<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by DeMatt:
<B>In this first history lesson, couldn't they have triangulated a bit more than that?
</B><HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P>They did triangulate, however a few problems existed. First, it was a tight-beam signal and not a broadcast signal, giving them a very short amount of time and a short distance (relative) between reception points. Plus there were only two recievers available to pick up a signal that weak. Third, the signal had been badly distorted along it's journey. The whole combination, plus the fact the the source of the signal had moved quite a bit in the 10 billion years since being sent, made it all but impossible to get an absolute fix.<P>I'd keep going, but signals class did indeed suck and I'm skating on memory here. Someone well versed in signal theory might just as well pick me apart or back me up. <IMG SRC="http://www.keenspace.com/forums/wink.gif"><P>------------------
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