Frost.com - Aerospace and Defense Research http://www.frost.com/c/10036/home.do - Aerospace and Defense Research Thu, 19 Oct 2017 17:10:17 Innovations in Safety Assistance Systems, Wearable Sensors, Drones, Radar, and Intrusion Detection Solutions http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D842-00-19-00-00 This Homeland Security TOE profiles advancements in safety assistance system, wearable sensors, drones, radar, and intrusion detection solutions. Innovations profiled include a safety assistance system for detecting dirty bombs, a wearable for chemical and biological threat detection, drones for detecting human vital signs, unmanned aerial vehicles for emergency gas leak response, home monitoring system powered by artificial intelligence, an intrusion detection solution for endpoints, better decontamination after chemical or biological attacks, and detection of personnel trapped beneath debris. 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: Drones, unmanned aerial vehicles, vital sign monitoring, wearable sensors, safety assistance system, radar, intrusion detection, gas leakage, home monitoring, artificial intelligence, chemical attack, biological attack Fri, 13 Oct 2017 00:00:00 +0100 GOVERNMENT INCENTIVES AND SUPPORT PROGRAMS FOR THE AEROSPACE INDUSTRY IN KEY ASEAN NATIONS http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-market-insight.do?id=297937255 Globally, there is a strong positive outlook in the development of aerospace clusters focusing on both manufacturing, and maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO) activities. Wed, 11 Oct 2017 00:00:00 +0100 Global Airport Passenger Flow Management Market, Forecast to 2025 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=MCDB-01-00-00-00 The rise in number of airports attaining saturation will drive the growth of the business intelligence market, comprised of passenger flow, operations flow, and analytics solutions, to grow by $1.31 billion over the next 10 years. With growing demand in air travel resulting in an increase of passenger footprint at airports, operators face challenges to ensure efficient terminal operations and high levels of passenger experience. Airport flow management is the process of managing passenger traffic flow at the airport, enabling seamless throughput and operations within the airport terminal, from curb to curb. Technology evolution has led to the development of niche solutions that enhance accuracy, reduce false alarms, and increase efficiency. Solutions adopted by airports include sensors operated using low energy bluetooth, existing Wi-Fi infrastructure, or video analytics to identify and track passengers. Mobile applications (APIs) have been developed that engage with passengers by providing relevant information on their mobile devices allowing them to execute control over their journey. Location-based services and indoor wayfinding allow passengers to track their location relative to their intended destination within the terminal and receive guidance, offers, and service information. This report highlights two segments that are gaining prominence in the passenger flow management market: passenger detection, passenger tracking and queue management & mobility and location-based services. Each segment is studied based on the hardware, software, and services offered. The report also includes a list of suppliers, the products offered, and key case studies. A detailed profiling of suppliers and important supplier contracts and regions where products have been deployed has been listed. In addition to providing an overview of the market, the report analyzes the opportunities for suppliers, the growth potential of the market by means of a nine-year forecast and future development. Key Questions This Study Answers 1. What are the top trends that drive the passenger management industry? 2. What kind of solutions do airports deploy to overcome operational flow challenges? 3. What kinds of technologies are used to support passenger management? 4. Who are the key suppliers of passenger flow solutions? 5. What is the current market size and how big should suppliers invest in the passenger management market? 6. How does the future look for the market in terms of size and technology? 7. What are the imperative growth insights a supplier has to be aware of in the passenger flow market? 8. What kind of reception does passenger flow management solution have among high capacity airports? 9. What value do airports receive on implementation of passenger flow management solutions? 10. What kind of inorganic activity has been witnessed in the market? Wed, 11 Oct 2017 00:00:00 +0100 Impact of Visible Light Communication (VLC) Technology http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D7E7-01-00-00-00 Over the past years, globally there has been tremendous transformation in communication and lighting sectors with evolution of advanced and many new technologies such as OLED, Micro-LED, 4G, 5G networks. Smart connected devices have witnessed rapid industrial growth and new technologies and products are constantly on the rise. With the advent of the Internet of Things (IoT), smart homes, automation, connected living communication plays a vital role in driving technology innovations in different industries. LEDs (light emitting diodes) which are commonly used for display and lighting applications is leveraged for wireless data transmission driven by advancements in the optoelectronics sector. The concept of transmitting data through light rays is termed as Visible Light Communication (VLC). There are numerous applications enabled by VLC and these include: consumer electronics, automotive, aerospace and defense, industrial, healthcare, home and building automation. VLC can be useful in applications where RF (radio frequency) communication is difficult to achieve the objective. Ultra-high speed data transmission and high bandwidth capabilities drive the adoption of VLC over other communication platforms. The technology and innovation report captures the impact of VLC on different applications. Key questions answered in the report are highlighted below. 