Commercial and Military Drones: Technologies, Solutions, Market Outlook, and Forecasts 2016 - 2021

Published: June 2016
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Keywords: Drones, Unmanned Aerial Vehicles, UAV, Drone Technologies, Drone Payloads, Drone Platforms, Drone Software, Drones in Industry, Drones Industry Verticals, Commercial Drones, Military Drones, Commercial Drone Forecasts, Unmanned Aircraft System, UAS

Overview:

An aerial drone (unmanned aircraft, unmanned aerial vehicle or UAV) is any aircraft that operates without direct human intervention from within or on the aircraft. The global drone market is comprised of commercial and military applications. Commercial drone technology includes energy and propulsion systems, automation system, collision avoidance system, cyber security and jamming, on-board data processing, and communication data links and radio frequency spectrum capacity. Military applications include defense and various homeland security solutions.

This report evaluates commercial and military drones including enabling technologies, applications, market overview, and more. The reports provides analysis of current market conditions and provides an outlook for the future with forecasts from 2016 to 2021 by segment, product, technology, vertical markets and applications. All purchases of Mind Commerce reports includes time with an expert analyst who will help you link key findings in the report to the business issues you're addressing. This needs to be used within three months of purchasing the report.

Target Audience:

  • Drone manufacturers
  • Telecommunications companies
  • Electronics component providers
  • Internet of Things (IoT) companies
  • Retail and wholesale service providers
  • Venture capitalists, consultants, and related
  • Commercial, military, and government organizations

Companies in Report:

3DR
AAI
Amazon
American Blimp Corporation
AMP
Atair Aerospace, Inc
BAI Aerosystems
Bell Textron
Boeing
DHL
DJI
Dragonfly Pictures
DRS Unmanned Technologies
FedEx
Frontier
FSMLabs
General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc
Google
ILC Dover
ISL-Bosch Aerospace
JP Aerospace
Lockheed Martin
Matternet
MMIST Inc
NAVMAR Applied Sciences Corporation
Northrop Grumman
Orocos
Parrot
Pioneer drone, Inc
Raytheon
Robinson
SAIC
TCOM
Titan Corporation
UPS
Wind River Systems
Xenomai

Table of Contents:

