[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: Shaddows and Glints - 1962-1997

The following is an excerpt from the introduction to Glint 748, June 25, 1997, a listing of the entire series (which apparently ended at that time).

Glints are internal reports of the Stanford Radio Astronomy Institute. Any member of the Radio Astronomy group could write a Glint and hand it to the Secretary, Mildren Nilsson, and expect copies to be delivered to all members promptly, without review. Apart from providing a written record of minutiae, this custom played a role in giving students experience in succinct technical writing. Not much encouragement proved to be necessary as there was an element of compteition among graduate students not wishing to be underrepresented. Of course, the postdocs and the advanced graduate students, having had dealings with the journal refereeing system, could set good examples. Indeed, many Glints proved to be first drafts of published papers.

The first forty-nine items in the series were listed as Shaddows, the name assigned by Charles Seeger. It is not known whether this spelling had some secret significance, that Charles never clarified, or whether it was a spelling error. The first report of the series was written by James Picken on October 3, 1961. Starting with number 50, the reports were called Glints, referring to the glint in the eye of a good scientist.

As of the summer solstice 1997, the number of Glints stood at 748, representing an average production rate of 21 per annum over 36 years.

The Shaddows and Glints listed here are only those for which Bracewell was an author.

28 - R.N. Bracewell. Power combiners. 8/27/1962.

29 - R.N. Bracewell. Grating responses associated with sawtooth feed. 8/28/1962.

30 - R.N. Bracewell. Phase monitoring scheme for the 320-foot antenna. 8/27/1962.

32 - R.N. Bracewell. Draft report of observatory for Astronomical Journal. 10/4/1962.

33 - R.N. Bracewell. Feed and phase monitoring systems. 10/8/1962.

34 - R.N. Bracewell. Edge waves in a hoghorn. 10/19/1962.

35 - R.N. Bracewell; G. Swarup. Radar suppression. 10/24/1962.

36 - R.N. Bracewell. Effect of drooping aperture distribution on hoghorn pattern. 10/26/1962.

38 - R.N. Bracewell; A.R. Thompson. Fifty-foot tape base. 1/7/1963.

39 - R.N. Bracewell. Dimensionless polarization parameters. 1/8/1963.

40 - R.N. Bracewell. On phase reconstruction. 1/31/1963.

41 - R.N. Bracewell. Moments of source distribution. 2/8/1963.

42 - R.N. Bracewell. Phase convention for complex fringe visibility. 2/26/1963.

45 - R.N. Bracewell. Plan for moving cross electronics. 5/8/1963.

49 - R.N. Bracewell; A.R. Thompson. Bench marks in the form of 18 x 4½ inch monuments. 7/8/1963.

50 - R.N. Bracewell. A strength unit for astronomical sources. 7/8/1963.

53 - R.N. Bracewell. A 1100101 array with a half-minute beam. 7/19/1963.

54 - R.N. Bracewell. Phase shifter ratios. 8/7/1963.

55 - R.N. Bracewell. Phase shifter cam shoes. 8/16/1963.

58 - R.N. Bracewell. Reconstruction of a source distribution from fan beam scans. 10/7/1963.

59 - H.K. Asper; R.N. Bracewell; et al. High resolution observations of the radio sun at 9.1 cm on July 20, 1963. 10/10/1963.

60 - R.N. Bracewell. Part of draft report of Commission 40 of the International Astronomical Union. 10/31/1963.

66 - R.N. Bracewell. Table of sinc2x, sinc2x, (sinx)/x and exp (-π2. 11/11/1963.

73 - R.N. Bracewell; C.C. Lee. Precision leveling. 3/3/1964.

75 - R.N. Bracewell; R.S. Colvin. Instructions to secretary for allotting drawing numbers. 3/5/1964.

76 - R.N. Bracewell. Reducing fan beam data. 3/9/1964.

90 - R.N. Bracewell. Stanford Radio Astronomy Institute. 9/10/1964.

96 - R.N. Bracewell. Job orders. 3/30/1965.

98 - R.N. Bracewell. Array arrangements. 4/20/1965.

99 - R.N. Bracewell. Stanford 9.1 cm spectroheliograms. 5/19/1965.

