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Performance of the small size telescope sub-array of the Cherenkov Telescope Array observatory
Author(s): R. Moderski; J. A. Aguilar; W. Bilnik; L. Bogacz; T. Bulik; A. Christov; D. della Volpe; M. Dyrda; A. Frankowski; M. Grudzińska; J. Grygorczuk; M. Heller; B. Idźkowski; M. Janiak; M. Jamrozy; M. Karczewski; J. Kasperek; E. Lyard; A. Marszałek; J. Michałowski; R. Mohamed; T. Montaruli; A. Neronov; J. Nicolau-Kukliński; J. Niemiec; M. Ostrowski; P. Paśko; Ł. Płatos; E. Prandini; R. Pruchniewicz; J. Rafalski; P. J. Rajda; M. Rataj; M. Rupiński; K. Rutkowski; K. Seweryn; M. Sidz; L. Stawarz; M. Stodulska; M. Stodulski; M. Tokarz; S. Toscano; I. Troyano Pujadas; R. Walter; P. Wawer; R. Wawrzaszek; L. Wiśniewski; K. Ziętara; P. Ziółkowski; P. Żychowski
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Paper Abstract

The southern part of the Cherenkov Telescope Array (CTA) observatory will consist of at least three types of telescopes: large size, medium size and small size telescopes. Massive Monte Carlo simulations have been performed using the European Grid Infrastructure to analyze the performance of this array. We present the results of these simulations for a sub-array of small size telescopes of the Davies-Cotton type. Such a telescope, called SST-1M, is currently being proposed for the CTA observatory by a group of Polish and Swiss institutions. SST-1M will have a mirror of 4m diameter and it will be equipped with a fully digital camera based on silicon photodetectors. We present the analysis of the sub-array sensitivity, angular resolution, and energy resolution to demonstrate the fulfillment of the requirements of the CTA Consortium. To verify the results obtained in numerical simulations a construction of a mini array of five SST-1M telescopes is planned. We also present the performance of such a mini array and discuss the prospects of its scientific program.

Paper Details

Date Published: 22 July 2014
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 9145, Ground-based and Airborne Telescopes V, 914530 (22 July 2014); doi: 10.1117/12.2055665
Show Author Affiliations
R. Moderski, Nicolaus Copernicus Astronomical Ctr. (Poland)
J. A. Aguilar, Univ. de Genève (Switzerland)
W. Bilnik, AGH Univ. of Science and Technology (Poland)
L. Bogacz, Astronomical Observatory, Jagiellonian Univ. (Poland)
T. Bulik, Univ. of Warsaw (Poland)
A. Christov, Univ. de Genève (Switzerland)
D. della Volpe, Univ. de Genève (Switzerland)
M. Dyrda, Institute of Nuclear Physics (Poland)
A. Frankowski, Nicolaus Copernicus Astronomical Ctr. (Poland)
M. Grudzińska, Univ. of Warsaw (Poland)
J. Grygorczuk, Space Research Ctr. (Poland)
M. Heller, Univ. de Genève (Switzerland)
B. Idźkowski, Astronomical Observatory, Jagiellonian Univ. (Poland)
M. Janiak, Nicolaus Copernicus Astronomical Ctr. (Poland)
M. Jamrozy, Astronomical Observatory, Jagiellonian Univ. (Poland)
M. Karczewski, Space Research Ctr. (Poland)
J. Kasperek, AGH Univ. of Science and Technology (Poland)
E. Lyard, Univ. de Genève (Switzerland)
A. Marszałek, Astronomical Observatory, Jagiellonian Univ. (Poland)
J. Michałowski, Institute of Nuclear Physics (Poland)
R. Mohamed, Univ. de Genève (Switzerland)
T. Montaruli, Univ. de Genève (Switzerland)
A. Neronov, Univ. de Genève (Switzerland)
J. Nicolau-Kukliński, Space Research Ctr. (Poland)
J. Niemiec, Space Research Ctr. (Poland)
M. Ostrowski, Astronomical Observatory, Jagiellonian Univ. (Poland)
P. Paśko, Space Research Ctr. (Poland)
Ł. Płatos, Space Research Ctr. (Poland)
E. Prandini, Univ. de Genève (Switzerland)
R. Pruchniewicz, AGH Univ. of Science and Technology (Poland)
J. Rafalski, Institute of Nuclear Physics (Portugal)
P. J. Rajda, AGH Univ. of Science and Technology (Poland)
M. Rataj, Space Research Ctr. (Poland)
M. Rupiński, AGH Univ. of Science and Technology (Poland)
K. Rutkowski, Space Research Ctr. (Poland)
K. Seweryn, Space Research Ctr. (Poland)
M. Sidz, Space Research Ctr. (Portugal)
L. Stawarz, Astronomical Observatory, Jagiellonian Univ. (Poland)
M. Stodulska, Astronomical Observatory, Jagiellonian Univ. (Poland)
M. Stodulski, Institute of Nuclear Physics (Poland)
M. Tokarz, Space Research Ctr. (Poland)
S. Toscano, Univ. de Genève (Switzerland)
I. Troyano Pujadas, Univ. de Genève (Switzerland)
R. Walter, Univ. de Genève (Switzerland)
P. Wawer, Space Research Ctr. (Poland)
R. Wawrzaszek, Space Research Ctr. (Poland)
L. Wiśniewski, Space Research Ctr. (Poland)
K. Ziętara, Astronomical Observatory, Jagiellonian Univ. (Poland)
P. Ziółkowski, Institute of Nuclear Physics (Poland)
P. Żychowski, Institute of Nuclear Physics (Poland)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9145:
Ground-based and Airborne Telescopes V
Larry M. Stepp; Roberto Gilmozzi; Helen J. Hall, Editor(s)

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