The Cherenkov Telescope Array: layout, design and performance



Abdalla, H, Abe, H, Abe, S, Abusleme, A, Acero, F, Acharyya, A, Acín Portella, V, Ackley, K, Adam, R, Adams, C
et al (show 90 more authors) (2022) The Cherenkov Telescope Array: layout, design and performance. .

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Abstract

The Cherenkov Telescope Array (CTA) will be the next generation very-high-energy gamma-ray observatory. CTA is expected to provide substantial improvement in accuracy and sensitivity with respect to existing instruments thanks to a tenfold increase in the number of telescopes and their state-of-the-art design. Detailed Monte Carlo simulations are used to further optimise the number of telescopes and the array layout, and to estimate the observatory performance using updated models of the selected telescope designs. These studies are presented in this contribution for the two CTA stations located on the island of La Palma (Spain) and near Paranal (Chile) and for different operation and observation conditions.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Unspecified)
Divisions: Faculty of Science and Engineering > School of Physical Sciences
Depositing User: Symplectic Admin
Date Deposited: 12 Jan 2023 11:15
Last Modified: 12 Jan 2023 11:15
URI: https://livrepository.liverpool.ac.uk/id/eprint/3167000