBOA image)


[Bracewell in the 1970s]
Bracewell in the 1970s. (NRAO/AUI image)


[Sundial designed by Bracewell]
Sundial on Terman Building, Stanford University, designed by Bracewell. (FBOA image)


[60 foot dish at night]
60 foot dish at night. (FBOA image)


[Bracewell with rare eucalyptus]
Bracewell with rare eucalyptus albida, April 2006. (FBOA image)


[Bracewell circa 1955]
Bracewell, circa 1955. (Stanford University image)


[Bracewell ecamining clamp inflation process, November 980]
Bracewell examining clamp inflation process, November 1980. (NRAO/AUI image)


[Spectroheliograph and 60 foot dishes during 60 foot construction]
Spectroheliograph and 60 foot dishes during 60 foot construction. (FBOA image)


[Bracewell in 1960s]
Bracewell in the 1960s. (NRAO/AUI image)


Publications of Ronald N. Bracewell, 1942-2006

Articles in the Open Literature Arranged by Topic

Articles are listed chronologically under the following categories::

For a full chronological listing of Bracewell's articles in the open literature, click here.

Antennas and Arrays,

Bracewell, R.N. A new instrument in radio astronomy. Observatory, 73, 200, 1953.

Bracewell, R.N. Antenna problems in radio astronomy. IRE Natl Convention Record, 5, pt. 1, 68, 1957.

Bracewell, R.N. Antenna tolerance theory. Chapter in: Statistical Methods in Radio Wave Propagation, W.C. Hoffman, ed. (New York: Pergamon, 1960), 179.

Bracewell, R.N. Large radio telescopes. Astron. Soc. Pacific Leaflet, 389, 1, 1961.

Bracewell, R.N. A radio telescope with a minute-of-arc beam. Astron. J., 66, 279, 1961.

Bracewell, R.N. Radio telescopes today and tomorrow. IRE Student Quarterly, 7, no. 4, 25, 1961.

Bracewell, R.N. Tolerance theory of large antennas. IRE Tr. Ant. Prop., AP-9, 49, 1961.

Bracewell, R.N.; Swarup, G. The Stanford Microwave Spectroheliograph Antenna, a microsteradian pencil beam antenna. IRE Tr. Ant. Prop., AP-9, 22, 1961.

Swenson, G.W., Jr.; Bracewell, R.N. Some Russian radio telescopes. Sky & Tel., 22, 77, 1961.

Bracewell, R.N. How large can a microwave antenna be? Microwave J., 5, 57, 1962.

Bracewell, R.N.; Swarup, G.; Seeger, C.L. Future large radio telescopes. Nature, 193, 412, 1962.

Bracewell, R.N. Proposal leading to future large radio telescopes. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci., 49, 766, 1963.

Bracewell, R. N. Radioastronomical Instruments. IAU Trans., 12A, 675, 1965.

Bracewell, R.N. Optimum spacings for radio telescopes with unfilled apertures. In: Progress in Scientific Radio (15th URSI Assembly), Publication 1468, National Academy of Sciences, National Research Center, 243, 1966.

Bracewell, R.N.; Colvin, R.S.; Price, K.M.; Thompson, A.R. Stanford's high resolution radio interferometer. Sky & Tel., 42, 4, 1971.

Bracewell, R.N.; Colvin, R.S.; D'Addario, L.R.; Grebenkemper, C.J.; Price, K.M.; Thompson, A.R. The Stanford Five-Element Radio Telescope. Proc. IEEE, 61, 1249, 1973.

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Atmosphere and Meteorology

Bracewell, R.N. Meteors and rain. Observatory, 73, 249, 1953.

Bracewell, R.N. Counts of atmospheric freezing nuclei at Palo Alto, California, January, 1956. Aust. J. Phys., 9, 566, 1956.

Heffernan, K.J.; Bracewell, R.N. Comparison of Florida and California freezing-nucleus measurements, June, 1959. J. Meteorology, 16, 337, 1959.

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Engineering

Bracewell, R.N. Microwave transmission and cavity resonator theory. Chapter in: Textbook of Radar, ed. E.G. Bowen. (Sydney: Angus and Robertson), 1946. (2nd ed Cambridge: Cambridge University Press), 1954.

Bracewell, R.N. Charts for resonant frequencies of cavities. Proc. IRE, 35, 830, 1947.

Bracewell, R.N. Impedences in parallel. Wireless Engin., 29, 56, 1952.

Bracewell, R.N. A circuit problem. Wireless Engin., 31, 27, 1954.

Bracewell, R.N. A new transducer diagram. Proc. IRE, 42, 1519, 1954.

