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