100 - R.N. Bracewell. Size correction for Gaussian sources on spectroheliograms. 5/20/1965.

101 - R.N. Bracewell. Instructions for sending URALA telegrams. 6/15/1965.

103 - R.N. Bracewell. The double A-frame feed support. 6/30/1965.

104 - R.N. Bracewell. Mensuration of hub of sixty foot dish. 8/2/1965.

105 - R.N. Bracewell. Standardized spectroheliograms. 8/19/1965.

107 - R.N. Bracewell. Stanford 9.1 cm spectroheliograms (supersedes nos. 99 and 105). 11/26/1965.

111 - R.N. Bracewell. Less than twelve hours tracking. 2/9/1965.

113 - R.N. Bracewell. The primeval fireball radiation. 2/8/1966.

115 - R.N. Bracewell; J. Deuter. Two-element testing on east-west array. 2/16/1966.

118 - R.N. Bracewell. Smoothing high activity maps. 6/7/1966.

124 - R.N. Bracewell. Design note on foundation. 6/27/1966.

125 - R.N. Bracewell. Design note on wind. 6/27/1966.

126 - R.N. Bracewell. Survey note on benchmarks BRACEWELL, LEE, ACRAB, CONKLIN. 6/28/1966.

127 - R.N. Bracewell. Design note on pedestal. 6/29/1966.

128 - R.N. Bracewell. Design note on cable drive for declination. 6/30/1966.

129 - R.N. Bracewell. Procedure note for redetermining meridian. 7/7/1966.

130 - R.N. Bracewell. Procedure notes for various benchmarks. 7/7/1966.

131 - R.N. Bracewell. Procedure note for remeasuring the declination axis. 7/7/1966.

132 - R.N. Bracewell. Procedure note for remeasuring the polar axis. 7/7/1966.

139 - R.N. Bracewell. Stripping of sun maps. 8/3/1966.

142 - R.N. Bracewell. The discrepancy in the position of the microwave sun. 8/11/1966.

144 - R.N. Bracewell. SRAI drawings (supersedes Glint no. 75 and Shaddow no. 18). 8/12/1966.

149 - K.M. Price; R.N. Bracewell. Calculation of hour angle gear loads. 9/12/1966.

153 - R.N. Bracewell. Five element X-band array design factors. 9/19/1966.

155 - R.N. Bracewell; H.M.Hartmann; C.C. Lee; K.M. Price; L. Young. Panel construction steps. 9/23/1966.

172 - R.N. Bracewell. Procedure for mensuration of hub of sixty foot dish. 2/2/1967.

173 - R.N. Bracewell. Heliopolis levels. 2/2/1967.

174 - R.N. Bracewell; K.M. Price. Pedestal dimensions. 2/2/2967.

176 - R.N. Bracewell; C.C. Lee. Procedure for fabricating and erecting pedestal. 2/5/1967.

177 - R.N. Bracewell. Procedure for installing top and bottom bearings. 2/6/1967.

178 - R.N. Bracewell; K.M. Price. An assembly of panel and jig calculations. 2/6/1967.

180 - R.N. Bracewell. Feed support design. 2/6/1967.

182 - E.K. Conklin; R.N. Bracewell. Isotropy of cosmic background radiation at 10,690 MHz. 2/9/1967.

184 - R.N. Bracewell. The time constant of a feed box. 2/13/1967.

188 - R.N. Bracewell. Temperature transfer factor of fireball feed box. 3/6/1967.

189 - R.N. Bracewell. Diurnal temperature variation below surface and its effects on phase length of waveguide. 3/14/1967.

190 - R.N. Bracewell. Thermal stability of local oscillator line. 3/16/1967.

191 - R.N. Bracewell. Local oscillator distribution. 3/30/1967.

192 - R.N. Bracewell; E.K. Conklin. Pressurization of the local oscillator. 3/30/1967.

194 - R.N. Bracewell. Circular waveguide of 1.152″ diameter and spiroguide. 4/13/1967.

195 - R.N. Bracewell; G. Downs. An evaluation of wave polarization measuring techniques.

196 - R.N. Bracewell; C.C. Lee; W. Scott. Procedure for fabricating and erecting pedestal. 4/13/1967.

197 - R.N. Bracewell; K.M. Price. Design note on yoke. 4/19/1967.

