Thursday, July 18, 2013

1307.4540 (Carlos Delgado et al.)

Mechanics and cooling system for the camera of the Large Size Telescopes of the Cherenkov Telescope Array (CTA)    [PDF]

Carlos Delgado, Oscar Blanch, Carlos Diaz, Noemi Hamer, Ohoka Hideyuki, Razmik Mirzoyan, Masahiro Teshima, Holger Wetteskind, Tokonatsu Yamamoto for the Cherenkov Telescope Array Consortium
Mechanics of the camera for the large size telescopes of CTA must protect and provide a stable environment for its instrumentation. This is achieved by a stiff support structure enclosed in an air and water tight volume. The structure is specially devised to facilitate extracting the power dissipated by the focal plane electronics while keeping its weight small enough to guarantee an optimum load on the telescope structure. A heat extraction system is designed to keep the electronics temperature within its optimal operation range, stable in time and homogeneous along the camera volume, whereas it is decoupled from the temperature in the telescope environment. In this contribution, we present the details of this system as well as its verification based in finite element analysis computations and tested prototypes. Finally, issues related to the integration of the camera mechanics and electronics will be dealt with.
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