RF Synthesizers are critical instruments in many RF/microwave systems. From test laboratories to the most advanced communication platforms, they’re depended on to be stable and reliable frequency sources. As Software Defined Radio (SDR) and next-generation digital technologies are also evolving and enabling innovative approaches to generating RF signals with more complex RF modulations, the reliability of a high-performance synthesizer becomes even more critical.
ERZIA’s AOTF (Acousto Optic Tunable Filter) RF drivers are operating in China’s Zhurong Rover Instrumentation, specifically in the MarSCoDe (Mars Surface Compound Detector), which uses the latest spectroscopy technology to analyze the composition of the Martian rocks and soil.
Electronic Intelligence (ELINT) systems are dedicated to obtaining as much information as possible from radar and electromagnetic sources present in a determined area. These systems are widely used in modern armies to detect, identify, and classify electromagnetic signals from RADARs, communication emitters, and hostile Jammers for threat intelligence characterization and analysis.
ERZIA, along with the 12 other trans-European Consortium partners of the Hi-SIDE (formerly Hi-FLY) project, an EU-funded Research and Innovation program which was started in January 2018, recently celebrated the achievement of a major milestone with the completion and publication of detailed design descriptions for elements of the project’s high speed data chain (HSDC).
2020 was a remarkable year for innovation in the satellite communications arena. The QV-LIFT program was completed, bringing great promise for the future. QV-LIFT is an EU-sponsored Horizon2020 Research and Innovation Action committed to increasing the maturity level of key satellite communication technologies and to contributing to a more competitive positioning of SatCom European manufacturers in the marketplace.
Could the moon be billions of years younger than we thought? Samples collected during China’s Chang’e-5 mission enabled in part by ERZIA will tell us soon. ERZIA has long designed, developed, and manufactured space qualified RF and microwave devices for the space/aerospace industry. This year ERZIA amplifiers are instrumental in a breakthrough mission with China’s Chang’e-5 moon lander probe, which will collect the youngest lunar samples ever and deliver them to Earth via a lunar orbiter around December 16, 2020. The lander was launched on November 23, 2020.
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.
On Wednesday 5th December, the members of the QV-LIFT team closed the very first two-way loop between the Aeronautical Terminal and the Earth Station operating in Tito Scalo (Italy) through the Alphasat satellite.
This achievement represents a remarkable and successful milestone for the QV-LIFT project.
The Aeronautical Terminal carries state of the art components manufactured by ERZIA such as as the LNB and BUC that enable the communication in Q and V bands.
To know more about the QV-LIFT project, visit: https://www.qvlift.eu/
The first of two joint ESA–Roscosmos missions to Mars has begun a seven-month journey to the Red Planet, where it will address unsolved mysteries of the planet's atmosphere that could indicate present-day geological – or even biological – activity.