Allen and $1 million from former Microsoft executive Nathan Myhrvold to develop the newly renamed Allen Telescope Array (ATA), formerly called the One Hectare Telescope
. This planned array of 500 to 1,000 small, cheap dish antennas will have about the same total collecting area as a single 100-meter dish.
Una vez conectadas entre ellas, estas antenas constituiran una unica e inmensa oreja electronica "virtual" de una hectarea, bautizada "1hT pour One Hectare Telescope
That is the vision behind the One Hectare Telescope
(1HT), a $25 million plan to build the world's first large radio observatory devoted primarily to the search for extraterrestrial intelligence (SETI).