VAMOS: a Pathfinder for the HAWC Gamma-Ray Observatory

  title={VAMOS: a Pathfinder for the HAWC Gamma-Ray Observatory},
  author={Anushka Udara Abeysekara and Ruben Alfaro and Carlos {\'A}lvarez and J. D. 'Alvarez and Fernando 'Angeles and Roberto Arceo and J. C. Arteaga-Vel'azquez and A. Avila-Aroche and Hugo Alberto Ayala Solares and C. Badillo and Aitana Sorolla Barber and Brian M. Baughman and Nazario Bautista-Elivar and Jos{\'e} Luis Contreras Gonz{\'a}lez and Ernesto Belmont and Erika Ben'itez and Segev BenZvi and David Berley and Ashley Bernal and M. Bonilla Rosales and J{\"u}rgen Braun and Rogelio Antonio Caballero-Lopez and Karen S Caballero-Mora and Ivelisse Cabrera and Alberto Carrami{\~n}ana and L. Castaneda-Mart'inez and M. Castillo and Umberto Cotti and Jorge Cotzomi and Eduardo de la Fuente and C. de Le'on and Tyce DeYoung and A. D{\'i}az-Azuara and Luz Amparo D{\'i}az-Cruz and Reinier Diaz Hernandez and J. C. D'iaz-V'elez and B L Dingus and Deborah Dultzin and M. A. Duvernois and R. W. Ellsworth and Arturo Fern{\'a}ndez and Daniel W. Fiorino and Nissim Fraija and Amparo Galindo and G. Garc'ia-Torales and Fernando Morales Garfias and Ana Gonz'alez and L. X. Gonz'alez and Mar'ia Magdalena Gonz'alez and Jordan A. Goodman and Varlen Grabski and Michael Gussert and C. Guzm'an-Cer'on and Zigfried Hampel-Arias and J. Patrick Harding and L. Hern'andez-Cervantes and Chiumun Michelle Hui and Petra Huntemeyer and Amjad Imran and Ana Iriarte and Peter Karn and David Kieda and Gerd J. Kunde and Rosal{\'i}a Langarica and Alejandro Lara and Gerardo Lara and Robert J. Lauer and Won Hee Lee and Dirk Lennarz and Hermes Le'on Vargas and Edgar Casimiro Linares and James T. Linnemann and Micaela Longo and Ren{\'e} Luna-Garc{\'i}a and Agostino Marinelli and L. A. Mart'inez and H'ector J. Mart'inez and O. E. Mart'inez and J. Mart'inez-Castro and Marco Martos and Jaymie Mark Matthews and Julie Mcenery and Evelyn Mendoza Torres and Pedro Miranda-Romagnoli and Juli{\'a}n Andr{\'e}s Cruz Moreno and Miguel Mostaf'a and J. Nava and Lukas Nellen and Michael Newbold and R. Noriega-Papaqui and T. Oceguera-Becerra and D. Patricia Page and Barbara Patricelli and R. Pelayo and E. G. P'erez-P'erez and J. Pretz and Iv'an Ram'irez and Anke Renter and Colas Rivi{\`e}re and Daniel Rosa-Gonz'alez and F. Ruiz-Sala and Enrique Ruiz-Velasco and James M. Ryan and J. Rodrigo Sacahui and Humberto Salazar and Francisco Salesa and Andr{\'e}s Sandoval and Emilio Santos and Matthias B. Schneider and S. Silich and Gus Sinnis and Andy J. Smith and Kathryne Sparks Woodle and Robert Wayne Springer and Francisco Su{\'a}rez and Ignacio Taboada and Ayşeg{\"u}l Tepe and Patrick A. Toale and Kirsten Tollefson and Ibrahim Torres and Silvio J. Tinoco and Tilan N. Ukwatta and Jose F Vald'es Galicia and Paul Vanegas and A. Castaneda V'azquez and Luis Villase{\~n}or and W. Alan Wall and Thomas Weisgarber and Stefan Westerhoff and I. G. Wisher and Japheth Wood and Gaurang B. Yodh and Patrick William Younk and Dmitry Zaborov and A. Ni{\~n}o de Zepeda and Hongyan Zhou},
Abstract VAMOS 1 was a prototype detector built in 2011 at an altitude of 4100 m a.s.l. in the state of Puebla, Mexico. The aim of VAMOS was to finalize the design, construction techniques and data acquisition system of the HAWC observatory. HAWC is an air-shower array currently under construction at the same site of VAMOS with the purpose to study the TeV sky. The VAMOS setup included six water Cherenkov detectors and two different data acquisition systems. It was in operation between October… CONTINUE READING


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