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For roughly a decade, scientists had been trying to measure surface wind speeds with reflected GPS signals because they can penetrate rain. One GPS receiver couldn’t give good enough coverage for comprehensive science.
CYGNSS represents a new regime in research satellite constellations. Instead of using multiple sensors on one observatory to take many measurements in one place, it uses multiple satellites with a single sensor to measure in as many places as possible. What this approach offers is an opportunity to see a system’s dynamics – how it evolves over time. Over five years, six faculty members, 11 engineers at the Space Physics Research Lab and 20 students worked on CYGNSS at U-M.