1. What is the significance of VLC? 2. What are the key enabling technologies? 3. What are the factors that influence technology development and adoption? 4. Who are the key innovators driving developments? 5. What are the opportunities based on patent and funding trends? 6. What is the VLC technology adoption by region (North America, Europe, and Asia-Pacific)? 7. What are the applications enabled by VLC technology? 8. What is the market potential for VLC technology (forecast until 2021)? 9. What is the future prospect of the technology? 10. What sort of strategies OEMs need to embrace to gain entry and sustain competition? Thu, 28 Sep 2017 00:00:00 +0100 Data Storage Technologies of the Future http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D7D6-01-00-00-00 Data storage technologies (DSTs) are evolving with the exponential rise in the demand for high capacity and secured storage systems in the recent years. This is mainly due to the change in technological perception in the global community which focuses on facilitating simplified interaction with the latest innovations happening around as data forms an integral part of this transformation. From offering high-capacity storage capabilities along with providing secure and advanced data management systems, DSTs will be a driving force for majority of the technological advancements and trends in various industries. Advanced technologies and platforms such as wearable electronics, machine learning, artificial intelligence, IoT, smart factories will be relying completely on the data storage media to generate meaningful output to support decision making. This technology and innovation report offers insights on three prominent technologies which are shaping up the current data storage market along with few application specific case studies which will have impact in the near future. The technologies include innovations and its impact in non-volatile random access memories (NVRAMs), flash memory and cloud storage. NVRAM technology scope comprises assessment of MRAM (Magnetoresistive random-access memory), FRAM (Ferroelectric Random Access Memory), PCM (Phase-change memory), RRAM/ ReRAM (Resistive random-access memory), DRAM (Dynamic random-access memory), and NRAM (Nano random-access memory). Flash memory technology coverage includes 3D NAND and 3DXPoint along with SSDs (solid state drives), NVDIMMs (Non-Volatile Dual In-line Memory Module) and Enterprise flash. Cloud storage involves comparison between various cloud storage architecture like file storage and object storage, public, private and hybrid storage. Key questions answered in the report 1. What is the significance of emerging data storage technologies (DSTs)? 2. What are the key trending applications impacted by DST? 3. What are the innovations in DSTs and its impact in different applications? 4. Who are the major players driving innovation and adoption? 5. What are the key factors influencing adoption? 6. How are patents and funding driving developments and wide spread adoption? 7. What are the key innovation themes? 8. Who has implemented key DSTs and what is the impact? 9. What is the future prospect for DSTs? 10. What will be the key technology in 2022? 11. What are key strategic directions for stakeholders to remain competitive? Wed, 27 Sep 2017 00:00:00 +0100 Advancements in Technology for Ships, Armored Vehicles, Helicopters, and Aircraft http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D871-00-15-00-00 This Aerospace and Defense TOE highlights developments and advancements in anti-ship missiles, armored vehicles, helicopters, ship antenna, jamming-proof navigation, weathers data for aircraft, minesweepers, and vessel fire protection. 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: Missiles, armored vehicles, helicopters, antenna, navigation, anti-jamming, minesweepers, ant-countermeasures, fire protection Fri, 22 Sep 2017 00:00:00 +0100 Emerging Robotic Technologies for Marine Applications http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D7D3-01-00-00-00 Unmanned autonomous robots are gaining prominence in the marine sector. Key trending applications include: autonomous surface vessels, unmanned underwater vehicle/robots, and shipboard robots. Automation in the marine industry largely enhances the efficiency of shipping goods. Presently, research community is increasingly focussing in autonomous vessels and its applicability in the marine sector. Autonomous vessels will minimize human involvement and reduce shipping costs, while improving delivery efficiency of marine vessels. Robotic technologies for marine applications are largely leveraged by transportation and defense