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|Title:||Expected performance of the ASTRI mini-array in the framework of the Cherenkov Telescope Array||Authors:||Di Pierro, F.
|Issue Date:||2016||Journal:||JOURNAL OF PHYSICS. CONFERENCE SERIES||Volume:||XIV International Conference on Topics in Astroparticle and Underground Physics (TAUP 2015)||Number:||718||Issue:||5||First Page:||052008||Abstract:||The Cherenkov Telescope Array (CTA) Observatory is a world-wide project for the ground-based study of the sources of the highest energy photons. By adopting telescopes of three different size categories it will cover the wide energy range from tens of GeV up to hundreds of TeV, limited only by the source physical properties and the gamma absorption by the extragalactic background light. The full sky coverage will be assured by two arrays, one in each hemisphere. An array of small size telescopes (SSTs), covering the highest energy region (3-100 TeV), the region most flux limited for current imaging atmospheric Cherenkov telescopes, is planned to be deployed at the southern CTA site in the first phase of the CTA project. The ASTRI collaboration has developed a prototype of a dual mirror SST equipped with a SiPM-based focal plane (ASTRI SST-2M) and has proposed to install a mini-array of nine of such telescopes at the CTA southern site (the ASTRI mini-array). In order to study the expected performance and the scientific capabilities of different telescope configurations, full Monte Carlo (MC) simulations of the shower development in the atmosphere for both gammas and hadronic background have been performed, followed by detailed simulations of the telescopes. In this work the expected performance of the ASTRI mini-array in terms of sensitivity, angular and energy resolution are presented and discussed.||Conference Name:||XIV International Conference on Topics in Astroparticle and Underground Physics (TAUP 2015)||Conference Place:||Torino, Italy||Conference Date:||7 - 11 September, 2015||URI:||http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12386/26027||URL:||https://iopscience.iop.org/article/10.1088/1742-6596/718/5/052008||ISSN:||1742-6588||DOI:||10.1088/1742-6596/718/5/052008||Bibcode ADS:||2016JPhCS.718e2008D||Fulltext:||open|
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