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Towards an optimized design for the Cherenkov Telescope Array
APC Paris.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-2115-2930
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2012 (English)In: HIGH ENERGY GAMMA-RAY ASTRONOMY, American Institute of Physics (AIP), 2012, 758-761 p.Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

The Cherenkov Telescope Array (CTA) is a future instrument for very-high-energy (VHE) gamma-ray astronomy that is expected to deliver an order of magnitude improvement in sensitivity over existing instruments. In order to meet the physics goals of CTA in a cost-effective way, Monte Carlo simulations of the telescope array are used in its design. Specifically, we simulate large arrays comprising numerous large-size, medium-size and small-size telescopes whose configuration parameters are chosen based on current technical design studies and understanding of the costs involved. Subset candidate arrays with various layout configurations are then selected and evaluated in terms of key performance parameters, such as the sensitivity. This is carried out using a number of data analysis methods, some of which were developed within the field and extended to CTA, while others were developed specifically for this purpose. We outline some key results from recent studies that illustrate our approach to the optimization of the CTA design.

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American Institute of Physics (AIP), 2012. 758-761 p.
Series
AIP Conference Proceedings, ISSN 0094-243X ; 1505
Keyword [en]
gamma-rays: observations, instrumentation: detectors
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Astronomy, Astrophysics and Cosmology
Research subject
Physics, Astroparticle Physics
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URN: urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-30231DOI: 10.1063/1.4772370ISI: 000312503500157ISBN: 978-0-7354-1123-4 (print)OAI: oai:DiVA.org:lnu-30231DiVA: diva2:663023
Conference
5th International Meeting on High Energy Gamma-Ray Astronomy, JUL 09-13, 2012, Heidelberg, GERMANY
Available from: 2013-11-08 Created: 2013-11-08 Last updated: 2015-04-23Bibliographically approved

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