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Drone Application Report 2021

  • ID: 5406418
  • Report
  • August 2021
  • Region: Global
  • 151 Pages
  • Drone Industry Insights

FEATURED COMPANIES

  • Airteam
  • Drone Base
  • Fairfleet
  • Inkonova
  • OFO Tech
  • Skylark Drones

The Drone Application Report provides a unique insight, analysis, and case studies of drone applications throughout 15 industry verticals.

This extensive 151-page drone application report covers all industry verticals in the North American Industry Classification System (NAICS). These Include Agriculture, Energy (Utilities), Construction, Health Care, Insurance and Transportation among others. The report encompasses 237 application examples including methods, typical results, and typical technology stack, which provide the most comprehensive study into how drones are used for business development today. At the end of each industry section, there is also an outlook for current and future market volume as well as the current level of technological complexity.

Furthermore, the 37 real-life case studies describe the technology and its application by several companies throughout the world. Each case study has a concrete problem and solution description as well as value-added metrics that shed light into how the applications made work safer and the company more profitable.

By providing information on drone market trends by industry and method, our Drone Application Report 2021 can help leverage business opportunities by discovering applications in various industries. It provides a view not only on well-established practices such as inspections and mapping & surveying, but also on future applications that are currently only starting to be explored.

Insights on drone applications across all industries

  • By 2025, the commercial market is expected to generate over 40.5 billion USD growing at a CAGR of 15.0%.
  • The most popular application methods are Mapping & Surveying, Inspection and Photography & Filming.
  • Inspection is the top application of drones in Energy (Utilities) and in Real Estate, Rental & Leasing, and Industrial Parts.
  • The biggest vertical, Energy (Utilities), shows a great variety of use cases. Like in all other verticals, drones help reduce time and costs while improving result quality and worker safety.
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FEATURED COMPANIES

  • Airteam
  • Drone Base
  • Fairfleet
  • Inkonova
  • OFO Tech
  • Skylark Drones

GLOSSARY

1 EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

2 SCOPE AND METHODOLOGY
2.1 Research Methodology
2.2 Scope Definition & Research Design
2.3 Data Collection
2.4 Data Analysis
2.5 Data Validation
2.6 Report Creation

3 INTRODUCTION
3.1 Drones: What are drones and what can they do?
3.2 Drone configurations/designs
3.3 Major segments of the drone ecosystem
3.4 Commercial drone market by industry
3.5 Drone application categories and methods
3.6 Drone market dynamics

4 DRONE MARKET SIZE
4.1 Definitions & Introduction
4.2 Total drone market size 2020-2025
4.3 Drone market size by industry 2020-2025
4.4 Drone market size by method 2020-2025

