The Advanced Gamma-ray Imaging System (AGIS) telescope optical system designs

V. Bugaev, J. Buckley, S. Diegel, Abraham David Falcone, S. Fegan, J. Finley, V. Guarino, D. Hanna, P. Kaaret, A. Konopelko, H. Krawczynski, B. Ramsey, R. Romani, V. Vassiliev, T. Weekes

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AGIS is a conceptual design for a future ground-based gamma-ray observatory operating in the energy range 25 GeV-100 TeV, which is based on an array of ∼ 20 - 100 imaging atmospheric Cherenkov telescopes (IACTs). The desired improvement in sensitivity, angular resolution, and reliability of operation of AGIS imposes demanding technological and cost requirements on the design of the IACTs. We are considering several options for the optical system (OS) of the AGIS telescopes, which include the traditional Davies-Cotton design as well as novel two-mirror design. Emerging mirror production technologies based on replication processes such as cold and hot glass slumping, cured carbon fiber reinforced plastic (CFRP), and electroforming provide new opportunities for cost-effective solutions for the design of the OS.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)834-837
Number of pages4
JournalAIP Conference Proceedings
Volume1085
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 13 2009
Event4th International Meeting on High Energy Gamma-Ray Astronomy - Heidelberg, Germany
Duration: Jul 7 2008Jul 11 2008

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Bugaev, V., Buckley, J., Diegel, S., Falcone, A. D., Fegan, S., Finley, J., ... Weekes, T. (2009). The Advanced Gamma-ray Imaging System (AGIS) telescope optical system designs. AIP Conference Proceedings, 1085, 834-837. https://doi.org/10.1063/1.3076804
Bugaev, V. ; Buckley, J. ; Diegel, S. ; Falcone, Abraham David ; Fegan, S. ; Finley, J. ; Guarino, V. ; Hanna, D. ; Kaaret, P. ; Konopelko, A. ; Krawczynski, H. ; Ramsey, B. ; Romani, R. ; Vassiliev, V. ; Weekes, T. / The Advanced Gamma-ray Imaging System (AGIS) telescope optical system designs. In: AIP Conference Proceedings. 2009 ; Vol. 1085. pp. 834-837.
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The Advanced Gamma-ray Imaging System (AGIS) telescope optical system designs. / Bugaev, V.; Buckley, J.; Diegel, S.; Falcone, Abraham David; Fegan, S.; Finley, J.; Guarino, V.; Hanna, D.; Kaaret, P.; Konopelko, A.; Krawczynski, H.; Ramsey, B.; Romani, R.; Vassiliev, V.; Weekes, T.

In: AIP Conference Proceedings, Vol. 1085, 13.04.2009, p. 834-837.

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