Bracewell, R.N. Step discontinuities in disk transmission lines. Proc. IRE, 42, 1543, 1954.

Bracewell, R.N. Heaviside and impedence. IEEE Spectrum, 20 (9), 18, 1983.

Bracewell, R.N. Impulses concealed by singularities: transmission line theory. Elec. Lett., 34, 1927, 1998.

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Extraterrestrial Intelligence and Communication

Bracewell, R.N. Communications from superior galactic communities. Nature, 186, 670, 1960. Reprinted in: Interstellar Communication, A.G.W. Cameron, ed. (New York: Benjamin, 1963), 243. Also reprinted in: The Quest for Extraterrestrial Life: A Book of Readings. D. Goldsmith. (Mill Valley CA: University Science Books, 1980), 105.

Bracewell, R.N. How other worlds might speak to us. Management Digest, 16 (Dec-Jan), 11, 1960/1961.

Bracewell, R.N. Life in the galaxy: are we alone? Chapter in: A Journey Through Space and the Atom, S.T. Butler, H. Messel, eds. (Oxford: Pergamon Press, 1962), 89. Reprinted in: Light and Life in the Universe: Selected Lectures in Physics, Biology, and the Origin of Life. (Sydney: Shakespeare Head press, 1964), 129.

Bracewell, R.N. Radio signals from other planets. Proc. IRE, 50, 214, 1962. Reprinted in: Interstellar Communication, A.G.W. Cameron, ed. (New York: Benjamin, 1963), 199.

Bracewell, R.N. Is another world ringing our number? Stanford Today, Series II, no. 1 (Winter), 1969.

Bracewell, R.N. The opening message from an extraterrestrial probe. Astronautics & Aeronautics, 11, 58, 1973.

Bracewell, R.N. Interstellar probes. Chapter in: Interstellar Communication: Scientific Perspectives, C. Ponnamperuma, A.G.W. Cameron, eds. (Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1974), 102.

Bracewell, R.N. Interstellar messengers. Mercury, 4 (2), 4, 1975.

Bracewell, R.N. What to say to the space probe when it arrives. Horizon, 19 (January), 48, 1977.

Bracewell, R.N. An extended Drake's equation, the longevity-separation relation, equilibrium, inhomogeneities and chain formation. Acta Astronautica, 6, 67, 1979.

Bracewell, R.N. Life in outer space. (J.S. Pollock Memorial Lecture, University of Sydney). J. & Proc. Roy. Soc. New South Wales, 112, 139, 1979.

Bracewell, R.N. On man's role in the galaxy. Isaac Asimov's Science Fiction Magazine, 2 (5), 142, 1978. Reprinted in: Cosmic Search, 1, 48, 1979.

Bracewell, R.N. Manifestations of advanced civilizations. Chapter in: Life in the Universe. J. Billingham, ed. (Cambridge MA: MIT Press, 1981), 343.

Bracewell, R.N. Preemption of the galaxy by the first advanced civilization. Chapter in: Extraterrestrials: Where Are They?. M.H. Hart; B. Zuckerman, eds. (New York: Pergamon, 1982). Re-edited by B. Zuckerman; M.H. Hart. (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1995), 34.

Bracewell, R.N. Looking for extraterrestrial life. IEEE Potentials, 6 (2), 8, 1987.

Bracewell, R.N. Interview with Ronald N. Bracewell. The SETI Pioneers. D. Swift. (Tucson: University of Arizona Press, 1990), 136.

Bracewell, R.N. How to contact extraterrestrial intelligence. SPIE Proc., 2704, 6, 1996.

Bracewell, R.N. What's in store for astronomy. Proc. Astron. Soc. Australia, 6, 522, 1986.

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Fourier Analysis, Transforms, etc

Bracewell, R.N. Fourier inversion of deficient data. Chapter in: Transformations in Optical Signal Processing. W.T. Rhodes, J.R. Fienup; B.E.A. Saleh, eds. (Bellingham WA: SPIE, 1981), 215.

Bracewell, R.N. Fourier's formidable formulas. Chapter in: Science Year. (Chicago: World Book, 1981), 208.

Bracewell, R.N. Fourier techniques in two dimensions. Chapter in: Fourier Techniques and Applications. J.F. Price, ed. (New York: Plenum, 1985), 177.

Bracewell, R.N. The life of Joseph Fourier. Chapter in: Fourier Techniques and Applications. J.F. Price, ed. (New York: Plenum, 1985), 1.

Bracewell, R.N. The Fourier transform. Sci. Am., 260 (June), 86, 1989. German translation: Die Fourier-Transformation. Spektrum der Wissenschaft, 8 August, 90, 1989.

