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Gyroscopes and IMUs for Defense, Aerospace & Industrial

  1. 1. Gyroscopes and IMUs for Defense, Aerospace & IndustrialReport Details:Published:September 2012No. of Pages: 303Price: Single User License – US$6690Multiple technology changes are fueling booming market growth whereas New EntrantsUse Game-Changing MEMS IMUs To Target Emerging MarketsInertial Measurements Units (IMUs) is a large industry traditionally dominated by defense andaerospace applications. 2011 was a stable year for IMUs with a market size of $1.75B.We expect more dynamic growth in this market near term because of two factors:•In the defense and aerospace sectors: though the markets in the U.S. and Europe are best described as conservative and mature, many new programs are being launched in Asia, Brazil, and the Middle East.•Many new applications are fueling the growth of the IMU market, benefiting from significant technology evolutions, such as the continuous improvement of MEMS IMUs.The IMU market is very concentrated; only a few big companies are dominant. Honeywell,Northrop Grumman and Sagem are the clear leaders, but many newcomers are coming in to play,looking to enter the market with low-cost MEMS-based products and a different approach to howthings are done.GROWTH OPPORTUNITIES ARE POSITIVELY IMPACTING THE GYROSCOPE MARKETHigh-performance inertial sensors and systems is a dynamic market segment, as an ever-increasing number of platforms require stabilization, guidance or navigation functions. The 2011market for high-performance gyroscopes was estimated at $1.29B, growing at a 4.3% annual rate,and is expected to reach $1.66B in 2017.However, this growth will not be global. Indeed, the most attractive opportunities will beconcentrated in a select few applications, geographies or technologies:•Defense applications still account for half of the market and most players expect this to remain about the same, as budget cuts made in the U.S. and Europe will be partially compensated by strong demand in Asia.•Commercial aerospace represents close to 25% of the market. After a period of stability, an increasing number of business jet, helicopter and civil aircraft orders will drive renewed inertial
  2. 2. systems growth, starting in 2013.•The remainder of the market (composed primarily of industrial, naval and offshore applications) will be the most dynamic area. While it will take time to adopt new technol-ogies in the more conservative areas, new industrial applications are appearing with each passing day, benefiting from the increasing availability of low-cost inertial solutions.This report describes in detail each application in terms of market size, competitive analysis,technical requirements, technology trends and business drivers.MEMS AND FOG DRIVE THE CHANGE IN THE TECHNOLOGY MIXCurrently, optical gyroscope technologies still dominate the market by a wide margin. In particular,Ring Laser Gyroscopes (RLGs) are largely used in navigation systems and tactical guidance; oneexample is the Honeywell HG1700 IMU.Although RLGs will be robust for high-performance, Yole Developpement expects two othertechnologies to make a large contribution to 2011-2017 growth: Fiber Optic Gyroscopes (FOGs),which are currently very popular for stabilization applications, and should rapidly progress toeventually replace other navigation technologies; and MEMS technology, which will have thelargest impact on the industry.New applications are enabled by low-cost MEMS sensors, and when it comes to tactical gradeapplications, a lot of progress has been achieved in just the past few years in terms of reliability.MEMS are now accepted in high-reliability environments, and are even starting to replace FOGsand other technologies in tactical applications. Of course, other technologies must be consideredas well: Hemispheric Resonant Gyroscopes (HRGs) are making progress and are now designedfor navigation; Coriolis vibrating piezo gyroscopes are finding increasing success in a large varietyof end-markets while new disruptive gyro technologies are still in lab-phase; and finally, DTG andother mechanical gyro technologies are still used in some retrofit systems for 2-axis stabilizationsystems or for gyrocompass, but this trend points to a decline.Many factors are shaping tomorrow’s competitive landscape: technology capabilities, products’maturity level, geography, value chain, and others. As such, competition trends are carefullyanalyzed in this report. Honeywell is still the global leader by far, with great success in RLG-based systems and successful deployment of MEMS technology. Northrop Grumman, Sagemand other market leaders are next on the list with a variety of technologies and new product linesthat should have big market impact. Newcomers will play a role as well, from startup companiesdeveloping disruptive sensors, to MEMS manufacturers, IMU integrators and large end-userswilling to pursue internal inertial technologies.This report highlights market share analysis by application field and technology, as well as globalcompany shipments and technology breakdown.REPORT OUTLINE•Topic: Gyroscopes, Accelerometers, IMUs•Gyroscope technologies: Si/Quartz MEMS, FOG, RLG, DTG, other mechanical/vibrating gyros, HRG & emerging high-perf technologies
