Commercial Unmanned Aerial Systems

  • July 2012
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  • WinterGreen Research
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  • 794 pages

WinterGreen Research announces that it has published a new study Commercial Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS): Market Shares, Strategy, and Forecasts, Worldwide, 2012 to 2018.

Worldwide markets are poised to achieve significant growth as the commercial unmanned aerial systems provide a way to automate surveillance of wide areas and implement strategic mapping and first responder support. Small unit surveillance, urban monitoring, force protection, and aerial mapping are core uses for commercial unmanned aerial systems. Commercial UAS are designed to offer interchangeable payloads: Meteorological, air samplings, IR monitoring and emergency are the most common uses for helicopter UAS. Harbor & border control, area & event security, search & rescue, out-reach Surveillance, and damage assessment are applications for the technology.



Report Methodology

This is the 517th report in a series of primary market research reports that provide forecasts in communications, telecommunications, the Internet, computer, software, telephone equipment, health equipment, and energy. Automated process and significant growth potential are priorities in topic selection. The project leaders take direct responsibility for writing and preparing each report. They have significant experience preparing industry studies. Forecasts are based on primary research and proprietary data bases.

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The analyst process is concentrated on getting good market numbers. This process involves looking at the markets from several different perspectives, including vendor shipments. The interview process is an essential aspect as well. We do have a lot of granular analysis of the different shipments by vendor in the study and addenda prepared after the study was published if that is appropriate.

Forecasts reflect analysis of the market trends in the segment and related segments. Unit and dollar shipments are analyzed through consideration of dollar volume of each market participant in the segment. Installed base analysis and unit analysis is based on interviews and an information search. Market share analysis includes conversations with key customers of products, industry segment leaders, marketing directors, distributors, leading market participants, opinion leaders, and companies seeking to develop measurable market share.

Over 200 in depth interviews are conducted for each report with a broad range of key participants and industry leaders in the market segment. We establish accurate market forecasts based on economic and market conditions as a base. Use input/output ratios, flow charts, and other economic methods to quantify data. Use in-house analysts who meet stringent quality standards.

Interviewing key industry participants, experts and end-users is a central part of the study. Our research includes access to large proprietary databases. Literature search includes analysis of trade publications, government reports, and corporate literature.

Findings and conclusions of this report are based on information gathered from industry sources, including manufacturers, distributors, partners, opinion leaders, and users. Interview data was combined with information gathered through an extensive review of internet and printed sources such as trade publications, trade associations, company literature, and online databases. The projections contained in this report are checked from top down and bottom up analysis to be sure there is congruence from that perspective.

The base year for analysis and projection is 2010. With 2010 and several years prior to that as a baseline, market projections were developed for 2011 through 2017. These projections are based on a combination of a consensus among the opinion leader contacts interviewed combined with understanding of the key market drivers and their impact from a historical and analytical perspective. The analytical methodologies used to generate the market estimates are based on penetration analyses, similar market analyses, and delta calculations to supplement independent and dependent variable analysis. All analyses are displaying selected descriptions of products and services.

This research includes referencde to an ROI model that is part of a series that provides IT systems financial planners access to information that supports analysis of all the numbers that impact management of a product launch or large and complex data center. The methodology used in the models relates to having a sophisticated analytical technique for understanding the impact of workload on processor consumption and cost.

WinterGreen Research has looked at the metrics and independent research to develop assumptions that reflect the actual anticipated usage and cost of systems. Comparative analyses reflect the input of these values into models.

The variables and assumptions provided in the market research study and the ROI models are based on extensive experience in providing research to large enterprise organizations and data centers. The ROI models have lists of servers from different manufacturers, Systems z models from IBM, and labor costs by category around the world. This information has been developed from WinterGreen research proprietary data bases constructed as a result of preparing market research studies that address the software, energy, healthcare, telecommunications, and hardware businesses.

Table Of Contents

Commercial Unmanned Aerial Systems Executive Summary
The study is designed to give a comprehensive overview of the Commercial Unmanned Aerial Systems equipment market segment. Research represents a selection from the mountains of data available of the most relevant and cogent market materials, with selections made by the most senior analysts. Commentary on every aspect of the market from independent analysts creates an independent perspective in the evaluation of the market. In this manner the study presents a comprehensive overview of what is going on in this market, assisting managers with designing market strategies likely to succeed.