Bracewell, R.N. Numerical transforms. Science, 248, 697, 1990.

Mihovilovic, D.; Bracewell, R.N. Adaptive chirplet representation of signals on time-frequency plane. Elec. Lett., 27, 1159, 1991.

Bracewell, R.N. Discrete polar reciprocal transform for detecting multiple sporadic collineations. Elec. Lett., 28, 1246, 1992.

Mihovilovic, D.; Bracewell, R.N. Whistler analysis in the time-frequency plane using chirplets. J. Geophys. Res., 97, 17199, 1992.

Bracewell, R.N. Fourier and other mathematical transforms. Ency. Appl. Phys., 6 (New York: VCH Publishers, 1993), 481.

Bracewell, R.N.; Chang, K.-Y.; Jha, A.K.; Wang, Y.-H. Affine theorem for two-dimensional Fourier transform. Elec. Lett., 29, 304, 1993.

Bracewell, R.N. The fast Fourier transform: commentary on G.C. Danielson and C. Lanczos, "Some improvements in practical Fourier analysis and their applications to x-ray scattering from liquids", [J. Franklin Inst., 223, 365, 1942]. Chapter in: Collected Papers of Cornelius Lanczos. W.R. Davis, ed. (Raleigh NC: College of Physical and Mathematical Sciences, North Carolina State University, 1998).

Bracewell, R.N. Wavelets. McGraw-Hill Yearbook of Science & Technology. (New York: McGraw-Hill, 1996), 378.

Bracewell, R.N. The Fourier and other transforms as tools for optics. Optics Ency. (New York: Wiley-VCH, 2002). 725.

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Hartley Transform

Bracewell, R.N. The discrete Hartley transform. J. Opt. Soc. Am., 73, 1832, 1983.

Bracewell, R.N. The fast Hartley transform. Proc. IEEE, 72, 1010, 1984.

Bracewell, R.N.; Bartelt, H.; Lohmann, A.W.; Streibl, N. Optical synthesis of Hartley transform. Appl. Opt., 24, 1401, 1985.

Bracewell, R.N.; Buneman, O.; Hao, H.; Villasenor, J. Fast two-dimensional Hartley transform. Proc. IEEE, 74, 1283, 1986.

Bernardi, A.; Bracewell, R.N. Updating the power spectrum of real data by the Hartley method. Proc. IEEE, 75, 964, 1987.

Bracewell, R.N. Alternative to split-radix Hartley transform. Elec. Lett., 23, 1148, 1987.

Hao, H.; Bracewell, R.N. A three-dimensional DFT algorithm using the fast Hartley transform. Proc. IEEE, 75, 264, 1987.

Villasenor, J.; Bracewell, R.N. Optical phase obtained by analogue Hartley transformation. Nature, 330, 735, 1987.

Bracewell, R.N.; Villasenor, J.D. Hartley vs. Fourier. Byte, 13 (12), 28, 1988.

Villasenor, J.D.; Bracewell, R.N. Lensless microwave imaging using the Hartley transform. Nature, 335, 617, 1988.

Bracewell, R.N. Physical aspects of the Hartley transform. J. Atmos. Terr. Phys., 51, 791, 1989.

Villasenor, J.D.; Bracewell, R.N. Vector Hartley transform. Elec. Lett., 25, 1110, 1989.

Bracewell, R.N. Assessing the Hartley transform. IEEE Tr. Acoust. Speech Sig. Proc., ASSP-38, 2174, 1990.

Bracewell, R.N. Affine theorem for the Hartley transform of an image. Proc. IEEE, 82, 388, 1994.

Bracewell, R.N. Aspects of the Hartley transform. Proc. IEEE, 82, 381, 1994.

Bracewell, R.N. Computing with the Hartley transform. Computers in Phys., 9, 373, 1995.

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History

Bracewell, R.N. An honour to Australian science: the U.R.S.I. Assembly. Aust. J. Sci., 14, 173, 1952.

Bracewell, R.N. Early work on imaging theory in radio astronomy. Chapter in: The Early Years of Radio Astronomy. W.T. Sullivan III, ed. (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1984), 167.

Bracewell, R.N. Edmund Halley, the man. Imprint [Associates of Stanford University Library], 12 (1), 18, 1986.

Bracewell, R.N. Planetary influences on electrical engineering. Proc. IEEE, 80, 230, 1992.

Bracewell, R.N. V. Bush as computer visionary. Letter to: Phys. Today, 52 (May), 15, 1999.

Bracewell, R.N. The discovery of strong extragalactic polarization using the Parkes Radio Telescope. J. Astron. Hist. Heritage, 5, 107, 2002.