sectors. Robots will mitigate hazardous risks thereby increasing the safety of human personnel. Marine robots are used in off-shore oil and gas; investigation activities of the ocean, ship, and harbour maintenance; and in defence marine robotic vessels. Government funding is boosting development and adoption of robots for marine applications. The technology and innovation report aims to capture the impact of robotic technologies for different applications in the marine sector. Key questions covered in the report: What is the significance of robots in the marine industry? What is the current scenario of automation? What are the key trending applications in the marine impacted by robots? What are key innovations driving adoption and who are the key innovators? How are patent and funding scenario boosting developments and adoption? What are the key factors influencing penetration of robots in marine? What is the future prospect for robotic technologies in marine? Thu, 21 Sep 2017 00:00:00 +0100 Emerging Technologies for Defense http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D7D1-01-00-00-00 Emerging Technologies for defense are those that have the capability to make existing systems obsolete or disrupt the balance of power between players on the international stage. Most technologies that will impact the future of defense arise from non-defense sources such as commercial R&D activity, scientific and technological innovation from non-military sectors such as research labs, universities, and small organizations globally. In the area of innovation, defense companies will have to develop the capacity to recognize key technological innovations outside the defense space, and find ways to exploit these opportunities through advantageous partnerships. This report outlines the emerging technologies most likely to disrupt the defense sector , and include artificial intelligence, small data, metamaterials, nanocoatings, biosensors, wearable devices, robotic exoskeletons, visible light communications, fuel cells and microgrids. Thu, 14 Sep 2017 00:00:00 +0100 Innovations in Rescue Robots, Traffic Surveillance System, Environmental Sensors, and Endpoint Security http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D842-00-18-00-00 This Homeland Security TOE covers recent developments in rescue robots, traffic surveillance systems, environmental sensors, and endpoint security. Innovations include rescue robots to help trapped victims, a smart traffic surveillance system for ensuring smooth traffic flow, end point protection using default deny, sensors to track harmful chemicals, artificial intelligence to identify counterfeit products, an intrusion detection solution for border security force, AppDefense to monitor application layer, and an artificial intelligence-based surveillance solution. 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: Rescue robots, traffic surveillance, end point security, chemical sensing, artificial intelligence, border security, surveillance, intrusion detection, counterfeit Fri, 8 Sep 2017 00:00:00 +0100 Growth Opportunities and Manpower Development in Thailand s Aerospace Industry http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-market-insight.do?id=297842799 Thailand has been one of the major markets driving the growth of Southeast Asian aviation industry. Thailand's popularity as a tourist destination, the implementation of ASEAN Economic Corridor, and the economic growth in Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Vietnam (CLMV) have kept Thailand s sky filled with aircrafts from every corner of the world in the past decade Wed, 6 Sep 2017 00:00:00 +0100 Innovations in Smart Sensors http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D7D7-01-00-00-00 A smart sensor comprises a sensing element, an analog to digital converter (ADC), analog interface circuit and bus interface in a single housing. The smart sensors are built with one or numerous smart functionalities such as self-identification, self-testing, self-validation, and self-adaptation. Smart sensors are applicable for sensing temperature, pressure, humidity, image signals, vibration, and other key parameters depending on the nature of application. Smart sensors are attractive due to their ability to provide real-time measurements of complex phenomena and they make decisions on their own leading to diagnosis and corrective measures. Smart sensors have a very wide range of applications in sectors such as consumer electronics, automotive, aerospace and defence, industrial, healthcare, structural health monitoring and home and building automation. Key industries impacted: Building Automation: Lighting and access control, monitoring HVAC systems, tracking machine health status, climate control systems, power monitoring, data centre monitoring, and fire safety Industrial Control: Asset management, process control and monitoring, environmental care, energy management, and equipment health monitoring/condition-based monitoring Military and Defence: Border protection, perimeter protection, battlefield information and real-time situational awareness Consumer Electronics: Smart television, smartphones, tablets, laptops, personal computers and peripherals Healthcare: Managing patients chronic conditions, smart medical device automation, and early prediction of health problems Structural Health Monitoring: Aerospace structures, composites, geo-technique, mining/oil/gas exploration and production, civil engineering structures, and monuments of cultural heritage Automotive: Parking/reverse assist, night vision, lane departure warning, intelligent adaptive cruise control, and driver fatigue monitoring Key questions answered in the technology and innovation report. 