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T: Fachverband Teilchenphysik

T 100: Gamma astronomy II

T 100.5: Vortrag

Freitag, 3. April 2020, 12:00–12:15, H-HS XVI

Performance analysis of the Imaging Air-Cherenkov Telescope HAWC's Eye based on Monte Carlo simulations — •Florian Rehbein1, Jan Audehm1, Thomas Bretz1, Giang Do1, Adrianna García1, and Merlin Schaufel21Physics Institute III A, RWTH Aachen, Germany — 2Physics Institute III B, RWTH Aachen, Germany

The compact imaging air Cherenkov telescope HAWC's Eye was developed to operate with the High-Altitude Water Cherenkov Gamma-Ray Observatory (HAWC), which is an extensive air shower array located in the state of Puebla, Mexico. Hybrid observations allow for improved energy and angular resolution. This approach is very promising not only for the HAWC observatory but also for future experiments such as the Southern Wide-field Gamma-ray Observatory, which will observe the Southern Hemisphere and is foreseen to begin operation by 2026. HAWC's Eye is based on a Fresnel lens focussing the light on a SiPM-based camera. Solid light guides increase the light collection area of the sensors. A full detector simulation has been set up, including the optical components as well as the electronics. Results on energy and angular resolution have been obtained.

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