COMMERCIAL UNMANNED AERIAL SYSTEMS (UAS)
EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
Commercial Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS)
UAV Innovation: Solar Powered Endurance of 300 Hours
Commercial Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) Market Shares
Commercial Unmanned Aircraft Market Forecasts
New World Order Built On The Globally Integrated Enterprise


Commercial Unmanned Aerial Systems Market Description and Market Dynamics
1.COMMERCIAL UNMANNED AERIAL
SYSTEMS (UAS) MARKET DESCRIPTION AND MARKET
DYNAMICS
1.1UAS Offices at FAA
1.1.1 UAS Sense and Avoid Evolution
1.1.2 UAS Operational and Safety Impacts for General
Aviation Aircraft GA Access
1.1.3 US Commitment to Unmanned Aerial Vehicles
1.2Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS)
1.2.1 Western Defense
1.2.2 US Changes Military Spending Patterns
1.2.3 Funding By U.S. Department Of Defense (DOD)
Shifts to Department of State
1.2.4 Chinese Unmanned Aircraft (UAS) Positioning
1.3Pre-Position UASs In Key Strategic Locations
1.3.1 Maritime Air Take-Off and Landing:
1.3.2 Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) Aerial Refueling
1.3.3 Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) Enhanced Strike
Capability and Payloads
1.3.4 Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) Enhanced Resilience
1.3.5 Increased Use Of Stealth
1.3.6 Small and Micro-UASs
1.3.7 Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) Organization,
Culture and CONOPS:
1.4Network Centric Warfare Enablers
1.4.1 Chemical, Biological and Radiological Detection
1.4.2 Urban Warfare
1.5Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) Classification
1.5.1 United States Military Tier System For Categorizing UAVs
1.6 Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) SAR: Surveillance and
Reconnaissance
1.6.1 Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) Perimeter Surveillance
1.6.2 Unmanned Aerial Systems (UASs) Surveillance
1.6.3 Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) Transport
1.7UAS Commercial Applications
1.8Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) Mapping
1.8.1 Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) Traffic Monitoring
1.8.2 Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) Agriculture Mapping
1.8.3 Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) Homeland Security
1.8.4 Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) for Scientific Research
1.9Globalization and Technology
1.9.1 Proliferation of Conventional Military Technologies into
Commercial Tasks
1.9.2 UASs General Roles
1.10 Border Patrol:
1.11Development Of Lighter Yet More Powerful Power
Sources For UASs

Commercial Unmanned Aerial Systems Market Shares and Market Forecasts
This section selectively describes market shares, forecasts, segments, and regional revenue. Numbers are the result of primary research in all cases. Selected companies are described from an independent analyst perspective with a thumbnail sketch or analysis of their market numbers or commentary on their strengths and weaknesses. Some of the analysis is focused on looking at the topic segment by segment, including company descriptive analyses by segment and subsegment.

2. COMMERCIAL UNMANNED AERIAL SYSTEMS (UAS)
MARKET SHARES AND FORECASTS
2.1Commercial Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS)
2.1.1 UAV Innovation: Solar Powered Endurance of 300 Hours
2.2Commercial Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) Market Shares
2.2.1 Textron /AAI
2.2.2 Textron Systems AAI Shadow 200 TUAS
2.2.3 Textron Systems AeroVironment AV’s Family of Small UAS
2.2.4 Boeing A160 Hummingbird Helicopter
2.2.5 Aurora Flight Sciences Odysseus Solar-Powered Aircraft
2.2.6 Draganflyer X4 UAV
2.2.7 Draganfly X4
2.2.8 Insitu
2.2.9 DRS Unmanned Technologies Ground Control Stations
2.2.10Proxy Aviation Systems
2.2.11Northrop Grumman Global Hawk
2.2.12Northrop Grumman
2.2.13Northrop Grumman Bat 3
2.2.14General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Sky Warrior® UAS
2.2.15General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA ASI) Avenger
2.2.16 General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA ASI)
GA-ASI Sky Warrior Alpha and Sky Warrior UAS
2.2.17General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Predators
2.2.18BAE Systems
2.3Commercial Unmanned Aircraft Market Forecasts
2.3.1 UAS 1 Million Flight Hours
2.3.2 Commercial Unmanned Aerial Systems
Market Industry Segments
2.3.3 New World Order Built On The Globally
Integrated Enterprise
2.3.4 UAS and ISR Market Wing Based Subsegments
2.3.5 Section 1098--Unmanned Aerial Systems and
National Airspace
2.3.6 Helicopter Unmanned Aircraft
2.3.7 Unmanned Aerial Systems Segments
2.3.8 Challenges For Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS)
2.3.9 Issues Addressed By The UAS Task Force: UAS
Access to National Airspace System
2.3.10Section 1098--Unmanned Aerial Systems and National Airspace
2.3.11UAS Target Markets
2.4UAS Pricing
2.4.1 UAS Pricing
2.4.2 Fighter Jets Are Complex Aircraft Providing Models for
Commercial UAS
2.5Commercial Unmanned Airplane Regional Market Analysis
2.5.1 U.S Accounts for 73 Percent Of The Worldwide Research, Development, Test, And Evaluation (RDTandE) Spending On UAV Technology
2.5.2 Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) Industry Regional Summary
2.5.3 UAS Marketplace Moving Target

Commercial Unmanned Aerial Systems Product Description
This section describes selected companies and selected products. Products for this market segment are described with attention to the most significant aspect of features and functions in this category of product. The juxtaposition of a range of different product descriptions from a single market category provides a really good way to access market directions and achieve market competitive analysis. This section is arranged in three pieces: immersive products, conference room products, and end point products. Company products are described in the appropriate sections, meaning a company is mentioned several times in the chapter in different places.