Bracewell, R.N. Radio astronomy at Stanford. J. Astron. Hist. Heritage, 8, 75, 2005.

Orchiston, W.; Bracewell, R.; Davies, R.; et al. The IAU Historic Radio Astronomy Working Group. 2: progress report. J. Astron. Hist. Heritage, 8, 650, 2005.

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Interferometer Theory, Imaging, and Data Analysis

Bracewell, R.N.; Roberts, J.A. Aerial smoothing in radio astronomy. Aust. J. Phys., 7, 615, 1954.

Bracewell, R.N. Chord construction for correcting aerial smoothing. Aust. J. Phys., 8, 200, 1955.

Bracewell, R.N. Correcting for Gaussian aerial smoothing. Aust. J. Phys., 8, 54, 1955.

Bracewell, R.N. Correcting for running means by successive substitutions. Aust. J. Phys., 8, 329, 1955.

Bracewell, R.N. A method of correcting the broadening of x-ray line profiles. Aust. J. Phys., 8, 61, 1955.

Bracewell, R.N. Photographic enlargement and reduction in one dimension only. J. Sci. Instrum., 32, 37, 1955.

Bracewell, R.N. A simple graphical method of correcting for instrumental broadening. J. Opt. Soc.Am., 45, 873, 1955.

Bracewell, R.N. Strip integration in radio astronomy. Aust. J. Phys., 9, 198, 1956.

Bracewell, R.N. Two dimensional aerial smoothing in radio astronomy. Aust. J. Phys., 9, 297, 1956.

Bracewell, R.N. Radio interferometry of discrete sources. Proc. IRE, 46, 97, 1958.

Bracewell, R.N. Restoration in the presence of errors. Proc. IRE, 46, 106, 1958.

Bracewell, R.N. Application of communication theory to radio astronomy. Proc. Symp. Communication Theory and Antenna Design, (Air Force Cambridge Research Center, AFCRC-TR-57-105, 1957), H1.

Bracewell, R.N. Correction of noise maps for beamwidth. Chapter in: The Radio Noise Spectrum, D.H. Menzel, ed. (Cambridge: Harvard, 1960), 141.

Bracewell, R.N. Interferometry and spectral sensitivity island diagram. IRE Tr. Ant. Prop., AP-9, 59, 1961.

Bracewell, R.N. Antennas and data processing. IRE Tr. Ant. Prop., AP-10, 108, 1962.

Bracewell, R.N. A corrected formula for the spectral sensitivity function in radio astronomy. Aust. J. Phys., 15, 445, 1962.

Bracewell, R.N. Correction of spectroscopic line profiles for instrumental broadening. Proc. Phys. Soc., 79, 1298, 1962.

Bracewell, R.N. Defining the coherence of a signal. Proc. IRE, 50, 214, 1962.

Bracewell, R.N. Electrical scanning and low pass filtering in radio astronomy. Aust. J. Phys., 15, 447, 1962.

Bracewell, R.N. Correction for grating response in radio astronomy. Astrophys. J., 137, 175, 1963.

Bracewell, R.N. On aerials and data processing. Chapter in: Radio Waves and Circuits, S. Silver, ed. (Amsterdam: Elsevier, 1963), 287.

Bracewell, R.N.; Riddle, A.C. Inversion of fan beam scans in radio astronomy. Astrophys. J., 150, 427, 1967.

Bracewell, R.N.; Thompson, A.R. The main beam and ringlobes of an east-west rotation-synthesis array. Astrophys. J., 182, 77, 1973.

Bracewell, R.N.; Thompson, A.R. Interpolation of synthesis data and some effects of ringlobes. Astron. Astrophys. Suppl., 15, 453, 1974.

Thompson, A.R.; Bracewell, R.N. Interpolation and Fourier transformation of fringe visibilities. Astron. J., 79, 11, 1974.

Bracewell, R.N.; Wernecke, S.J. Image reconstruction over a finite field of view. J. Opt. Soc. Am., 65, 1342, 1975.

Bracewell, R.N. Computer image processing. Ann. Rev. Astron. Astrophys., 17, 113, 1979.

Bracewell, R.N. Image reconstruction in radio astronomy. Chapter in: Image Reconstruction from Projections: Implementation and Applications, ed. G.T. Herman. Topics in Applied Physics, 32, 87, 1979.

Bracewell, R.N. Inversion of nonplanar visibilities. In: Indirect Imaging. J.A. Roberts, ed. (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1984), 177.

Bracewell, R.N. An imaging problem: restoration of blurred digital characters. Computer Vision, Graphics & Image Processing, 29, 329, 1985.

