06 July 2012 Fifa approves goal line technology Fifa approves goal line technology Two goal line technology systems have been approved by Fifa that could be used in the Premier League as early as the 2012/13 season. The Hawk-Eye and GoalRef systems have been welcomed by the Premier League for their ability to help make match changing decisions. Hawk-Eye is already used in other sports such as tennis and cricket. It uses high speed cameras to track the ball on the pitch, then triangulation to pinpoint its exact location. It can report exactly where a ball has landed and create a record of the path it has taken. Developed by the Fraunhofer Institute, GoalRef uses antennas to create low intensity magnetic fields in and around the goals. A tiny electronic device is embedded in the ball so whenever it passes the goal line it changes the magnetic field. This is detected and analysed by a processing unit which can precisely locate the ball to see if it fully crossed the line. Both systems send an encrypted radio signal to alert game officials, with each process taking less than one second to complete. Author Simon Fogg Comment on this article Websites http://www.fraunhofer.de/en.htmlhttp://www.hawkeyeinnovations.co.uk/ This material is protected by Findlay Media copyright See Terms and Conditions. One-off usage is permitted but bulk copying is not. For multiple copies contact the sales team. Enjoy this story? People who read this article also read... Arrow buys Nu Horizons Arrow is buying Nu Horizons in an all cash deal which values the ... Read Article Claire Jeffreys, NEW Claire Jeffreys, events director, National Electronics Week, ... Read Article Southern Manufacturing This year, Southern Manufacturing and Electronics is set to be ... Read Article NIDays 2013 NIDays is a technical conference designed specifically for ... Read Article What you think about this article: Add your comments Name Email Comments Your comments/feedback may be edited prior to publishing. Not all entries will be published. Please view our Terms and Conditions before leaving a comment.