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.

The Cherenkov Telescope Array: layout, design and performance

Antonuccio V.;Aramo C.;Bruno P.;Buscemi M.;Cangemi F.;Compagnino A.;Franceschini A.;Gianotti F.;Guarino V.;Ingallinera A.;Massimino P.;Pagliaro A.;Paolillo M.;Pellegriti M. G.;Pirola G.;Pumo M. L.;
2022-01-01

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.
2022
Cosmic rays; Gamma rays; Intelligent systems; Monte Carlo methods; Observatories
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