Kalman filter tracking and vertexing in a silicon detector for neutrino physics

Cervera-Villanueva, A. et al. (2002) Kalman filter tracking and vertexing in a silicon detector for neutrino physics. Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research. Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors, and Associated Equipment, 486(3), 639 -662. (doi:10.1016/S0168-9002(01)02161-1)

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Publisher's URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S0168-9002(01)02161-1

Abstract

This article describes the application of Kalman filter techniques for the tracking and vertexing of particles inside the NOMAD-STAR detector, a silicon vertex detector installed in NOMAD, one of the neutrino oscillation experiments at the CERN-SPS. The use of the Kalman filter simplifies computationally the tracking and vertex procedure for NOMAD-STAR. The alignment of NOMAD-STAR is shown as an example of the application of the Kalman filter for tracking purposes. The accuracy of the method is such that one obtains alignment residuals between 9 and 12 μm. Furthermore, a preliminary measure of the impact parameter (with an RMS [similar to] 36 μm) illustrates the vertexing capabilities of this technique.

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Soler, Professor Paul
Authors: Cervera-Villanueva, A., do Couto e Silva, E., Ellis, M., Ferrere, D., Gomez-Cadenas, J.J., Gouanere, M., Hernando, J.A., Kokkonen, J., Kuznetsov, V.E., Linssen, L., Runolfsson, O., and Soler, F.J.P.
Subjects:Q Science > QC Physics
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Physics and Astronomy
Journal Name:Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research. Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors, and Associated Equipment
Publisher:Elsevier BV
ISSN:0168-9002
ISSN (Online):1872-9576

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