Science capabilities of the VERITAS array of 10 m imaging atmospheric Cherenkov gamma-ray detectors

D. Kieda, S. D. Biller, P. Boyle, I. H. Bond, S. M. Bradbury, J. H. Buckley, D. A. Carter-Lewis, S. Criswell, W. Cui, P. Dowkontt, C. Duke, Abraham David Falcone, D. J. Fegan, S. J. Fegan, J. P. Finley, L. Fortson, J. A. Gaidos, S. Gammell, K. Gibbs, J. HallA. M. Hillas, J. Holder, D. Horan, M. Kertzman, J. Knapp, F. Krennrich, S. LeBohec, J. Lloyd-Evans, P. Moriarity, D. M̈ller, P. Ogden, R. Ong, D. Petry, J. Quinn, P. T. Reynolds, H. J. Rose, M. Schroedter, J. Smith, G. H. Sembrowski, S. P. Swordy, V. V. Vassiliev, S. P. Wakely, G. Walker, T. C. Weekes

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The Very Energetic Radiation Imaging Telescope Array System (VERITAS) is an array of seven 10m aperture telescopes used for gamma-ray astronomy in the 50 GeV to 50 TeV (1 TeV= 1012 electron Volt) energy range. The gamma rays are detected by measuring the optical Cherenkov light emitted by the cascade of electromagnetic particles that is generated by interactions of the high energy gamma-ray with the Earth's Atmosphere. This paper describes the science goals of the VERITAS array, a description of the array, and expected performance of the instrument.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)276-287
Number of pages12
JournalProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
Volume4834
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2002
EventDiscoveries and Research Prospects from 6- to 10- Meter-Class telescopes II - Waikoloa, HI, United States
Duration: Aug 22 2002Aug 23 2002

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  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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Kieda, D. ; Biller, S. D. ; Boyle, P. ; Bond, I. H. ; Bradbury, S. M. ; Buckley, J. H. ; Carter-Lewis, D. A. ; Criswell, S. ; Cui, W. ; Dowkontt, P. ; Duke, C. ; Falcone, Abraham David ; Fegan, D. J. ; Fegan, S. J. ; Finley, J. P. ; Fortson, L. ; Gaidos, J. A. ; Gammell, S. ; Gibbs, K. ; Hall, J. ; Hillas, A. M. ; Holder, J. ; Horan, D. ; Kertzman, M. ; Knapp, J. ; Krennrich, F. ; LeBohec, S. ; Lloyd-Evans, J. ; Moriarity, P. ; M̈ller, D. ; Ogden, P. ; Ong, R. ; Petry, D. ; Quinn, J. ; Reynolds, P. T. ; Rose, H. J. ; Schroedter, M. ; Smith, J. ; Sembrowski, G. H. ; Swordy, S. P. ; Vassiliev, V. V. ; Wakely, S. P. ; Walker, G. ; Weekes, T. C. / Science capabilities of the VERITAS array of 10 m imaging atmospheric Cherenkov gamma-ray detectors. In: Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering. 2002 ; Vol. 4834. pp. 276-287.
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In: Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering, Vol. 4834, 01.12.2002, p. 276-287.

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