OptiGolf - Indoor Golf Simulator : High Speed Camera
The OptiGolf measurement system is based on invisible infrared backscatter measurements by a very sensitive and fully electronic high speed CCD camera. This means no sensors are being used to predict ball-flight; rather ball-flight is being truly captured mid-flight. Measurements for Ball Speed, Vertical Launch Angle, Horizontal Launch Angle, Backspin, and Sidespin are taken.
The speed of the camera allows the ball flight characteristics to be measured thousands of times per second, allowing even the fastest shots to be measured accurately. This includes shots from as little 6 feet putts or 10 feet chip-and-runs to well beyond 400 yard drives with 220mph ball speeds.
The range of the camera also allows detection of low sculls, shanks, high flop shots, hooks, slices and many other shots. Basically any shot that may occur during the course of a round of golf.
The horizontal launch angle capture is up to 40 degrees to the left and up to 40 degrees right. The vertical launch angle capture is up to 60 degrees in height, with both angles captured within very strict tolerances irrelevant of the speed the ball is travelling at. This means all types of golf shots can be played, just like outdoors!
To keep the installation robust and reliable, the whole optical measurement unit is contained within one impact protected housing that once installed remains stable, requiring only maintenance to ensure dust is not over accumulating.
Reliability of the system has been proven with the technology in the field for over 15 years around the world. The new 4th generation hardware is taking advantage of the latest in integration and processing technology with effective and long-term stable operation key attributes.
The camera is service free.