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15 January 2018

Crab Nebula in bright neon colours

Interested in Space Technology? 

Graduated from an Electronic Engineering degree or similar course? 

Then the Optical Communication and Image Processing for Space Applications (OCIPSA) engineering funded studentship with STAR-Dundee, The University of Dundee, Heriot-Watt University and EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Applied Photonics is for you! 

The OCIPSA project will research and develop optical communication technology and image processing technology for space applications. It will explore the use of fibre optics in high-availability SpaceFibre networks, considering lane and link redundancy to provide the high reliability and high availability capabilities required on-board a spacecraft. Experimentation is expected to include the design (in VHDL for FPGAs) of digital communication protocol engines driving fibre optics, the construction of fault tolerant networks, the integration of an image sensor and image processing application, and the overall evaluation of the performance of the fibre optic network in the event of transient, persistent and permanent lane and link failures.

Find out more here: https://www.cdtphotonics.hw.ac.uk/vacancy/2017/optical-communication-and-image-processing-space-applications-ocipsa 

Find out how to apply here: https://www.cdtphotonics.hw.ac.uk/apply.html 

The featured image shows the Crab Nebula in bright neon colours. The unusual image was produced by combining data from telescopes spanning nearly the entire electromagnetic spectrum, from radio waves to X-rays. Find out more here: http://www.esa.int/spaceinimages Copyright: NASA, ESA, G. Dubner (IAFE, CONICET-University of Buenos Aires) et al.; A. Loll et al.; T. Temim et al.; F. Seward et al.; VLA/NRAO/AUI/NSF; Chandra/CXC; Spitzer/JPL-Caltech; XMM-Newton/ESA; and Hubble/STScI, CC BY 4.0

11 December 2017

 

Christmas has arrived at STAR-Dundee! The tree is up, the party is planned and everyone is feeling in the festive spirit. 

This year we have lots to celebrate, we turned 15 years old, transformed into an employee owned company, were awarded Courier Design and Innovation Business of the Year and opened a subsidiary company STAR-Barcelona, not to mention all of the products we have improved and customers we have supported! 

Our dedicated staff have been working very hard on lots of exciting projects while answering support questions, processing sales and packaging products for the last delivery slot before Christmas.  

During this period it is very important to use the below forms or include the enquiries, sales or support emails in correspondence with STAR-Dundee. Doing so will ensure the best available person is able to answer your questions. 

Log general enquiries here: https://www.star-dundee.com/contact

Request a quote from here: https://www.star-dundee.com/pricing-enquiry

Ask for technical support here: https://www.star-dundee.com/request-technical-support

We will endeavour to get back to you as soon as possible and are always happy to help. 

Please note between the 21st of December and the 2nd of January, responses may be slower than usual due to winter holidays.

We hope you all enjoy the festive season and look forward to working with you in 2018! 

The featured image shows some of the team in front of our STAR-Dundee themed Christmas tree, with its very own STAR-Dundee logo topper. 

5 December 2017

Did you know we have an office in Barcelona? 

In 2012, Albert and Alberto, two of our employees, wanted to return to Barcelona having worked in Dundee for some time (Albert holds a PhD from the University of Dundee). STAR-Dundee is a very employee-focused company and was happy for Albert and Alberto to return to Barcelona and continue their work for STAR-Dundee from a different country. We now have three employees in Barcelona, and we intend to increase this number soon! 

This year STAR-Dundee became an employee owned company and, alongside managerial changes, on the 1st of November 2017, Space Technology and Applied Research Barcelona (STAR-Barcelona) was born. STAR-Barcelona is now a subsidiary company of STAR-Dundee.

STAR-Barcelona are soon set to expand, keep an eye out for future opportunities within the team!

The featured image shows our founder and previous CEO (now CTO) Steve Parkes in the process of signing the STAR-Barcelona subsidiary agreement 

21 November 2017

The filming of our Video

On the 18th of May 2017 STAR-Dundee took part in Microsemi Space Forum’s North American Online Event.  As a partner of the Space Forum, STAR-Dundee created a video demonstrating SpaceWire and SpaceFibre for the Microsemi RTG4. 

Watch the video here: 

Microsemi Space Forum partner videos including STAR-Dundee’s were aired between 9:30-10:00, 11:15-12:15, and 14:00-14:30 (PST) on the 18th of May.

For more information and the agenda from the event please see Microsemi’s website: https://www.microsemi.com/spaceforum/space-forum#agenda 

STAR-Dundee also exhibited at Microsemi Space Forum, Europe in Noordwijk, Netherlands, on the 20th of June and Microsemi Space Forum, India at The Leela Palace, Bangalore on the 25th of July and Courtyard Marriott Ahmedabad, India on the 27th of July.

The featured image shows Dylan Drummond from Son of The Sea filming STAR-Dundee Electronics Engineer Pete. 

 

30 October 2017

Saturday night saw some of Tayside and Fife's top business talent all in one marquee for the Courier Business Awards 2017

STAR-Dundee were finalists in three award categories; Design and Innovation Business of the Year, Science and Technology Business of the Year and Enterprise in Education.  

We had reason to celebrate right from the beginning as the Design and Innovation Business of the Year was one of the first to be announced and we were delighted to find out that we had won!

Ten STAR-Dundee employees attended to represent the wider team. We enjoyed celebrating STAR-Dundee’s achievements and watching our new CEO Dr Stuart Mills collect the award.  

We would like to congratulate fellow spinout from the University of Dundee, Exscientia, on winning Science & Technology Business of the year and being highly commended in the Design and Innovation Business of the year category.

We would also like to congratulate another spinout from the University of Dundee My Diabetes My Way for winning the Enterprise in Education award which was sponsored by Dundee Research and Innovation Services

The evening highlighted the amazing business community right here in Dundee, which STAR-Dundee is proud to be part of. Having recently transitioned to an employee owned company STAR-Dundee has secured it's future in the City. 

A huge congratulations to all of the finalists and winners. See The Courier today to read more about the evening. 

You can also see our tweets from the event here: @STAR_Dundee 

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