1. What is the technology and market dynamics of smart sensors? 2. What are the key enabling technologies? 3. What are the factors that influence development and adoption? 4. Who are the key innovators driving developments? 5. What are the opportunities based on patent and funding trends? 6. What is the smart sensor adoption by region (North America, Europe, and Asia-Pacific)? 7. What are the applications enabled by smart sensors? 8. What is the impact of applications enabled by smart sensors? 9. What are some of the key interesting developments? 10. Where do we see growth opportunities in smart sensor technology? 11. What is the nature of competition? 12. What is the impact of megatrends? 13. What sort of strategies companies need to embrace to remain competitive? 14. What are key questions for strategy planning? Tue, 5 Sep 2017 00:00:00 +0100 Global Naval Shipbuilding Market, Forecast to 2026 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=MCF8-01-00-00-00 Rising global tensions, territorial expansionism, rise of non-state actor-led conflicts, and the associated displacement of population have fueled the expansion of naval deployments. As many nations face vessel obsolescence in the next few years and others have to deploy new, advanced naval assets to counter rival fleet expansionism, the market is on an upward curve. There is renewed emphasis on stealth, automation, multi-mission capability, and modular ship design by operators. Companies should be cognizant of long-lead programs initiated by navies/MoDs worldwide and also the products they prefer to be ahead of the competition. During the study period, $650.83 billion will be spent for the procurement of new ships. Mainly driven by surface combatant and submarine programs, the market will peak in 2021, with a valuation of $72.33 billion. Many programs those that are already underway and those that are planned in the short term will peak during 2021 2022, after which the market valuation will taper off. With the average age of warships being 25 years globally, more than 180 procurement programs are underway in various nations. Several high-value procurement decisions will be taken in the next 3 years and opportunities worth approximately $285.92 billion will be created during the forecast period. Through this research service, Frost & Sullivan provides an assessment of naval ship building programs, opportunities, forecasts, and technology trends on a macro level, along with a comprehensive micro-level country-wise assessment. Research Scope: Market trends are analyzed for the study period 2016 to 2026, with the base year as 2016. The scope of the study is global, covering most nations that field a naval force. The market is segmented across surface combatants, submarines, support ships, and patrol boats. Each segment is broken up into different vessel types and classes for granularity in information. Companies mentioned in the study include Fincantieri, BAE Systems, Northrop Grumman, General Dynamics Electric Boat, Raytheon, STM, TKMS, Kongsberg Marine, HII, and DCNS, among others. Country-specific modernization and life extension and upgrade programs are arrived at using a combination of data including vessel acquisition and commissioning time frames, defense contract data, previous upgrades, defense spending patterns, and geo-political exigencies. Key questions this study will answer include: What are the committed, planned, and upcoming opportunities in the naval ship building market in the next 10 years? Which are the geographical markets and segments that are growing? What are the key success factors that OEMs should consider in the market? What drives the need for procuring new naval ships in different nations and how do their procurement preferences and market dynamics differ? What are the major programs that are underway or planned within these markets and what are the opportunities they open up for OEMs/contractors? Are there any capability gaps in the markets that need to be anticipated? Mon, 4 Sep 2017 00:00:00 +0100 Global Combat Vehicles Market Analysis, Forecast to 2026 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=MD40-01-00-00-00 The combat vehicles market will undergo significant transformations after years of market stagnation and preference over modernisation programmes. As platforms are reaching the end of their lifespan, substantial renewal opportunities are in line and a slow growth is projected. Market revenues are estimated to grow by almost by $5 billion during 2017 2026 and at a compound annual growth rate of 2.2%. Frost & Sullivan new market analysis of combat vehicles studies the future market trends and evolution for the next 10 years and across the following segments: Main battle tanks Infantry fighting vehicles Armoured personnel carriers Protected patrol vehicles Amphibious assault vehicles Reconnaissance vehicles Armoured recovery vehicles Armoured engineering vehicles An in-depth analysis of operational requirements, budget priorities, and disruptive technologies impacting procurement and modernisation programmes is