Evolutionary Algorithm for Particle Trajectory Reconstruction within Inhomogeneous Magnetic Field in the NA61/SHINE Experiment at CERN SPS
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In this paper, a novel probabilistic tracking method is proposed. It combines two competing models: (i) a discriminative one for background classification; and (ii) a generative one as a track model. The model competition, along with a combinatorial data association, shows good signal and background noise separation. Furthermore, a stochastic and derivative-free method is used for parameter optimization by means of the Covariance Matrix Adaptation Evolutionary Strategy (CMA-ES). Finally, the applicability and performance of the particle trajectories reconstruction are shown. The algorithm is developed for NA61/SHINE data reconstruction purpose and therefore the method was tested on simulation data of the NA61/SHINE experiment.
06 - 07 - 2016
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