Global Aerospace and Defense Telemetry Market by Application (Comm’l Aerospace and Defense) and by Geography – Forecast To 2021
Aerospace and Defense Telemetry Market – Market Overview
Telemetry is an automated mode of communication that is generally used for the measurement of data received from remote, inaccessible and hard to reach points. In other words, telemetry allows remote measurement and reporting of information and data. It can be through the wired mode (telephone networks and optical links) or wireless mechanisms (radio, infrared and ultrasonic waves). For aerospace and defense telemetry, it is generally the transmission of information from space (satellites, spacecraft) or defense systems to a ground control station on Earth or remote space vehicles with transmitting and receiving systems.
Along with the advanced application of the telemetry technologies, the R&D time required for aerospace and defense activities has gradually reduced. Also, since telemetry systems are critical for the aerospace and defense applications, the telemetry market has also grown along with the growth in aerospace activities. The application of aerospace telemetry dates back to 1930’s, when the technology was mainly used for measuring meteorological data such as the barometric pressure, temperature and humidity. Today, these are used for various segments of civil, commercial, government and military applications, ranging from scientific purposes, satellite telemetry to utilization in UAVs and various other military and defense applications.
The aerospace research, development and production activities have grown in recent times. The civil, commercial as well as the military related research organizations are designing and developing control systems for the aerospace systems, test launch control systems, precision guidance systems, satellite components, communications systems, and others. All such R&D activities have helped the growth of the aerospace industry as well as the telemetry market, as telemetry is an integral and important part of the aerospace industry. Telemetry helps to increase efficiencies and revenues, and also reduces safety risks, product cost and time-to-market.
Thus, along with the growth in aerospace R&D activities, there also has been growth in telemetry utilization and telemetry integration for aerospace application, for example, space vehicle missions. There also have been growth in the R&D activities for telemetry parameters in UAVs. UAVs are fitted with various sensors and utilize telemetry systems to transmit raw data from sensors, information from GNSS receiver, and for processing other diagnostics data.
Along with the rise in demand for a reliable telemetry infrastructure, one of the options is the satellite based telemetry. Satellite telemetry are used for various civil, commercial, government and military applications. For example, satellite telemetry are used by the researchers to track movement of the targets (e.g., animal, birds tracking) on earth. For such uses, satellite telemetry involves following an object on the earth’s surface through the use of orbiting satellites. The satellite receives the radio signals from the transmitters attached to the target. Thus, it provides researchers with up-to-date location of the target object, whenever it moves. Based on the transmitter signal, the distance between the transmitter and the satellite can be calculated, and the location of the transmitter on the ground can be determined geometrically. With addition of respective sensors to the transmitter, information such as temperature, depth, and light could also be obtained from the target. All such data and information can then be obtained via internet once it is transmitted from the satellite to the ground station.
Satellite telemetry is also being largely used for military and defense applications. For example, the US uses satellite telemetry to provide satellite tracking, telemetry and command to its relevant users through several ground based antennas that are located at various locations around the world. The US also uses Space-Based Infrared System (SBIRS) reconnaissance satellites, which provides it with the strategic ballistic missile warning capabilities. These systems are further being upgraded with dual band telemetry, tracking and communications capability. The US also has established its Air Force Satellite Control Network (AFSCN) that operates USAF and other DOD satellites, and provides launch and orbit tracking operations during US launches of spacecraft. These systems have also been improved and modernized that insures its operational readiness as needed during the course of war as well.
Aerospace and Defense Telemetry Market – Competitive Analysis
The global aerospace and defense telemetry market is highly competitive. There exists strong rivalry and competition among existing vendors; in terms of cost, product quality, reliability, and market share. To survive and succeed in such an intensely competitive environment, it is crucial for the vendors to provide cost effective and high quality products and services. The key vendors in the global aerospace and defense telemetry market are BAE Systems, Cobham, Honeywell International, L-3 Communications, and Zodiac Aerospace.
Aerospace and Defense Telemetry Market – Segments
For the convenience of the report and enhanced understanding; the aerospace and defense telemetry market is segmented in to three key dynamics:
Segmentation by Type: Radio & Satellite.
Segmentation by Application: Commercial Aerospace & Defense.
Segmentation by Regions: Comprises Geographical regions – North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Middle East & Africa, and South America.
Aerospace and Defense Telemetry Market – Regional Analysis
The Asia Pacific region is currently behind the North American and the European regions, in terms of aerospace and defense telemetry market, however, it has the highest growth rate among the regions. This has been supported by the rising demand for aerospace and defense applications in the APAC region. The APAC region is already one the major markets worldwide for various aerospace segments and has a growing military strength. Country such as China, Japan, and India currently lead the aerospace and defense telemetry market in the APAC region and promise for a healthy growth in the future as well. Other countries such as Indonesia, Malaysia, Taiwan and Thailand are also the emerging market for aerospace and defense telemetry systems, and the overall market in the APAC is thus expected to grow rapidly during the forecast period.
The leading market players in the global aerospace and defense telemetry market primarily include BAE systems, Cobham, Honeywell, L-3 communications, Zodiac Aerospace, Curtiss-Wright, Dassault Aviation, Leonardo S.p.A, Kongsberg Gruppen, and Orbit Technologies.