Frost.com - Aerospace and Defense Research http://www.frost.com/c/10036/home.do - Aerospace and Defense Research Mon, 21 Aug 2017 3:38:38 Innovations in Nuclear Threat Detection, Incident Management, First Responder Wearables, and Cyber Security http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D842-00-17-00-00 This Homeland Security TOE profiles advancements in nuclear threat detection, incident management, first responder wearables, and cyber security. The Homeland Security TechVision Opportunity Engine (TOE) captures global innovations and developments related to homeland security on a monthly basis. Technologies enabling security segments, including incident management, border security, CBRNE, disaster management, cybersecurity, first responders, critical infrastructure protection, maritime security, food security, personal protective equipment, and airport security are captured in this TOE. The need for low power, smaller, lighter sensors with enhanced performance attributes and minimal false alarms is driving innovations in the sensors space. The Sensors and Control cluster covers innovations pertaining to technologies such as wireless sensors and networks, energy harvesting, haptics and touch, MEMS and nanosensors, terahertz, ubiquitous/smart sensors, CBRNE, quantified-self, sensor fusion, M2M communications, and drones. Keywords: Radioactive material, nuclear threat detection, incident management, first responder, wearables, cyber security, disaster recovery Fri, 4 Aug 2017 00:00:00 +0100 Advancements in Unmanned Aerial Vehicles http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D871-00-13-00-00 This Aerospace and Defense TOE profiles innovations, advancements, and opportunities in unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), such as data security, wide-area cameras, air-to-ground in-flight connectivity, munitions, bioinspired aerial robots, solar-powered UAVs, aircraft satellite communications, and encryption of classified data. Aerospace and Defense TechVision Opportunity Engine (TOE) delves into the technologies and applications that shape both commercial and military aviation and space exploration, ranging from engine design to the latest avionics systems. The defense portion of the publication explores the many facets of 21st century military technologies, such as UAV improvements, and cutting edge battlefield medical treatment. The Advanced Manufacturing and Automation (AMA) Cluster covers technologies that enable clean, lean and flexible manufacturing and industrial automation. Technologies such as three-dimensional (3D) and four-dimensional (4D) printing, wireless sensors and networks, information and communication technology, multimaterial joining, composites manufacturing, digital manufacturing, micro- and nano-manufacturing, lasers, advanced software, and printing techniques, are covered as part of this cluster. The technologies covered here impact a wide range of industries, such as the impact semiconductor, automotive and transportation, aerospace and defense, industrial, healthcare, logistics, and electronics industries. Keywords: Unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), unmanned aerial systems (UAS), data security, encryption, cameras, in-flight connectivity, bioinspired robots, solar-powered UAVs, satellites Fri, 28 Jul 2017 00:00:00 +0100 Global Military Unmanned Maritime Systems Market, Forecast to 2021 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=K1C6-01-00-00-00 The global military unmanned maritime systems (UMS) market is experiencing significant growth and investment; however, funding has been, and continues to be, focused on research, development, and testing of unmanned maritime platforms and enabling technologies. Similar to the unmanned aircraft market, UMS technologies are advancing faster than Moore s Law resulting in lower costs and lower barriers to market entry for commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) platforms that can perform various military applications. Global defense contractors must continue to invest in synergistic partnerships and/or strategic acquisitions, especially with commercial companies that specialize in software development, sensors, and other COTS products, to maintain an edge over competitors in an increasingly crowded market. Overall, this study provides a wealth of information about current and future trends that will shape tomorrow s military UMS capabilities, investments, and overall market structure. Research Scope: The global military UMS market size is based on the 2017 President s budget (PB) for the US and estimated for other countries using a forecast model based on military budgets and several influencing variables. Estimates and competitive landscape information includes: Factors driving demand for unmanned maritime systems Factors restraining demand for unmanned maritime systems Unmanned maritime systems market trends Unmanned maritime systems contract obligations and awards by market segment Leading defense contractors and programs in each unmanned maritime systems market segment Strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats (SWOT) evaluations of the leading companies in the market Perspectives on various market issues that provide insights for executive level decision-making Questions this study will answer: Is the global military