par Aguilar Sanchez, Juan Antonio ;Toscano, Simona ; [et al.]
Référence Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering, 9145, 914508
Publication Publié, 2014
Article révisé par les pairs
Résumé : The Cherenkov Telescope Array (CTA), the next generation very high energy gamma-ray observatory, will consist of three types of telescopes: large (LST), medium (MST) and small (SST) size telescopes. The small size telescopes are dedicated to the observation of gamma-rays with energy between a few TeV and few hundreds of TeV. The single-mirror small size telescope (SST-1M) is one of several SST designs. It will be equipped with a 4 m-diameter segmented mirror dish and a fully digital camera based on Geiger-mode avalanche photodiodes. Currently, the first prototype of the mechanical structure is under assembly in Poland. In 2014 it will be equipped with 18 mirror facets and a prototype of the camera. We report on the current status of the prototype, the ongoing tests of the different components and the future plans.