Inertial systems are used in a variety of marine applications, like navigation and control. The marine inertial navigation system is used to provide accurate positioning information, the marine attitude & heading reference unit (AHRS) and gyrocompass provide high-accuracy heading, pitch, roll, heave, and rate-of-turn data.
The growth of inertial systems can be attributed to the increasing demand for accuracy in navigation and the emergence of MEMS systems.
Navigational Systems to Hold a Major Market Share
Inertial measurement units (IMUs) used for naval applications operate with a bias stability of 0.05- 0.5 °/h for short-term navigation and 0.0001- 0.01 °/h for high-grade navigation. The bias-stability configuration relies on the nature of the end-user applications. As high-end IMU offer high reliability in testing conditions, while other navigational systems are prone to errors, naval applications hold a dynamic market for high-end IMU, and it is witnessing a high growth rate. The new range of high-grade navigational systems is effectively integrating high-end IMUs with GPS systems for offering guidance and navigation control.
The other applications include high-speed trains, freight transport ships, stabilization systems used in navigation systems, underwater vehicles, and other forms of autonomous vehicles. Moreover, high-end navigational systems for tactical grade applications combined IMUs, GNSS receiver, processing units, data loggers, and enhanced Kalman filter to offer dead reckoning navigation reading using odometers. These systems make use of anti-jamming techniques for offering machine control even in harsh environments.
Technological advancements and evolving need for high-accuracy land/naval navigational systems are driving the growth of this market. Even though major markets, like North America and Europe, have curtailed their defense spending over the last few years, this has not affected the IMU component market.
High Investments in Border & Maritime Security to Drive the Market
The defense application dominated the market in 2017 and is expected to do the same during the forecast period with small-diameter missiles, underwater navigators, and unmanned aerial vehicles being the demanding applications and main beneficiaries of high-end MEMS sensors in military applications. The US is poised to spend USD 10 billion on ports and borders to curb illegal immigration. The US is also planning to add 5,000 agents to both the Border Patrol and Customs & Border Protection (CBP).
The spending on border & maritime security will be dominated by Asia-Pacific. The ongoing conflicts between countries in the Asia-Pacific region will result in higher spending towards the protection of land and maritime boundaries. In addition, strategic competition between the rapidly growing military forces of China and India is further expected to fuel investment in the sector. Moreover, the Chinese maritime force projection in the South China Sea and North Korea’s repeated demonstration of nuclear arms have resulted in conflicts with neighboring countries, which in turn, has led nations to enhance their respective maritime and border security capabilities to defend their interests.
The UK is also planning to strengthen its maritime security to prevent maritime insecurity proliferating ahead of the withdrawal of international naval forces and to improve maritime policing, judicial & penal capacity, and maritime domain awareness.
All this is increasing the demand for IMUs and AHRS systems. The major players are producing various products using INS, AHRS, and gyroscopes to perform hydrographic surveying, vessel guidance, 3D steering & submarine control, data management, and many more operations.
- November 2017 - Raytheon Anschütz launched new PilotStar NX. PilotStar NX featured advanced functions, such as a trim mode and a preset heading function, for specialized operations of workboats. Its main characteristic is the large 7” touch TFT display, which offers graphical user support with heading and rudder plot as well as track data for simple adjustment of the autopilot parameters in order to achieve the best steering performance in all conditions and efficient fuel consumption.
- October 2017 - KVH launched next-generation, advanced maritime broadband network, joined by service partner, Intelsat S.A. The network will triple, and in some cases increase by a multiple of six, the data speeds for its maritime customers.
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1.1 Scope of the Study
1.2 Executive Summary
2. Research Methodology
2.1 Study Deliverables
2.2 Study Assumptions
2.3 Research Methodology
2.4 Research Phases
3. Market Analysis
3.1 Market Overview
3.2 Industry Attractiveness - Porter's Five Forces Analysis
3.2.1 Bargaining Power of Suppliers
3.2.2 Bargaining Power of Buyers
3.2.3 Threat of New Entrants
3.2.4 Threat of Substitute Products
3.2.5 Competitive Rivalry
3.3 Value Chain Analysis
4. Market Dynamics
4.1 Market Drivers
4.1.1 Emergence of MEMS Technology
4.1.2 Increasing Demand for Accuracy in Navigation
4.2 Market Restraints
4.2.1 Increasing Costs and Complexity
4.2.2 Integration Drift Error in Navigational Systems
5. Technology Snapshot
6. Global Interial Systems Market in Marine Applications Segmentation
6.1 By Type
6.1.1 Inertial Navigational Systems
6.1.2 Inertial Measurement Units (IMUs)
6.1.3 Attitude Heading & Reference Systems
6.2 By End-user Application
6.2.1 Hydrographic Surveying
6.2.2 Undersea Cable & Pipe Laying
6.2.3 Buoy & Current Monitoring
6.2.4 Autonomous Underwater Vehicles
6.2.5 Yatch & Ferry Stabilization
6.3 By Region
6.3.1 North America
184.108.40.206 United States
220.127.116.11 United Kingdom
6.3.4 Rest of the World
18.104.22.168 Latin America
22.214.171.124 Middle East & Africa
7. Competitive Intelligence
7.1 Safran Group
7.2 Honeywell International Inc.
7.3 SBG Systems
7.4 Watson Industries, Inc.
7.5 Raytheon Anschütz GmbH
7.6 Analog Devices Inc.
7.7 Bosch Sensortec GmbH
7.8 Invensense Inc.
7.9 Ixblue Sas
7.10 KVH Industries Inc.
7.11 Kearfott Corporation
7.12 Meggitt PLC
7.13 KVH Industries, Inc.
7.14 Northrop Grumman Corporation
7.15 ST Microelectronics
7.16 Silicon Sensing Systems Ltd.
7.17 Rockwell Collins
7.18 Vector NAV
7.19 Epson Europe Electronics
*List is not Exhaustive
8. Investment Analysis
9. Future of the Global Inertial Systems Market in Marine Applications
- Safran Group
- Honeywell International Inc.
- SBG Systems
- Watson Industries Inc.
- Raytheon Anschütz GmbH
- Analog Devices Inc.
- Bosch Sensortec GmbH
- Invensense Inc.
- Ixblue Sas
- KVH Industries Inc.
- Kearfott Corporation
- Meggitt PLC
- KVH Industries Inc.
- Northrop Grumman Corporation
- ST Microelectronics
- Silicon Sensing Systems Ltd.
- Rockwell Collins
- Vector NAV
- Epson Europe Electronics