A fast algorithm for muon track reconstruction and its application to the ANTARES neutrino telescope

J. A. Aguilar, I. Al Samarai, A. Albert, M. André, M. Anghinolfi, G. Anton, S. Anvar, M. Ardid, A. C. Assis Jesus, T. Astraatmadja, J. J. Aubert, R. Auer, B. Baret, S. Basa, M. Bazzotti, V. Bertin, S. Biagi, C. Bigongiari, C. Bogazzi, M. Bou-CaboM. C. Bouwhuis, A. M. Brown, J. Brunner, J. Busto, F. Camarena, A. Capone, C. Cârloganu, G. Carminati, J. Carr, S. Cecchini, Ph Charvis, T. Chiarusi, M. Circella, R. Coniglione, H. Costantini, N. Cottini, P. Coyle, C. Curtil, M. P. Decowski, I. Dekeyser, A. Deschamps, C. Distefano, C. Donzaud, D. Dornic, Q. Dorosti, D. Drouhin, T. Eberl, U. Emanuele, J. P. Ernenwein, S. Escoffier, F. Fehr, V. Flaminio, U. Fritsch, J. L. Fuda, S. Galat, P. Gay, G. Giacomelli, J. P. Gómez-González, K. Graf, G. Guillard, G. Halladjian, G. Hallewell, H. Van Haren, A. J. Heijboer, Y. Hello, J. J. Hernández-Rey, B. Herold, J. Hößl, C. C. Hsu, M. De Jong, M. Kadler, N. Kalantar-Nayestanaki, O. Kalekin, A. Kappes, U. Katz, P. Kooijman, C. Kopper, A. Kouchner, V. Kulikovskiy, R. Lahmann, P. Lamare, G. Larosa, D. Lefvre, G. Lim, D. Lo Presti, H. Loehner, S. Loucatos, F. Lucarelli, S. Mangano, M. Marcelin, A. Margiotta, J. A. Martinez-Mora, A. Mazure, A. Meli, T. Montaruli, M. Morganti, L. Moscoso, Holger Martin Motz, C. Naumann

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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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)652-662
Number of pages11
JournalAstroparticle Physics
Volume34
Issue number9
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2011 Apr
Externally publishedYes

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  • Neutrino telescope
  • Track reconstruction

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Aguilar, J. A., Al Samarai, I., Albert, A., André, M., Anghinolfi, M., Anton, G., ... Naumann, C. (2011). A fast algorithm for muon track reconstruction and its application to the ANTARES neutrino telescope. Astroparticle Physics, 34(9), 652-662. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.astropartphys.2011.01.003

A fast algorithm for muon track reconstruction and its application to the ANTARES neutrino telescope. / Aguilar, J. A.; Al Samarai, I.; Albert, A.; André, M.; Anghinolfi, M.; Anton, G.; Anvar, S.; Ardid, M.; Assis Jesus, A. C.; 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.; Cârloganu, C.; Carminati, G.; Carr, J.; Cecchini, S.; Charvis, Ph; 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.; Galat, S.; Gay, P.; Giacomelli, G.; Gómez-González, J. P.; Graf, K.; Guillard, G.; Halladjian, G.; Hallewell, G.; Van Haren, H.; Heijboer, A. J.; Hello, Y.; Hernández-Rey, J. J.; Herold, B.; Hößl, J.; Hsu, C. C.; De Jong, M.; Kadler, M.; Kalantar-Nayestanaki, N.; Kalekin, O.; Kappes, A.; Katz, U.; Kooijman, P.; Kopper, C.; Kouchner, A.; Kulikovskiy, V.; Lahmann, R.; Lamare, P.; Larosa, G.; Lefvre, 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, Holger Martin; Naumann, C.

In: Astroparticle Physics, Vol. 34, No. 9, 04.2011, p. 652-662.

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Aguilar, JA, Al Samarai, I, Albert, A, André, M, Anghinolfi, M, Anton, G, Anvar, S, Ardid, M, Assis Jesus, AC, Astraatmadja, T, Aubert, JJ, Auer, R, Baret, B, Basa, S, Bazzotti, M, Bertin, V, Biagi, S, Bigongiari, C, Bogazzi, C, Bou-Cabo, M, Bouwhuis, MC, Brown, AM, Brunner, J, Busto, J, Camarena, F, Capone, A, Cârloganu, C, Carminati, G, Carr, J, Cecchini, S, Charvis, P, Chiarusi, T, Circella, M, Coniglione, R, Costantini, H, Cottini, N, Coyle, P, Curtil, C, Decowski, MP, Dekeyser, I, Deschamps, A, Distefano, C, Donzaud, C, Dornic, D, Dorosti, Q, Drouhin, D, Eberl, T, Emanuele, U, Ernenwein, JP, Escoffier, S, Fehr, F, Flaminio, V, Fritsch, U, Fuda, JL, Galat, S, Gay, P, Giacomelli, G, Gómez-González, JP, Graf, K, Guillard, G, Halladjian, G, Hallewell, G, Van Haren, H, Heijboer, AJ, Hello, Y, Hernández-Rey, JJ, Herold, B, Hößl, J, Hsu, CC, De Jong, M, Kadler, M, Kalantar-Nayestanaki, N, Kalekin, O, Kappes, A, Katz, U, Kooijman, P, Kopper, C, Kouchner, A, Kulikovskiy, V, Lahmann, R, Lamare, P, Larosa, G, Lefvre, D, Lim, G, Lo Presti, D, Loehner, H, Loucatos, S, Lucarelli, F, Mangano, S, Marcelin, M, Margiotta, A, Martinez-Mora, JA, Mazure, A, Meli, A, Montaruli, T, Morganti, M, Moscoso, L, Motz, HM & Naumann, C 2011, 'A fast algorithm for muon track reconstruction and its application to the ANTARES neutrino telescope', Astroparticle Physics, vol. 34, no. 9, pp. 652-662. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.astropartphys.2011.01.003
Aguilar, J. A. ; Al Samarai, I. ; Albert, A. ; André, M. ; Anghinolfi, M. ; Anton, G. ; Anvar, S. ; Ardid, M. ; Assis Jesus, A. C. ; 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. ; Cârloganu, C. ; Carminati, G. ; Carr, J. ; Cecchini, S. ; Charvis, Ph ; 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. ; Galat, S. ; Gay, P. ; Giacomelli, G. ; Gómez-González, J. P. ; Graf, K. ; Guillard, G. ; Halladjian, G. ; Hallewell, G. ; Van Haren, H. ; Heijboer, A. J. ; Hello, Y. ; Hernández-Rey, J. J. ; Herold, B. ; Hößl, J. ; Hsu, C. C. ; De Jong, M. ; Kadler, M. ; Kalantar-Nayestanaki, N. ; Kalekin, O. ; Kappes, A. ; Katz, U. ; Kooijman, P. ; Kopper, C. ; Kouchner, A. ; Kulikovskiy, V. ; Lahmann, R. ; Lamare, P. ; Larosa, G. ; Lefvre, 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, Holger Martin ; Naumann, C. / A fast algorithm for muon track reconstruction and its application to the ANTARES neutrino telescope. In: Astroparticle Physics. 2011 ; Vol. 34, No. 9. pp. 652-662.
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