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SwRI Systems Engineering Accomplishes More with Less

CYGNSS uses an innovative constellation of microsats to provide wind speed data to NASA and the Earth science community in a low-risk, cost effective manner. Dr. Chris Ruf (University of Michigan) leads the CYGNSS team as an experienced Principal Investigator with extensive science, algorithm and sensor experience. SwRI handled systems engineering, microsat development, and system AI&T. SwRI also leads the continuing mission operations effort. Surrey was responsible for the Delay Doppler Mapping Instrument (DDMI), while Sierra Nevada Corporation provided the constellation Deployment Module (DM).

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Related Papers

The CYGNSS Flight Segment; A major NASA Science Mission Enabled by Microsatellite Technology

CubeSats to NanoSats; Bridging the Gap Between Educational Tools and Science Workhorses

Ocean Altimetry and Wind Applications of a GNSS NanoSat Constellation

The NASA CYGNSS Mission; A Pathfinder for GNSS Scatterometry Remote Sensing Applications

Temporal Resolution of a Constellation Enabled by MicroSatellite Technology

Avionics of the Cyclone Global Navigation Satellite System

 

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University of Michigan: CYGNSS

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