UMS market growing? How long will it continue to grow, and at what rate will it grow? What segments, programs, and services make up the market? What are the most significant drivers, restraints, and trends? What companies are leading the global military UMS market and in which segments? What are the top programs in the global military UMS market? What technologies will be emphasized as the market continues to mature? This study also contains an evaluation of significant growth opportunities within the global military UMS market based on trends and supported by a collection of market insights. Strategic imperatives, for executives to consider when deciding whether to act on the listed growth opportunities, are highlighted as well. Wed, 26 Jul 2017 00:00:00 +0100 Innovations in Cyber Security, Transient Electronics, Wireless Real-time Video Transmission, and Video Surveillance System http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D842-00-16-00-00 This Homeland Security TOE covers recent developments in cyber security, transient electronics, wireless real-time video transmission and video surveillance system. Innovations profiled include security operations platform to optimize incident management by Demisto, predictive breach risk platform to mitigate the cyber security risk by Balbix, first responder mobile app by CIMCON Lighting Inc., identity-defined networking to solve IP challenges by Tempered Networks, home security enabled using a single-sensor solution by Notion, a novel technology for wireless real-time video transmission by Digital Barriers plc, and an artificial intelligence-powered video surveillance system for weapon detection by the University of Granada. The Homeland Security TechVision Opportunity Engine (TOE) captures global innovations and developments related to homeland security on a monthly basis. Technologies enabling security segments, including incident management, border security, CBRNE, disaster management, cybersecurity, first responders, critical infrastructure protection, maritime security, food security, personal protective equipment, and airport security are captured in this TOE. The need for low power, smaller, lighter sensors with enhanced performance attributes and minimal false alarms is driving innovations in the sensors space. The Sensors and Control cluster covers innovations pertaining to technologies such as wireless sensors and networks, energy harvesting, haptics and touch, MEMS and nanosensors, terahertz, ubiquitous/smart sensors, CBRNE, quantified-self, sensor fusion, M2M communications, and drones. Keywords: Cyber security, transient electronics, artificial intelligence, video surveillance, incident management, first responder, home security, video transmission Fri, 14 Jul 2017 00:00:00 +0100 Global Commercial Avionics Market, Forecast to 2030 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=MD37-01-00-00-00 The commercial avionics market will undergo a significant transformation from ground-based to satellite-based system of air traffic control changing end-user requirements in terms of speed and bandwidth among other equipment specifications. Worth $12.74 billion in 2016, revenues are expected to reach $16.65 billion by 2030 at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 1.9% although revenue trajectory varies by every product segment. Research scope The research focuses on the Commercial Avionics market for Communication, Navigation, Surveillance and Integrated Systems. The research covers the global market and provides a 15 year forecast on where the industry is headed between the timeline 2017 2030 (with 2016 as the base year). The avionics forecast is based on new aircraft production of narrow body, wide body, regional, and business jets. Market trends (mandates, integrated modular avionics platform, IoT, multiple partnerships) Highlights growth opportunities for avionics suppliers Analyses by segment, revenue stream, aircraft platform Analyses avionics related segments EFBs and drones Avionics Supply chain market distribution channels, Supply chain trends Global commercial avionics competitive landscape Current innovations and future avionics concepts Aircraft platforms entering into service between 2016-2030 The studies highlights industry challenges, growth drivers and restraints as well as contain major avionics contracts. The impact of emerging avionics markets such as China, India, and Russia is discussed and the study provides a list of home grown suppliers emerging from these countries. It also features market share of Rockwell Collins, Cobham Plc, GE Aviation, Honeywell Aerospace, Garmin International, Thales Avionics, L-3 Communications, Esterline Technologies Corporation, Safran, SAAB Group, Aviation Industry Corporation of China (AVIC), Elbit Systems, BAE Systems, and Meggitt PLC. Key Target Audience Avionics OEMs Component Suppliers System Integrators Aftermarket Suppliers Potential Investors Strategy growth managers Research & Educational Institutes Consulting firm Resellers and distributors Technology partners Key Questions This Study Will Answer How will the modern avionics systems/innovations shape the aircraft of the future? Which trends are important to track in the avionics space? How will new regulations alter the avionics market? How will the increasing level of avionics integration change