  3. 3. • Accelerometer technologies: MEMS, Electromechanical, piezo & others• 26 applications analyzed:• 8 Industrial / Medical / Commercial Naval / Offshore segments• 6 Commercial Aerospace segments• 12 Defense segments•Historic data and forecasts - worldwide market metrics: 2010 – 2017 ($M, M units, ASP)•2011 market share and company shipments•Performance level: industrial, tactical, short-term navigation, high-end navigation and strategic grade•300+ sensor manufacturer and integrator companies are quoted in this report•Report is a PowerPoint presentation consisting of more than 280 slides•Includes Excel spreadsheets with main market dataCOMPANY INDEXAl Cielo, Analog Devices, AOSense, Arazim, Astrium, Autoflug, CASC China Aerospace, Colibrys,Doosan, Elektropribor, Emcore, Endevco, Epson Toyocom, Fitzoptika, Freescale, Garmin, GEMElectronica, Gladiator Technologies, Goodrich/AIS, Hitachi, Honeywell, IAI, iMAR, Innalabs,InterSense, InvenSense, iXBlue, JAE, Kearfott, Kongsberg, KVH, L3 Communication, Litef,Lumedyne Technologies, MEMSense, Microstrain, Moog/Crossbow, NG Italia, NorthropGrumman, Optolink, PCB Piezo, Perm, Physical Logic, Raytheon Anschütz, Sagem, SBGSystems, Schlumberger, Senlution, Sensonor, Sensorex, Silicon Design, Silicon Sensing System,STM, Systron Donner Inertial, Tamagawa, Teknol, Thales, Tokyo Keiki, Tronics, VectorNav, VTI,Watson Instruments, XSens…Get your copy of this report @ points covered in Table of Contents of this report includeIntroduction, Definitions & Methodology 5Executive Summary 172010-2017 Market and Competition Overview 38 Global 2010-2017 gyroscope market Gyroscope market evolution by sensor grade (value & unit) Gyroscope market evolution by application category (value & unit) Gyroscope market evolution by level of integration (value & unit) Gyroscope market evolution by geography Gyroscope 2011 market share (value & volume) andcompetitive trends Accelerometer market evolution by application (value & unit) Accelerometer market evolution by level of integration (value & unit) Global 2010-2017 IMU market (value & unit)
  4. 4. IMU 2011 market share (value)Industrial / Medical / Naval / Offshore Applications 74 Overview: key specifications, market breakdown and market share Application description, trends, geographic breakdown, value chain and market evolution (value& volume) for: Stabilization systems / GPS aiding - Mobile mapping / Commercial ship navigation- gyrocompass / ROVs - AUVs navigation for offshore / First responder systems / Drilling (for oil,gas and mining survey) / Motion Capture - Life science / Other commercial applicationsCommercial Aerospace Applications 108 Overview: key specifications, market breakdown and market share Application description, trends, geographic breakdown, value chain and market evolution (value& volume) for: Civil aircraft navigation / AHRS for general aviation / backup instrument / Flightcontrol for civil helicopters and aircraft / Flight control - navigation for civil & paramilitary UAVs /Space satellites, spacecraft & skyrockets / Other commercial aerospace applicationsDefense Applications 132 Overview: key specifications, market breakdown and market share Application description, trends, geographic breakdown, value chain and market evolution (value& volume) for: Platform stabilization (RCWS, turrets, guns, gimbals, etc.) / Missile guidance / Guidedmunitions - Bombs Gyrocompass (ships, artillery, etc.) / Military helicopter navigation - stabilization / Militaryfighter navigation and flight control / Military transport aircraft / Defense UAV & UGV navigation –control / Armored vehicle navigation / Combat ship navigation / Strategic applications (submarine,ballistic missiles, specific space missions, etc.) / Other defense applicationsGyroscope Technologies 178 Technology classification and performance trends 2010-2017 technology evolution (value & volume) Technology evolution per gyro grade 1990-2020 pricing evolution by technology
  5. 5. Silicon/Quartz MEMS Gyroscopes 203 MEMS gyro classification, principles and latest trends MEMS gyros: industrial chain, cost structure, pricing trends, market share and production levelby competitorFiber Optic Gyroscopes (FOG) 219 FOG classification, principles and latest trends FOG: industrial chain, cost structure, pricing trends, market share and production level bycompetitorRing Laser Gyroscopes (RLG) 232 RLG classification, principles and latest trends RLG: industrial chain, cost structure, pricing trends, market share and production level bycompetitorDTG & other Mechanical, Vibrating Piezo Gyroscopes 243 DTG & other mechanical, vibrating piezo gyroscopes: classification, principles and latest trends DTG & other mechanical, vibrating piezo gyroscopes: industrial chain, cost structure, pricingtrends, market share and production level by competitorHRG and Emerging Gyro Technologies 255Accelerometer Technologies 261 Technology classification, principles and latest trends 2011 technology breakdown MEMS accelerometer market shareConclusion and Perspectives 279Contact: for more information.