Studies of lidar calibration for the next generation of imaging atmospheric Cherenkov telescopes

Sam Nolan, Cameron Rulten

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Abstract

The next generation of ground-based imaging atmospheric Cherenkov telescope arrays (AGIS, CTA) seek an energy threshold of some 10's of GeV whilst minimising systematic uncertainty in derived flux and energy. To achieve this a detailed study of atmospheric quality is required. In this work we shall present a simulation study using an array comprising 97 telescopes, folded with real lidar data, to show the effect of changing atmospheric quality on a reconstructed gamma-ray spectrum. This work forms part of the design study performed by the atmospheric and calibration working group of the CTA consortium.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication31st International Cosmic Ray Conference, ICRC 2009
PublisherUniversity of Lodz
StatePublished - Jan 1 2009
Event31st International Cosmic Ray Conference, ICRC 2009 - Lodz, Poland
Duration: Jul 7 2009Jul 15 2009

Other

Other31st International Cosmic Ray Conference, ICRC 2009
CountryPoland
CityLodz
Period7/7/097/15/09

Keywords

  • Atmosphere
  • CTA
  • Gamma-ray

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