TITLE

VERITAS: Very energetic radiation imaging telescope array system

AUTHOR(S)
Krennrich, F.; Bradbury, S. M.; Bond, I. H.; Breslin, A. C.; Buckley, J. H.; Carter-Lewis, D. A.; Catanese, M.; Dingus, B. L.; Fegan, D. J.; Finley, J. P.; Gaidos, J.; Grindlay, J.; Hillas, A. M.; Hermann, G.; Kaaret, P.; Kieda, D.; Knapp, J.; LeBohec, S.; Lessard, R. W.; Lloyd-Evans, J.
PUB. DATE
June 2000
SOURCE
AIP Conference Proceedings;2000, Vol. 515 Issue 1, p515
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The Very Energetic Radiation Imaging Telescope Array System (VERI-TAS) is a wide energy range (50 GeV–50 TeV) atmospheric Cherenkov detector and will start operation in 2004. The design is driven by a major scientific interest in jets of active galactic nuclei, probing the intergalactic IR fields with TeV γ-ray beams, measuring the high energy spectrum of γ-ray bursts and galactic sources of cosmic rays. Also γ-rays signatures of quantum gravity, neutralinos and primordial black holes constitute the exotic scientific motivations to built a highly versatile detector that can be operated in various modes. The technical concept and design of the seven-telescope array system is described. © 2000 American Institute of Physics.
ACCESSION #
6028208

 

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