Monte Carlo studies for the optimisation of the Cherenkov Telescope Array layout

Acharyya, A, Agudo, I, Anguner, EO, Alfaro, R, Alfaro, J, Alispach, C, Aloisio, R, Alves Batista, R, Amans, J-P, Amati, L
et al (show 460 more authors) (2019) Monte Carlo studies for the optimisation of the Cherenkov Telescope Array layout. ASTROPARTICLE PHYSICS, 111. pp. 35-53.

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The Cherenkov Telescope Array (CTA) is the major next-generation observatory for ground-based very-high-energy gamma-ray astronomy. It will improve the sensitivity of current ground-based instruments by a factor of five to twenty, depending on the energy, greatly improving both their angular and energy resolutions over four decades in energy (from 20 GeV to 300 TeV). This achievement will be possible by using tens of imaging Cherenkov telescopes of three successive sizes. They will be arranged into two arrays, one per hemisphere, located on the La Palma island (Spain) and in Paranal (Chile). We present here the optimised and final telescope arrays for both CTA sites, as well as their foreseen performance, resulting from the analysis of three different large-scale Monte Carlo productions.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: 48 pages, 16 figures, accepted for publication in Astroparticle Physics
Uncontrolled Keywords: Monte Carlo simulations, Cherenkov telescopes, IACT technique, Gamma rays, Cosmic rays
Depositing User: Symplectic Admin
Date Deposited: 05 Apr 2019 09:49
Last Modified: 19 Jan 2023 00:55
DOI: 10.1016/j.astropartphys.2019.04.001
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