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Global Positioning Systems (GPS): The Road Ahead Product Image

Global Positioning Systems (GPS): The Road Ahead

  • Published: May 2005
  • Region: Global
  • 75 Pages
  • RNCOS E-Services Private Limited

FEATURED COMPANIES

  • ALK Technologies, Inc.
  • CSI Wireless Inc.
  • NAVIGON GmbH
  • Pacific Crest Corporation
  • TeleType Company, Inc.
  • ViaMichelin
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GPS technology has made significant contributions to the global economy in the last decade. Hundreds of uses of GPS now exist from stand-alone applications, such as surveying and navigation, to more integrated, embedded applications in which GPS is just one component. Like the Internet, GPS is an information technology that is a part of the emerging Global Information Infrastructure. GPS-based precision time signals help synchronized global information networks of fiber optics, coaxial cable, copper wire, radio, and even communication satellites. GPS applications are generating both commercial products and information services, which increase productivity in diverse public service applications and enhance national and even personal security.

Based on the industry trends and technological assessment, experts predict that the market is expected to grow for the next 15-20 years. Predictions also show a strong annual growth and an expected market size of US $757 billion by 2017. There have seen a significant growth of interest in GPS applications for fields, such as vehicle tracking, surveying, mapping, navigation, railway management, marine, aeronautical, land vehicle and electric READ MORE >

1. Executive Summary

2. Introduction to Global Positioning System
2.1 An Overview of the GPS Technology
2.1.1 Consumer/Retail
2.1.2 Military
2.1.3 Fleet-Management Systems.
2.1.4 Telecommunication Sector
2.1.5 Marine Development
2.1.6 Aircraft Navigating Services
2.1.7 In-vehicle Navigation and Traffic Management
2.1.8 Agriculture and Surveying
2.1.9 Space Application
2.2 Differential GPS (DGPS) Techniques and Application
2.2.1 Differential Code-Phase Navigation
2.2.2 Differential Carrier-Phase Surveying
2.2.3 Common-Mode Time Transfer
2.3 Positioning Techniques and Methods
2.3.1 GPS Technology Evolution
2.3.2 GPS Augmentations
2.3.3 Local Differential Stations
2.3.4 Radiobeacon Networks
2.3.5 Commercial Differential GPS Networks
2.3.6 Local Area Kinematic Broadcast Systems
2.4 Limitations of Basic GPS Technology
2.5 Future Outlook

3. Global Positioning Services - Industry Insight
3.1 Regional Market Developments & Opportunities
3.1.1 North America
3.1.2 Asia-Pacific
3.1.3 Europe
3.1.4 Other Participants
3.2 GPS Markets and Revenue Share
3.2.1 Fleet Management Market
3.2.2 Aircraft Navigation Industry
3.2.3 In-vehicle Navigation and Traffic Management Market
3.2.4 Agriculture and Surveying Sector
3.2.5 Space Commerce Market
3.2.6 Leisure and Entertainment Market
3.3 Overall Market Growth and Future Prospects

4. Components of GPS
4.1 Ground Segment/Ground Stations
4.2 Space Segment
4.2.1 Block I Satellites
4.2.2 Block II Satellites
4.2.2.1 Block IIA Satellite
4.2.2.2 Block IIR Satellite
4.2.2.3 Block IIF Satellite
4.3 User Segment
4.3.1 Sequential Receivers
4.3.2 Continuous Receivers
4.3.3 Multiplex Receivers
4.4 Augmentation and Upgrades in GPS

5. GPS Alternatives
5.1 Galileo (European Union)
5.2 GLONASS (Russia)
6. Government Initiative and Funding Policies

7. Barriers to the Entry of GPS Competitors

8. Company Profiles
8.1 Allen Instruments & Supplies
8.2 Argo Navigation Inc
8.3 CSI Wireless Inc.
8.4 NovAtel Inc.
8.5 Pacific Crest Corporation
8.6 Spirent

9. GPS - Reigniting PDA Market Demand

10. Vendor Profiles
10.1 Software and GPS Solution Vendors
10.1.1 ALK Technologies, Inc.
10.1.2 Microsoft MapPoint
10.1.3 NAVIGON GmbH
10.1.4 Pharos Science & Applications, Inc.
10.1.5 Route 66 Geographic Information Systems B.V.
10.1.6 TeleType Company, Inc.
10.1.7 TomTom
10.1.8 ViaMichelin
10.1.9 Wayfinder Systems
10.1.10 Webraska
10.2 GPS Device Vendors
10.2.1 Garmin
10.2.2 Lowrance Electronics
10.2.3 Magellan
10.2.4 Navman
10.2.5 PalmOne

List of Tables
Table 2-1: Savings in Fleets per Annum (US $)
Table 3-1: Navigation and Category I Landing Guidance Performance Requirements (%, metres, seconds & hours)
Table 4-1: GPS Block I Satellites - Technical Specifications
Table 4-2: GPS Block II Satellites - Technical Specifications
Table 4-3: GPS Block IIA Satellites - Technical Specifications
Table 4-4: GPS Block IIR Satellites - Technical Specifications
Table 4-5: GPS Block IIF Satellites - Technical Specifications
Table 5-1: Galileo - Benefits to Producers, 2020
Table 5-2: GLONASS Constellation Specification and Details
Table 5-3: GLONASS - Technical Specifications

List of Figures
Figure 2-1: Functioning Mechanism of GPS Satellites and its Transmission
Figure 2-2: Consumer Preferences for Fleet Management Integration leading to reduction in Cost Processes (%)
Figure 2-3: Usage of GPS Devices in In-vehicle Management (Worldwide and Major Market), 2005
Figure 2-4: GPS Technology Curve
Figure 2-5: GPS Business Growth by Product (1998-2003)
Figure 3-1: Share of World Serviceable Market by Product Category (%), 2003 & 2008
Figure 3-2: Global GPS Market Excluding Space Industry by Region, Market Share & Sector (%)
Figure 3-3: Commercial Applications dominate the GPS Market (%)
Figure 3-4: GPS Sales by Geographical Regions (%)
Figure 3-5: GPS Hardware Sales in Europe and Non-European Countries ($ Billion), 2000-2006e
Figure 3-6: Forecast of Global Market for FMS, 2006
Figure 3-7: Latin America – Forecast of FMS Market Share (%) by Penetration
Figure 3-8: Distribution of GPS Control Systems for In-vehicle Management and Traffic Management by Regions (2003, 2006 & 2011)
Figure 3-9: Market Penetration of GPS Agricultural and Surveying Tools Worldwide (%)
Figure 3-10: Usage of Satellite Communication (2002 & 2004)
Figure 3-11: Worldwide GPS Equipment Revenue Forecast (2006-2008)
Figure 4-1: Location of GPS Ground Stations

- ALK Technologies, Inc.
- Microsoft MapPoint
- NAVIGON GmbH
- Pharos Science & Applications, Inc.
- Route 66 Geographic Information Systems B.V.
- TeleType Company, Inc.
- TomTom
- ViaMichelin
- Wayfinder Systems
- Allen Instruments & Supplies
- Argo Navigation Inc
- CSI Wireless Inc.
- NovAtel Inc.
- Pacific Crest Corporation
- Spirent
- Webraska

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