System performance paper meeting: 9/5/2018 - 11am

Phone details:


5 minutes for each contribution + 30 minutes for general discussion.

Main author(s) Contribution Material Notes
Viktor, Scott TOF tof_performance_section_outline.pdf
Tanaz Ckov
Domizia, Ludovico, Mariyan KL on GitHub first draft ready
Francois EMR agreed on 4/5 pages
Melissa Tracker agreed on 5 pages: trackerPaper_from_PK.pdf
Scott, Melissa PID
Chris Rogers, Melissa Track matching System_Performance_Paper_Track_Matching.pdf
Francois, Paul Detector alignment MICE note being reviewed
Chris Hunt, Joe Magnets
Tom, Paolo Target model Target.pdf, MICE note in progress
Ajit, Scott Absorber model
Melissa Diffuser study separate paper?


  • Common data sample:
    • 2017/02 and 2017/03 runs
    • 2T and 3T in SSD
    • 140 - 240 MeV/c
    • 3, 6, 10 nominal beams
    • LiH, LH2, wedge
  • Official MC to be used
  • Common set of cuts (to be defined):
    • Define the banana plot cuts
    • Define conservative fiducial cuts
    • Agree on the chi^2 cut (probably a loose one)
      Cut definition Victoria Chris R. Cuts mapper name
      Single space point in TOF0 V V Get_single_TOF0_hit_cut
      Single space point in TOF1 V V Get_single_TOF1_hit_cut
      Time of flight in range 27-32 ns X V
      or Normalized time of flight in range 1-6 ns V ?
      Single reconstructed TKU track with chi^2/N_DOF <=4 <10
      TKU track within fiducial volume of tracker < 150 mm V V
      TKU total momentum between 135 and 145 MeV/c X V Get_US_mom_cut
      Tracked radius at diffuser <= 90 mm V V
      Muon hypothesis (TOF vs P plane) V ?
      Single space point in TOF2 X V
      Single reconstructed TKD track with chi^2/N_DOF X <10
      TKD track within fiducial volume of tracker < 150 mm X V
      TKD total momentum between 100 and 200 MeV/c X V Get_DS_mom_cut
      Downstream aperture cut <= ?? mm X V

Notes and AOB:

  • Attendance
    • RAL: Chris R., Paolo
    • Phone: Paul S., Tom, Scott, Viktor, Francois, Mariyan, Chris H., Domizia
  • Apologies: Ajit, Paul K.

  • TOF: agreed on the outline of the contribution. 3-4 pages.
  • Ckov: photoelectron vs momentum curves to be reproduced.
  • KL: first draft in place. To be refined/rebalanced once we have the other contributions.
  • EMR: include low level efficiency and PID to reject positrons.
  • Tracker: agreed on 5 pages
    • 1 page hardware
    • 2 pages low level recon
    • 2 track selection/kalman, noise, efficiency and resolution
      A lot of analysis material is ready (and easily adaptable from 7469) and needs to be put together. The noise analysis has never been formalised and may require few more time; Chris R. has done some studies for a past VC.
  • PID: Scott has updated the software framework.
  • Track matching: Chris R. showed residual plots produced for the emittance note (that won't be included in the paper). Is worth having them in the system paper in order to show the performance of this tool.
  • Detector alignment: chase Paul K. about the note review. Reproduce the equivalent plots present in the note for the data. Agreed on 4-5 pages.
  • Magnets: tracker field note in progress; some work to do on the systematics. FC is the missing piece.
  • Target model: note in progress and comparison with the LM data to be started (Paul S. suggested using a 700 MeV proton beam). We have to understand what could end up in the paper.
  • Absorber model: LH2 absorber validation stands. Waiting from Colin for measurements done for the safety case.
  • Diffuser study: no updates.
  • Agreed to show a first version of the plots during the imminent Warwick workshop.
  • Define a common set of cuts (where needed) using the MAUS cut structure (that once is included in MAUS would require another iteration of the reconstruction).
  • Some contributions might end up in a separate stand alone paper.

  • Next meeting: Warwick workshop, Friday 15th May 1.00 pm

System_Performance_Paper_Track_Matching.pdf (594 KB) Rogers, Chris, 09 May 2018 10:32

tof_performance_section_outline.pdf (13.6 KB) Pec, Viktor, 09 May 2018 10:56

Target.pdf (376 KB) Lord, Tom, 09 May 2018 11:26

trackerPaper_from_PK.pdf (59.4 KB) Franchini, Paolo, 09 May 2018 17:54