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A fast algorithm for muon track reconstruction and its application to the ANTARES neutrino telescope
Aguilar, J.A.; Al Samarai, I.; Albert, A.; Andre, M.; Anghinolfi, M.; Anton, G.; Anvar, S.; Ardid, M.; Jesus, A.C.A.; Astraatmadja, T.; Aubert, J.J.; Auer, R.; Baret, B.; Basa, S.; Bazzotti, M.; Bertin, V.; Biagi, S.; Bigongiari, C.; Bogazzi, C.; Bou-Cabo, M.; Bouwhuis, M.C.; Brown, A.M.; Brunner, J.; Busto, J.; Camarena, F.; Capone, A.; Carloganu, C.; Carminati, G.; Carr, J.; Cecchini, S.; Charvis, P.; Chiarusi, T.; Circella, M.; Coniglione, R.; Costantini, H.; Cottini, N.; Coyle, P.; Curtil, C.; Decowski, M.P.; Dekeyser, I.; Deschamps, A.; Distefano, C.; Donzaud, C.; Dornic, D.; Dorosti, Q.; Drouhin, D.; Eberl, T.; Emanuele, U.; Ernenwein, J.P.; Escoffier, S.; Fehr, F.; Flaminio, V.; Fritsch, U.; Fuda, J.L.; Galata, S.; Gay, P.; Giacomelli, G.; Gomez-Gonzalez, J.P.; Graf, K.; Guillard, G.; Halladjian, G.; Hallewell, G.; van Haren, H.; Heijboer, A.J.; Hello, Y.; Hernandez-Rey, J.J.; Herold, B.; Hossl, J.; Hsu, C.C.; De Jong, M.; Kadler, M.; Kalantar-Nayestanaki, N.; Kalekin, O.; Katz, U.; Kappes, A.; Kooijman, P.; Kopper, C.; Kouchner, A.; Kulikovskiy, V.; Lahmann, R.; Lamare, P.; Larosa, G.; Lefevre, D.; Lim, G.; Lo Presti, D.; Loehner, H.; Loucatos, S.; Lucarelli, F.; Mangano, S.; Marcelin, M.; Margiotta, A.; Martinez-Mora, J.A.; Mazure, A.; Meli, A.; Montaruli, T.; Morganti, M.; Moscoso, L.; Motz, H.; Naumann, C.; Neff, M.; Palioselitis, D.; Pavalas, G.E.; Payre, P.; Petrovic, J.; Picot-Clemente, N.; Picq, C.; Popa, V.; Pradier, T.; Presani, E.; Racca, C.; Reed, C.; Riccobene, G.; Richardt, C.; Richter, R.; Rostovtsev, A.; Rujoiu, M.; Russo, G.V.; Salesa, F.; Sapienza, P.; Schock, F.; Schuller, J.P.; Shanidze, R.; Simeone, F.; Spiess, A.; Spurio, M.; Steijger, J.J.M.; Stolarczyk, T.; Taiuti, M.; Tamburini, C.; Tasca, L.; Toscano, S.; Vallage, B.; Van Elewyck, V.; Vannoni, G.; Vecchi, M.; Vernin, P.; Wijnker, G.; de Wolf, E.; Yepes, H.; Zaborov, D.; Zornoza, J.D.; Zuniga, J. (2011). A fast algorithm for muon track reconstruction and its application to the ANTARES neutrino telescope. Astroparticle Physics 34(9): 652-662. dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.astropartphys.2011.01.003
In: Astroparticle Physics. Elsevier: Amsterdam. ISSN 0927-6505, more
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Author keywords
    Neutrino telescope; Track reconstruction

