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Inertial Systems Market in Energy and Infrastructure - Growth, Trends, and Forecast (2019 - 2024)

  • ID: 4846006
  • Report
  • 110 pages
  • Mordor Intelligence
until Dec 31st 2019
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  • Analog Devices Inc.
  • Bosch Sensortec GmbH
  • Epson Europe Electronics
  • Invensense Inc.
  • Kearfott Corporation
  • Safran Group
  • MORE
Market Overview

The inertial systems market in energy & infrastructure has been growing at a CAGR of 12.9% during the forecast period (2019-2024). The rapid advancement of global lifestyle has resulted in the need for equipment that can be used with greater ease of use. Use of motion-sensing technology can help achieve this, which extensively uses inertial sensors.
  • Emergence of MEMS Technology is driving the market. Microelectromechanical system (MEMS) gyroscopes are emerging to take the market away from traditional FOG (Fiber Optic Gyro) applications. It is gaining traction due to improved error characteristics, environmental stability, increased bandwidth, better g-sensitivity, and the increasing availability of embedded computational power that can run advanced fusion and sensor error modeling algorithms.
  • Increasing applications based on motion sensing is driving the market. With the current miniaturization of sensors and related components, rising growth toward the advanced function sensors is highly being focused. For instance, Xsens has released improved versions of its MTi 1-series of motion-sensing Inertial Measurement Unit (IMU) modules, offering improved roll, pitch and yaw measurement accuracy and higher tolerance of mechanical stress than the first generation of the product in various energy and infrastructure projects.
  • Integration drift error is a major concern in navigation systems. These small errors in the measurement of acceleration and angular velocity are integrated into progressively larger errors in velocity, which are compounded into still greater errors in position.
Scope of the Report

The inertial system equipment includes Gyroscopes, Accelerometers, Inertial Measurement Units, Inertial Navigation Systems and Multi Axis sensors. Energy and Infrastructure are two rapidly growing markets with a multitude of applications for inertial sensors. The major applications include Gyroscopes for Wind Turbine Control , MEMs in Oil and Gas and Inertial Systems for Platform Stabilization.

Key Market Trends

MEMs to Hold Significant Market Growth in Oil and Gas Sector
  • In the oil and gas industry, exploration and survey are one of the most important tasks. Computers, with the help of MEMs and other supplementing equipment, aid the exploration activity in the ocean. In deep oceans, getting real-time measurements of various parameters is critical and important for a company to decide to go ahead or drop the activity.
  • In recent years, micro-electro-mechanical system (MEMS) sensors have been extensively used in navigation fields due to their small size, rigidity, and low-cost consumption. Thus, MEMS-based MWD technology has gained much attention and can potentially be applied in very small diameter well drilling activities in oil and gas sector with satisfactory precision.
  • Stand-alone MEMS-based SINS (strapdown inertial navigation system) provides a short-term accurate navigation solution. Therefore, the following aiding information is also used as updates for the MEMS-based SINS in the drilling procedure. This system provides benefit in the growth of the MEMs for intertial system.
  • The new GyroSphere MEMS gyro service from Schlumberger, United States delivers all three benefits to operators. Unlike any other gyro-surveying-while-drilling offer in the oilfield today, the service delivers more transparent gyro-surveying data that increases drilling operation efficiency and tool reliability while improving access to small-target reservoirs.
  • The oil & gas industry in the United Kingdom make 1.42 million BOE (barrel of oil equivalent) per day. Also 98% of production comes from offshore fields and the services industry in Aberdeen has been a leader in developing technology for hydrocarbon extraction offshore. Due to its increasing market value in the future for oil and gas construction, the demand for MMEs will grow highly for inertial system.
North America Witness Significant Market Share
  • North America accounted for the maximum share in the market, with the United States contributing the most significantly. The foremost demand for inertial systems in the region comes from the maritime sector, owing to the renewed emphasis on oil exploration activities. The exploration activities of oil rigs require high-performance gyroscopes, IMUs, and accelerometers to provide a right self-contained sensing system and highly accurate solutions for platform stabilization.
  • The region is witnessing a growth in the development of new high-performance accelerometers as companies in this region are investing in introducing advanced and innovative accelerometers. The increased spending by energy sector is the major factor driving the growth of accelerometers in the region.
  • Investment in surface and lease equipment necessary for onshore wells and production platforms in the Gulf of Mexico will lead the growth of inertial systems market in this region.
Competitive Landscape