the market? What is the effect of drone and EFB startups on the avionics market? How does the consolidated competitive landscape impact the dynamics of the avionics market? What are the evolving opportunities and threats for avionics suppliers? What is the impact of emerging markets in the avionics supply chain? Fri, 7 Jul 2017 00:00:00 +0100 Future of Thermoelectric Energy Harvesting http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D6EB-01-00-00-00 Increased population and pollution are largely contributing to energy crisis. In manufacturing and industrial power plants, a high amount of energy is wasted in the form of heat. Though some countries have restructured their electricity infrastructure with highly expensive processes, the electricity crisis still prevails. This energy and electricity crisis will be a threatening factor for social and economic growth. Energy harvesting is expected to play a major role in managing global energy demands and help in resolving related issues. Thermoelectric Energy Harvesting (TEH) technology comprising thermoelectric generators (TEGs) is a type of energy harvesting technology which is based on Seebeck effect. This aims to leverage thermal sources to generate electrical power and is intended for large-scale and small-scale applications. TEGs have the potential to impact many applications including: Automotive Collision avoidance, regenerative braking, powering auto components Industrial Gas pipelines, geothermal, smart grid cogeneration thermoelectric generators, solar thermal cogeneration Consumer electronics Thermal heat generation from electronic components such as smartphones Home and building automation Smart metering, security system, home entertainment Military and aerospace Military avionics, space telescope cameras, missile testing systems Healthcare Wearable and implantable brain-computer interfaces (BCIs) The technology and innovation report answers the following questions: 1. What is the current status of TEH market? 2. What are the factors that influence development and adoption? 3. What are the innovation hotspots and who are the key developers? 4. What are the patent and funding trends and how does it support development? 5. What are the applications enabled by TEH? 6. What is the market potential for TEH (forecast until 2025)? 7. What are the key needs that drive customer satisfaction? 8. Where do we see growth opportunities? 9. What are the key questions for planning strategic initiatives to drive adoption? Mon, 3 Jul 2017 00:00:00 +0100 Innovations in Silicon Photonics http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D7BB-01-00-00-00 The silicon photonics (SiP) is an emerging industry with a high level of collaboration between key stakeholders. SiP technology integrates complementary metal-oxide semiconductor (CMOS), three-dimensional (3D) integration, and fiber optic communication technologies. The objective of the SiP technology is to leverage CMOS manufacturing capabilities to fabricate and manufacture photonic devices. The key to enable this is by using silicon as the medium. The innovations in SiP technology have evolved to address the needs of the data transmission market. High bandwidth requirement and high data rate for transmission are two key technical requirements that has driven the advancements in silicon photonics. Key factors that are decreasing the potential for silicon photonics are the inability of the manufacturing process to meet the cost performance demand. Constraints in development in this sector are mainly due to lack of standardized tools and specifications, testing schemes, integration, and packaging techniques. The industry participants are seeking technology development either through investment in research and development (R&D) or through acquisition strategies. Vertical integration is expected to drive the manufacturing and automation activities of large tier participants in the SiP industry. Major participants are expected to wield dominance across the SiP value chain through acquisitions. Optoelectronic product development is expected to be the major area to witness high level of research activities. Key questions answered in the report: 1. What is the current trend in silicon photonics? 2. What is the influence of mega trends? 3. What are the factors driving adoption and development? 4. What are the needs in the market that drive innovation? 5. What are the key R&D focus areas? 6. What is the patent and funding trend and how does it foster innovation? 7. Who are the key innovators? 8. Who are the key competitors and what is the intensity of competition? 9. What are key attractive markets for silicon photonics and where should we invest? 10. What is the impact of key innovations? 11. What is the road ahead for technology development? 12. What are the opportunities for growth? 