STAR-Dundee participated in this year’s meeting of the International Aeronautical Congress. The IAC’s 57th gathering took place from 2-6 October in Valencia, Spain, and was attended by more than 2,500 delegates. Delegates were treated to a taste of Spanish culture, particularly in the form of flamenco and Valencia’s famous paella. The Congress was held in the city’s stunning Ciudad de las Artes y las Ciencias (Arts and Sciences Centre), designed by the acclaimed Spanish architect Santiago Calatrava. In keeping with the spirit of the chosen theme of the Congress, ‘Bringing Space Closer to People’, the organisers cultivated public interest and support through open days and public events.
At STAR-Dundee’s exhibition stand a wide range of SpaceWire equipment was displayed, including the SpaceWire Link Analyser, SpaceWire Router-USB, SpaceWire PCI-2 board and the widely used SpaceWire-USB Brick. STAR-Dundee staff performed a live demonstration of the innovative SpaceWire IP-Tunnel by connecting SpaceWire equipment at the exhibition via the Internet with other SpaceWire equipment in the STAR lab in Scotland. The SpaceWire IP-Tunnel supports early spacecraft sub-system integration using the Internet to integrate and remotely test SpaceWire enabled spacecraft sub-systems. For more information on the SpaceWire IP-Tunnel and STAR-Dundee’s other equipment, see our Spacewire Products page.