3. COMMERCIAL UNMANNED AERIAL
SYSTEMS (UAS) PRODUCT DESCRIPTION
3.1 General Atomics Aeronautical Systems MQ-1B Predator
3.2 Northrop Grumman Unmanned Aerial Systems
3.2.1 Northrop Grumman RQ-4 Global Hawk
3.2.2 Northrop Grumman MLB Company
3.2.3 Northrop Grumman.Bat 3
3.3 Lockheed Martin
3.3.1 Lockheed Martin K-MAX Unmanned Helicopter
3.4 Boeing
3.4.1 Boeing A160 Hummingbird Helicopter
3.4.2 Boeing ScanEagle Small Footprint UAS Solutions
3.5 BAE Systems
3.5.1 BAE Systems Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV)
3.5.2 BAE Systems MIM500â„¢ Series of Uncooled Infrared
Camera Cores
3.6 Textron / Aerosonde
3.6.1 Textron / Aerosonde AAI Services
3.6.2 Textron Systems AeroVironment AV’s Family of Small UAS
3.6.3 Textron Systems Wasp Micro Air Vehicle (MAV)
3.6.4 Textron Systems AeroVironment UAS: Dragon Eye
3.6.5 Textron Systems AeroVironment Stratospheric Persistent UAS
3.6.6 Textron Systems AeroVironment Global Observer
3.6.7 Textron Systems AeroVironment Digital Data Link
3.6.8 Textron Systems AeroVironment UAS Services
3.6.9 Textron Systems AeroVironment UAS Advanced
Development: Switchblade®
3.6.10 Textron Systems AeroVironment UAS Advanced
Development: Nano Air Vehicle
3.7 Aurora Flight Sciences Hale
3.7.1 Aurora Flight Sciences Orion
3.7.2 Aurora Flight Sciences Odysseus Solar-Powered Aircraft
3.7.3 Aurora Flight Sciences Orion HALL
3.7.4 Aurora Flight Sciences Earth Science Applications
3.7.5 Aurora Flight Sciences Military Utility
3.7.6 Aurora SunLight Eagle
3.7.7 Commercial Small Unmanned Aerial Systems
3.7.8 Aurora Flight Sciences Skate
3.7.9 Aurora Tactical Systems
3.7.10 Aurora Diamond DA42 MPP
3.7.11 Aurora Excalibur
3.7.12 Aurora GoldenEye 50
3.7.13 Aurora GoldenEye 80
3.7.14 Aurora System Description
3.8 L-3 Communications UAS Programs
3.8.1 L-3 Communications Next Generation Precision
Unmanned Aircraft Systems
3.8.2 L-3 Communications Small Expendable Tube-
Launched UAS
3.8.3 L-3's Mid-Tier UAS Programs
3.8.4 L-3 Communications Medium Altitude Long Endurance
Unmanned Or Manned - Mobius
3.8.5 L-3 Communications Cutlass
3.8.6 L-3 Unmanned Systems’ Viking 100 Runway Operations
3.8.7 L-3 Communications Viking 300 Runway Operations
3.8.8 L-3 Communications Viking 400
3.8.9 L-3 Communications TigerShark
3.8.10 L-3 Communications Generation IV Ground Control Station
3.8.11 L-3 Communications On-board Precision
Automated Landing System (O-PALS)
3.8.12 L-3 Communications ISR Services
3.8.13 L-3 Communications System Integration and Technical Support
3.9 Challis Heliplane UAV Inc.
3.10Draganfly Innovations Inc.
3.10.1 Draganfly X4
3.10.2 Draganflyer X6
3.10.3 Draganflyer Aerial Photography and Video Applications
3.10.4 Draganflyer Real Estate Applications
3.10.5 Draganflyer Law Enforcement Applications
3.10.6 Draganflyer X8
3.11DRS Unmanned Technologies Ground Control Stations
3.11.1 DRS Aircraft Monitoring Unit (AMU)