1 Introduction
1.1 Executive Summary
1.2 Topics Covered
1.3 Target Audience
1.4 Companies Mentioned
2 Drone Overview
2.1 Importance of Drones
2.2 Platforms, Payloads, and Software
2.2.1 Aerial Drone Types
2.2.1.1 Group 1
2.2.1.2 Group 2
2.2.1.3 Group 3
2.2.1.4 Group 4
2.2.1.5 Group 5
3 Enabling Technologies
3.1 Electro-Optical/Infrared (EO/IR) Sensors
3.1.1 Electro-Optical
3.1.2 Infrared
3.1.3 Dual EO/IR
3.1.4 EO900
3.2 Mapping Sensors
3.2.1 Hyper/Multi-Spectral Imagers
3.2.2 LiDAR
3.2.3 Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR)
3.3 Communications Relay
3.3.1 UHF/VHF
3.3.2 FM Repeater
3.3.3 WaveRelay (IP network relay)
3.3.4 Drones as Mobile Cellular Base Stations
3.3.5 Wireless Ground Sensors
3.4 Sniffers
3.4.1 Methane Sniffer
3.4.2 Radiation Sensor
3.5 Cargo Space / Personnel Capsule
3.5.1 Cargo Holds
3.5.2 Personnel Capsules
3.6 Firefighting Tools
3.6.1 High-pressure Hoses
3.6.2 Bucketing
3.7 Other
3.7.1 Laser Pointer
4 Drone Applications
4.1 Package Delivery
4.1.1 Less Expensive Faster Delivery
4.1.2 Economic Challenges
4.1.3 Opportunities
4.1.3.1 Opportunities based on Cargo Type
4.1.3.2 Opportunity based on Cargo Destination
4.1.4 Current Players
4.1.4.1 Retailers
4.1.4.1.1 Amazon
4.1.4.1.2 Google
4.1.4.1.3 FedEx
4.1.4.1.4 UPS
4.1.4.1.5 DHL
4.1.4.1.6 AMP Holdings
4.1.4.2 Drone Manufacturers
4.1.4.2.1 Matternet
4.1.4.2.2 DJI
4.1.4.2.3 3DR
4.1.4.2.4 Parrot
4.2 Aerial Photographing
4.2.1 Overview of Concepts
4.2.1.1 Camera Attachment
4.2.1.2 Flying Imaging
4.2.1.3 Basic Camera Controls
4.2.1.3.1 f-stop
4.2.1.3.2 Shutter Speed
4.2.1.3.3 ISO
4.2.1.3.4 Focus
4.2.1.4 Different Shot Type
4.2.1.5 Capturing in Sunlight
4.2.1.6 Angles of Light
4.2.1.6.1 Backlight
4.2.1.6.2 Side-light
4.2.1.6.3 Front Light
4.2.1.7 Daylight and Nighttime Shooting
4.3 Security
4.3.1 Traffic Monitoring
4.3.2 SWAT
4.3.3 Anti-Poaching
4.4 Surveying and Mapping
4.4.1 Sample Surveying Drones
4.4.1.1 Dronemetrix
4.5 Search and Rescue
4.5.1 Challenges
4.5.1.1 Sensor Data Quality
4.5.1.1.1 Energy Restrictions
4.5.1.1.2 Environmental Hazards
4.5.1.2 Information Sharing
4.5.1.2.1 Data Fusion
4.5.1.2.2 Network Connectivity
4.6 Unmanned Cargo System
4.6.1 Companies and Solutions
4.6.1.1 Platform for Unmanned Cargo Drone (PUCA)
4.7 Fire Fighting
4.8 Military Applications
5 Drones Classifications
5.1 Ready-to-Fly (RTF)
5.2 Commercial-off-the-Shelf (COTS)
5.3 Bind-and-Fly (BNF)
5.4 Almost-ready-to-Fly (ARF)
5.5 Do-it-Yourself (DIY)
5.6 Micro Drone (MAV)
5.7 Miniature Drone
5.8 Heavy Drone
6 Drones Technologies
6.1 Aerodynamics Designs
6.1.1 HTOL Configurations
6.1.1.1 Main Wing Forward with Control Surfaces Aft
6.1.1.2 Canard Configuration
6.1.1.3 Flying Wing or "Tailless" Configurations
6.1.1.4 Delta-wing Configuration
6.1.2 VTOL Configurations
6.1.2.1 Single-main-Rotor
6.1.2.2 Tandem Rotor
6.1.2.3 Coaxial Rotor
6.1.2.4 Tri-rotor
6.1.2.5 Quad-rotor
6.1.3 Hybrids
6.1.3.1 Convertible Rotor Drone
6.1.3.2 Tilt-wing-body Drone
6.1.3.3 Ducted Fan Drone
6.1.3.4 Jet-life Drone
6.2 Power Supply
6.2.1 Lightweight and Effective Power is a Necessity
6.2.2 Batteries
6.3 User Interfaces
6.3.1 Interfacing with Other Systems
6.4 Computing Process
6.4.1 Microcontrollers
6.4.1.1 Arduino
6.4.1.2 Vex
6.4.1.3 Raspberry Pi
6.5 Sensors
6.5.1 IMU
6.5.2 GPS
6.5.3 Cameras
6.5.4 Gimbal
6.5.5 Lidar
6.6 Actuators
6.7 Flying Patterns
6.7.1 Phases of Flight
6.7.1.1 Pre-flight
6.7.1.2 Terminal Departure
6.7.1.3 En-route
6.7.1.4 Terminal Arrival
6.7.1.5 Post-flight
6.8 Payload Calculations
6.9 Communications Technologies
6.9.1 Data Links
6.9.2 Network-Centric Communications
7 Real-Time Operating Systems for Drones
7.1 Nuttx
7.2 Real-Time Linux
7.3 Xenomai
7.4 Orocos-Robot Operating System
7.5 DDS-ROS 2.0
7.5.1 DDS
8 Drones and Telecommunications Systems
8.1 Radio Frequency and Transmission
8.1.1 Radio Frequency Band Designations
8.1.2 Antenna Types
8.2 Mobile Control Station
9 Autonomous Drones
9.1 Self-Level Drones
9.2 Autonomous Take Off and Landing Drones
9.2.1 Autonomous Takeoff
9.2.2 Autonomous Landing
9.3 Failsafe
9.4 Return-to-Home
9.5 Follow-Me
10 Drones in Military
10.1 Army
10.1.1 Army's Advanced Aviation Technology Directorate
10.1.2 The Air Maneuver Battle Lab
10.1.3 The Mounted Maneuver Battle Lab
10.1.4 Army's Night Vision Electronic Sensors Directorate
10.1.5 TRADOC's Systems Manager
10.1.6 The Dismounted Battle Space Battle Lab
10.2 Navy and Marine Corps
