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Cherenkov Telescope Array (CTA) - challenges in systems engineering and project management
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Paper Abstract

The Cherenkov Telescope Array (CTA) is the next generation ground-based observatory for gamma-ray astronomy at very high energies. With more than 100 telescopes at two sites, CTA will be the world’s largest and most sensitive highenergy gamma-ray observatory covering the full sky with a northern array located at the Roque de los Muchachos astronomical observatory on the island of La Palma (Spain) and a southern array near the European Southern Observatory site at Paranal (Chile). Three classes of telescope types with imaging Cherenkov cameras, calibration, clock and timing systems, site infrastructure as well as control and data handling/processing software, developed in a large international collaboration, are required to build the CTA observatory system.

As a large and international collaboration, with almost all hardware and software elements to be delivered as in-kind contributions by participating institutes to build a complex observatory system on two sites, CTA faces quite a few challenges in the areas of systems engineering and project management.

Paper Details

Date Published: 10 July 2018
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 10705, Modeling, Systems Engineering, and Project Management for Astronomy VIII, 107050J (10 July 2018); doi: 10.1117/12.2317639
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Wolfgang Wild, CTA Observatory (Italy)
Wolfgang Ansorge, CTA Observatory (Italy)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 10705:
Modeling, Systems Engineering, and Project Management for Astronomy VIII
George Z. Angeli; Philippe Dierickx, Editor(s)

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