3.11.2 General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA ASI)
Claw® Sensor Control
3.11.3 GA ASI Athena RF Tag
3.11.4 General Atomics Aeronautical Systems GA - Predator® UAS
3.11.5 General Atomics Aeronautical Systems GA - Gray Eagleâ„¢ UAS
3.12Insitu
3.12.1 Boeing / Insitu ScanEagle
3.12.2 Insitu Integrator
3.12.3 Insitu NightEagle
3.13Integrated Dynamics
3.13.1 Integrated Dynamics Border Eagle MK - II
3.13.2 Integrated Dynamics Hornet
3.13.3 Integrated Dynamics HAWK MK - V
3.13.4 Integrated Dynamics VISION UAV systems
3.13.5 Integrated Dynamics VISION MK I
3.13.6 Integrated Dynamics Vision M K - I I
3.13.7 Integrated Dynamics S/Integrated Dynamics
Integrated Dynamics M K - I
3.13.8 Integrated Dynamics Vector
3.13.9 Integrated Dynamics Tornado
3.13.10Integrated Dynamics Nishan MK - II
3.13.11Integrated Dynamics Nishan TJ - 1000
3.13.12Integrated Dynamics Rover
3.13.13Integrated Dynamics Explorer
3.14MMIST Mist Mobility
3.14.1 Mmist Unmanned Logistics Air Vehicle (ULAV)
3.14.2 Sherpa Ranger / Mmist
3.15Marcus UAV Systems
3.15.1 Marcus Autopilots
3.16Proxy Aviation Systems
3.16.1 Proxy SkyRaider
3.17LaserMotive
3.18China Aerospace Science and Industry Corp Jet-Powered WJ600
3.18.1 Chinese Naval UAS
3.19ASN Technology Group
3.20Boeing X-37B Space Shuttle
3.21Scaled Composites
3.21.1 Proteus
3.22Schiebel
3.22.1 Schiebel Camcopter S-100
3.22.2 Schiebel Camcopter Target Markets:
3.23Parrot AR.Drone 2.0 $299, Flies Off a Roof
3.24Marcus UAV
3.24.1 Marcus UAV Zephyr Unmanned Aerial Vehicle System
3.24.2 Marcus UAV Zephyr Small UAV Autonomous Flight
3.24.3 Marcus UAV Zephyr Commercial UAV Ground
Control Software
3.24.4 Marcus UAV Zephyr Mini UAV Aerial Surveillance
3.24.5 Marcus UAV Zephyr Personal UAV Aerial Photography
3.25Bonn Hungary Electronics
3.25.1 BHE UAV Project
3.25.2 Bonn Hungary Electronics UAV Project
3.26Hawkeye UAV
3.26.1 Hawkeye UAV RQ-84Z AreoHawk
3.27BlueSky UAV
3.27.1 BlueSky Icarus II
3.27.2 BlueSky IR Monitoring
3.27.3 BlueSky Emergency Payload
3.27.4 BlueSky Air Sampling
3.27.5 BlueSky Meteorological Payload
3.28Aerovate
3.29Advanced UAV Technology Ltd
3.29.1 VTOL (Vertical Takeoff/Land) UAS
3.29.2 Advanced UAV Tech - AT-10 Ultra lightweight,
Short Endurance VTOL UAV
3.29.3 Advanced UAV Tech - AT-20 Lightweight,
Short Endurance VTOL UAV.
3.29.4 Advanced UAV Tech - AT-30 - Lightweight,
Medium Endurance VTOL UAV.
3.29.5 Advanced UAV Tech - AT-100 Medium Weight, Medium
Endurance VTOL UAV.
3.29.6 Advanced UAV Tech - AT-200 Medium Weight,
Medium/Long Endurance VTOL UAV
3.29.7 Advanced UAV Tech - AT-300 Medium/Heavy Weight,
Long Endurance VTOL UAV
3.29.8 Advanced UAV Tech - AT-1000 Heavy Weight, Long
Endurance VTOL UAV
3.30Aeryon Labs / Aerial Vehicle Systems
3.30.1 Aeryon Labs Aerial Vehicle Systems UAV
3.30.2 Aeryon Labs Tactical Aerial Intelligence
3.30.3 Aeryon Labs Sophisticated, High End UAV Functionality
3.30.4 Aeryon Labs Built in Safety Features

