Software package for the characterization of Tracker layouts [chapter]

S. Mersi, D. Abbaneo, N. De Maio, G. Hall
2012 Astroparticle, Particle, Space Physics, Radiation Interaction, Detectors and Medical Physics Applications  
The high luminosity operation of the LHC will require an upgrade of the CMS silicon tracker, possibly implementing trigger capabilities. In order to evaluate the possible options and geometries, a standalone software package has been developed (tkLayout) to generate detector layouts, evaluate the effect of inactive material and provide an a priori estimate of the tracking performance. The package can be used to compare the performance of different options, and then to optimize the chosen
more » ... e the chosen detector concept; tkLayout is not specific to CMS, thus it can be adapted to design studies for other tracking detectors. The technology of tkLayout is presented, along with some results obtained in the context of the CMS Tracker design studies. On behalf of the CMS collaboration † European Organization for Nuclear Research CERN CH-1211 Genève 23, CH ‡Imperial College London South Kensington Campus London SW7 2AZ, UK The high luminosity operation of the LHC will require an upgrade of the CMS Silicon Strip Tracker, possibly implementing trigger capabilities. In order to evaluate the possible options and geometries, a standalone software package has been developed (tkLayout) to generate detector layouts, evaluate the effect of inactive material and provide an a priori estimate of the tracking performance. The package can be used to compare the performance of different options, and then to optimise the chosen detector concept; tkLayout is not specific to CMS, thus it can be adapted to design studies for other tracking detectors. The technology of tkLayout is presented, along with some results obtained in the context of the CMS Tracker design studies.
doi:10.1142/9789814405072_0153 fatcat:i4g24scwazcpvoyudukwrhulje