Vector Finder—A Toolkit for Track Finding in the MPD Experiment


A track reconstruction method based on a constrained combinatorial search for track candidates, i.e. combinations of detector hits possibly belonging to a track, is presented. The algorithm has been implemented as a Vector Finder software toolkit containing a track reconstruction procedure and tools to determine hit acceptance windows (a priori constraints) for the track search. Track reconstruction results for high multiplicity simulated events (∼1000 particles in the detector acceptance) are shown demonstrating good performance of the approach proposed.

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The authors would like to thank V. Kondratev (SPbSU) and Yu. Murin (JINR) for providing important information about possible configuration of MPD ITS.


This work was supported by the Russian Foundation for Basic Research (RFBR), grant no. 18-02-40060.

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Zinchenko, D., Zinchenko, A. & Nikonov, E. Vector Finder—A Toolkit for Track Finding in the MPD Experiment. Phys. Part. Nuclei Lett. 18, 107–114 (2021).

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