Frost.com - Aerospace and Defense Research http://www.frost.com/c/10036/home.do - Aerospace and Defense Research Mon, 1 May 2017 7:13:46 Innovations in Aviation Composites http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D871-00-10-00-00 This Aerospace and Defense TOE highlights innovations in composites for aviation, including composite propellers, shape memory alloy composites, ceramic matrix composites, carbon nanotube composites, a carbon fiber bonded composite repair technique, and graphene nanocomposites. 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: Aerospace composites, carbon nanotubes, carbon fiber bonded composite, shape memory alloy, ceramic matrix composites, graphene Fri, 28 Apr 2017 00:00:00 +0100 Global Air-to-Ground Missile Market, Forecast to 2021 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=K139-01-00-00-00 For the last several years, conflicts across the Middle East and Afghanistan have been a costly undertaking for the United States and its allies. During 2015, the United States alone dropped over 20,000 bombs and missiles on both Iraq and Syria. The number of bombs and missiles applied by NATO and Gulf Cooperation Council allies cannot be determined, but this has been significant enough that they have turned to the United States for more weapons because their own stockpiles have become insufficient. The gravity of the situation is exemplified by a quote from the US Air Force Chief of Staff, General Mark Welsh, who stated the United States is expending munitions faster than we can replenish them. A system in high demand within the air-to-ground missile category includes Hellfire missiles manufactured by Lockheed Martin. The demand for Hellfire is based on its versatility as a missile, which can be launched from both manned and unmanned aircraft. This research provides an overview of the air-to-ground missile market by highlighting some key systems in use as well as new developments concerning current and future systems. The research also examines some spending trends and includes spending forecasts for the Asia-Pacific, Europe, Middle East, and North American regions. However, the research does exclude certain nations where the market is not addressable (e.g., China, North Korea, and Russia). Research Scope: The market size, based on AGM contracts, is provided for 2015 the last full fiscal year before this study was initiated. In addition, estimates for AGM spending through 2021 are calculated and a current evaluation of the competitive landscape is presented. Estimate and competitive landscape information includes: Factors driving demand for military AGM systems Factors restraining demand for AGM weapons systems Regional geopolitical issues and impacts on AGM purchasing and manufacturing AGM spending trends by region Types of AGM systems being procured and associated research and development by region Leading AGM suppliers globally Questions this study will answer: What are the areas of growth in the global air-to-ground missile market? Who are the leading competitors in the market, and how are they ranked? What factors are driving or restraining the global market? Which regions lead the market in terms of future spending? What are some of the key events and transactions happening in the market around the world? Wed, 26 Apr 2017 00:00:00 +0100 Global City Surveillance Market, Forecast to 2022 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=MC8C-01-00-00-00 City surveillance will be driven by an increase in the number of smart city projects and the requirement of law enforcement agencies and city operators to keep citizens safe. Over the coming years, real-time monitoring is expected to grow with law enforcement agencies relying more on surveillance networks than traditional evidentiary and review. Analytics packages and applications will become more prevalent across city surveillance systems. The study discusses market revenue, market size for the last year of the study period, the compound annual growth rate throughout the forecast period, customer price sensitivity, and the degree of change. The forecast period is from 2016 to 2022. The study also outlines the various cyber security challenges faced from a city surveillance standpoint and highlights the countermeasures that need to be taken to mitigate them. The study provides a comprehensive analysis of the city surveillance market across all regions (Central Asia, Asia-Pacific, Africa, Europe, Middle East, North America, and Latin America), shedding light on revenue across the forecast period, compound annual growth rate, and key areas of growth potential across various countries in the region. The report also consists of a growth opportunities and companies to action section, which encompasses five major growth opportunities in the city surveillance market and highlights the strategic imperatives for suppliers to achieve maximum success in the market. The study provides comprehensive information on the various trends corresponding to the various technology segments associated with city surveillance, which include the following: Video Cameras Video Analytics Video Management Systems Storage This report also provides a competitive analysis of the entire city surveillance market. Not only does it indicate the key competitive factors of the aforementioned technology segments, but it also highlights their impacts on both suppliers and end users. The report throws light on some of the most important city surveillance projects at a global level. In a nutshell, the following are the key questions that this study will answer: What is the size of the city surveillance market? Which are the segments that account for the highest expenditure and which are the ones that are forecast to record maximum growth? What are the key drivers for investment and challenges for end users in the city video surveillance environment? Who are the key players in each segment? What are the solutions/technologies that will be critical moving forward? What are the expected growth rates of the city video surveillance market in the different regions? Mon, 17 Apr 2017 00:00:00 +0100 Innovations in Autonomous Monitoring, Nuclear Scanning, Threat Detection, and Disaster Recovery http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D842-00-13-00-00 This issue of Homeland Security TOE covers recent developments in autonomous monitoring, nuclear scanning, threat detection, and disaster recovery. Innovations profiled include a smart dust technology for autonomous monitoring by Defendec Inc., automated cargo and nuclear material scanning systems by Passport Systems Inc., breakthrough in terahertz technology for detecting hazardous hostile threats by the National University of Singapore (NUS), an artificial intelligence-based image analyzing system for surveillance application by Hitachi Ltd., a mobile app for public safety by Reporty Homeland Security Ltd., an unmanned real-time radiation detection system by Imitec, a disaster recovery solution for data centers by Datto, and a sensor to detect debris on runway by Xsight. 