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Title: 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.
Authors:
 [1]
  1. Purdue Univ., West Lafayette, IN (United States)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
1272167
Report Number(s):
DOE-PETERSON--2016
TRN: US1601653
DOE Contract Number:
SC0009923
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Research Org:
Purdue Univ., West Lafayette, IN (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE Office of Science (SC), High Energy Physics (HEP) (SC-25)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
79 ASTRONOMY AND ASTROPHYSICS; IMAGES; PHOTONS; COMPUTERIZED SIMULATION; VALIDATION; EARTH ATMOSPHERE; OPTICS; SENSORS; TELESCOPES; ACCURACY