We are glad to announce that the first version of the SENSE Roadmap is ready for download. This Roadmap aims to define the R&D activities that SENSE would like to follow for the development of the ultimate low light-level sensor(s), mainly for future astroparticle physics projects, but as well for other applications, e.g. in medical diagnostics.
We focus on developments that are crucial for two photo-sensing technologies: silicon photomultipliers (SiPMs) and photomultipliers (PMTs). We have identified three major sectors of development for each technology: (1) the performance of the sensors (which usually depends on the application), (2) the readout/control electronics, and (3) the integration of such electronics into the sensor. For each sector, we point out the specifications required to address individual fields of application and which challenges must be overcome. In addition, the results of ongoing specific R&D activities taking place in line with the Roadmap idea within SENSE are presented.
The document is a starting point for the next two years work of SENSE groups and experts and we are glad to interact/ discuss with all stakeholders involved in the area of low light-level sensor during our workshops and also in the Forum!