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Global Inertial Navigation Systems Market 2016-2020

About Inertial Navigation Systems

An inertial navigation system (INS) helps in determining the position, orientation, and velocity of a moving object. It consists of an inertial measurement unit (IMU), such as an accelerometer (measures linear acceleration) and gyroscope (measures angular velocity), which tracks the position of the object. INS is widely used in commercial aviation (in aircraft), defense (ground vehicles, missiles, unmanned aerial vehicles, and aircraft), naval (ships and submarines), and space research (spacecraft).

There are two types of INS: gimballed and strap down systems. Gimballed systems use mechanical gyroscopes in the device to keep the platform level while strapdown systems use a platform on which sensors are mounted.

Technavio’s analysts forecast the global inertial navigation systems (INS) market to grow at a CAGR of 13.48% during the period 2016-2020.

Covered in this report

The report covers the present scenario and the growth prospects of the global inertial navigation systems (INS) market during 2016-2020. To calculate the market size, the report considers the revenue generated from the sale of inertial navigation equipment annually.

The market is divided into the following segments based on geography:

  • Americas
  • APAC
  • EMEA
Technavio's report, Global Inertial Navigation Systems Market 2016-2020, has been prepared based on an in-depth market analysis with inputs from industry experts. The report covers the market landscape and its growth prospects over the coming years. The report also includes a discussion of the key vendors operating in this market.

Key vendors
  • Honeywell International
  • Northrop Grumman
  • Sagem
  • Thales Group
Other prominent vendors
  • Atlantic Inertial Systems
  • KVH Industries
  • Systron Donner Inertial
  • Teledyne
  • VectorNav Technologies
Market driver
  • Increased use of UAVs
  • For a full, detailed list, view our report
Market challenge
  • Strict certification requirements
  • For a full, detailed list, view our report
Market trend
  • Shift toward MEMS technologies
  • For a full, detailed list, view our report
Key questions answered in this report
  • What will the market size be in 2020 and what will the growth rate be?
  • What are the key market trends?
  • What is driving this market?
  • What are the challenges to market growth?
  • Who are the key vendors in this market space?
  • What are the market opportunities and threats faced by the key vendors?
  • What are the strengths and weaknesses of the key vendors?


Press Release

Technavio Announces the Publication of its Research Report – Global Inertial Navigation Systems Market 2016-2020

Technavio recognizes the following companies as the key players in the Global Inertial Navigation Systems Market: Honeywell International, Northrop Grumman, Sagem, and Thales Group.

Other Prominent Vendors in the market are: Atlantic Inertial Systems, KVH Industries, Systron Donner Inertial, Teledyne, and VectorNav Technologies.

Commenting on the report, an analyst from Technavio’s team said: “Inertial navigation sensors such as MEMS are gaining popularity because of its smaller size, lower cost, and lighter weight advantages. Therefore, the systems using mechanical instruments and RLG are expected to be replaced by interferometric fiber optic gyro (IFOG) and MEMS technologies. However, RLG may dominate due to its extremely high scale factor stability. Continuous developments in MEMS sensors will result in lightweight inertial sensors that are small, economical, and reliable.”

According to the report, globally, the demand for UAVs is very high owing to its wide range of applications in the civil, commercial, and military market. They not only enhance mission capabilities but also execute operations that are not considered safe and cost effective with manned aircraft. They also accommodate a broad range of systems, such as airframe, engine, autopilot, navigation system, sensor package, and communications link.

Further, the report states that vendors in the global INS market are required to adhere to stringent regulatory norms for the design and engineering of a navigation system. The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) regulates the commercial aviation in the US, and European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) is the regulatory body in Europe. The vendors in the air transport sector need to abide by the regulations set by these authorities to make quality products.

Companies Mentioned

Honeywell International, Northrop Grumman, Sagem, Thales Group, Atlantic Inertial Systems, KVH Industries, Systron Donner Inertial, Teledyne, VectorNav Technologies.

  • Executive summary
    • Highlights
  • Scope of the report
    • Market overview
    • Top-vendor offerings
      • Table Product offerings
  • Market research methodology
    • Research methodology
    • Economic indicators
  • Introduction
    • Key market highlights
      • Table Types of INS based on technology
  • Market landscape
    • Market overview
      • Table Segmentation of global INS market
    • Market size and forecast
      • Table Global INS market 2015-2020 ($ billions)
    • Five forces analysis
      • Table Five forces analysis
  • Global aerospace and defense supply chain system
    • Table Global aerospace and defense supply chain system
  • Global aerospace and defense value chain system
    • Table Global aerospace and defense value chain system
  • Market segmentation by end-user
    • Global INS market by end-user
      • Table Segmentation of global INS market by end-user 2015
      • Table Segmentation of global INS market by end-user 2020
      • Table Segmentation of global INS market by end-user 2015-2020 ($ billions)
      • Table Segmentation of global INS market by end-user 2015-2020 (% share)
    • Global INS market for defense
      • Table Global INS market for defense 2015-2020 ($ billions)
    • Global INS market for commercial
      • Table Global INS market for commercial 2015-2020 ($ billions)
  • Geographical segmentation
    • Geographical segmentation of global INS market 2015-2020
      • Table Market segmentation by geography 2015
      • Table Market segmentation by geography 2020
      • Table Geographical segmentation of market 2015-2020 ($ billions)
      • Table Geographical segmentation of market 2015-2020 (% share)
    • INS market in the Americas
      • Table INS market in the Americas 2015-2020 ($ billions)
    • INS market in EMEA
      • Table INS market in EMEA 2015-2020 ($ billions)
    • INS market in APAC
      • Table INS market in APAC 2015-2020 ($ billions)
  • Key leading regions
    • Table Key leading regions
  • Market drivers
    • Table Types of INS sensors used in UAVs
  • Impact of drivers
    • Table Impact of drivers
  • Market challenges
  • Impact of drivers and challenges
    • Table Impact of drivers and challenges
  • Market trends
    • Table Component functions
    • Table Accurate navigation through integration of GPS
  • Vendor landscape
    • Competitive scenario
      • Table List of vendors in global INS market
  • Key vendor analysis
    • Honeywell International
      • Table Honeywell: Business segmentation by revenue 2015 (%)
      • Table Honeywell: Business segmentation by revenue 2014 and 2015 ($ billions)
      • Table Honeywell: Geographical segmentation by revenue 2015 (%)
    • Northrop Grumman
      • Table Northrop Grumman: Business segmentation 2015 (%)
      • Table Northrop Grumman: Business segmentation by revenue 2014 and 2015 ($ billions)
      • Table Northrop Grumman: Customer segmentation by revenue 2015 (%)
    • Rockwell Collins
      • Table Rockwell Collins: Business segmentation revenue 2015 (%)
      • Table Rockwell Collins: Business segmentation by revenue 2014 and 2015 ($ billions)
      • Table Rockwell Collins: Geographical segmentation by revenue 2015 (%)
    • Sagem Défense Sécurité (Sagem)
    • Thales Group
      • Table Thales Group: Business segmentation by revenue 2015 (%)
      • Table Thales Group: Business segmentation by revenue 2014 and 2015 ($ billions)
      • Table Thales Group: Geographical segmentation by revenue 2015 (%)
    • Key vendors' recent developments
    • Other prominent vendors
  • Appendix
    • List of abbreviations
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