Proposal 63: Timing, Photo Finish and False Start Monitoring for Track Races [ Revision 1 ]Committee: Track
Submitted on 2019-05-21
Status: Passed on June 07, 2019
The world record committee would like to specify which requirements a timing system must fulfil so that the times measured with it can be recognised as World Records - but making such requirements is not useful without including them in the rulebook. Therefore these proposal is for including the requirements into the rulebook.
2D.10 Timing, Photo Finish and False Start Monitoring
A Fully Automatic Timing and Photo Finish System must be used for the track races at Unicon and is strongly recommended for track races at all other competitions. The system must have been tested, and have a certificate of accuracy issued within 4 years of the competition, including the following:
1. The System must record the finish through a camera positioned in the extension of the finish line, producing a composite photo finish image of at least 100 images per second, ideally 1000 images per second. The image must be synchronised with a uniformly marked time-scale graduated in 0.01 seconds.
2. The System shall be started automatically by the Starter’s signal, so that the overall delay between the start signal and the start of the timing system is constant and equal to or less than 0.001 second.
For the track races at Unicon a false start monitoring system, which is able to reliably detect a crossing of the start line before the start signal, must be used and is strongly recommended for track races at all other competitions.
For more information and the the improvement of the proposal please look and comment into discussion#114: "Timing, Photo Finish and False Start Monitoring for Track Races".
Votes on this proposal:
9 out of 10 voting members have voted.
Agree: 8, Disagree: 0, Abstain: 1.