Commercial Unmanned Aerial Systems Technology

4. COMMERCIAL UNMANNED AERIAL SYSTEMS (UAS) TECHNOLOGY
4.1 UAS Sense and Avoid Evolution Avionics Approach
4.2 Northrop Grumman.BAT UAV Open Architecture
4.3 Integrated Dynamics Flight Telecommand and Control Systems
4.3.1 AP 2000
4.3.2 AP 5000
4.3.3 IFCS-6000 (Integrated Autonomous Flight Control System)
4.3.4 IFCS-7000 (Integrated Autonomous Flight Control System)
4.3.5 Portable Telecommand And Control System (P.T.C.S.)
4.4 Integrated Radio Guidance Transmitter (IRGX)
4.4.1 Portable Telecommand And Control System (P.T.C.S.)
4.5 IRGX (Integrated Radio Guidance Transmitter)
4.5.1 Ground Control Stations
4.5.2 GCS 1200
4.5.3 GCS 2000
4.6 Antenna Tracking Systems
4.7 ATPS 1200
4.7.1 ATPS 2000
4.7.2 Gyro Stabilized Payloads
4.7.3 GSP 100
4.7.4 GSP 900
4.7.5 GSP 1200
4.8 Civilian UAV’s - Rover Systemstm
4.9 CPI-406 Deployable Emergency Locator Transmitter (ELT)
4.9.1 Deployable Flight Incident Recorder Set (DFIRS)
4.9.2 Airborne Separation Video System (ASVS)
4.9.3 Airborne Separation Video System - Remote Sensor (ASVS - RS)
4.9.4 Airborne Tactical Server (ATS)
4.10Aurora Very High-Altitude Propulsion System (VHAPS)
4.11Aurora Autonomy and Flight Control
4.11.1 Aurora Guidance Sensors And Control Systems MAV Guidance
4.11.2 Aurora Multi-Vehicle Cooperative Control for Air and
Sea Vehicles in Littoral Operations (UAV/USV)
4.11.3 Aurora and MIT On-board Planning System for
UAVs Supporting Expeditionary Reconnaissance and
Surveillance (OPS-USERS)
4.11.4 Aurora Flare Planning
4.11.5 Aurora Distributed Sensor Fusion
4.11.6 Aurora Aerospace Electronics
4.11.7 Aurora is CTC-REF
4.12Space Technologies: Autonomous Control of Space
Nuclear Reactors (ACSNR)
4.12.1 Rule-based Asset Management for Space
Exploration Systems (RAMSES)
4.12.2 Synchronized Position Hold, Engage and
Reorient Experiment Satellites (SPHERES)
4.13Positive Pressure Relief Valve (PPRV)
4.13.1 Chip-Scale Atomic Clock (CSAC)
4.13.2 Low-design-Impact Inspection Vehicle (LIIVe)
4.13.3 Synthetic Imaging Maneuver Optimization (SIMO)
4.13.4 Self-Assembling Wireless Autonomous
Reconfigurable Modules (SWARM)
4.14Persistent, Long-Range Reconnaissance Capabilities
4.14.1 United States Navy's Broad Area Maritime
Surveillance (BAMS) Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) program
4.14.2 Navy Unmanned Combat Air System UCAS Program:
4.14.3 Navy Unmanned Combat Air System UCAS: Objectives:
4.15Search and Rescue (SAR)
4.16L-3 Communications LinkTEKâ„¢ IDS
4.17L-3 Communications flightTEK® SMC
4.17.1 Helicopter Main Limiting Factor Retreating Blade Stall
4.18Draganflyer X4 Applications
4.18.1 Draganflyer X4 Large Project Management
4.18.2 Draganflyer Remote Supervision and Investigation of
Equipment
4.18.3 Draganflyer Remote Supervision and Investigation of
Agricultural Land and Equipment
4.18.4 Draganflyer Advanced RC Flight Research
4.18.5 Aerial Archeology
4.18.6 Environmental Assessment
4.18.7 The Draganflyer X4 is Fun to Fly
4.19White Blood Cell Counter

Unmanned Aerial Systems Company Profiles
This section selectively describes company strategies, partners, acquisitions, and revenue by segment and regional revenue when available. Companies are described by looking at what is most interesting about that company. The descriptions collectively give a sense of market directions within the industry segment. The alphabetical listing of company thumbnail sketches provides an accessible way to find out what is going on in any particular company.

