Jul 4 – 11, 2018
Asia/Seoul timezone

The ATLAS FastTracker: Pioneering the next era of hardware track triggers

Jul 5, 2018, 6:06 PM
202 (COEX, Seoul)


COEX, Seoul

Parallel Detector: R&D for Present and Future Facilities Detector: R&D for Present and Future Facilities


Tova Ray Holmes (University of Chicago (US))


Though hardware-based trackers were a crucial element of the triggering systems for both D0 and CDF, no such system has yet been incorporated into either ATLAS or CMS. The ATLAS FastTracKer (FTK) is a first step towards this goal, and will soon provide full tracking information for all events passing ATLAS’s Level-1 trigger. This system massively reduces the CPU required to identify track-based signatures like b-jets and taus, and allows for the suppression of pile-up effects on missing energy and jet triggers. This talk will present an overview of FTK commissioning and future plans, along with updated projections for FTK performance.

Primary author

Tova Ray Holmes (University of Chicago (US))

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