5 INDUSTRY VERTICALS
5.1 Definitions & Introduction
5.2 Agriculture
5.2.1 Case Study - Forest inventory - by Radaz
5.2.2 Case Study - Palm tree counting - by OFO Tech
5.2.3 Case Study - Crop analysis and spraying - by xmobots
5.3 Arts, Entertainment & Recreation
5.3.1 Case Study - Digital fireworks - by Ehang
5.4 Construction
5.4.1 Case Study - Geomagnetic detection - by ASDRO
5.4.2 Case Study - Highway construction project - by OFO Tech
5.4.3 Case Study - Construction site surveying - by Nordic Unmanned
5.5 Educational Services
5.5.1 Case Study - Flooding monitoring modelling - by Université du Luxembourg
5.6 Energy
5.6.1 Case Study - Powerline inspection - by Aeromedia
5.6.2 Case Study - Photovoltaic plant monitoring - by Skylark Drones
5.6.3 Case Study - Flare stack inspection - by Rectrix Drone Services
5.6.4 Case Study - Pumped-storage hydropower plant surveying - by LogXon
5.6.5 Case Study - Wind Turbine Inspection - by Sulzer & Schmid
5.7 Health Care and Social Assistance
5.7.1 Case Study - Emergency defibrillator delivery - by Everdrone
5.7.2 Case Study - NHS Covid response - by Skyports
5.7.3 Case Study - Tissue sample transport during surgery - by Medifly
5.8 Information
5.8.1 Case Study - Providing network connectivity - by AT&T
5.9 Insurance
5.9.1 Case Study - Damaged building inspection - by Fairfleet
5.10 Mining, Quarrying, and Oil & Gas Extraction
5.10.1 Case Study - Mining operations monitoring - by Firmatek
5.10.2 Case Study - Offshore FPSO platform inspection - by ROAV7
5.10.3 Case Study - Surveying of underground mines - by TerraDrone
5.10.4 Case Study - Seismic event inspection - by Inkonova
5.11 Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
5.11.1 Case Study - Ice shaft exploration - by MONCLER
5.11.2 Case Study - Koala counting after wildfire - by The Conversation
5.12 Public Administration
5.12.1 Case Study - Unmanned aerial wildfire ignitions - by IGNIS
5.12.2 Case Study - Drone as a first responder - by Drone Responders
5.12.3 Case Study - Ship emission monitoring - by Nordic Unmanned
5.13 Real Estate, Rental & Leasing, and Industrial Plants
5.13.1 Case Study - Thermal roof inspections - by Drone Base
5.13.2 Case Study - Perimeter security patrols - by Percepto
5.13.3 Case Study - Roof measurement and inspection - by Airteam
5.14 Safety & Security
5.14.1 Case Study - Forensic investigation following fire - by Structural Safety
5.15 Transportation & Warehousing
5.15.1 Case Study - Food delivery - by Speedbird
5.15.2 Case Study - Stock inventory - by doks.innovation
5.15.3 Case Study - Railway inspection - by Ardenna
5.15.4 Case Study - Railway inspection - by Hepta
5.15.6 Case Study - Aircraft maintenance - by Dronecle
5.16 Waste Management and Remediation Services
5.16.1 Case Study - Landfill monitoring - by HAMM Companies

6 METHODS
6.1 Definitions & Introduction
6.2 Photography & Filming
6.3 Mapping & Surveying
6.4 Inspection
6.5 Localization & Tracking
6.6 Spraying & Dispensing
6.7 Delivery
6.8 Others

7 Appendix: Industry Definitions
7.1 Case study definitions
7.2 Levels of autonomy
7.3 Industry definitions

LIST OF FIGURES

Figure 1: Drone technology stack
Figure 2: Drone configurations/designs
Figure 3: Drone hardware
Figure 4: Drone software
Figure 5: Drone services
Figure 6: Commercial drone market segmentation
Figure 7: Commercial drone industries
Figure 8: Drone application categories and methods
Figure 9: Drone market definitions

LIST OF CHARTS

Chart 1: Commercial & private drone market size 2020-2025
Chart 2: Commercial drone market size by method 2020-2025
Chart 3: Reasons for adopting drones (n=227)
Chart 4: Methods used most in the drone industry today

LIST OF TABLES

Table 1: Commercial drone market size by industry 2020-2025
Table 2: Industry definition acc. to NAICS
Table 3: Commercial drone use-cases across industries
Table 4: Overview of most common optical sensors
Table 5: Overview of most common non-optical sensors
Table 6: Overview of most common sprayer & dispenser
Table 7: Overview of most common types of cargo
Table 8: Overview of most common accessories
Table 9: List of other/new drone-based methods

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A selection of companies mentioned in this report includes:

  • Airteam
  • Ardenna
  • ASDRO
  • AT&T
  • doks.innovation
  • Drone Base
  • Drone Responders
  • Dronecle
  • Ehang
  • Everdrone
  • Fairfleet
  • Firmatek
  • HAMM Companies
  • Hepta
  • IGNIS
  • Inkonova
  • LogXon
  • Medifly
  • MONCLER
  • Nordic Unmanned
  • OFO Tech
  • Percepto
  • Radaz
  • Rectrix Drone Services
  • ROAV7
  • Skylark Drones
  • Skyports
  • Speedbird
  • Structural Safety
  • Sulzer & Schmid
  • TerraDrone
  • The Conversation
  • Université du Luxembourg
  • xmobots
  • Zipline
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