The Endcap Disc DIRC has been developed to provide an excellent particle identification
for the future PANDA experiment by separating pions and kaons up to a momentum of 4 GeV/c with
a separation power of 3 standard deviations in the polar angle region from 5 ◦ to 22 ◦ . This goal will
be achieved using dedicated particle identification algorithms based on likelihood methods and will
be applied in an offline analysis and online event filtering. This paper evaluates the resulting PID
performance using Monte-Carlo simulations to study basic single track PID as well as the analysis
of complex physics channels. The online reconstruction algorithm has been tested with a Virtex4
FGPA card and optimized regarding the resulting constraints.