Bracewell, R.N. Smoothing data by analysis and by eye: commentary on C. Lanczos, "Evaluation of noisy data", [SIAM J. Numerical Analysis B, 1, 76, 1964.] Chapter in: Collected Papers of Cornelius Lanczos. W.R. Davis, ed. (Raleigh NC: College of Physical and Mathematical Sciences, North Carolina State University, 1998).

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Ionosphere

Bracewell, R.N. The propagation of very long radio waves. Proc. IEE, 95, pt. III, 326, 1948.

Bracewell, R.N.; Straker, T.W. Fidelity of sudden phase anomalies. Observatory, 69, 143, 1949.

Bracewell, R.N.; Straker, T.W. The study of solar flares by means of very long radio waves. Mon. Not. Roy. Astron. Soc., 109, 28, 1949.

Bracewell, R.N.; Weekes, K. Ionospheric absorption. J. Appl. Phys., 20, 724, 1949.

Straker, T.W.; Bracewell, R.N. A sudden phase anomaly, 1949 February 11. Observatory, 69, 69, 1949.

Bracewell, R.N.; Budden, K.G.; Ratcliffe, J.A.; Straker, T.W.; Weekes, K. The ionospheric propagation of low- and very-low-frequency waves over distances of less than 1000 km. Proc. IEE, 98, pt. III, 221, 1951.

Bain, W.C.; Bracewell, R.N.; Straker, T.W.; Westcott, C.H. The ionospheric propagation of radio waves of frequency 16 kc/s over distances of about 540 km. Proc. IEE, 99, pt. IV, 250, 1952.

Bracewell, R.N. The ionospheric propagation of radio waves at frequency 16 kc/s over distances of about 200 km. Proc. IEE, 99, pt. IV, 217, 1952.

Bracewell, R.N. Theory of formation of an ionospheric layer below E layer based on eclipse and solar flare effects at 16 kc/s. J. Atmos. Terr. Phys., 2, 226-235, 1952.

Bracewell, R.N.; Bain, W.C. An explanation of radio propagation at 16 kc/s in terms of two layers below E layer. J. Atmos. Terr. Phys., 2, 216, 1952.

Bracewell, R.N. Analogues of an ionized meduim, applications to the ionosphere. Wireless Engin., 31, 320, 1954.

Bracewell, R.N.; Harwood, J.; Straker, T.W. The ionospheric propagation of radio waves of frequency of 30-65 kc/s over short distances. Proc. IEE, 101, pt. IV, 154, 1954.

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Miscellaneous

Bracewell, R.N.; Chapman, S. The mystery of the magnetic compass. ABC Weekly, 14 (13 Sept), 8, 1952.

Bracewell, R.N. A microwave computing problem. Proc. Phys. Soc. London B, 66, 987, 1953.

Bracewell, R.N. The maximum of the Planck energy spectrum. Nature, 174, 563, 1954.

Bracewell, R.N.; Garriott, O. Rotation of artificial earth satellites. Nature, 182, 760, 1958.

Bracewell, R.N. Satellite rotation. Advances in Astronautical Sciences, 4, 317, 1959.

Garriott, O.; Bracewell, R.N. Satellite studies of the ionization in space by radio. Adv. Geophys., 8, 85, 1961.

Tichenor, D.; Bracewell, R.N. Fraunhofer diffraction of concentric annular slits. J. Opt. Soc. Am., 63, 1620, 1973.

Bracewell, R.N. Analogue computation with time-bandwidth products of 106 to 107 and more. International Optical Computing Conference, 103, 1976.

Bracewell, R.N. How it all began. Chapter in: Energy for Survival, ed. H. Messel. (Sydney: Pergamon, 1979), 3.

Bracewell, R.N. Man the lazy animal. Chapter in: Energy for Survival, ed. H. Messel. (Sydney: Pergamon, 1979), 15.

Bracewell, R.N. Electricity from sunlight. Chapter in: Energy for Survival, ed. H. Messel. (Sydney: Pergamon, 1979), 263.

Bracewell, R.N.; Price, K.M. Parabolic reflectors formed by inflation. Solar Energy, 27, 535, 1981.

Bracewell, R.N. Does tetracycline deter ticks? New England J. Medicine, 307, 1151, 1982.

Bracewell, R.N.; Villasenor, J.D. Fraunhofer diffraction by a spiral slit. J. Opt. Soc. Am. A, 7, 21, 1990.

Bracewell, R.N. Chimeric columns: another twist. Sci. News, 139, 355, 1991.

Bracewell, R.N. New sundial for Terman Building. Civil Engineering at Stanford, March, 1997.

