18 September 2013 The ASTRI SST-2M prototype: camera design
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ASTRI is an Flagship Project led by the Italian National Institute of Astrophysics, INAF, strictly linked to the development of the ambitious Cherenkov Telescope Array, CTA. Primary goal of the ASTRI project is the design, production, installation and calibration of an end-to-end Small Size Telescope prototype, devoted to the investigation of the highest gamma-ray energy band, from a fraction of TeV up to 100 TeV and beyond. The telescope, named ASTRI SST-2M, is mainly characterized by an optical system in dual-mirror configuration and by a modular camera at the curved focal surface composed of a matrix of Silicon Photo-Multipliers photo-sensors. In this paper we present an overview of the mechanical, thermal and electrical concept design of the camera and of the related technological solutions adopted for the ASTRI SST-2M prototype.
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V. De Caprio, V. De Caprio, M. Belluso, M. Belluso, G. Bonanno, G. Bonanno, R. Canestrari, R. Canestrari, E. Cascone, E. Cascone, O. Catalano, O. Catalano, G. La Rosa, G. La Rosa, G. Pareschi, G. Pareschi, G. Rodeghiero, G. Rodeghiero, G. Sottile, G. Sottile, } "The ASTRI SST-2M prototype: camera design", Proc. SPIE 8836, Optomechanical Engineering 2013, 883603 (18 September 2013); doi: 10.1117/12.2025570; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2025570
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