5COMMERCIAL UNMANNED AERIAL
SYSTEMS COMPANY PROFILES
5.1AB Precision (Poole) Ltd
5.1.1 AB Precision (Poole) Ltd Dragon (ABL900) De-armer
5.1.2 AB Precision (Poole) Ltd Limpet Mine Disposal Equipment
5.1.3 AB Precision (Poole) Ltd IED Disruptor Devices
5.1.4 AB Precision (Poole) Ltd Recoilless Disruptors
5.1.5 AB Precision (Poole) Ltd Explosive Ordnance
Disposal (EOD) Equipment
5.2Advanced UAV Technology
5.3Aerial Vehicle System 5-
5.3.1 Aeryon Scout Micro UAV Helps Libyan Rebels in 5-
March to Tripoli
5.4Aerovate
5.5AirRobot UK® - Company
5.6Allen Vanguard
5.6.1 Allen Vanguard RandD
5.6.2 Allen-Vanguard Introduces Modular New EOD
Tactical Suit System For Mobile Counter-IED
5.7ASN Technology Group
5.8Aurora Flight Sciences
5.8.1 Aurora Flight Sciences Leadership in UAV Team Operations
5.8.2 Aurora Track Record
5.8.3 Aurora RandD and Core Competencies
5.8.4 Aurora Flight Sciences Odysseus Solar-Powered Aircraft
5.8.5 Aurora Integrated Airframe Engineering And
Production Solutions
5.8.6 Aurora Mobile-Agent Based Collaborative Sensor Fusion
5.8.7 Aurora Facilities/Site Infrastructure
5.8.8 Aurora Research and Development RandD
5.8.9 Aurora Flight Sciences Aerospace Systems and Concepts
5.8.10NASA Study for Subsonic Commercial Transports (N+3)
5.8.11Rapid Prototyping
5.8.12Aurora Propulsion
5.8.13Aurora Distributed Engine Control
5.8.14 Aurora Flig Airborne Autonomous Systems
Advanced Concepts
5.9BAE Systems
5.9.1 BAE Systems Organization
5.9.2 BAE Systems Performance
5.9.3 BAE Systems Key Facts
5.9.4 BAE Systems Strategy
5.9.5 BAE Systems Operational Framework
5.9.6 Key Performance Indicators (KPIs)
5.9.7 BAE Systems Risk Management
5.9.8 BAE Systems Orders
5.9.9 BAE Systems Received $313 Million Contract for
Continued Research and Development of PIM
5.9.10BAE Systems’ Paladin Integrated Management
5.9.11 BAE Systems Awarded £46m Contract To Support
Royal Navy’s Type 45 Sampson Radars
5.10 Beijing Defense
5.10.1Beijing Defense Counter IED products
5.10.2Beijing Defense EOD and IED Disposal Equipment
5.10.3Beijing Defense Bomb Search And Detection Systems
5.11 BlueSky UAV
5.12 Boeing
5.12.1Boeing 787 Dreamliner
5.12.2Boeing 787 Dreamliner Performance
5.12.3Boeing Advanced Technology
5.12.4Boeing Participation In Commercial Jet Aircraft Market
5.12.5Boeing Participation In Defense Industry Jet Aircraft Market
5.12.6Boeing Defense, Space and Security
5.12.7Boeing Advanced Military Aircraft:
5.12.8Boeing Military Aircraft
5.12.9Boeing Continuing Progress
5.12.10Boeing-iRobot Team Receives New SUGV
Task Order From US Army
5.13 Bonn Hungary Electronics
5.14 Boston Dynamics
5.15 Carnegie Mellon University
5.15.1Carnegie Mellon School of Computer Science (SCS)
5.1Challis Helicopters Inc. / Challis Heliplane UAV
5.15.2Challis Heliplanes
5.16 Chemring EOD Limited
5.16.1Chemring EOD Limited Initiation Systems / Exploders
5.16.2Chemring EOD Limited ROV Integration Packages
5.16.3 Chemring EOD Limited Security: VehicleScan -
Under Vehicle Surveillance Systems
5.17 China Aerospace Science and Industry Corp Jet-Powered WJ600
5.18DCD-DORBYL (Pty) Ltd) / RSD (the Rolling Stock and
Defense division
5.18.1RSD Combat-Proven Landmine Detection Systems
5.18.2 RSD Ballistic Protection For Peacekeeping And
Defense Operations
5.18.3 RSD Engineering For Various Defense
Environments And Scenarios
5.19 Ditch Witch
5.20 Draganfly Innovations Inc.
5.20.1Draganfly Innovations Inc.
5.2DRS Unmanned Technologies, Inc.
5.2.1 DRS Technologies Revenue
5.2.2 DRS Tactical Systems Rugged Tablet
5.2.3 DRS Technologies $22 Million in Orders for Reset and
Overhaul of U.S. Air Force Tunner Cargo Loaders
5.21 First-Response Robotics
5.22 GE
5.22.1GE Unmanned Aircraft
5.22.2GE Supports Innovation
5.22.3GE Energy -
5.22.4GE Energy
5.22.5General Electric Company Energy Infrastructure Revenues
5.22.6GE Total Revenue
5.22.7General Electric Geographic Revenues
5.22.8GE and Göteborg Energi
5.22.9GE‘s 4.1-113 Wind Turbine
5.22.10General Electric Offers Wind Turbine Customers
Clean Energy From Solar Panels
5.22.11GE U.S. Wind Crash
5.22.12GE Technology to Boost the Output of NextEra
Energy Resources’ U.S. Fleet of Wind Turbines
5.22.13GE Energy Financial Services
5.23 General Atomics Aeronautical Systems
5.23.1General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA ASI)
5.2.4 General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA ASI)
5.2.5 General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. Company
5.23.2General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Unmanned
Aircraft Systems
5.23.3General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Control Stations
5.23.4General Atomics Aeronautical System Statistical
Reconnaissance Radars: Sar/Gmti
5.23.5 General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Predator
UAS Guidance And Control
