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Global Radio Direction Finder (RDF) Market 2017-2021

About Radio Direction Finder (RDF)

Radio direction finding, also referred to as direction finding, can be described as the measurement of the direction from which a signal that is being received, is transmitted. It can refer to radio or other forms of wireless communication, such as radar signal monitoring and detection. By a combination of the direction information from two or more receivers, or even a single mobile receiver, via triangulation, the source of a transmission can be located.

Technavio’s analysts forecast the global radio direction finder (RDF) market to grow at a CAGR of 7.95% during the period 2017-2021.

Covered in this report

The report covers the present scenario and the growth prospects of the global radio direction finder (RDF) market for 2017-2021. The report presents a detailed picture of the market by way of study, synthesis, and summation of data from multiple sources.

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

  • Americas
  • APAC
  • EMEA
Technavio's report, Global Radio Direction Finder (RDF) Market 2017-2021, 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
  • Koden Electronics
  • RHOTHETA
  • Rohde & Schwarz
Other prominent vendors
  • Comlab
  • Doppler Systems
  • GEW Technologies
  • Rockwell Collins
  • Tech Comm
  • Thales Group
Market driver
  • Increase in demand for RDF systems in military and defense sectors
  • For a full, detailed list, view our report
Market challenge
  • Bulk and weight
  • For a full, detailed list, view our report
Market trend
  • Integration of complete band switch into antenna structure
  • For a full, detailed list, view our report
Key questions answered in this report
  • What will the market size be in 2021 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?


Press Release

Technavio Announces the Publication of its Research Report – Global Radio Direction Finder (RDF) Market 2017-2021

Technavio recognizes the following companies as the key players in the global radio direction finder (RDF) market: Koden Electronics, RHOTHETA, and Rohde & Schwarz.

Other Prominent Vendors in the market are: Comlab, Doppler Systems, GEW Technologies, Rockwell Collins, Tech Comm, and Thales Group.

Commenting on the report, an analyst from Technavio’s team said: “One trend in the market is integration of complete band switch into antenna structure. The biggest barriers challenging continued wafer-level component integration include heat dissipation and thermal management, shielding of radiation from micro- or nano-electronic circuitry, packaging, and the quantification of any electromagnetic interactions between radiating elements and the semiconductor substrate. Nonetheless, RDF manufacturers are developing multiband antennas for RDFs so that one RDF can receive signals of different bandwidths from multiple sources.”

According to the report, one driver in the market is increase in demand for RDF systems in military and defense sectors. Governments across the globe are deploying armies for stabilizing conflict situations in crisis-affected areas. Security challenges being faced currently are complex, numerous, and interrelated. Such security challenges can be overcome using approaches that combine different policies and instruments. The approaches also have to be reinforced by a range of civil and military capabilities. All this provides a ground for the use of technologies like RDF to rise and offer valuable support to national security agencies.

Further, the report states that one challenge in the market is bulk and weight. Although portable direction finders are in use in a number of applications, RDFs have traditionally been bulky and heavy. In terms of dimensions as well, they are large and difficult to transport. They are also much more complicated to use than modern technologies currently available in the market. Other technologies like GPS use small, compact, and lightweight devices. Because of this, they are gaining preference over RDFs, thus significantly affecting market revenue.

Companies Mentioned

Koden Electronics, RHOTHETA, Rohde & Schwarz, Comlab, Doppler Systems, GEW Technologies, Rockwell Collins, Tech Comm, and Thales Group.

  • Executive summary
  • Scope of the report
  • Research Methodology
  • Introduction
    • Market outline
      • Table RDF principles and applications
  • Market landscape
    • Market overview
      • Table Market overview: Global RDF market
    • Market size and forecast
      • Table Global RDF market 2016-2021 ($ millions)
    • Five forces analysis
      • Table Five forces analysis
  • Market segmentation by end-users
    • Global RDF market by end-users
      • Table Global RDF market by end-users 2016
      • Table Global RDF market by end-users 2017-2021
    • Government
      • Table Global RDF market in government segment 2016-2021 ($ millions)
      • Table Comparison of different RDF applications
    • Commercial and civilian
      • Table Global RDF market in commercial and civilian segment 2016-2021 ($ millions)
  • Market segmentation by application
    • Global RDF market by application
      • Table Global RDF market by application 2016 (% of revenue)
      • Table Global RDF market 2017-2021 (% of revenue)
    • Vessel traffic service
      • Table Global RDF market for vessel traffic service 2016-2021 ($ millions)
    • SAR
      • Table Global RDF market for SAR 2016-2021 ($ millions)
    • Air traffic control
      • Table Global RDF market for air traffic control 2016-2021 ($ millions)
  • Geographical segmentation
    • Global RDF market by geography
      • Table Global RDF market by geography 2016 (% of revenue)
      • Table Global RDF market by geography 2017-2021 (% of revenue)
    • Americas
      • Table RDF market in the Americas 2016-2021 ($ millions)
    • EMEA
      • Table RDF market in EMEA 2016-2021 ($ millions)
    • APAC
      • Table RDF market in APAC 2017-2021 ($ millions)
  • Decision framework
  • Drivers and challenges
    • Market drivers
    • Market challenges
  • Market trends
    • Integration of complete band switch into antenna structure
    • Availability of super resolution direction finders
  • Vendor landscape
    • Competitive scenario
      • Table Competitive scenario: Global RDF market 2016
    • Other prominent vendors
  • Key vendor analysis
    • Koden Electronics
    • RHOTHETA
    • Rohde & Schwarz
  • Appendix
    • List of abbreviations
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