Authors  Top 
  • Aguilar, J.A.
  • Al Samarai, I.
  • Albert, A.
  • Andre, M.
  • Anghinolfi, M.
  • Anton, G.
  • Anvar, S.
  • Ardid, M.
  • Jesus, A.C.A.
  • Astraatmadja, T.
  • Aubert, J.J.
  • Auer, R.
  • Baret, B.
  • Basa, S.
  • Bazzotti, M.
  • Bertin, V.
  • Biagi, S.
  • Bigongiari, C.
  • Bogazzi, C.
  • Bou-Cabo, M.
  • Bouwhuis, M.C.
  • Brown, A.M.
  • Brunner, J.
  • Busto, J.
  • Camarena, F.
  • Capone, A.
  • Carloganu, C.
  • Carminati, G.
  • Carr, J.
  • Cecchini, S.
  • Charvis, P.
  • Chiarusi, T.
  • Circella, M.
  • Coniglione, R.
  • Costantini, H.
  • Cottini, N.
  • Coyle, P.
  • Curtil, C.
  • Decowski, M.P.
  • Dekeyser, I.
  • Deschamps, A.
  • Distefano, C.
  • Donzaud, C.
  • Dornic, D.
  • Dorosti, Q.
  • Drouhin, D.
  • Eberl, T.
  • Emanuele, U.
  • Ernenwein, J.P.
  • Escoffier, S.
  • Fehr, F.
  • Flaminio, V.
  • Fritsch, U.
  • Fuda, J.L.
  • Galata, S.
  • Gay, P.
  • Giacomelli, G.
  • Gomez-Gonzalez, J.P.
  • Graf, K.
  • Guillard, G.
  • Halladjian, G.
  • Hallewell, G.
  • van Haren, H., more
  • Heijboer, A.J.
  • Hello, Y.
  • Hernandez-Rey, J.J.
  • Herold, B.
  • Hossl, J.
  • Hsu, C.C.
  • De Jong, M.
  • Kadler, M.
  • Kalantar-Nayestanaki, N.
  • Kalekin, O.
  • Katz, U.
  • Kappes, A.
  • Kooijman, P.
  • Kopper, C.
  • Kouchner, A.
  • Kulikovskiy, V.
  • Lahmann, R.
  • Lamare, P.
  • Larosa, G.
  • Lefevre, D.
  • Lim, G.
  • Lo Presti, D.
  • Loehner, H.
  • Loucatos, S.
  • Lucarelli, F.
  • Mangano, S.
  • Marcelin, M.
  • Margiotta, A.
  • Martinez-Mora, J.A.
  • Mazure, A.
  • Meli, A.
  • Montaruli, T.
  • Morganti, M.
  • Moscoso, L.
  • Motz, H.
  • Naumann, C.
  • Neff, M.
  • Palioselitis, D.
  • Pavalas, G.E.
  • Payre, P.
  • Petrovic, J.
  • Picot-Clemente, N.
  • Picq, C.
  • Popa, V.
  • Pradier, T.
  • Presani, E.
  • Racca, C.
  • Reed, C.
  • Riccobene, G.
  • Richardt, C.
  • Richter, R.
  • Rostovtsev, A.
  • Rujoiu, M.
  • Russo, G.V.
  • Salesa, F.
  • Sapienza, P.
  • Schock, F.
  • Schuller, J.P.
  • Shanidze, R.
  • Simeone, F.
  • Spiess, A.
  • Spurio, M.
  • Steijger, J.J.M.
  • Stolarczyk, T.
  • Taiuti, M.
  • Tamburini, C.
  • Tasca, L.
  • Toscano, S.
  • Vallage, B.
  • Van Elewyck, V.
  • Vannoni, G.
  • Vecchi, M.
  • Vernin, P.
  • Wijnker, G.
  • de Wolf, E.
  • Yepes, H.
  • Zaborov, D.
  • Zornoza, J.D.
  • Zuniga, J.

Abstract
    An algorithm is presented, that provides a fast and robust reconstruction of neutrino induced upward-going muons and a discrimination of these events from downward-going atmospheric muon background in data collected by the ANTARES neutrino telescope. The algorithm consists of a hit merging and hit selection procedure followed by fitting steps for a track hypothesis and a point-like light source. It is particularly well-suited for real time applications such as online monitoring and fast triggering of optical follow-up observations for multi-messenger studies. The performance of the algorithm is evaluated with Monte Carlo simulations and various distributions are compared with that obtained in ANTARES data.

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