Motivation for a Wide-FOV Observatory: Design Considerations and Simulations
- Miguel Mostafa (Penn State)
Dr Harm Schoorlemmer (Max-Planck-Institute für Kerphysik)
Air shower detectors at high altitude sites are suitable for gamma ray observation of the sky in the TeV energy range. The efficiency and accuracy with which these observations can be made depend on several key design parameters for such an observatory. By using CORSIKA simulations, we studied the performance of such an observatory as a function of few key design parameters, like altitude,...
7. Astrophysical motivations for the construction of a wide FoV gamma-ray observatory in the southern hemisphere
Dr Ruben Lopez-Coto (Max Planck Institute for Nuclear Physics)
Gamma ray science
After the successful performance of ground-based wide FoV gamma-ray observatories in the northern hemisphere, the construction of a similar observatory to observe the southern sky has become a must. The design of a such an observatory will be driven by the physics cases accessible to it. In this contribution we will discuss the physics cases that can only be accessed by this kind of detector....
Andrew Smith (University of Maryland, College Park)
A semi-analytical model for computing the sensitivity of a large class of wide-field surfaces arrays has been developed. This phenomenological model approximates the exact response as simulated by CORSIKA and GEANT and provides a very simple interface to approximate effective area and background rates as a function of various particle and detector design parameters, such as gamma-ray energy...
Dr Gus Sinnis (Los Alamos National Laboratory)
Gamma ray science
This talk will be an overview of the physics and techniques that underlay the performance of all-sky ground-based gamma-ray observatories. An important aspect of the discussion will be on establishing the scientific case for building such an instrument. I will end with some generic simulation results that demonstrate the effect of altitude on the response of such arrays and some potential...