Combination of various data analysis techniques for efficient track reconstruction in very high multiplicity events

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A novel combination of established data analysis techniques for reconstructing charged-particles in high energy collisions is proposed. It uses all information available in a collision event while keeping competing choices open as long as possible. Suitable track candidates are selected by transforming measured hits to a binned, three- or four-dimensional, track parameter space. It is accomplished by the use of templates taking advantage of the translational and rotational symmetries of the detectors. Track candidates and their corresponding hits, the nodes, form a usually highly connected network, a bipartite graph, where we allow for multiple hit to track assignments, edges. In order to get a manageable problem, the graph is cut into very many minigraphs by removing a few of its vulnerable components, edges and nodes. Finally the hits are distributed among the track candidates by exploring a deterministic decision tree. A depth-limited search is performed maximizing the number of hits on tracks, and minimizing the sum of track-fit χ2. Simplified but realistic models of LHC silicon trackers including the relevant physics processes are used to test and study the performance (efficiency, purity, timing) of the proposed method in the case of single or many simultaneous proton-proton collisions (high pileup), and for single heavy-ion collisions at the highest available energies.

Original languageEnglish
Article number00011
JournalEPJ Web of Conferences
Publication statusPublished - aug. 8 2017
EventWorkshop on Connecting the Dots/ Intelligent Trackers, CTD/WIT 2017 - Orsay, France
Duration: márc. 6 2017márc. 9 2017

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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