Embedded LINUX in a Soft Real-Time Task: 
The Canadian Geological Survey Internet Seismometer

© October 2003


Arescon ltd. developed the real-time software and an embedded operating system for a new type of three-component accelerometer for the Canadian government. The accelerometer is a prototype instrument for the proposed Canadian Urban Seismology Project (CUSP). 

Several hundred of these instruments are to be deployed in urban centers throughout the Canadian high-seismic-hazard regions. 

The instrument incorporates an Internet data server and an automatic event parameter reporting system. Aside from strong-motion and engineering seismic research, the dense network of instruments will provide real-time data for disaster response services during and immediately after a substantial earthquake. 

An up-to-date map of instruments currently deployed  in Southwestern British Columbia can be found here. 

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