LISA Pathfinder mission leader recipient of 2020 Tycho Brahe Medal

ERZIA Celebrates Contribution to Mission Success

ERZIA congratulates Stefano Vitale, this year’s recipient of the Tycho Brahe Medal. The medal recognizes his leadership of the Laser Interferometer Space Antenna (LISA) Pathfinder mission. The award, bestowed by The European Astronomical Society, acknowledges the mission’s extraordinary success proving the technology required for the gravitational wave observatory planned to be launched in 2034.

Professor Vitale’s recognition is particularly gratifying to the ERZIA team, whose RF Power Amplifiers met and ultimately exceeded the mission’s demanding requirements. “ERZIA’s RF amplifiers were on the path that feeds the Acousto Optic Modulator, making their performance critical to the success of the mission,” said Monica Delgado, Technical Project Manager. “The special requirements for space-based instruments are enormously challenging. The fact that our efforts not only met but exceeded requirements was immensely gratifying.”

“On behalf of our whole team, I offer congratulations to Professor Vitale,” stated David Diez, Managing Director. “The LISA Pathfinder was a new breed of spacecraft that called for a profound change of mindset. It was ERZIA’s first contract to design spaceflight hardware. In a way, it was a pathfinder for us as well. Since then, we have been continuously participating in space programs, delivering flight high power amplifiers which are now operating around the Earth and Mars, and even on the Moon’s surface.”

ERZIA Products
ERZIA specializes in the design and production of RF and microwave low-noise amplifiers (LNAs), high power amplifiers (HPAs), and integrated multi-function assemblies (MFAs). As a preferred supplier to several aeronautic and defense programs in Europe and the United States, ERZIA is recognized for delivering repeatable, high-performance devices and modules capable of providing highly reliable satellite communications.

ERZIA’s new line of wideband high-power amplifiers (WHPAs) is among the first of its kind to be capable of withstanding the harshest environments while holding output power in place across the broadest frequency ranges.

The specifications for the full line up of ERZIA microwave low-noise amplifiers (LNAs), high-power amplifiers (HPAs), and integrated multi-function assemblies (MFAs) can be found here :full lineup of ERZIA Products
To learn more about ERZIA technology deployed on the LISA Pathfinder and designing and building an RF amplifier that can boost a low-power generated RF signal required by space-based Acousto-Optic Tunable Filter Systems, download the Tech Brief .

ERZIA is one of the most respected brands in aerospace, defense, and satellite communications markets, with a history of success that reaches back to 2002. A leader in advanced engineering, performance, reliability, and durability of electronic RF, microwave, and communication systems, our goal is to enable our customers’ solutions to thrive in the most hostile environments.