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Colin Carlile, researcher at Lund Observatory. Photo.

Colin Carlile

Guest researcher

Colin Carlile, researcher at Lund Observatory. Photo.

The Cherenkov Telescope Array: layout, design and performance

Author

  • O. Gueta
  • H. Abdalla
  • C. Carlile
  • D. Dravins
  • A. Zmija

Summary, in English

The Cherenkov Telescope Array (CTA) will be the next generation very-high-energy gamma-ray observatory. CTA is expected to provide substantial improvement in accuracy and sensitivity with respect to existing instruments thanks to a tenfold increase in the number of telescopes and their state-of-the-art design. Detailed Monte Carlo simulations are used to further optimise the number of telescopes and the array layout, and to estimate the observatory performance using updated models of the selected telescope designs. These studies are presented in this contribution for the two CTA stations located on the island of La Palma (Spain) and near Paranal (Chile) and for different operation and observation conditions. © Copyright owned by the author(s) under the terms of the Creative Commons.

Department/s

  • Lund Observatory - Undergoing reorganization

Publishing year

2022

Language

English

Publication/Series

Proceedings of Science

Volume

395

Document type

Conference paper

Topic

  • Astronomy, Astrophysics and Cosmology

Keywords

  • Cosmic rays
  • Gamma rays
  • Intelligent systems
  • Monte Carlo methods
  • Observatories
  • Array design
  • Array layout
  • Array performance
  • Arts designs
  • Cherenkov telescope arrays
  • Gamma ray observatories
  • High energy gamma rays
  • Layout designs
  • State of the art
  • Very high energies
  • Telescopes

Conference name

37th International Cosmic Ray Conference

Conference date

2021-07-12 - 2021-07-23

Conference place

Berlin, Germany

Status

Published

ISBN/ISSN/Other

  • ISSN: 1824-8039