2011
DOI: 10.1007/s10686-011-9247-0
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Design concepts for the Cherenkov Telescope Array CTA: an advanced facility for ground-based high-energy gamma-ray astronomy

Abstract: Ground-based gamma-ray astronomy has had a major breakthrough with the impressive results obtained using systems of imaging atmospheric Cherenkov telescopes. Ground-based gamma-ray astronomy has a huge potential in astrophysics, particle physics and cosmology. CTA is an international initiative to build the next generation instrument, with a factor of 5-10 improvement in sensitivity in the 100 GeV-10 TeV range and the extension to energies well below 100 GeV and above 100 TeV. CTA will consist of two arrays (o… Show more

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“…This issue is crucial to assessing novae as potential targets for present and future TeV telescopes, such as the Cherenkov Telescope Array (CTA; Actis et al 2011), and current neutrino observatories, such as IceCube (Karle et al 2003). Although the statistics are poor, the time-integrated spectral energy distribution measured by Fermi LAT shows hints for a spectral cut-off or break in the photon energy range E γ ∼ 1−10 GeV (Ackermann et al 2014).…”
Section: Introductionmentioning
confidence: 99%
“…This issue is crucial to assessing novae as potential targets for present and future TeV telescopes, such as the Cherenkov Telescope Array (CTA; Actis et al 2011), and current neutrino observatories, such as IceCube (Karle et al 2003). Although the statistics are poor, the time-integrated spectral energy distribution measured by Fermi LAT shows hints for a spectral cut-off or break in the photon energy range E γ ∼ 1−10 GeV (Ackermann et al 2014).…”
Section: Introductionmentioning
confidence: 99%
“…Left: HERD 5σ continuum sensitivity for one year observation in comparison with all other missions with gamma-ray observation capability, e.g., ISS-CALET [28], DAMPE and Fermi [25], and including the future CTA [26] and the Large High Altitude Air Shower Observatory (LHAASO) [27]. image intensified CMOS (IsCMOS) is proposed, which can greatly reduce the complexity of onboard electronics.…”
Section: Pos(icrc2017)1077mentioning
confidence: 99%
“…The Cherenkov Telescope Array (CTA), a pair of planned next-generation IACT arrays in the northern and southern hemispheres, promises broader energy coverage, dramatically improved (< 0.04 • ) angular resolution, a comparatively large (7 − 8 • ) field of view and order-of-magnitude increase in sensitivity between 100 GeV and 10 TeV [65,66]. LHAASO, a hybrid instrument combining water Cherenkov and particle detectors [67], also promises unprecedented sensitivity between 20 TeV and a PeV.…”
Section: Future Instrumentsmentioning
confidence: 99%