13. What are the key questions for strategy planning? Thu, 29 Jun 2017 00:00:00 +0100 Global Military Aircraft Engine Maintenance, Repair, and Overhaul Market, Forecast to 2025 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=K1AD-01-00-00-00 The North American engine maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO) market is the largest individual market, but will experience modest growth. Meanwhile, Fighter aircraft market will experience the most significant aircraft segment growth. New deliveries of airframes are slow, except in Russia and China, which are not included. Additionally, initial aircraft costs have driven less than one for one replacements. Commercial firms are slowly growing their market shares, but governments are reluctant to lose the element of control. The engine manufacturers have always had a role in MRO, but they have increased their role in recent years. These manufacturers now recognize that MRO can be a lifeline when engine sales are slow. The effects of world tensions have a delayed response in the MRO market, but the increased interest in new capabilities will eventually have a positive effect on MRO spending. Individual components are becoming more expensive as the materials used in their construction are becoming more lightweight and durable. The control and sensing systems in many newer components are much more complex than traditional parts, driving up the cost per component. However, the newer components tend to have a lesser number of manhours required for repairs and overhauls. At this point, Asian purchases, other than in China, are still limited. However, other Asian countries are engaged in territorial issues, primarily with China. Interest in new aircraft to counter the Chinese expansion has been expressed by virtually all of the surrounding countries. Some will take deliveries of new aircraft in the later forecast years. The demand in Asia will be greatest for fighter aircraft. As new aircraft are introduced, they are replacing a greater number of existing aircraft. Fleet sizes have been shrinking for many years, resulting in fewer MRO events. Many new components have fewer overhaul requirements and longer mean-times between overhaul. Some components no longer have defined inspection and overhaul cycles. They are removed on-condition only. Health management systems on the aircraft, and often on the component, provide enough information to make on-condition maintenance a practical solution. Often, the on-board testing will identify negative trends and allow component replacement before failure, thereby reducing the repair cost. Revenue growth will be inconsistent. The inconsistency will be caused by new model introductions and the retirement of older aircraft. Revenue growth will flatten out in 2023/2024, but will then resume modest growth. Programmed retirements have been slower than planned, resulting in minimal additional spending to support those aircraft. The most consistent revenue growth will be in trainers due to the limited acquisition plans and significant retirement plans. Many new aircraft are being sold, or at least offered, with long-term support. In some regions, this new support trend requires governmental policy changes in order to buy aircraft in that way. Interim support is a political subject that requires resolution. Initial interim support is needed, but when should the connection to the aircraft OEM become minimized? Wed, 28 Jun 2017 00:00:00 +0100 US DoD Budget Assessment, 2018 2022 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=K1A6-01-00-00-00 The first budget under the Trump administration, which includes the fiscal year 2018 Department of Defense (DoD) budget request highlighted within this research, has been published. The DoD request is notably higher than that of 2017 and may encounter opposition from both sides of the political aisle. The new research details the defense departments and agencies that offer the best opportunities for companies trying to enter the US defense market. The research includes market drivers and restraints that shed light on some budget numbers and the importance being placed on certain projects and programs. The research assists in understanding the government s focus and the services it will likely require in future. Research Scope: This research service examines President Trump s DoD budget request for 2018. It will highlight some of the programs that offer the best opportunities for growth and penetration into the DoD market. Cited funding data reflects only those funds assigned for discretionary spending and does not include mandatory fees. Years in this document refer to government fiscal years for the budget, and calendar years for contracts and competitive data. This research service focuses on the United States Department of Defense (DoD) budget spending categories, including research, development, testing, and evaluation (RDT&E); procurement; operations and maintenance (O&M); and services. The intent of this study is to indicate which segments of products and services the DoD has emphasized in the budget request so that firms can invest in these priority areas. Contract activity for the US DoD for 2016 is also included. The 2018 budget is comprised of spending plans for the Army, Navy/Marine Corps, Air Force, and Joint Service. The base year for financial spending is 2016, and the market forecast is from 2016 to 2022. Market share and competitive analysis for this research is based on government contract obligations distributed in 2016. Over 50,000 companies received contracts from the DoD during 2016; therefore, a list of other companies is not included with this research. The competitive analysis portion of this research focuses on the overall top ten companies for DoD, and it highlights the top 5. The budget request is subject to variances and changes until Congress