It employs tools specifically developed for this task, the T0ShiftSvc and the TMaxShiftSvc.
Charge traveling through the gas volume of a MDT has a characteristic drift time spectrum. The drift time can be converted to a drift distance . The drift time measurement has an offset from the detector clock that is measured as . The relation is parametrised as a function of the maximum drift time . Both and can be extracted from a parametric fit to the drift time spectrum. As fit parameters they carry uncertainties that to this day are not taken into account.
The impact of and variations within their uncertainties is the main interest of this project. Simulated high pT muon samples are reconstructed using shifts of the and values. The shifts are calculated for every tube, are normally distributed with central values of typical and uncertainties, and are fixed values (i.e. they don't change from event to event, or run to run, or day to day, etc.).
Applying the uncertainty is straightforward and implemented as . The is a random number, drawn for every tube from a normal distribution with a central value of 0 and different values. The values are summarised in Table 1 and shown on the right.
Central Value [ns]  Sigma [ns]  Comment 

0.0  0.0  Used to perform null test 
0.0  0.2  Bla 1 
0.0  0.5  Bla 2 
0.0  1.0  Bla 3 
The relation was modified in two ways. In a first study, the input value is shifted by a pertube random but fixed integer which is drawn from a uniform distribution. In a second study the calculated value is shifted. Both approaches yield negligible specotrometer resolution deteriorations.
The relation has a few solutions that are per definition correct. For example, the will always be mapped onto 0, will always be mapped on the maximimal drift length of 14.6 mm. A track traversing the chambers with zero angle will also have zero error on the drifth length at . This case is studied as a reference case to estimate the uncertainty introduced by modifying the relation.
The uncertainties are point symmetric w.r.t. and modelled by a sinus with different amplitudes. The amplitudes are chosen such that the RMS values are 30, 50, and 80 .
 AndreasHoenle1  20171201