Bracewell, R.N. Explaining science to people. Australian and New Zealand Physicist, 33, 139, 1996.

Bracewell, R.N. Poetry for nonpoets. [Letter to the editor] Daedalus, 135, 134, Winter 2006.

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Non-Solar Radio Astronomy

Bracewell, R.N. The sky at 17 meters. Astron. Soc. Pacific Leaflet, 317, 1, 1955.

Little, A.G.; Bracewell, R.N. The central component of Centaurus A. Astron. J., 66, 290, 1961.

Bracewell, R.N. Extraterrestrial radio sources. In: Encyclopedia of Electronics, C. Susskind, ed. (New York: Reinhold, 1962), 271.

Bracewell, R.N.; Cooper, B.F.C.; Cousins, T.E. Polarization in the central component of Centaurus A. Nature, 195, 1289, 1962.

Swarup, G.; Thompson, A.R.; Bracewell, R.N. The structure of Cygnus A. Astrophys. J., 138, 305, 1963.

Little, A.G.; Cudaback, D.D.; Bracewell, R.N. Structure of the central component of Centaurus A. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci., 52, 690, 1964.

Little, A.G.; Bracewell, R.N. The central component of Centaurus A. Aust. J. Phys., 19, 421, 1966.

Conklin, E.K.; Bracewell, R.N. Isotropy of cosmic background radiation at 10,690 MHz. Phys. Rev. Lett., 18, 614, 1967.

Conklin, E.K.; Bracewell, R.N. Limits on small scale variations in the cosmic background radiation. Nature, 216, 777, 1967.

Bracewell, R.N.; Conklin, E.K. An observer moving in the 3° K radiation field. Nature, 219, 1343, 1968.

Sturrock, P.A.; Bracewell, R.N.; Switzer, P. Possible high-frequency modulation of light from the Crab Pulsar. Nature, 229, 186, 1971.

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Observatory Reports

Bracewell, R.N. Stanford Radio Astronomy Institute. Astron. J., 66, 640, 1961.

Bracewell, R.N. Stanford Radio Astronomy Institute. Astron J., 67, 786, 1962.

Bracewell, R.N. Stanford Radio Astronomy Institute. Astron. J., 68, 672, 1963.

Bracewell, R.N. Stanford Radio Astronomy Institute. [Section of URSI National Committee Report] Radio Sci., 68D, 648, 1964.

Bracewell, R.N. Stanford Radio Astronomy Institute. Astron. J., 69, 793, 1964.

Bracewell, R.N. Stanford Radio Astronomy Institute. Astron. J., 71, 941, 1966.

Bracewell, R.N. Stanford Radio Astronomy Institute. Astron. J., 72, 1274, 1967.

< Bracewell, R.N. Stanford Radio Astronomy Institute. Solar Physics, 11, 161, 1970.

Bracewell, R.N. Stanford Radio Astronomy Institute. Bull. Am. Ast. Soc., 2, 134, 1970.

Bracewell, R.N. Stanford Radio Astronomy Institute (Report from Solar Institute). Solar Phys., 11, 161, 1970.

Bracewell, R.N. Stanford Radio Astronomy Institute. Bull. Am. Ast. Soc., 3, 192, 1971.

Bracewell, R.N. Stanford Radio Astronomy Institute. Bull. Am. Ast. Soc., 6, 258, 1974.

Bracewell, R.N. Stanford Radio Astronomy Institute. Bull. Am. Ast. Soc., 7, 207, 1975.

Bracewell, R.N. Stanford Radio Astronomy Institute. Bull. Am. Ast. Soc., 8, 252, 1976.

Bracewell, R.N. Stanford Radio Astronomy Institute. Bull. Am. Ast. Soc., 11, 317, 1979.

Bracewell, R.N. Stanford Radio Astronomy Institute. Bull. Am. Ast. Soc., 12, 369, 1980.

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Planets

Bracewell, R.N. Detecting nonsolar planets by spinning infrared interferometer. Nature, 274, 780, 1978.

Black, D.C.; Bracewell, R.N.; MacPhie, R.M. Investigation of planetary search technique by infrared interferometry. Chapter in: NASA Publication NCA2-OR745-716, 1979.

Bracewell, R.N. Methods of planet detection. Second Look, 1 (6), 2, 1979.

Bracewell, R.N.; MacPhie, R.H. Searching for nonsolar planets. Icarus, 38, 139, 1979. Reprinted in: The Quest for Extraterrestrial Life: A Book of Readings. D. Goldsmith. (Mill Valley CA: University Science Books, 1980), 162.

