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Volume 301 - 35th International Cosmic Ray Conference (ICRC2017) - Session Gamma-Ray Astronomy. GA-instrumentation
Performance of the upgraded H.E.S.S. cameras
G. Giavitto*, S. Bonnefoy, T. Ashton, M. Backes, A. Balzer, D. Berge, F. Brun, T. Chaminade, E. Delagnes, G. Fontaine, M. Fuessling, B. Giebels, J.F. Glicenstein, T. Gräber, J. Hinton, A. Jahnke, S. Klepser, M. Kossatz, A. Kretzschmann, V. Lefranc, H. Leich, J.P. Lenain, H. Lüdecke, I. Lypova, P. Manigot, V. Marandon, E. Moulin, M. de Naurois, P. Nayman, S. Ohm, M. Penno, D. Ross, D. Salek, M. Schade, T. Schwab, K. Shiningayamwe, C. Stegmann, C. Steppa, J. Thornhill and F. Toussnelet al. (click to show)
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Pre-published on: March 28, 2018
Published on: August 03, 2018
The 14 years old cameras of the H.E.S.S. 12-m telescopes have been upgraded in 2015/2016, with the goals of reducing the system failure rate, reducing the dead time and improving the overall performance of the array. This conference contribution describes the various tests that were carried out on the cameras and their sub-components both in the lab and on site. It also gives an overview of the commissioning and calibration procedures adopted during and after the installation, including e.g. flat-fielding and trigger threshold scans. Finally, it reports in detail about the overall performance of the four new H.E.S.S-I cameras, using very recent data.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.22323/1.301.0805
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