198 - R.N. Bracewell. Procedure for fabricating yoke. 4/20/1967.

199 - R.N. Bracewell; E.K. Conklin. Effect of velocity on brightness and flux density. 4/26/1967.

200 - R.N. Bracewell; C.C. Lee; W. Scott. Procedure for installing declination wheel. 5/4/1967.

201 - R.N. Bracewell. Job orders. 5/8/1967.

202 - R.N. Bracewell; R.S. Colvin. Parts list A. 5/18/1967.

204 - R.N. Bracewell; K.M. Price; W. Scott. Parts list B. 5/19/1967.

208 - R.N. Bracewell; K.M. Price. Instructions for allotting drawing numbers (Supersedes Glint no. 75). 6/17/1967.

210 - R.N. Bracewell. Array data reduction - ten point Fourier transform. 7/10/1967.

212 - R.N. Bracewell. Method of transferring meridian from Pluto to A3. 8/4/1967.

217 - R.N. Bracewell. Tangent screw declination drive. 8/21/1967.

221 - R.N. Bracewell. Pinwheel declination drive. 9/15/1967.

222 - R.N. Bracewell; K.M. Price. Fabricating declination pinwheel. 9/18/1967.

223 - R.N. Bracewell. Declination worm drive. 9/18/1967.

226 - R.N. Bracewell; A.C. Riddle. Profile of pinwheel pinion. 9/27/1967.

231 - R.N. Bracewell. Declination chain drive. 10/13/1967.

237 - R.N. Bracewell. Spoke and rim loads in declination wheel. 10/17/1967.

238 - E.K. Conklin; R.N. Bracewell. Limits on small-scale variations in the cosmic background radiation. Undated.

243 - R.N. Bracewell; K.M. Price. Period of oscillation of aerial due to declination chain. 11/3/1967.

265 - R.N. Bracewell. SRAI project numbers. 4/2/1968.

266 - R.N. Bracewell. Computer Center account numbers. 4/2/1968.

277 - R.N. Bracewell. Photon view of observermoving in the 3°K radiation. 8/12/1968.

279 - R.N. Bracewell. Relativistic observer in radiation field. 8/15/1968.

286 - R.N. Bracewell; K.M. Price. Inspection of phase shifters. 11/4/1968.

287 - R.N. Bracewell. Index to Glints. 11/13/1968.

288 - R.N. Bracewell. Coordinate frames for the array. 11/21/1968.

289 - R.N. Bracewell. Kinetics of equatorial mount. 11/22/1968.

290 - R.N. Bracewell. Gravity moments about the axes of an equatorial mount. 12/6/1968.

291 - R.N. Bracewell. Phase errors of equatorially mounted array. 12/6/1968.

295 - R.N. Bracewell. Pointing errors due to chain stretch. 12/10/1968.

296 - R.N. Bracewell. Pointing errors due to misalignment of axes. 12/18/1968.

297 - R.N. Bracewell; A.G. Little. Limit switches. 12/19/1968.

298 - A.G. Little; R.N. Bracewell. The delay line system. 1/9/1969.

301 - R.N. Bracewell. SRAI project numbers.

309 - R.N. Bracewell. The south east and south west boundary switches. 3/21/1969.

327 - R.N. Bracewell. Declination idler sprocket seat. 8/4/1969.

330 - R.N. Bracewell. Declination drive - power budget study. 8/14/1969.

331 - R.N. Bracewell. Elastomer date. 9/1/1969.

337 - R.N. Bracewell. Wind loads on declination drive reexamined. 9/18/1969.

369 - R.N. Bracewell. Glint guide to 60-foot array (101-368). 6/19/1970.

376 - R.N. Bracewell. The ecology of Heliopolis. 6/30/1970.

377 - W.L. Prichard; R.N. Bracewell; K. Dhutta. Declination pointing error due to dish moment. 7/22/1970.

389 - R.N. Bracewell. Ecology: reptiles and amphibians of Heliopolis. 11/2/1970.

425 - R.N. Bracewell. The Jinc function. 6/28/1971.

473 - W. Graf; R.N. Bracewell. Coordinate shifts of elevated active regions. 5/4/1972.