10.2.1 Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division
10.2.2 The Naval Research Laboratory
10.2.3 Marine Corps Warfighting Laboratory
10.2.4 Naval Warfare Development Command's Maritime Battle Center
10.2.5 Naval Strike and Air Warfare Center
10.3 Air Force
10.3.1 Air Force Special Operations Command
10.4 Joint/Other
10.4.1 United States Joint Forces Command
10.4.2 Air Force Research Laboratory
10.4.3 Coast Guard Research and Development Center
10.4.4 Joint Technology Center/System Integration Laboratory
10.5 Armed Drones
10.5.1 MAJOR Drone
10.5.1.1.1 MQ-1 Predator
10.5.1.1.2 RQ-2B Pioneer
10.5.1.1.3 RQ-4 Global Hawk
10.5.1.1.4 RQ-5A/MQ-5B Hunter
10.5.1.1.5 RQ-7A/B Shadow 200
10.5.1.1.6 RQ-8A/B Fire Scout
10.5.1.1.7 MQ-9 Predator B
10.5.1.1.8 Joint Unmanned Combat Air Systems (J-UCAS)
10.5.1.1.9 Future Combat System (FCS)
10.5.1.1.10 I-Gnat-ER
10.5.1.1.11 Global Hawk Maritime Demonstration (GHMD)
10.5.1.1.12 Broad Area Maritime Surveillance (BAMS) Drone
10.5.1.1.13 Extended Range/Multipurpose (ER/MP) Drone
10.5.2 Concept Exploration Drone
10.5.2.1.1 X-50 Dragonfly Canard Rotor/Wing (CRW)
10.5.2.1.2 A-160 Hummingbird
10.5.2.1.3 Cormorant
10.5.2.1.4 DP-5X
10.5.2.1.5 Long Gun
10.5.2.1.6 Unmanned Combat Armed Rotordrone (UCAR)
10.5.2.1.7 Eagle Eye
10.5.3 Special Operations Drone
10.5.3.1.1 Neptune
10.5.3.1.2 Maverick
10.5.3.1.3 XPV-1 Tern
10.5.3.1.4 XPV-2 Mako
10.5.3.1.5 CQ-10 SnowGoose
10.5.3.1.6 Onyx Autonomously Guided Parafoil System
10.5.4 SMALL Drones
10.5.4.1.1 Mini Drone
10.5.4.1.2 Dragon Eye
10.5.4.1.3 Force Protection Aerial Surveillance System (FPASS)
10.5.4.1.4 FQM-151 Pointer
10.5.4.1.5 Raven
10.5.4.1.6 BUSTER
10.5.4.1.7 Silver Fox
10.5.4.1.8 ScanEagle
10.5.4.1.9 Aerosonde
10.5.4.1.10 BATCAM
10.5.4.1.11 Micro Air Vehicles (MAV)
10.5.5 Unmanned Airships
10.5.5.1.1 Advanced Airship Flying Laboratory
10.5.5.1.2 Tethered Aerostat Radar System (TARS)
10.5.5.1.3 Joint Land Attack Elevated Netted Sensor (JLENS)
10.5.5.1.4 Rapid Aerostat Initial Deployment (RAID)
10.5.5.1.5 Rapidly Elevated Aerostat Platform (REAP)
10.5.5.1.6 High Altitude Airship (HAA)
10.5.5.1.7 Near Space Maneuvering Vehicle (NSMV)/Ascender/V-Airship
10.6 Follow-Training
10.6.1 Training Issues
10.6.2 Training Goals
11 Drones in Healthcare
11.1 Medication Delivery
11.2 Remote Healthcare Delivery
11.2.1 Six Elements of Medicine
11.2.1.1.1 Underlying Indicators
11.2.1.1.2 Visible Symptoms
11.2.1.1.3 Preliminary Consultation
11.2.1.1.4 Consultation
11.2.1.1.5 Evaluation and Planning
11.2.1.1.6 Follow Up
11.2.2 Healthcare Delivery Enabling Technologies
11.2.2.1.1 Lab-on-a-Chip (LOC)
11.2.2.1.2 Imaging
11.2.2.1.3 Digital-enabled Medical Devices
11.2.2.1.4 ECG and Vitals
11.2.2.1.5 EHR
11.2.2.1.6 Telemedicine software
11.2.2.1.7 Analytics Software
11.2.2.1.8 Unmanned Aerial Vehicles
12 Drones and Augmented Reality
12.1 Distance Measurements
12.2 Face Recognition
13 Drone Market Outlook and Forecasts
13.1 Market Overview
13.1.1 Government Segment
13.1.2 Commercial Segment
13.2 Challenges
13.2.1 Regulatory Issues
13.2.1.1.1 Briefing on Notice of Proposed Rulemaking
13.2.1.1.2 Drones Requirements
13.2.1.1.3 Operators Requirements
13.2.1.1.4 Operational Requirements
13.2.1.1.5 The Microdrone Option
13.2.2 Societal Factors Driving Changes in Policy
13.2.3 Need for Drone Hubs with Charging Stations
13.3 Commercial Drone Market Trends
13.3.1 Drones Ecosystem
13.3.2 Battery and Landing Pads
13.3.3 Regulations and Support Ecosystem
13.3.4 Drones in Safety, Repairs, and Insurance
13.4 Commercial Drones Market Forecasts 2016 - 2021
13.4.1 Global Revenue Forecast
13.4.1.1 Overall Market Size
13.4.1.2 Global Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Market Size
13.4.1.3 Commercial Drone Market by Segment
13.4.1.4 Commercial Drone Market by Product
13.4.1.5 Commercial Drone Market by Technology
13.4.1.6 Commercial Drone Market by Vertical and Applications
13.4.2 Regional Revenue Forecast
13.4.2.1 Commercial Drone Market by Region
13.4.3 Global Unit Shipment Forecast
13.4.3.1 Global Drone Unit Shipments
13.4.3.2 Global Commercial Drone Shipments
13.4.3.3 Commercial Drone Shipments by Product Category
13.4.3.4 Commercial Drone Shipments by Technology
13.4.3.5 Commercial Drone Shipments by Vertical and Application
13.4.4 Regional Drone Unit Shipments
13.4.4.1 Commercial Drone Shipments by Region
13.4.5 Global Drone Enabled Services Forecast
13.4.6 Drone Pricing