MacPhie, R.H.; Bracewell, R.N. An orbiting infrared interferometer to search for nonsolar planets. SPIE Proc. (Instrumentation in Astronomy III), 172, 271, 1979.

Bracewell, R.N. Infrared planetary detection and cosmic ray Cerenkov radiation. Earth, Moon & Planets, 30, 75, 1984.

Bracewell, R.N. Imaging nonsolar planets by nulling interferometry. SPIE Proc., 4273, 44, 2001.

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Radio Astronomy (General)

Bracewell, R.N. An instrumental development in radio astronomy. Observatory, 70, 185, 1950.

Bracewell, R.N. Radio stars or radio nebulae? Observatory, 72, 27, 1952.

Bracewell, R.N. Radio astronomy. Chapter in: Modern Physics for the Engineer, L. Ridenour and W. Nierenberg, eds. (New York: McGraw-Hill, 1960), 240.

Bracewell, R.N. Radio astronomy techniques. Handbuch der Physik, 54, 42, 1962.

Bracewell, R.N. Radio broadcasts from the depths of space. Chapter in: Stars and Galaxies, T.L. Page, ed. (Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice-Hall, 1962), 115.

Bracewell, R.N. Telescope, Radio. In: Encyclopedia Britannica, 791, 1967.

Swenson, G.W.; Bracewell, R.N. Radio astronomy: conflict of frequencies. Science, 155, 518, 1967.

Bracewell, R.N. The microwave sky. Chapter in: Vistas in Science, D.L. Arm, ed. (Albuquerque: University of New Mexico Press, 1968). 78.

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Sensing of Sea Ice

Vesecky, J.F.; Samadani, R.; Daida, J.M.; Smith, M.P.; Bracewell, R.N. Automated remote sensing of sea ice using synthetic aperture radar. IGARSS: Remote Sensing. (Paris: European Space Agency, 1986), 127.

Vesecky, J.F.; Samadani, R.; Daida, J.M.; Smith, M.P.; Bracewell, R.N. Observing rotation and deformation of sea ice with synthetic aperture radar. International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium [IGARSS] Digest. (Piscataway NJ: IEEE Press, 1987), 1136.

Vesecky, J.F.; Samadani, R.; Daida, J.M.; Smith, M.P.; Bracewell, R.N. Observation of sea ice motion and deformation using synthetic aperture radar: automated analysis algorithms. Instrumentation and Measurements in the Polar Region. W.W. Denner, ed. (Berkeley CA: Marine Technology Society, 1988), 47.

Vesecky, J.F.; Samadani, R.; Smith, M.P.; Daida, J.M.; Bracewell, R.N. Observation of sea-ice dynamics using synthetic aperture radar images: automated analysis. IEEE Tr. Geosci. Remote Sensing, GE-24, 38, 1988.

Vesecky, J.F.; Samadani, R.; Smith, M.P.; Daida, J.M.; Bracewell, R.N. Remote sensing of sea ice motion using floe edge and pressure ridge features in SAR images. IGARSS 88, 1, 417, 1988.

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Solar Cycle, Sunspot Statistics, and Elatina Varves

Bracewell, R.N. The sunspot number series. Nature, 171, 649, 1953.

Bracewell, R.N. Sunspot number series envelope and phase. Aust. J. Phys., 38, 1009, 1985.

Bracewell, R.N. Simulating the sunspot cycle. Nature, 323, 516, 1986.

Bracewell, R.N.; Williams, G.E. Hilbert transform analysis of the Elatina varve record of solar activity. Mon. Not. Roy. Astron. Soc., 23, 457, 1986.

Bracewell, R.N. The impact of varves on solar physics. Solar Phys., 117, 261, 1988.

Bracewell, R.N. Spectral analysis of the Elatina series. Solar Phys., 116, 179, 1988.

Bracewell, R.N. Three-halves law in sunspot cycle shape. Mon. Not. Roy. Astron. Soc., 230, 535, 1988.

Bracewell, R.N. Varves and solar physics. Q. J. Roy. Astron. Soc., 29, 119, 1988. Discusssion on varves: Observatory, 108, 39, 1988.

Bracewell, R.N. What causes the sunspot cycle. Australian Physicist, 25, 294, 1988.

Bracewell, R.N. The solar cycle: a central-source wave theory. Proc. Astron. Soc. Australia, 8, 145, 1989.

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Solar Radio Astronomy

Bracewell, R.N. Using cosmic radio waves to study solar flares. Observatory, 74, 155, 1954.

Bracewell, R.N.; Preston, G.W. Radio reflection and refraction phenomena in the high solar corona. Astrophys. J., 123, 14, 1956.

