Tracker Wiki


  • Meetings - The tracker group holds regular phones meetings every other Wednesday at 15:00 RAL time.


  • Software Hints - Various hints and tips relating to using and developing the tracker software - start here!
  • Software Schedule - The tracker software schedule, include dates and person's responsible.
  • MAUS - The tracker reconstruction and analysis software is part of the general MICE software framework, MAUS.
  • Launchpad - The tracker software development branch of MAUS is stored as a project on the Launchpad website.
  • MAUS wiki contains a guide to obtaining MAUS from Launchpad and installing it.
  • Bazaar - For developers, MAUS is distributed and version controlled using Bazaar. A guide to using Bazaar with MAUS can found here.
  • Test server - The stability of the tracker branch in launchpad is checked using an automated test server.
  • Issue Tracker - All tracker software related issues are held in the MAUS "issue tracker" of MICE mine.

Analysis Code Repository

This is the repository where all analysis code is kept and shared. Many areas of analysis are such as spacepoint doublets and triplets are used multiple times for multiple analyses therefore, to save time with several people writing the same code it should be stored here. Eventually this will form the basis for the "Data Validation", "Python Script of Reconstruction Plots" and the Analysis Framework. If you need to make a plot check if it has already been made here first if so copy the code, if not add the code.

  • Analysis Code - a repository of analysis code including reconstruction and plot building tools.
  • Analysis Plots - Final plots, organised into categories, where one can assess the status and history of an area of analysis.

Tracker Specific Publications

  • M. Ellis et al, "The design, construction and performance of the MICE scintillating fibre trackers," 2011, Nucl.Instrum.Meth. A (659) 136-153 Science Direct
  • A. Dobbs et al, "The Reconstruction Software for the Muon Ionization Cooling Experiment Trackers," 2014, J. Phys.: Conf. Ser. (513) 022008 IOP


  • eLog - An eLog of the tracker refurbishment, installation and testing work


  • Data Run Spreadsheet with lists of usable data runs and the validity of Tracker reconstruction for them as and when it is tested. Sheet one is for data taken before Feb 2016, sheet two data taken afterwards, (they are named accordingly). Please help to keep it updated. RunValiditySpreadsheet_v2.ods
  • The data for the cosmic tracker runs is available on the grid at the following LFC location:


R1 Tracker Lab

Installation schedule

  • last updated:

External Waveguide QA

Notes and Documents

  • See the Documents tab above.
  • Also, see the documents section on the mice iit site

Presentations and Posters

  • See the MICE Speakers Bureau wiki here.

All documents to be collated as action item from December meeting Please add to the page below

WangBoreMagData.tar.gz - Wang Data Magnetic Measurements (105 MB) George, Melissa, 16 April 2014 12:21

Tracker_7_tiny.jpg (24.3 KB) Dobbs, Adam, 14 May 2014 12:23

afeQA_Data.tar.gz (2.68 MB) Adey, David, 12 September 2014 18:36

RunLog.ods (10.8 KB) Adey, David, 12 September 2014 18:36 Magnifier (1.1 KB) Adey, David, 12 September 2014 18:38

Tracker_1_waveguige_log.docx - Tracker 1 installation log (791 KB) Barber, Geoff, 12 January 2015 10:50

Tracker_2_waveguige_log.docx - Tracker 2 Installation log (785 KB) Barber, Geoff, 12 January 2015 10:51

final_station_con_map_V.ppt - Final Tracker connection mapping (2.57 MB) Barber, Geoff, 12 January 2015 10:52

Step_4_def_5_2_Trackers.dat Magnifier (45.9 KB) Heidt, Christopher, 17 June 2015 16:47

merged_calib.txt Magnifier (876 KB) Heidt, Christopher, 17 June 2015 16:47

hall_mapping_complete_20150612.txt Magnifier (162 KB) Heidt, Christopher, 17 June 2015 16:47

scifi_mapping_2015-06-18.txt Magnifier (162 KB) Heidt, Christopher, 03 July 2015 13:01

scifi_calibration_2015-06-18.txt Magnifier (884 KB) Heidt, Christopher, 03 July 2015 13:01

RunValiditySpreadsheet.ods (17.1 KB) Dobbs, Adam, 25 February 2016 13:49

RunValiditySpreadsheet_v2.ods (52.5 KB) George, Melissa, 01 March 2016 02:03