Figures

Figure 1: Comparison of Delivery Costs
Figure 2: HTOL Drones
Figure 3: Single Rotor Drone
Figure 4: Tandem Rotor Drone
Figure 5: Co-axial Rotor Drones
Figure 6: Quad Rotor Drones
Figure 7: Tilt Rotor Drones
Figure 8: Tilt-Wing-Body Drones
Figure 9: Ducted Fan Drones
Figure 10: Drone Systems
Figure 11: MQ-1 Predator
Figure 12: RQ-2B Pioneer
Figure 13: RQ-4 Global Hawk
Figure 14: RQ-5 Hunter
Figure 15: RQ-7A/B Shadow 200
Figure 16: RQ-8A/B Fire Scout
Figure 17: MQ-9 Predator B
Figure 18: Joint Unmanned Combat Air Systems (J-UCAS)
Figure 19: I-Gnat-ER
Figure 20: Global Hawk Maritime Demonstration (GHMD)
Figure 21: X-50 Dragonfly Canard Rotor/Wing (CRW)
Figure 22: Cormorant Project
Figure 23: DP-5X
Figure 24: Long Gun
Figure 25: Unmanned Combat Armed Rotordrone (UCAR)
Figure 25: Eagle Eye
Figure 27: Neptune
Figure 28: Maverick
Figure 29: XPV-1 Tern
Figure 30: XPV-2 Mako
Figure 31: CQ-10 SnowGoose
Figure 32: Onyx Autonomously Guided Parafoil System
Figure 33: Dragon Eye
Figure 34: Force Protection Aerial Surveillance System (FPASS)
Figure 35: FQM- 151
Figure 36: Raven
Figure 37: BUSTER
Figure 38: Silver Fox
Figure 39: ScanEagle
Figure 40: Aerosonde
Figure 41: BATCAM
Figure 42: MAV/Wasp/Hornet
Figure 43: Advanced Airship Flying Laboratory (AAFL)
Figure 44: Tethered Aerostat Radar System (TARS)
Figure 45: Joint Land Attack Elevated Netted Sensor (JLENS)
Figure 46: Rapid Aerostat Initial Deployment (RAID)
Figure 47: Rapidly Elevated Aerostat Platform (REAP)
Figure 48: High Altitude Airship (HAA)
Figure 49: Near Space Maneuvering Vehicle/Ascender/V-Airship
Figure 50: Marine Airborne Re-Transmission System (MARTS)
Figure 51: Total Drones in Operation 2010 - 2030
Figure 52: Current and Potential Drone Applications in Government
Figure 53: Potential Commercial Applications for Drones
Figure 54: Global Combined Drone Market 2016 - 2025
Figure 55: Global UAV Market 2016 - 2025
Figure 56: Global Combined Unit Shipments 2016 - 2025
Figure 57: Global Commercial Drone Unit Shipments 2016 - 2025
Figure 58: Global Done Enabled Services 2016 - 2025

