Determination of the primary vertex position in the NA36 experiment

E. Andersen, P. D. Barnes, B. Castano, Michael G. Cherney, M. Cohler, B. de la Cruz, G. E. Diebold, B. Dulny, C. Fernandez, G. Franklin, R. Frühwirth, C. Garabatos, J. A. Garzon, W. M. Geist, A. Gomez, D. Greiner, C. Gruhn, M. Hafidouni, J. Hrubec, P. G. JonesE. Judd, J. P M Kuipers, P. Ladron de Guevara, M. Ladrem, D. Liko, S. Lopez-Ponte, G. Lovhoiden, J. MacNaughton, A. Michalon, M. E. Michalon-Mentzer, J. Mosquera, Z. Natkaniec, J. M. Nelson, G. Neuhofer, C. Perez de los Heros, M. Plo, P. Porth, B. Powell, B. Quinn, A. Ramil, M. Regler, H. Rohringer, I. Sakrejda, R. Schumacher, D. Stampfer, T. Thorsteinsen, J. Traxler, A. Yanez, P. Yepes, R. Zybert

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Abstract

A new method is described for finding the primary vertex in a relativistic heavy-ion experiment with multiple nuclear targets. Due to the large number of tracks the use of an economic algorithm is essential. The method comes from system theory and is based on an application of the Kalman filter. The small uncertainty in the vertex position obtained provides a reliable target assignment for the interaction.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)69-75
Number of pages7
JournalNuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research, Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment
Volume301
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 15 1991

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System theory
Heavy ions
Kalman filters
apexes
Economics
economics
heavy ions
Experiments
interactions
Uncertainty

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Instrumentation
  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics

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Determination of the primary vertex position in the NA36 experiment. / Andersen, E.; Barnes, P. D.; Castano, B.; Cherney, Michael G.; Cohler, M.; de la Cruz, B.; Diebold, G. E.; Dulny, B.; Fernandez, C.; Franklin, G.; Frühwirth, R.; Garabatos, C.; Garzon, J. A.; Geist, W. M.; Gomez, A.; Greiner, D.; Gruhn, C.; Hafidouni, M.; Hrubec, J.; Jones, P. G.; Judd, E.; Kuipers, J. P M; de Guevara, P. Ladron; Ladrem, M.; Liko, D.; Lopez-Ponte, S.; Lovhoiden, G.; MacNaughton, J.; Michalon, A.; Michalon-Mentzer, M. E.; Mosquera, J.; Natkaniec, Z.; Nelson, J. M.; Neuhofer, G.; de los Heros, C. Perez; Plo, M.; Porth, P.; Powell, B.; Quinn, B.; Ramil, A.; Regler, M.; Rohringer, H.; Sakrejda, I.; Schumacher, R.; Stampfer, D.; Thorsteinsen, T.; Traxler, J.; Yanez, A.; Yepes, P.; Zybert, R.

In: Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research, Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment, Vol. 301, No. 1, 15.02.1991, p. 69-75.

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Andersen, E, Barnes, PD, Castano, B, Cherney, MG, Cohler, M, de la Cruz, B, Diebold, GE, Dulny, B, Fernandez, C, Franklin, G, Frühwirth, R, Garabatos, C, Garzon, JA, Geist, WM, Gomez, A, Greiner, D, Gruhn, C, Hafidouni, M, Hrubec, J, Jones, PG, Judd, E, Kuipers, JPM, de Guevara, PL, Ladrem, M, Liko, D, Lopez-Ponte, S, Lovhoiden, G, MacNaughton, J, Michalon, A, Michalon-Mentzer, ME, Mosquera, J, Natkaniec, Z, Nelson, JM, Neuhofer, G, de los Heros, CP, Plo, M, Porth, P, Powell, B, Quinn, B, Ramil, A, Regler, M, Rohringer, H, Sakrejda, I, Schumacher, R, Stampfer, D, Thorsteinsen, T, Traxler, J, Yanez, A, Yepes, P & Zybert, R 1991, 'Determination of the primary vertex position in the NA36 experiment', Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research, Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment, vol. 301, no. 1, pp. 69-75. https://doi.org/10.1016/0168-9002(91)90739-D
Andersen, E. ; Barnes, P. D. ; Castano, B. ; Cherney, Michael G. ; Cohler, M. ; de la Cruz, B. ; Diebold, G. E. ; Dulny, B. ; Fernandez, C. ; Franklin, G. ; Frühwirth, R. ; Garabatos, C. ; Garzon, J. A. ; Geist, W. M. ; Gomez, A. ; Greiner, D. ; Gruhn, C. ; Hafidouni, M. ; Hrubec, J. ; Jones, P. G. ; Judd, E. ; Kuipers, J. P M ; de Guevara, P. Ladron ; Ladrem, M. ; Liko, D. ; Lopez-Ponte, S. ; Lovhoiden, G. ; MacNaughton, J. ; Michalon, A. ; Michalon-Mentzer, M. E. ; Mosquera, J. ; Natkaniec, Z. ; Nelson, J. M. ; Neuhofer, G. ; de los Heros, C. Perez ; Plo, M. ; Porth, P. ; Powell, B. ; Quinn, B. ; Ramil, A. ; Regler, M. ; Rohringer, H. ; Sakrejda, I. ; Schumacher, R. ; Stampfer, D. ; Thorsteinsen, T. ; Traxler, J. ; Yanez, A. ; Yepes, P. ; Zybert, R. / Determination of the primary vertex position in the NA36 experiment. In: Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research, Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment. 1991 ; Vol. 301, No. 1. pp. 69-75.
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