Francesco Carassa

Francesco Carassa

Awarded the Marconi Prize in 1983

Cited for his leadership in radio frequency engineering including both land and microwave satellite communications.

Presented by: His Excellency the Right Honorable Edward Schreyer, Governor General of Canada at Government House, Ottawa.

While at the Central Radio Laboratory of Magneti Marelli in Milan from 1947 to 1962, Professor Carassa worked on time-division pulse systems, microwave propagation, radio relay systems, waveguide communication and FM television transmission. During this time, he completed the first radio relay network for television transmission to the entirety of Italy. Also, he was the first to demonstrate the feasibility of radio relay systems.

Dr. Carassa died in 2006.