Apr 20 – 30, 2020
Virtual/Digital only workshop
Europe/Paris timezone

A Machine Learning based 3D Track Trigger for Belle II

Apr 22, 2020, 2:40 PM
Virtual/Digital only workshop

Virtual/Digital only workshop


Sebastian Skambraks (Max-Planck-Institut für Physik)


The Belle II experiment at the B-Factory SuperKEKB in Tsukuba, Japan performs precision tests of the standard model and searches for new physics. Due to the high luminosity and beam currents, Belle II faces severe rates of background tracks displaced from the collision region, which have to be rejected within the tight timing constraints of the first level trigger. To this end, a novel neural network z vertex trigger has been implemented on parallel FPGA hardware and integrated into the track trigger pipeline. Presently the results of a 2D Hough finder, which uses only the axial wire hits from the central drift chamber, are combined with stereo wire hits and drift-times to form the input for the robust neural network 3D track reconstruction. In this contribution a machine learning based 3D track finder is proposed, which improves the track finding efficiency by using the additional stereo wire hits in the preprocessing step for the neural network input. An experimentally optimized configuration of its parameters is presented and the benefits and impact on the neural network performance are evaluated on early Belle II data and simulated low multiplicity events.

Second most appropriate track (if necessary) Novel approaches and algorithms, and theoretical analysis
Consider for young scientist forum (Student or postdoc speaker) Yes

Primary authors

Sebastian Skambraks (Max-Planck-Institut für Physik) Christian Kiesling (Werner-Heisenberg-Institut) Felix Meggendorfer (Max-Planck-Institute for Physics) Steffen Baehr (Karlsruhe Institute of Technology) Kai Lukas Unger (Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT))

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