474 - R.N. Bracewell. Radio astronomy funds and programs at Stanford 1956-1972. 5/9/1972.

486 - W. Graf; R.N. Bracewell. Refraction of active regions by solar corona. 8/15/1972.

487 - R.N. Bracewell; W. Graf. Refraction within an active region. 8/15/1972.

488 - R.N. Bracewell. Is acoustic X-band atmospheric temperature sounding possible? 8/16/1972.

503 - R.N. Bracewell. Jupiter 1973. 11/29/1972.

504 - R.N. Bracewell. Ten element array. 12/1/1972.

508 - R.N. Bracewell. Half-peak abscissa of jinc function and beam widths of array. 1/23/1973.

509 - R.N. Bracewell. Grant and contract details. 2/14/1973.

510 - R.N. Bracewell. Cost of Stanford five-element radio telescope. 2/14/1973.

512 - R.N. Bracewell. Probability of gain given pointing errors. 2/21/1973.

516 - W. Graf; R.N. Bracewell. Gaussian window in numerical analysis. 3/19/1973.

523 - R.N. Bracewell. Shift defect of cell summing. 5/18/1973.

526 - R.N. Bracewell. The response with radial interpolation to sources outside the synthesized field. 6/28/1973.

527 - R.N. Bracewell. Shift defect in two dimensions. 7/19/1973.

553 - R.N. Bracewell. Temperature achievable with 5-foot reflector. 8/9/1974.

575 - R.N. Bracewell. Positron imaging in nuclear medicine. 2/6/1976.

576 - R.N. Bracewell. Grating response revisited. 3/30/1976.

577 - R.N. Bracewell. 2-D FT of transparent curve. 8/18/1976.

578 - R.N. Bracewell; K.M. Price. Tracing ray reflected from paraboloid. 9/13/1976.

579 - R.N. Bracewell; K.M. Price. Solar concentration patch due to paraboloid. 9/14/1976.

580 - K.M. Price; R.N. Bracewell. Normal flux density of sunlight on focal plane of paraboloid. 9/14/1976.

581 - K.M. Price; R.N. Bracewell. Effect of surface errors on paraboloidal concentrator. 9/15/1976.

592 - R.N. Bracewell. Tomography of point mass distribution. 3/10/1977.

601 - W. Graf; R.N. Bracewell. Tapering functions and Fourier transforms. 6/1/1977.

604 - R.N. Bracewell. Photon rates from planet and zodiacal light. 8/11/1977.

606 - R.N. Bracewell. Parameters of the fuzzy ellipse. 8/31/1977.

608 - R.N. Bracewell. Rate of turn of reflected ray. 9/7/1977.

609 - R.N. Bracewell. Double peaked point response in tomography. 9/8/1977.

616 - R.N. Bracewell. Ellipticity of rotating star. 12/15/1977.

618 - R.N. Bracewell. Background light in apodized telescope. 1/1/1978.

623 - R.N. Bracewell. Optical layout of infrared interferometer. 1/18/1978.

627 - R.N. Bracewell. Letter to R.A. Muller, Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory re measurements of the Earth's velocity with respect to cosmic background radiation. 2/13/1978.

628 - R.N. Bracewell. Earth's velocity confirmed. 2/13/1978.

629 - R.N. Bracewell. Infrared detector geometry. 2/17/1978.

632 - R.N. Bracewell. Extension to Radon transform. 2/22/1978.

638 - R.N. Bracewell. Gravity gradient torque effects. 3/30/1978.

662 - R.H. McPhie; R.N. Bracewell. Investigation of planetary search technique by infrared interferometry. 8/4/1978.

664 - R.N. Bracewell; K.M. Price. Formula for maximum efficiency. 8/8/1978.

667 - R.N. Bracewell. Infrared from background star can simulate planet?

668 - R.N. Bracewell. Electromagnetic matching to metals.

669 - R.N. Bracewell. Symmetrical dielectric beamsplitter for infrared.

670 - R.N. Bracewell. Refractive index of expanded tungsten.

671 - R.N. Bracewell. Estimating α of TPV entrance.

672 - R.N. Bracewell. Symmetrical beamsplitter revisited (supersedes Glint no. 669).

673 - R.N. Bracewell. Matching to silicon in TPV conversion.

