When cost-effective does not mean bottom end
So far, continuous seismic monitoring has been performed at the few permanent seismic stations distributed across the territory. Acquiring the key parameters of the ground and/or structure motion during an earthquake or other excitations, in real time, is an increasing demand.
SURICAT is a cost-effective strong-motion accelerometer and velocimeter designed for permanent monitoring of structures and of ground motion. Precise enough to provide information of engineering and seismological interest, cost-effective for being employed in extended networks.
September 2019: the new Suricat is on the market.
What is it?
SURICAT is a 3D digital accelerometer and velocimeter, equipped with GPS, designed for permanent installations on structures. SURICAT transmits the data via the 3G network (internal SIM card), via Bluetooth or via cable.
In absence of a network, SURICAT stores the data in the internal memory until the network returns operative.
SURICAT is powered from an internal lithium battery that provides autonomy for a few hours. The internal microSD card can store data for several days.
What is it meant for?
SURICAT is designed to record acceleration and velocity time series at the installation site.
The GPS module provides the absolute timing.
SURICAT can be used for monitoring the seismic response of structures, for monitoring the effects of strong-vibrations on structures or to produce shake maps of the ground.