5.2.6 General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Industry Milestones
5.2.7 General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Sky
Warrior UAS Initial Production for Army’s ER/MP Program
5.24 General Dynamics
5.24.1General Dynamics Revenue
5.24.2 General Dynamics Rifleman Radio and GD300 Go to
Afghanistan with U.S. Army’s 75th Ranger Regiment
5.24.3General Dynamics Light Tactical Vehicles
5.24.4General Dynamics Light Wheeled Armored Vehicles
5.24.5General Dynamics Medium Wheeled Armored Vehicles
5.24.6 General Dynamics Infantry Fighting Vehicles /
Medium Combat Vehicles
5.24.7General Dynamics Light Combat Vehicles
5.24.8General Dynamics Revenue
5.24.9General Dynamics Mobile Military Bridge Systems
5.24.10General Dynamics MTB - Modular Lightweight Bridge
5.24.11General Dynamics European Land Systems
5.25 Gostai
5.26 Hawkeye UAV
5.27 iRobot
5.27.1iRobot Role In The Robot Industry
5.27.2iRobot Robots
5.27.3iRobot Home Cleaning Robots
5.27.4iRobot SUGV (Small Unmanned Ground Vehicle).
5.27.5iRobot FirstLook
5.27.6iRobot Revenue Third-Quarter 2011
5.27.7iRobot Government and Industrial 2011
5.27.8 iRobot $7.4 Million Order for Small Unmanned
Ground Vehicles
5.27.9iRobot Looks To Expand in Latin America and China
5.27.10iRobot PackBots
5.3Insitu
5.3.1 Insitu Deployed Operations
5.3.2 Insitu Integrated Logistics Support
5.3.3 InsituTechnology
5.3.4 Insitu Innovation
5.3.5 Insitu Small Tactical Unmanned Air System/Tier II Contract
5.3.6 Insitu’s ScanEagle Unmanned Aircraft System
Selected by U.S. Air Force Academy to Train Cadets
5.3.7 Insitu / FAA Unmanned Aircraft Systems
National Airspace Integration Research
5.28 Integrated Dynamics
5.28.1Explorer U.S.A. Bound
5.29 Kongsberg
5.29.1Kongsberg Key Orders for Maritime
5.29.2Kongsberg Key Figures
5.30 Kuchcera Defense Systems
5.31 L-3
5.31.1L-3 Key Performance Measures
5.31.2L-3's Business
5.32 LaserMotive
5.33 Lockheed Martin
5.33.1Lockheed Martin Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2011 Results
5.33.2Lockheed Martin Segment Results 2011
5.33.3Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Segment Revenue
5.33.4 Lockheed Martin SYMPHONY Improvised Explosive
Device Jammer systems
5.33.5Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Revenue
5.33.6Lockheed Martin Electronic Systems
5.33.7Lockheed Martin Electronic Systems Net sales
5.33.8Lockheed Martin Electronic Systems Segment Revenue
5.33.9Lockheed Martin Information Systems and Global Solutions
5.33.10Lockheed Martin Space Systems
5.33.11Lockheed Martin Corporation's Business Segment
5.33.12Lockheed Martin Delivers Fourth Upgraded
CBP P-3 Orion In Record Time
5.34 Marcus UAV Systems
5.35 Mesa Associates
5.35.1Mesa Robotics
5.4Mist Mobility Integrated Systems Technology Inc. (MMIST)
5.4.1 MMIST Third Wing Kit
5.36 Parrot
5.37 Proxy Aviation Systems
5.38 Northrop Grumman
5.38.1Northrop Grumman Supplies Marine Navigation Equipment
5.38.2 Northrop Grumman Recognized by UK Ministry of
Defense for Role in Supporting Sentry AWACS Aircraft During
Military Operations in Libya
5.38.3 Northrop Grumman Corporation subsidiary Remotec Inc.
Upgrade the U.S. Air Force fleet of Andros HD-1
5.38.4Northrop Grumman NAV CANADA Supplier
5.38.5Northrop Grumman Electronic Systems Segment
5.39 Pearson Engineering
5.40 QinetiQ North America
5.40.1QinetiQ North America
5.40.2 QinetiQ Starts Spinoff from United Kingdom Ministry of
Defense, Defense Evaluation and Research Agency (DERA)
5.40.3QinetiQ / Foster Miller
5.40.4QinetiQ / Foster Miller Financial Position
5.40.5 QinetiQ North America Order for 100 Dragon Runner 10
Micro Robots:
5.40.6QinetiQ / Automatika
5.40.7QinetiQ Customer Base
5.40.8QinetiQ Revenue
5.41 re
5.42 Recon Robotics
5.43 Scaled Composites
5.44 Schiebel
5.44.1 Camcopter® s-100 Opening a New
Era in Filming and Broadcasting
5.45 ST Engineering
5.46 TechnoRobot
5.47 Telerob
5.48 Textron
5.48.1Textron Cessna Segment
5.48.2Textron Systems Segment
5.48.3Textron INC. 10 Q Revenue 2011-2012
5.48.4Textron Unmanned Aircraft Systems
5.48.5Textron Land and Marine Systems
5.48.6Textron Weapons and Sensors
5.48.7Textron Mission Support and Other
5.48.8Textron Industrial Segment
5.49 Thales Group
5.49.1Thales Core Businesses
5.49.2Thales: - A Global Player
5.49.3Thales Facts and Figures
5.49.4Thales Innovation
5.49.5Thales Key Technology Domains
5.49.6Thales Open Research
5.49.7Thales Stance on Environment
5.49.8Thales Processes
5.49.9Thales Product design
5.49.10Thales Site Management
5.49.11Thales Alenia Space Integration Of Service
Module For The Fourth ATV
5.49.12Thales Sonar ‘Excels’ In Anti-Submarine Warfare Exercise
5.50 Vecna Technologies
5.51 Yotaisc Technology
5.51.1Yotaisc Technology UAV systems
5.51.2Yotaisc Technology Airport Security Solutions
5.52 Military Robot Companies