Bracewell, R.N.; Stableford, C.V. Critical frequency, refractive index, and cone of escape in the solar corona. Proc. IRE, 46, 198-199, 1958.

Asper, H.K.; Bracewell, R.N.; Deuter, J.; Krishnan, T.; Picken, J.; Rose, S. High resolution observations of the radio sun at 9.1 centimeters on July 20, 1963. J. Geophys. Res., 69, 1805, 1964.

Bracewell, R.N.; Deuter, J.H. The 9.1 cm spectroheliogram of May 20, 1966. J. Geophys. Res., 72, 37, 1967.

Bracewell, R.N. The Sun. Chapter in: Man in Inner and Outer Space, H. Messel, S.T. Butler, eds. (Sydney: Shakespeare Head Press, 1968). 7.

Bracewell, R.N.; Eshleman, V.R.; Hollweg, J.V. The occulting disk of the sun at radio wavelengths. Astrophys. J., 155, 367, 1969.

Deuter, J.H.; Bracewell, R.N. The microwave spectroheliograms of March 6-10, 1970. In: Data on Solar-Geophysical Activity Associated with the Major Geomagentic Storm of March 8, 1970, J.V. Lincoln, D.B. Bucknam, eds. (Boulder, CO: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Asministration, 1971), 64.

Graf, W.; Bracewell, R.N.; Deuter, J.H.; Rutherford, J.S. The sun as a test source for boresight calibration of microwave antennas. IEEE Tr. Ant. Prop., AP-19, 606, 1971.

Deuter, J.H.; Bracewell, R.N. The microwave sun at the time of the cosmic ray increase of September 1, 1971. Upper Atmosphere Geophys. Rpt., UAG-24, Pt. II, 325, 1972.

Graf, W.; Bracewell, R.N. The height of 9.1 cm solar emission from latitude shift. Solar Phys., 28, 425, 1973.

Graf, W.; Bracewell, R.N. Latitude and solar-cycle dependence of the height of 9.1 cm radio emission. Solar Phys., 33, 75, 1973.

Graf, W.; Bracewell, R.N. Solar radio emission at 9.1 cm and sector boundaries. Solar Phys., 44, 195, 1975.

Graf, W.; Bracewell, R.N. Synoptic maps of solar 9.1 and microwave emission from June 1962 to August 1973. UAG Report, 44 (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Boulder CO), 1975.

Bracewell, R.N.; Graf, W. Solar quiescent prominences at 10.7 GHz. Nature, 290, 758, 1981.

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Tomography

Bracewell, R.N. Correction for collimator width (restoration) in reconstructive x-ray tomography. J. Computer Assisted Tomography, 1, 6, 1977.

Verley, J. and R. N. Bracewell, Blurring of tomograms made with X-ray beams of finite width. J. Computer Assisted Tomography, 3, 662, 1979.

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Trees

Bracewell, R.N. California report on eucalyptus. Australian Plants, 6, 214, 1971.

Bracewell, R.N. Trees of Stanford. Stanford Mag., 5 (2), 30, 1977.

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Five-Element Array Papers by Bracewell Students and Colleagues

D’Addario, L. R.; Stull, M. A. Observations of Cygnus X-3 at 2.8 cm with a 17 arcsec beam. Nature Phys. Sci., 239, 120-121, 1972.

Felli, M.;Tofani, G.; D’Addario, L.R. A survey of fine structure in HII regions. Astron. Astrophys., 31, 431-439, 1974.

Graf, W.; Wernecke, S.J.; Grebenkemper, C.J. Periodic brightness fluctuations of the solar chromosphere at λ = 2.8 centimeters. Astrophys. J., 228, 312-321, 1979.

Price, K. M.; Stull, M.A. High resolution observations of the radio galaxy NGC 5128 (Centaurus A) at 10.7 GHz. Nature Phys. Sci., 245, 83-85, 1973.

Price, K. M.; Stull, M.A. Variability and circular polarization in the nucleus of NGC 5128 at 10.7 GHz. Nature, 255, 467-468, 1975.

Stull, M. A.; Price, K.M.; D’Addario, L.R.; Wernecke, S.J.; Graf, W.; Grebenkemper, C.J. Study of the brightness and polarization structure of extragalactic radio sources. Astron. J., 80, 559-580, 1975.

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This listing was prepared in September 2008 by A. Richard Thompson, Scientist Emeritus, and Ellen N. Bouton, Archivist, National Radio Astronomy Observatory.

For a complete listing of all Bracewell publications, click here.


Modified on Tuesday, 16-Nov-2010 11:40:07 EST by Ellen Bouton, Archivist (Questions or feedback)