July 29, 2015 to August 6, 2015
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NectarCAM : a camera for the medium size telescopes of the Cherenkov Telescope Array

Jul 30, 2015, 3:30 PM
Mississippi Foyer (World Forum)

Mississippi Foyer

World Forum

Churchillplein 10 2517 JW Den Haag The Netherlands
Board: 97
Poster contribution GA-IN Poster 1 GA


Jean-Francois Glicenstein (CEA)


NectarCAM is a camera proposed for the medium-sized telescopes of the Cherenkov Telescope Array (CTA) covering the central energy range of ~100 GeV to ~30 TeV. It has a modular design and is based on the NECTAr chip, at the heart of which is a GHz sampling Switched Capacitor Array and 12-bit Analog to Digital converter. The camera will be equipped with 265 7-photomultiplier modules, covering a field of view of 8 degrees. Each module includes the photomultiplier bases, high voltage supply, pre-amplifier, trigger, readout and Ethernet transceiver. The recorded events last between a few nanoseconds and tens of nanoseconds. The camera trigger will be flexible so as to minimize the read-out dead-time of the NECTAr chips. NectarCAM can sustain a data rate of more than 4 kHz with less than 5% dead time. The camera concept, the design and tests of the various subcomponents and results of thermal and electrical prototypes are presented. The design includes the mechanical structure, cooling of the electronics, read-out, clock distribution, slow control, data-acquisition, triggering, monitoring and services.
Collaboration CTA
Registration number following "ICRC2015-I/" 133

Primary author


Alexis LEVEQUE (IRAP) Andreu Sanuy Charles (University of Barcelona (ES)) Armand Fiasson (Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (FR)) Berrie GIEBELS (LLR) Carlos Diaz Ginzo (C) Carlos Jose Delgado Mendez (CIEMAT) Cédric CHAMPION (APC) David Gascon (ICC-UB) Deirdre HORAN (LLR) Dr Dirk Hoffmann (Centre de Physique des Particules de Marseille, CNRS/IN2P3) Dominique Durand (IRFU) Emmanuel Moulin (CEA) Eric CHABANNE (LAPP) Eric PIERRE (LPNHE) François HENAULT (IPAG) François NUNIO (IRFU) François TOUSSENEL (LPNHE) Georges Vasileiadis (LUPM) Gerard Fontaine (LLR) Giovanni Lamanna (Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (FR)) Gustavo Martinez (Ciemat) Jean-François OLIVE (IRAP) Jean-Luc Panazol (Laboratoire d'Annecy-le-Vieux de Physique des Particules (LAPP)) Jean-Paul TAVERNET (LPNHE) Jean-Philippe Lenain (LPNHE) Jean-Pierre Ernenwein (CPPM) Prof. Juan-Abel BARRIO (Universidad Complutense) Juergen KNODLSEDER (IRAP) Mrs Julie Prast (Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (FR)) Julien Bolmont (Groupe d'Astroparticules de Montpellier) Julien Houles (Centre de Physique des Particules de Marseilles / CNRS) Mr Karl-Heinz Sulanke (DESY) Lui-Angel TEJEDOR ALVAREZ (UCM-GAE) Michael PUNCH (APC) Michel FESQUET (CEA IRFU) Nadia Fouque (Laboratoire d'Annecy-le-Vieux de Physique des Particules (LAPP)) Oscar ABRIL (IFAE) Oscar Blanch Bigas (Instituto de Fisica de Altas Energias (IFAE)) Oscar Ferreira (Unknown) Pascal CORONA (LPNHE) Pascale RAMON (IRAP) Patrick BRUN (LUPM) Patrick NAYMAN (LPNHE) Patrick Yves Sizun (CEA/IRFU,Centre d'etude de Saclay Gif-sur-Yvette (FR)) Pierre JEAN (IRAP) Pierre-Olivier PETRUCCI (IPAG) Ralf WISCHNEWSKI (DESY-Zeuthen) Richard HERMEL (LAPP) Roman Kossakowski (Laboratoire d'Annecy-le-Vieux de Physique des Particules (LAPP)) Sandrine Pavy (LLR) Sonia Karkar (LPNHE) Steven FEGAN (LLR) Stéphane Colonges (CNRS) Sylvie Rosier (Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (FR)) Sébastien RATEAU (LLR) Thierry LE FLOUR (LAPP) Vincent VOISIN (LPNHE) Vincent WAEGEBAERT (IRAP) Yassir MOUDDEN (IRFU) Mr eric delagnes (CEA) frederic louis (CEA)

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