List of Tables and Figures

Commercial Unmanned Aerial Systems Executive Summary

Table ES-1
Commercial Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) Advantages
Table ES-2
Commercial Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) Trends
Table ES-3
Commercial Unmanned Aerial Systems Functions
Table ES-4
Commercial Unmanned Aerial Systems Features
Table ES-5
Commercial Unmanned Aerial Systems Tasks
Table ES-6
Commercial Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) Benefits
Figure ES-7
Commercial Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) Market Shares,
Dollars, Worldwide, 2011
Table ES-8
Advanced Technology UAV Commercial Applications
Figure ES-9
Commercial Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS), Market Forecasts, Dollars, Worldwide, 201ES-2018
Figure ES-10
Super Soaker vs. R.C. Glider

Commercial Unmanned Aerial Systems Market Description and Market Dynamics

Table 1-1
UAS Operational and Safety Impacts for General Aviation
Table 1-2
UAS Sense and Avoid Evolution
Figure 1-3
Cooperative Autonomous Sense and Avoid for Unmanned Aircraft Systems
Figure 1-4
Key Unmanned Aircraft Integration Challenges
Table 1-5
Ability Of UASs To Perform Strike Function
Table 1-6
Fixed-Wing Aircraft UAVs Functional Categories
Table 1-7
Fixed-wing Aircraft UAVs Alternative Functional Categories
Table 1-8
Fixed-wing Aircraft UAVs Pattern Of Function Categories
Table 1-9
US Military Fixed-wing Aircraft UAVs Functional Categories
Table 1-10
Modular SAR: Surveillance and Reconnaissance Components
Table 1-11
UAS Applications Using Unmanned Aerial Vehicles
Figure 1-12
Mosaic And Footprint Shape Files To Identify Frames
Figure 1-13
Increase In Resolution That Is Possible With Georeferenced Imagery
Table 1-14
Department of Transportation Applications
Table 1-15
Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) Homeland Security Sites To Be Monitored

Commercial Unmanned Aerial Systems Market Shares and Market Forecasts

Table 2-1
Commercial Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) Advantages
Table 2-2
Commercial Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) Trends
Table 2-3
Commercial Unmanned Aerial Systems Functions
Table 2-4
Commercial Unmanned Aerial Systems Features
Table 2-5
Commercial Unmanned Aerial Systems Tasks
Table 2-6
Commercial Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) Benefits
Figure 2-7
Commercial Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) Market Shares,
Dollars, Worldwide, 2011
Table 2-8
Commercial Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) Market Shares,
Dollars, Worldwide, 2011
Figure 2-9
Textron Systems AeroVironment UAS: Raven
Figure 2-10
Boeing A160 Hummingbird Unmanned Aerial Vehicle
Figure 2-11
Draganflyer Camera
Figure 2-12
Draganflyer Camera Modules
Figure 2-13
Northrop Grumman Global Hawk
Figure 2-14
Northrop Grumman UAV Legacy
Figure 2-15
General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Predator
Figure 2-16
BAE Systems Taranis
Table 2-17
Advanced Technology UAV Commercial Applications
Figure 2-18
Commercial Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS), Market Forecasts,
Dollars, Worldwide, 2012-2018
Table 2-19
Commercial Unmanned Aerial Systems Market, Dollars and Units,
Worldwide, 2012-2018
Table 2-20
Advanced UAV Technology Applications
Figure 2-21
Commercial Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) for Border and
Coastal Security, Market Forecasts Dollars, Worldwide,
2012-2018
Figure 2-22
Commercial Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) for Mapping,
Market Forecasts Dollars, Worldwide, 2012-2018
Figure 2-23
Commercial Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) for First Responder
Assistance, Market Forecasts Dollars, Worldwide,
2012-2018
Figure 2-24
Commercial Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) for Traffic/
Crime Surveillance, Market Forecasts Dollars, Worldwide, 2012-2018
Figure 2-25
Commercial Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) for
Utility Industry Applications, Market Forecasts Dollars, Worldwide,
2012-2018
Table 2-26
Unmanned Aerial Systems Market Industry Segments, Border Patrol,
Weather, First Responder, Surveillance, Urban Monitoring,
Force Protection, and Aerial Mapping Dollars, Worldwide, 2012-2018
Table 2-27
Unmanned Aerial Systems Market Industry Segments, Border Patrol,
Weather, First Responder, Surveillance, Urban Monitoring,
Force Protection, and Aerial Mapping Percent, Worldwide, 2012-2018
Figure 2-28
Super Soaker vs. R.C. Glider
Figure 2-29
US Challenges For Unmanned Aircraft Systems UAS Task
Force Organization
Figure 2-30
DoD Airspace Integration Plan Activities
Table 2-31
UAS Target Markets
Figure 2-32
Fighter Jet Ali Al-Saadi/
Table 2-33
UAS Functions
Figure 2-34
Commercial Unmanned Aerial Systems Vehicle (UAS) Regional
Market Segments, Dollars, 2011
Table 2-35
Commercial Unmanned Aerial Systems Regional Market Segments, 2011

Commercial Unmanned Aerial Systems Product Description

Figure 3-1
General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Predator
Figure 3-2
General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Predator Close-Up
Table 3-3
General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Predator UAS
General Characteristics
Figure 3-4
Northrop Grumman Bat 3 UAV
Table 3-5
Northrop Grumman.Bat 3 Features
Table 3-6
Northrop Grumman.Bat 3 Specifications
Table 3-7
Lockheed Martin K-MAX Unmanned Helicopter Functions
Figure 3-8
Boeing A160 Hummingbird Unmanned Aerial Vehicle
Table 3-9
Boeing-Insitu ScanEagle In Service Views
Figure 3-10
Boeing ScanEagle
Figure 3-11
BAE Systems Compact Rotary W

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