Arecibo System Completed

It has been a few years since STAR-H took on a project to design and build a high frequency, high power antenna system for the National Astronomy and Ionosphere Center (NOIC) to use at the Arecibo Observatory. The system is geared towards ionospheric research, and will be used for a few weeks each year. It consists of six arrays of large antennas to be installed inside of the Arecibo Observatory primary reflector dish, plus a subreflector net that hangs above the primary reflector dish.

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New Location!

STAR-H Corporation kicked off 2012 by relocating to a new and much larger location in State College, PA. It had been slowly outgrowing its old building, and with work on large-scale projects such as the Arecibo Observatory high frequency antenna system, it needed more space for construction and assembly.

The new Research and Development facility is at 3500 East College Avenue, Suite 1150 in State College near the Nittany Mall. It is part of the Summit Park industrial complex and provides enough space for growth well into the future, plus the capabilities to take on additional large-scale projects along with the normal small-to-medium-scale projects.

The move has not caused any major interruption in current projects currently under development by STAR-H.

New 3D Printing Capability

STAR-H has been delving into the realm of small, highly-customized antennas for unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) that often require rapid-paced design and development iterations and heavily optimized shapes to fit into tight spaces. To assist in the development of these products, STAR-H has acquired a 3D printer capable of producing parts from ABS plastic with complex geometries in a short period of time.

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