The Products

CUSP-3


CUSP-3
The CUSP-3 series is a 3 to 9 channel recorder specially designed for strong seismic motions as well as structural health monitoring. Typically supplied with one internal triaxial accelerometer, sensors available include acceleration, wind, displacement, pore pressure, tilt, rotation and more. The CUSP-3 series range offers advanced features at a moderated cost.



CUSP-Me


CUSP-Me
The CUSP-Me range, capable of recording several hundred channels of data from distributed sensors, each measuring a wide range of parameters, including strain, displacement, acceleration and environmental properties. The CUSP-Me is the first system dedicated to providing a complete structural monitoring solution in one package. The CUSP-Me can be supplied in a variety of form-factors, from rugged self-contained systems with backup power, to systems suitable for integration into existing networking infrastructure as found in many structures, greatly reducing the installation costs.
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History


The equipments were developed starting in 1997 as a university project following the decision of the Engineering Seismology Group at the University of Canterbury, Christchurch, to install a network of strong-motion accelerographs over the Canterbury region in anticipation of the expected rupture of the Alpine Fault. The original CUSP (Canterbury University Seismic Project) accelerograph was developed by Dr Hamish Avery, then a PhD candidate, and Peter Coursey, Technical Officer, under the guidance of Dr John Berrill and Mike Dewe of the University of Canterbury’s Engineering faculty. The actual instruments are developed by Canterbury Seismic Instruments Ltd, a New Zealand company set-up for comercialization of CUSP strong motion accelerometers.