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: Disaster management, disaster recovery, data recovery, smart dust, nuclear scanning, artificial intelligence for surveillance, terahertz, unmanned radiation detection Fri, 14 Apr 2017 00:00:00 +0100 Developments in Screenless Displays http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D79C-01-00-00-00 Advancements in screenless displays have created opportunities for display manufactures to discover a wide range of solutions for multiple applications. Miniaturization of electronic components, advancements in wireless communications and navigation, and adoption of smart devices across various industries is expected to fuel advancements in the screenless display industry. Advancements in screenless displays can have a high impact across various applications. Though construction of 3D images, evolving form factors, and high data privacy features may drive opportunities, high initial investment and lack of consumer awareness are some of the key factors that hinder widespread adoption. This technology and innovation report focuses on capturing developments in visual image, virtual retinal, and synaptic interface screenless display forms. The report also includes other screenless display forms- holographic displays, heads-up displays, smart eye wear, and brain-computer interface. Key questions addressed in the technology report: What are the various categories of screenless displays? What are the different types of screenless display solutions that can be adopted in various applications? What are the factors influencing adoption of screenless display? What are the key patent and funding trends? What are the key innovations propelling R&D in screenless displays? What is the R&D pipeline for screenless displays? Thu, 13 Apr 2017 00:00:00 +0100 Middle East Homeland Security Market, 2015 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=P986-01-00-00-00 The Middle Eastern Homeland Security market will grow at a CAGR of 15.5% to achieve $17.05 billion by 2021, strongly driven by government initiatives to create a smart and secure environment amidst high terrorist activities in the region. The Middle Eastern Homeland Security market registered a revenue of $7.19 billion in 2015. Frost and Sullivan defines the Middle Eastern Homeland Security market as comprising three market segments: Monitoring and Surveillance Systems, Restricted Entry Systems and Perimeter Security Solutions. Each segment has unique trends which are expected to drive the market in the identified verticals: Government, O&G and Transportation. This report focuses on the way these segments will grow by 2021, and the opportunities that are available for the companies participating in this space. Despite cuts in military budgets and spending, the governments focus towards procuring smart and intelligent security solutions to preserve internal security has remained undeterred. Clearly laid out regulations help companies identify the needs of a particular vertical, but the challenge is to provide appealing value additions while keeping the cost factor in mind. In country-wise analysis, Saudi Arabia will have largest market share of 45.9% of the total market. Factors such as being host to several major events such as Dubai Expo 2020 and Qatar FIFA World Cup 2022 provide lucrative opportunities which can be utilized effectively with a sound strategic plan. Market revenue in this report was derived from discussions with industry participants, review of company annual reports, secondary sources and information gathered from Frost & Sullivan s in-house database. The base year for the analysis is 2015, and the forecast period is 2016 to 2021. Revenue is provided in US dollars. Key Questions This Study Will Answer 1. What is the state of the planned investments on Internal Security? 2. What are the growing trends in the Middle Eastern Homeland Security Market? 3. What are the trends and growth pattern of identified segments: Monitoring and Surveillance Systems, Restricted Entry Systems and Perimeter Security Solutions? 4. What opportunities does the market hold for Tier II and Tier III players? 5. What are the strategies that companies can make use of to exploit the opportunity at hand? Frost & Sullivan has determined that rising trends such as integrated solutions, among the segments, will be a game changer in the coming years. System Integrators and Designers will have ample opportunities for growth. The shift towards smart solutions is a key growth driver in the long run, as the infrastructure of the economies is set to develop over the new few years. The study provides an understanding of the opportunities and requirements of each segment and end-user vertical to help the reader make informed decisions. Tue, 4 Apr 2017 00:00:00 +0100 Innovations in Virtual Reality http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D871-00-0F-00-00 This Aerospace and Defense TOE highlights and clarifies key innovations in virtual reality for aerospace and defense applications, such as combat vehicles, aircraft or ship design, flight crew training, firearms or warfighter training. 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: Virtual reality, armored vehicles, combat vehicles, virtual window, 3D immersive displays, flight crew training, warfighter training, firearms training, aircraft design, ship design, small arms simulators, virtual environment simulation Fri, 24 Mar 2017 00:00:00 +0000 Technology Innovations and Developments for CBRNE Applications http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D842-00-12-00-00 This issue of Homeland Security TOE profiles technology innovations and developments for homeland security applications in the CBRNE space, such as a novel nanosensor technology for threat detection, a multithreat detection system using wireless technology, portable radiation detectors for threat identification, carbon nanotube membrane-based threat detection, a software platform to detect CBRNE tThreats, a wristwatch to monitor environment radiation, real-time harmful gas detection for the oil and gas industry, and nuclear threat detection software for mobile radiological search systems. 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: Portable radiation detectors, wearable technology, nuclear threat detection, nano sensors, carbon nanotube membrane Fri, 10 Mar 2017 00:00:00 +0000