Tables

Table 1: MQ-1 Predator Specifications
Table 2: MQ-1 Predator Performance
Table 3: RQ-2B Pioneer Specifications
Table 4: RQ-2B Pioneer Performance
Table 5: RQ-4 Global Hawk Specifications
Table 6: RQ-4 Global Hawk Performance
Table 7: RQ-5 Hunter Specifications
Table 8: RQ-5 Hunter Performance
Table 9: RQ-7A/B Shadow 200 Specifications
Table 10: RQ-7A/B Shadow 200 Performance
Table 11: RQ-8A/B Fire Scout Specifications
Table 12: RQ-8A/B Fire Scout Performance
Table 13: MQ-9 Predator B Specifications
Table 14: MQ-9 Predator B Performance
Table 15: Joint Unmanned Combat Air Systems Specifications
Table 16: Joint Unmanned Combat Air Systems Performance
Table 17: Future Combat System (FCS) Specifications
Table 18: Future Combat System (FCS) Performance
Table 19: I-Gnat-ER Specifications
Table 20: I-Gnat-ER Performance
Table 21: X-50 Dragonfly Canard Rotor/Wing (CRW) Specifications
Table 22: X-50 Dragonfly Canard Rotor/Wing (CRW) Performance
Table 23: A160 Hummingbird Specifications
Table 24: A160 Hummingbird Performance
Table 25: Cormorant Specifications
Table 26: Cormorant Performance
Table 27: DP-5X Specifications
Table 28: DP-5X Performance
Table 29: Long Gun Specifications
Table 30: Long Gun Performance
Table 31: Eagle Eye Specifications
Table 32: Eagle Eye Performance
Table 33: Neptune Specifications
Table 34: Neptune Performance
Table 35: Maverick Specifications
Table 36 Maverick Performance
Table 37: XPV-1 Tern Specifications
Table 38: XPV-1 Tern Performance
Table 39: XPV-2 Mako Specifications
Table 40: XPV-2 Mako Performance
Table 41: CQ-10 SnowGoose Specifications
Table 42: CQ-10 SnowGoose Performance
Table 43: Onyx Autonomously Guided Parafoil System Specifications
Table 44: Onyx Autonomously Guided Parafoil System Performance
Table 45: AAFL Specifications
Table 46: AAFL Performance
Table 47: Tethered Aerostat Radar System (TARS) Specifications
Table 48 Tethered Aerostat Radar System (TARS) Performance
Table 49: JLENS Specifications
Table 50: JLENS Performance
Table 51: Rapid Aerostat Initial Deployment (RAID) Specifications
Table 52: Rapid Aerostat Initial Deployment (RAID) Performance
Table 53: Rapidly Elevated Aerostat Platform (REAP) Specifications
Table 54: Rapidly Elevated Aerostat Platform (REAP) Performance
Table 55: High Altitude Airship (HAA) Specifications
Table 56: High Altitude Airship (HAA) Performance
Table 57: Near Space Maneuvering Vehicle Specifications
Table 58: Near Space Maneuvering Vehicle Performance
Table 59: MARTS Specifications
Table 60: MARTS Performance
Table 61: Global Commercial Drones by Segment 2016 - 2021
Table 62: Global Commercial Drones by Product 2016 - 2021
Table 63: Global Commercial Drones by Technology 2016 - 2021
Table 64: Global Commercial Drones by Vert and App 2016 - 2021
Table 64: Global Commercial Drones by Region 2016 - 2021
Table 66: Commercial Drone Shipments by Product 2016 - 2021
Table 67: Commercial Drone Shipments by Tech 2016 - 2021
Table 68: Commercial Drone Shipments by Vert & App 2016 - 2021
Table 69: Commercial Drone Shipments by Region 2016 - 2021
Table 70: Average Price for Commercial Drones