22 July 2014 The Cherenkov Telescope Array single-mirror small size telescope project: status and prospects
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The Cherenkov Telescope Array (CTA), the next generation very high energy gamma-ray observatory, will consist of three types of telescopes: large (LST), medium (MST) and small (SST) size telescopes. The small size telescopes are dedicated to the observation of gamma-rays with energy between a few TeV and few hundreds of TeV. The single-mirror small size telescope (SST-1M) is one of several SST designs. It will be equipped with a 4 m-diameter segmented mirror dish and a fully digital camera based on Geiger-mode avalanche photodiodes. Currently, the first prototype of the mechanical structure is under assembly in Poland. In 2014 it will be equipped with 18 mirror facets and a prototype of the camera.
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J. A. Aguilar, W. Bilnik, L. Bogacz, T. Bulik, A. Christov, D. della Volpe, M. Dyrda, A. Frankowski, M. Grudzińska, J. Grygorczuk, M. Heller, B. Idźkowski, M. Janiak, M. Jamrozy, M. Karczewski, J. Kasperek, E. Lyard, A. Marszalek, J. Michalowski, M. Rameez, R. Moderski, T. Montaruli, A. Neronov, J. Nicolau-Kukliński, J. Niemiec, M. Ostrowski, P. Paśko, Ł. Płatos, E. Prandini, J. Rafalski, P. J. Rajda, M. Rataj, M. Rupiński, K. Rutkowskai, K. Seweryn, M. Sidz, Ł. Stawarz, M. Stodulska, M. Stodulski, M. Tokarz, S. Toscano, I. Troyano Pujadas, R. Walter, P. Wawer, R. Wawrzaszek, L. Wiśniewski, K. Winiarski, K. Ziętara, P. Ziółkowski, P. Źychowski, "The Cherenkov Telescope Array single-mirror small size telescope project: status and prospects", Proc. SPIE 9145, Ground-based and Airborne Telescopes V, 914508 (22 July 2014); doi: 10.1117/12.2056027; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2056027
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