Improvement in fast particle track reconstruction with robust statistics

Type Journal Article
Names M. G. Aartsen, R. Abbasi, Y. Abdou, M. Ackermann, J. Adams, J. A. Aguilar, M. Ahlers, D. Altmann, J. Auffenberg, X. Bai, M. Baker, S. W. Barwick, V. Baum, R. Bay, J. J. Beatty, S. Bechet, J. Becker Tjus, K.-H. Becker, M. L. Benabderrahmane, S. BenZvi
Publication Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research A
Volume 736
Pages 143-149
Journal Abbreviation Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research A
Date February 1, 2014
DOI 10.1016/j.nima.2013.10.074
ISSN 0168-9002
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Abstract The IceCube project has transformed 1 km3 of deep natural Antarctic ice into a Cherenkov detector. Muon neutrinos are detected and their direction is inferred by mapping the light produced by the secondary muon track inside the volume instrumented with photomultipliers. Reconstructing the muon track from the observed light is challenging due to noise, light scattering in the ice medium, and the possibility of simultaneously having multiple muons inside the detector, resulting from the large flux of cosmic ray muons.
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