provided across 7 regions (Africa, Asia-Pacific, Central Asia, Europe, Middle East, North America, South America), including country insights and upcoming fleet renewal opportunities. Key Question this Study will Answer What are the macro level drivers and restraints? How are changing operational concepts impacting armour vehicle designs? What are the current budget pressure and spending priorities? What is the market growth rate? What is the market size by contracted, planned, and forecasted programmes? Is there any change of business patterns in traditional distribution channels? Who are the top 10 producers? How will the competitive environment be impacted by market trends? What are the technology trends and challenges regarding vetronics and open systems architecture? In addition, an analytical overview of leading manufacturers (BAE Systems, General Dynamics, Oshkosh Truck Corporation, Textron Land and Marine Systems, KNDS, Rheinmetall, Iveco, UVZ, Patria, Renault Trucks Defence & Security, etc.) and market position by product segments are also provided, based on 2016 installed fleet. The market size is expressed in programme revenues and units. Units comprise current and projected installed vehicle fleet of conventional military forces (Army, Naval Infantry, and Special Forces). Market Revenues Cover Contracted, Planned, and Forecasted Programmes Contracted: On-going programmes already signed before the base year. Planned: Programmes officially announced by Ministries of Defence and expected to be signed during the short term (1 to 3 years). This includes pending tenders and requests for proposals (RFPs). Forecasted: Programmes expected in the near term (more than 5 years) based on the analysis of current fleet age, operational requirements, and geopolitical constraints. Tue, 29 Aug 2017 00:00:00 +0100 Advancements in Aircraft Materials and Wing Flaps, Missile Defense, Jet Fighter Training Aircraft, Helicopters, and Orbiting Instruments http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D871-00-14-00-00 This Aerospace and Defense TOE profiles developments and advancements in glassy carbon aircraft materials; flexible, shape-changing wing flaps; radar-based missile defense simulation systems; jet fighter training aircraft; helicopters design and displays; and precise orbiting instruments. 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: Glassy carbon, wing flaps, radar, missile defense simulation, jet training aircraft, helicopter design, helicopter displays, missiles, anti-missiles, orbiting instruments Fri, 25 Aug 2017 00:00:00 +0100 US Department of Homeland Security Budget Proposal for FY2018 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=K1AE-01-00-00-00 The first budget under the Trump administration, which includes the fiscal year 2018 Department of Homeland Security (DHS) budget request highlighted within this research service, has been published. The DHS request is notably higher than that of 2017, and it may encounter opposition from both sides of the political aisle. The study details the agencies that offer the best opportunities for companies trying to enter the homeland security market. It includes market drivers and restraints that shed light on some budget numbers and the importance being placed on certain projects and programs. The research service also assists in understanding the government s focus and the services it is likely require in future. Research Scope: This research service examines President Trump s DHS budget request for 2018. It highlights some of the agencies that offer the best opportunities for growth and penetration into the DHS market. Cited funding data reflects only those funds assigned for discretionary spending and does not include mandatory fees. All years in this document refer to government fiscal years and not calendar years. Market share and competitive analysis for this study are based on the government contract obligations distributed in 2016. The base year is 2016 as it was the last year complete contract data was published. Over 240 companies received contract obligations of more than $10 million from the DHS in 2016; therefore, a list of other companies is not included in this study. The competitive analysis focuses on the overall top 10 companies for DHS, and it highlights the top 5 for each fully detailed agency or division. The budget request is subject to variances and changes until Congress actually passes the bill enacting the budget. Several DHS agencies will not be reviewed in detail because most of their discretionary spending is dedicated to salaries and operating expenses (for example, most of FEMA s expenditure is for disaster relief, which is not allocated until a catastrophic event occurs). On the other hand, any significant findings associated with the agencies not fully reviewed are discussed under the key findings portion of the study. Questions answered by this study include the following: How has the DHS budget changed from 2017 to 2018? In relation to the 2018 funding request, which DHS agencies offer the most appealing opportunities for growth? What are some of the programs for which DHS agencies have requested funding? Which companies are capturing the largest overall market share? Will DHS spending rise or fall over the next 4 years? What type of companies are obtaining the most profitable contracts awarded by the DHS? Thu, 24 Aug 2017 00:00:00 +0100