EUTelescope: A modular reconstruction framework for beam telescope data

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EUTelescope is a modular, comprehensive software framework for the reconstruction of particle trajectories recorded with beam telescopes. Its modularity allows for a flexible usage of processors each fulfilling separate tasks of the reconstruction chain such as clustering, alignment and track fitting. The framework facilitates the usage of any position sensitive device for both the beam telescope sensors as well as the device under test and supports a wide range of geometric arrangements of the sensors. In this work, the functionality of the EUTelescope framework as released in v2.2 and its underlying dependencies are discussed. Various use cases with emphasis on the General Broken Lines advanced track fitting methods give examples of the work flow and capabilities of the framework.


  • T. Bisanz
  • H. Jansen
  • J. H. Arling
  • A. Bulgheroni
  • J. Dreyling-Eschweiler
  • T. Eichhorn
  • I. M. Gregor
  • P. Hamnett
  • C. Kleinwort
  • A. Morton
  • H. Perrey
  • M. Queitsch-Maitland
  • E. Rossi
  • S. Spannagel
External organisations
  • University of Göttingen
  • CERN
  • German Electron Synchrotron (DESY)
  • University of Insubria
  • European Commission Joint Research Centre, Brussels
Research areas and keywords

Subject classification (UKÄ) – MANDATORY

  • Astronomy, Astrophysics and Cosmology
  • Computer Science


  • Particle tracking detectors (Solid-state detectors), Performance of High Energy Physics Detectors, Software architectures (event data models, frameworks and databases)
Original languageEnglish
Article numberP09020
JournalJournal of Instrumentation
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - 2020
Publication categoryResearch