Dark Energy Studies with LSST Image Simulations, Final Report
This grant funded the development and dissemination of the Photon Simulator (PhoSim) for the purpose of studying dark energy at high precision with the upcoming Large Synoptic Survey Telescope (LSST) astronomical survey. The work was in collaboration with the LSST Dark Energy Science Collaboration (DESC). Several detailed physics improvements were made in the optics, atmosphere, and sensor, a number of validation studies were performed, and a significant number of usability features were implemented. Future work in DESC will use PhoSim as the image simulation tool for data challenges used by the analysis groups.
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- Technical Report
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- Purdue Univ., West Lafayette, IN (United States)
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- USDOE Office of Science (SC), High Energy Physics (HEP) (SC-25)
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- United States
- 79 ASTRONOMY AND ASTROPHYSICS; IMAGES; PHOTONS; COMPUTERIZED SIMULATION; VALIDATION; EARTH ATMOSPHERE; OPTICS; SENSORS; TELESCOPES; ACCURACY
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