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The single mirror small size telescope (SST-1M) of the Cherenkov Telescope Array
Author(s): J. A. Aguilar; W. Bilnik; J. Borkowski; F. Cadoux; A. Christov; D. della Volpe; Y. Favre; M. Heller; J. Kasperek; E. Lyard; A. Marszałek; R. Moderski; T. Montaruli; A. Porcelli; E. Prandini; P. Rajda; M. Rameez; E.jr Schioppa; I. Troyano Pujadas; K. Ziętara; J. Blocki; L. Bogacz; T. Bulik; A. Frankowski; M. Grudzinska; B. Idźkowski; M. Jamrozy; M. Janiak; K. Lalik; E. Mach; D. Mandat; J. Michałowski; A. Neronov; J. Niemiec; M. Ostrowski; P. Paśko; M. Pech; P. Schovanek; K. Seweryn; K. Skowron; V. Sliusar; L. Stawarz; M. Stodulska; M. Stodulski; S. Toscano; R. Walter; M. Wiȩcek; A. Zagdański
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Paper Abstract

The Small Size Telescope with Single Mirror (SST-1M) is one of the proposed types of Small Size Telescopes (SST) for the Cherenkov Telescope Array (CTA). The CTA south array will be composed of about 100 telescopes, out of which about 70 are of SST class, which are optimized for the detection of gamma rays in the energy range from 5 TeV to 300 TeV. The SST-1M implements a Davies-Cotton optics with a 4 m dish diameter with a field of view of 9°. The Cherenkov light produced in atmospheric showers is focused onto a 88 cm wide hexagonal photo-detection plane, composed of 1296 custom designed large area hexagonal silicon photomultipliers (SiPM) and a fully digital readout and trigger system. The SST-1M camera has been designed to provide high performance in a robust as well as compact and lightweight design. In this contribution, we review the different steps that led to the realization of the telescope prototype and its innovative camera.

Paper Details

Date Published: 27 July 2016
PDF: 15 pages
Proc. SPIE 9906, Ground-based and Airborne Telescopes VI, 990636 (27 July 2016); doi: 10.1117/12.2233362
Show Author Affiliations
J. A. Aguilar, Univ. de Genève (Switzerland)
Univ. Libre Bruxelles (Belgium)
W. Bilnik, AGH Univ. of Science and Technology (Poland)
J. Borkowski, AGH Univ. of Science and Technology (Poland)
F. Cadoux, Univ. de Genève (Switzerland)
A. Christov, Univ. de Genève (Switzerland)
D. della Volpe, Univ. de Genève (Switzerland)
Y. Favre, Univ. de Genève (Switzerland)
M. Heller, Univ. de Genève (Switzerland)
J. Kasperek, AGH Univ. of Science and Technology (Poland)
E. Lyard, Univ. de Genève (Switzerland)
A. Marszałek, The Henryk Niewodniczanski Institute of Nuclear Physics (Poland)
Jagiellonian Univ. in Krakow (Poland)
R. Moderski, Nicolaus Copernicus Astronomical Ctr. (Poland)
T. Montaruli, Univ. de Genève (Switzerland)
A. Porcelli, Univ. de Genève (Switzerland)
E. Prandini, Univ. de Genève (Switzerland)
P. Rajda, AGH Univ. of Science and Technology (Poland)
M. Rameez, Univ. de Genève (Switzerland)
E.jr Schioppa, Univ. de Genève (Switzerland)
I. Troyano Pujadas, Univ. de Genève (Switzerland)
K. Ziętara, Jagiellonian Univ. in Krakow (Poland)
J. Blocki, The Henryk Niewodniczanski Institute of Nuclear Physics (Poland)
L. Bogacz, Jagiellonian Univ. in Krakow (Poland)
T. Bulik, Astronomical Observatory, Univ. of Warsaw (Poland)
A. Frankowski, Nicolaus Copernicus Astronomical Ctr. (Poland)
M. Grudzinska, Astronomical Observatory, Univ. of Warsaw (Poland)
B. Idźkowski, Jagiellonian Univ. in Krakow (Poland)
M. Jamrozy, Jagiellonian Univ. in Krakow (Poland)
M. Janiak, Nicolaus Copernicus Astronomical Ctr. (Poland)
K. Lalik, AGH Univ. of Science and Technology (Poland)
E. Mach, The Henryk Niewodniczanski Institute of Nuclear Physics (Poland)
D. Mandat, Institute of Physics of the Czech Academy of Sciences (Czech Republic)
J. Michałowski, The Henryk Niewodniczanski Institute of Nuclear Physics (Poland)
A. Neronov, Univ. de Genève (Switzerland)
J. Niemiec, The Henryk Niewodniczanski Institute of Nuclear Physics (Poland)
M. Ostrowski, Jagiellonian Univ. in Krakow (Poland)
P. Paśko, Ctr. for Space Research (Poland)
M. Pech, Institute of Physics of the Czech Academy of Sciences (Czech Republic)
P. Schovanek, Institute of Physics of the Czech Academy of Sciences (Czech Republic)
K. Seweryn, Space Research Ctr. (Poland)
K. Skowron, The Henryk Niewodniczanski Institute of Nuclear Physics (Poland)
V. Sliusar, Taras Shevchenko National Univ. of Kyiv (Ukraine)
L. Stawarz, Jagiellonian Univ. in Krakow (Poland)
M. Stodulska, The Henryk Niewodniczanski Institute of Nuclear Physics (Poland)
M. Stodulski, The Henryk Niewodniczanski Institute of Nuclear Physics (Poland)
S. Toscano, Univ. de Genéve (Switzerland)
Vrije Univ. Brussel (Belgium)
R. Walter, Univ. de Genève (Switzerland)
M. Wiȩcek, AGH Univ. of Science and Technology (Poland)
A. Zagdański, Jagiellonian Univ. in Krakow (Poland)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9906:
Ground-based and Airborne Telescopes VI
Helen J. Hall; Roberto Gilmozzi; Heather K. Marshall, Editor(s)

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