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The upgraded camera for the prototype Schwarzschild-Couder Telescope of the Cherenkov Telescope Array
Author(s): R. Paoletti
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Paper Abstract

The Schwarzschild-Couder Telescope (SCT) is a mid-size telescope proposed for the Cherenkov Telescope Array. In order to substantially improve the field of view and image resolution compared to i traditional Davies-Cotton telescopes, innovative solutions are foreseen in the design, like the use of Silicon Photomultipliers (SiPM) as light sensors and waveform digitizers for recording the fast light signals from atmospheric showers. A project is now underway to upgrade the camera by increasing its pixel count to 11,328 pixels and field of view of 8o. The camera electronics has been completely redesigned by using new waveform digitizer and trigger ASICs with the final goal of lowering the gamma-ray energy threshold and therefore provide an excellent instrument tailored for extended sources investigations and multi-messenger astronomy.

Paper Details

Date Published: 9 September 2019
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 11116, Astronomical Optics: Design, Manufacture, and Test of Space and Ground Systems II, 1111609 (9 September 2019); doi: 10.1117/12.2530431
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R. Paoletti, Univ. degli Studi di Siena (Italy)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 11116:
Astronomical Optics: Design, Manufacture, and Test of Space and Ground Systems II
Tony B. Hull; Dae Wook Kim; Pascal Hallibert, Editor(s)

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