Main target of this paper is to describe the conceptual design and the virtual prototyping phases of a new detector, named Crystal Eye, aimed at the exploration of the electromagnetic counterpart of the gravitational wave events. Such events generated by neutron stars collision (or mergers) are associated with γ-ray bursts. With its characteristics, Crystal Eye will provide the continuous exploration and monitoring of the Universe after a Gravitational Wave event with a better resolution than that of other detectors such as the Fermi Gamma-ray Burst Monitor (GBM). Thanks to its large field of view and its design, it has the potentiality to be the trigger for those present X-ray astronomy missions (Chandra, Swift, Integral XMM Newton) that are based on high angular resolution pointing experiment but that have unfortunately a very small field of view. An intense brainstorming phase, involving a team of physicians and engineers for the generation of concepts, started the design process. So, many preliminary sketches and CAD models were realized to well identify the main requirements of the new detector. Afterwards, considering the features and the constraints of the project, a refinement of the possible solutions among all the alternatives thought was performed, and three virtual prototypes were selected according to the Multi-Voting Method. Lastly, the AHP (Analytic Hierarchy Process) Multi Criteria decision making approach was considered to designate the best concept.

AHP and multi-voting approaches for conceptual design of new detectors: The crystal eye case study

Renno F.
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Barbato F.;Barbarino G.;Guarino F.;Papa S.
2020

Abstract

Main target of this paper is to describe the conceptual design and the virtual prototyping phases of a new detector, named Crystal Eye, aimed at the exploration of the electromagnetic counterpart of the gravitational wave events. Such events generated by neutron stars collision (or mergers) are associated with γ-ray bursts. With its characteristics, Crystal Eye will provide the continuous exploration and monitoring of the Universe after a Gravitational Wave event with a better resolution than that of other detectors such as the Fermi Gamma-ray Burst Monitor (GBM). Thanks to its large field of view and its design, it has the potentiality to be the trigger for those present X-ray astronomy missions (Chandra, Swift, Integral XMM Newton) that are based on high angular resolution pointing experiment but that have unfortunately a very small field of view. An intense brainstorming phase, involving a team of physicians and engineers for the generation of concepts, started the design process. So, many preliminary sketches and CAD models were realized to well identify the main requirements of the new detector. Afterwards, considering the features and the constraints of the project, a refinement of the possible solutions among all the alternatives thought was performed, and three virtual prototypes were selected according to the Multi-Voting Method. Lastly, the AHP (Analytic Hierarchy Process) Multi Criteria decision making approach was considered to designate the best concept.
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