actually passes the bill enacting the budget. Several DoD agencies will not be reviewed in detail because most of their discretionary spending is dedicated to salaries and operating expenses. On the other hand, any significant findings associated with the agencies not fully reviewed will be discussed under the key findings portion of the research. Questions this study will answer include: How has the DoD budget changed from 2017 to 2018? In relation to the 2018 funding request, which DoD departments have the largest level of spending? What are some of the programs for which DoD departments have requested funding? Which companies are capturing the largest overall market share for the DoD market? Will DoD spending rise or fall within the next 5 years? What types of companies are obtaining the most contract value awarded by DoD? Wed, 28 Jun 2017 00:00:00 +0100 Global Airborne Maritime Surveillance Aircraft Market, Forecast to 2026 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=MD38-01-00-00-00 Geopolitical and economic factors such as territorial expansionism, security of Sea Lanes of Communications (SLOC)/offshore energy assets, expanding surface and submarine fleets, non-state actor-led to conflict, and the associated displacement of population mandate the need to increase maritime awareness and interdiction capabilities and to keep the airborne maritime surveillance buoyant. The maritime surveillance market is currently in an upward cycle due to the US Navy s P-8 procurement program that has annual spends of approximately $2 billion, and recent sales of P-8 into Australia, Norway, and the United Kingdom. Operators are also developing different approaches to the concepts of maritime patrol and surveillance through man-unmanned teaming (MUM-T), off-board integration of sensors, and multi-mission emphasis through roll-on/roll-off capabilities. Several nations are moving towards an integrated EEZ approach based on a layered surveillance architecture and multi-source surveillance assets such as satellites, surface fleets, UAVs, MPAs, MSAs, underwater combatants etc. belonging to multiple authorities. This Concept of Operations may reduce the need to field a large MPA/MSA fleet in the long run and may have a negative impact on the market (although this is not expected to be a deciding factor during the forecast period). Through this research, Frost & Sullivan provides an assessment of airborne maritime surveillance programs, opportunities, forecasts, technology trends, and also a country wise assessment of capability analysis, opportunities, and future maritime surveillance aircraft acquisition plans. The study covers the global market for fixed-wing Maritime Patrol and Maritime Surveillance aircraft. It lists key aircrafts fielded by different countries based on their mission types and traces their replacement timelines and upgrade evolution. The study does not cover Unmanned Air Systems (UAS) or Rotary Wing. The market is broken down by committed, planned, and forecasted revenues. Key Questions This Study Will Answer What are the committed, planned, and upcoming opportunities in the airborne maritime surveillance aircraft market in the next 10 years? What geographical markets are growing? What are the key success factors that OEMs should consider in the market? What drives the need for MPA/MSA aircraft in different nations and how do their procurement preferences differ? What are the major programs underway and planned within these markets and what opportunities do they open up for OEMs/contractors? Are there any airborne maritime surveillance capability gaps that need to be anticipated? Fri, 23 Jun 2017 00:00:00 +0100 Advancements in Sonar http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D871-00-12-00-00 This Aerospace and Defense TOE profiles key innovations and developments in sonar technology for defense purposes, such as detecting enemy submarines and torpedoes. The advancements include portable diver detection sonar, towed array depth sonar for anti-submarine warfare, sonar systems that are not impaired by noise, acoustic processing systems, and advanced sonobuoys. Aerospace and Defense TechVision Opportunity Engine (TOE) delves into the technologies and applications that shape both commercial and military aviation and space exploration, ranging from engine design to the latest avionics systems. The defense portion of the publication explores the many facets of 21st century military technologies, such as UAV improvements, and cutting edge battlefield medical treatment. The Advanced Manufacturing and Automation (AMA) Cluster covers technologies that enable clean, lean and flexible manufacturing and industrial automation. Technologies such as three-dimensional (3D) and four-dimensional (4D) printing, wireless sensors and networks, information and communication technology, multimaterial joining, composites manufacturing, digital manufacturing, micro- and nano-manufacturing, lasers, advanced software, and printing techniques, are covered as part of this cluster. The technologies covered here impact a wide range of industries, such as the impact semiconductor, automotive and transportation, aerospace and defense, industrial, healthcare, logistics, and electronics industries. Keywords: Sonar, submarines, torpedoes, acoustic sensors, sonobuoys Fri, 23 Jun 2017 00:00:00 +0100