The inertial systems in energy & infrastructure market is fragmented due to the presence of various inertial systems solution provider. However, the vendors are consistently focusing on product development to enhance their visibility and global presence. The companies are also undergoing strategic partnerships and acquisitions to gain market traction and increase the market share. Key players are Analog Devices Inc., Bosch Sensortec GmbH,ST Microelectronics, etc. Recent developments in the market are -
  • June 2019 - Sensor manufacturer ACEINNA launched its new open-source Inertial Measurement Unit Sensor that is meant for autonomous off-road, construction, ennergy infrastructure ,agricultural vehicle applications. The OpenIMU300RI is a rugged, sealed package, open-source, nine-degree-of-freedom inertial measurement unit (IMU). The precise positioning solutions from ACEINNA are MEMS-based open-soure, inertial sensing systems that enables easy-to-use, centimeter-accurate navigation systems.
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  • Analog Devices Inc.
  • Bosch Sensortec GmbH
  • Epson Europe Electronics
  • Invensense Inc.
  • Kearfott Corporation
  • Safran Group
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1.1 Study Deliverables
1.2 Study Assumptions
1.3 Scope of the Study



4.1 Market Overview
4.2 Introduction to Market Drivers and Restraints
4.3 Market Drivers
4.3.1 Emergence of MEMS Technology
4.3.2 Increasing Applications Based on Motion Sensing
4.4 Market Restraints
4.4.1 Integration Drift Error
4.5 Value Chain / Supply Chain Analysis
4.6 Industry Attractiveness - Porter's Five Force Analysis
4.6.1 Threat of New Entrants
4.6.2 Bargaining Power of Buyers/Consumers
4.6.3 Bargaining Power of Suppliers
4.6.4 Threat of Substitute Products
4.6.5 Intensity of Competitive Rivalry

5.1 By Type
5.1.1 Gimbaled Systems
5.1.2 Strapdown Systems
5.2 By Technology
5.2.1 MEMS
5.2.2 Fiber Optic Gyro
5.2.3 Ring Laser Gyro
5.2.4 Vibrating Gyro
5.2.5 Hemispherical Resonator Gyro
5.2.6 Mechanical Inertial Navigational Systems
5.3 By Components
5.3.1 Accelerometers
5.3.2 Gyroscopes
5.3.3 IMUs
5.3.4 Magnetometer
5.3.5 Attitude Heading and Reference Systems
5.4 Geography
5.4.1 North America
5.4.2 Europe
5.4.3 Asia-Pacific
5.4.4 Latin America
5.4.5 Middle East & Africa

6.1 Company Profiles
6.1.1 Analog Devices Inc.
6.1.2 Bosch Sensortec GmbH
6.1.3 ST Microelectronics
6.1.4 Honeywell International Inc.
6.1.5 Invensense Inc.
6.1.6 Kearfott Corporation
6.1.7 Safran Group
6.1.8 Silicon Sensing Systems Ltd.
6.1.9 Vector NAV
6.1.10 Epson Europe Electronics


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  • Analog Devices Inc.
  • Bosch Sensortec GmbH
  • ST Microelectronics
  • Honeywell International Inc.
  • Invensense Inc.
  • Kearfott Corporation
  • Safran Group
  • Silicon Sensing Systems Ltd.
  • Vector NAV
  • Epson Europe Electronics
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