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Smart Structures in Aerospace: Market Opportunities: 2016-2025

Smart Structures in Aerospace: Market Opportunities: 2016-2025

Smart structures play a growing role in the aerospace industry in four different areas: monitoring of composites, suppression of structural vibration, noise suppression, and surface morphing.  A related area is the use of photovoltaics in aircraft of various types.


Executive Summary
E.1 Opportunity Analysis by Sector
E.1.1 Opportunities for Smart Materials Firms
E.1.2 Opportunities in SHM, HUMS and Smart Aircraft Skins
E.1.3 Opportunities for Aircraft Builders and Airlines
E.2 Summary of Ten-Year Forecasts
E.2.1 Breakout by Technology
E.2.2 Breakout by Type of Aircraft
E.2.3 Breakout by Geography:  the US, Europe and Other
E.3 Six Companies to Watch in Smart Structures for the Aerospace Industry 
Chapter One  Introduction
1,1 Background to this Report
1.2 Goal and Scope of this Report
1.3 Methodology of this Report
1.4 Plan of this Report 
Chapter Two: Smart Structures: Technology Evolution and Value Chains
2.1 Smart Structure Value Chain in the Aerospace Industry
2.2 Materials Used for Smart Structures in the Aerospace Industry
2.2.1 Role of Smart Composites
2.2.2 Shape Memory Alloys and Polymers
2.2.3 Piezoelectric and Piezomagnetic Materials
2.2.4 Smart Thermal Materials and Structures
2.2.5 Conductive Polymers
2.2.6 Self-Healing Surfaces in Aerospace
2.2.7 Optical Sensors
2.2.8 Ten-Year Forecast of Materials and Components for Smart Aerospace Structures
2.3 SHM and Related Markets
2.3.1 SHM and HUMS
2.3.2 The Business Case for SHM
2.3.2 Evolution to Smart Skins and Sensory Nets
2.3.3 Types of Sensors Used
2.3.4 Ten-Year Forecast of SHM, Smart Skins and Related Markets
2.4 Solar and Smart Structures in Aerospace
2.4.1 SMPC Solar
2.4.2 RAPDAR
2.5 Multilayered Aerospace Structures
2.6 Key Points from this Chapter  
Chapter Three : Smart Structures in Aerospace:  Drivers and Acceptance
3.1 Viability and Acceptance of Smart Structures in Aviation
3.1.1 Need for Integration
3.1.2 Cost
3.1.3 Acceptance of Smart Structures in the Aerospace Industry
3.2 Monitoring of composite materials
3.2.1 Drivers for use of smart structures to monitor composites
3.2.2 Types of technology used:  Sensors
3.3 Noise suppression
3.3.1 The Active Structural Acoustic Control (ASAC) approach
3.3.2 National Research Council of Canada
3.4 Control of surface morphing
3.4.1 Objectives of Surface Morphing
3.4.2 Current R&D Products and Commercialization
3.5 Control of Structural Vibration
3.6 Key Points from this Chapter 
Chapter Four: Ten-Year Forecasts for Smart Structures in the Aerospace Industry
4.1 Civil and General Aviation
4.1.1 Role in Supersonic Airliners
4.2 Military Aircraft
4.3 Helicopter
4.4 UAVs4.5 Satellites and Space Vehicles
4.5.1 Space Segment
4.5.2 Launch Vehicles
4.6 Key Points from this Chapter 
Figures and Exhibits 
Exhibit E-1: Drivers for Smart Structures in the Aerospace Industry
Exhibit E-2: Sources of Smart Structures Technology for the Aerospace Market 
Exhibit E-3: Opportunities Presented by Smart Structures in the Aerospace Industry – A Supply Chain Analysis
Exhibit E-4: Six Firms to Watch in the Smart Structure-Enabled Aerospace Sector 
Exhibit E-5: Summary of Revenues from Smart Structures in Aerospace:  Breakout by Type of Technology ($ Millions) 
Exhibit E-6: Summary of Revenues from Smart Structures in Aerospace:  Breakout by Type of Aircraft ($ Millions) 
Exhibit 1-1: Evolution of Smart Structures in the Aerospace Industry
Exhibit 1-2: Smart Structure Opportunities in the Aerospace Industry
Exhibit 2-1: Selected Types of Composites
Exhibit 2-2: Selected Smart Materials with Opportunities in Smart Structure-based Construction
Exhibit 2-3: A Classification of Self-Healing Material Products
Exhibit 2-4 Ten-Year Forecasts of Materials and Components for Smart Aerospace Structures ($ Millions) 
Exhibit 2-5: Selected SHM and Related Equipment in Commercial Airliners
Exhibit 3-1: Developments in Noise and Vibration suppression: Two Recent Examples
Exhibit 3-2: Developments in Aerospace Morphing:  Some Recent Examples
Exhibit 4-1: Ten-Year Forecasts of Markets for Smart Structures in Civil Aviation
Exhibit 4-2: Ten-Year Forecasts of Markets for Smart Structures in Helicopters and Military Aircraft 
Exhibit 4-3: Ten-Year Forecasts of Markets for Smart Structures in UAVs
Exhibit 4-4: Ten-Year Forecasts of Markets for Smart Structures in Space—Satellites and Rockets 

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