Share Email Print
cover

Proceedings Paper

Remote optical timing system for cycling
Author(s): F. Culfaz; A. McCarthy; H. McArdle; L. Laycock; P. Barratt; M. Parker; S. Rose; G. Atkins
Format Member Price Non-Member Price
PDF $14.40 $18.00

Paper Abstract

A remote laser timing system has been developed for use by the British Cycling team. Five optical Timing Gate Units (TGU) have been installed around the track at the Manchester Velodrome. Each TGU can identify and monitor multiple cyclists during training sessions. Lap and split times can be measured as well as the speeds of individual cyclists passing each gate. The system allows coaches to concentrate on observing the cyclists' technique rather than manually capturing their times. It has resulted in more effective and efficient training sessions that have helped cyclists improve their performance. This paper will describe the design issues encountered, as well as the optical and signal processing solutions. Example results obtained from training sessions will be presented.

Paper Details

Date Published: 5 October 2011
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 8186, Electro-Optical Remote Sensing, Photonic Technologies, and Applications V, 81860J (5 October 2011); doi: 10.1117/12.898133
Show Author Affiliations
F. Culfaz, BAE Systems Advanced Technology Ctr. (United Kingdom)
A. McCarthy, BAE Systems Advanced Technology Ctr. (United Kingdom)
H. McArdle, BAE Systems Advanced Technology Ctr. (United Kingdom)
L. Laycock, BAE Systems Advanced Technology Ctr. (United Kingdom)
P. Barratt, English Institute of Sport (United Kingdom)
M. Parker, British Cycling (United Kingdom)
S. Rose, McLaren Applied Technologies Ltd. (United Kingdom)
G. Atkins, UK Sport (United Kingdom)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8186:
Electro-Optical Remote Sensing, Photonic Technologies, and Applications V
Gary J. Bishop; Gary W. Kamerman; Ove Steinvall; John D. Gonglewski; Keith L. Lewis, Editor(s)

© SPIE. Terms of Use
Back to Top