675 - R.N. Bracewell. Emittance of TPV converter entrance.

676 - R.N. Bracewell. Angle of incidence on TPV cell.

677 - R.N. Bracewell. Tungsten data can affect TPV system modeling.

678 - R.N. Bracewell. Reflectance of silver backing for TPV.

685 - R.N. Bracewell. Pressure forming concentrators in pairs.

686 - R.N. Bracewell. Construction methods for parabolic concentrators.

701 - R.N. Bracewell. Solar furnace for third world. 8/13/1979.

702 - R.N. Bracewell. Eucalyptus plantings at Site 515.

705 - K.M. Price; R.N. Bracewell. A 3-meter hydroformed reflector. 12/12/1980.

708 - R.N. Bracewell. An imaging problem: restoration of blurred digital characters. 1/18/1982.

709 - R.N. Bracewell. The sundial for Villa Il Salviatino. 3/12/1982.

710 - R.N. Bracewell. Tetracycline deters ticks?. 7/22/1982.

711 - R.N. Bracewell. Prochiral synthesis. 8/1/1983.

712 - R.N. Bracewell. Dollar volume of research and overhead 1956-1980. 10/18/1983.

713 - R.N. Bracewell. Help stamp out scientific illiteracy.

714 - R.N. Bracewell. An optical Hartley transformer. 7/24/1984.

715 - R.N. Bracewell. An optical analogue computer for the Hartley transform. 10/25/1984.

716 - R.N. Bracewell. Wave power. 5/17/1985.

717 - R.N. Bracewell. Gravitational energy as driver of continental drift. 3/8/1986.

718 - R.N. Bracewell. The 2D Hartley transform fast algorithm. 2/5/1986.

719 - R.N. Bracewell. Solar activity seen in the Elatina Formation. 2/26/1986.

720 - R.N. Bracewell. Updating power spectrum of real data by Hartley method. 7/11/1986.

721 - R.N. Bracewell. Launching capillary waves. 7/31/1986.

722 - R.N. Bracewell. Capillary wavelengths at low audio frequencies. 9/2/1986.

723 - R.N. Bracewell. A mural sundial for Stanford. 11/5/1986.

724 - R.N. Bracewell. The theory of reciprocal polars applied to two-dimensional velocity fields. 1/9/1987.

725 - R.N. Bracewell. Li and Eichmann on optical hartley transforms. 7/6/1987.

726 - R.N. Bracewell. Roof mirror for x-ray beam reversal. 7/17/1987.

727 - R.N. Bracewell. Diffraction pattern of spiral slit. 7/17/1987.

731 - R.N. Bracewell. The cause of oscillatory motion in earthquakes. 12/29/1989.

733 - J. Villasenor; R.N. Bracewell. Object reconstruction from Hartley hologram. 10/20/1987.

735 - R.N. Bracewell. Solar cycle in ocean temperature. 12/6/1989 [was 730].

736 - R.N. Bracewell. The cause of oscillatory motion in earthquakes. 12/29/1989 [was 731].

737 - R.N. Bracewell. Perfect pitch. 12/5/1990.

738 - R.N. Bracewell. Comments on DI&T draft paper. 1/3/1991.

739 - R.N. Bracewell. The contour program CPLOT. 7/14/1991.

740 - R.N. Bracewell. Procedure for adaptive chirplet analysis. 6/21/1991.

741 - R.N. Bracewell. Quantitative analysis of the earth current mechanism. 4/23/1992.

742 - R.N. Bracewell. The origin of music. 4/3/1996.

743 - R.N. Bracewell. What was the origin of art? 4/19/1996.

744 - R.N. Bracewell. The discovery of strong extragalactic polarization on the Parkes radio telescope. 6/7/1996.

745 - R.N. Bracewell. The Round Table at the Faculty Club. 8/12/1996.

746 - R.N. Bracewell. The sundial for the Terman Center. 8/20/1996.

747 - R.N. Bracewell. Arterial lumen. 4/11/1997.

748 - R.N. Bracewell. The Glint series of publications. 6/25/1997.


Modified on Tuesday, 26-Aug-2008 10:36:03 EDT by Ellen Bouton, Archivist (Questions or feedback)