Launchers for Unmanned Aerial Systems and Targets: Market Shares, Strategies, and Forecasts, Worldwide, 2012 to 2018

Launchers for Unmanned Aerial Systems and Targets: Market Shares, Strategies, and Forecasts, Worldwide, 2012 to 2018

Category : Aerospace & Defence
Published On : August  2012
Pages : 325



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Product Synopsis

WinterGreen Research announces that it has published a new study Launchers for Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS): Market Shares, Strategy, and Forecasts, Worldwide, 2012 to 2018. The 2012 study has 325 pages, 101 tables and figures. Worldwide markets are poised to achieve significant growth as the launchers for unmanned aerial systems provide a way to automate surveillance of wide areas and implement strategic military missions that strike at terrorists without injuring civilians.

Launchers for Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) are portable devices that support remote placement of ways to launch self-piloted aircraft. These UAS aircraft can carry cameras, sensors, communications equipment or other payloads. UAVs are smaller than manned aircraft. They are cost-effectively stored and transported creating the need for portable launchers. The UAS do not need an airfield to take off, creating significant UAVs make significant contributions to the fighting capability of operational war forces.

The designs developed by engineering staff are strong, sturdy, and capable of operating in the most severe environmental conditions. Modular designs create the capacity for interchangeable functions on the same launcher. Modular systems support component replacement instead of complete overhaul.

Since launchers may be used by someone who is unfamiliar with them, it is important that they be user-friendly.

In-the-field serviceability is a necessity because the unmanned systems may be located anywhere. The value of the systems is that they are flexible and easily sent off in the place where there is trouble, where they are needed. In this instance, quick re-configuration is a necessity.

They provide extensive need for experience in weight management, RFI problem solving, range maximization and optimization of system performance, and integration of airframe, avionics and payloads. The aim is to design launchers for UAVs/UATs of any geometric configuration and exit velocity.

Launchers are used to launch drones. Drones are technically known as unmanned aerial vehicles, or UAVs. The launchers for these aircraft support remote take off for air strikes and surveillance without the benefit fo an airport. They are used by governments.

According to Susan Eustis, lead author of the WinterGreen Research team that prepared the launchers for unmanned aircraft market research study, "Launchers can be used to eliminate the need for airports for a broad mix of unmanned aircraft. Unmanned aircraft are smaller, lighter, and speedier. Unmanned aircraft promise to remake the military mantra, paving the way for a new world order."

Unmanned aircraft systems promise to achieve a more significant aspect of military presence. Markets for unmanned aircraft launchers at $118 million in 2011 are anticipated to reach $1.3 billion by 2018. Growth will come as the drones are lighter and less expensive, performing aerial warfighter tasks remotely, with no danger to a human pilot.

Companies Profiled

Market Leaders

Northrop Grumman
Textron / AAI
Raytheon
BAE Systems
Lockheed Martin

Market Participants

Arcturus UAV 
Aries Ingenieria y Sistemas
Royal Navy's Type 45 Sampson Radars 
Canadian Centre for Unmanned Vehicle Systems
Hood Tech Mechanical
Ilmor Engineering
NASA 
Robonic UAV Launching Systems 
Sea Corp
Tasuma 
UAV Factory 
UAVSI 
VTI 
Zodiac Aerospace

Launchers for Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS)

Executive Summary

Launchers for Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) and Targets

Market Driving Forces

Launchers for Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) and Targets

Market Shares

BAE Portable Launchers

Launchers for Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) and Targets

Market Forecasts



1. Launchers for Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) Market Description and Market Dynamics

1.1 Sequestration Supports Military Robotics and Unmanned Aerial System Launchers

1.2 Tactical UAS (TUAS) Critical Part Of The Intelligence,  Surveillance And Reconnaissance Architectures Of Armed Forces

1.3 UAV Launch Systems

1.4 UAS Offices at FAA

1.4.1 UAS Sense and Avoid Evolution

1.4.2 UAS Operational and Safety Impacts for General Aviation Aircraft GA Access

1.4.3 US Commitment to Unmanned Aerial Vehicles

1.5 Pre-Position UASs In Key Strategic Locations

1.5.1 Maritime Air Take-Off and Landing:

1.5.2 Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) Aerial Refueling

1.5.3 Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) Enhanced Strike Capability and Payloads

1.5.4 Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) Enhanced Resilience

1.5.5 Increased Use Of Stealth

1.5.6 Small and Micro-UASs

1.5.7 Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) Organization, Culture and CONOPS:

1.6 Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) Convoy-Following Mode

1.6.1 Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) Corridor Mapping

1.6.2 Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) Traffic Monitoring

1.6.3 Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) Agriculture Mapping

1.6.4 Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) Homeland Security

1.6.5 Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) for Scientific Research

1.7 Globalization and Technology

1.7.1 Proliferation of Conventional Military Technologies

1.7.2 UASs General Roles

1.8 Border Patrol:

1.9 Development Of Lighter Yet More Powerful Power Sources For UASs



2.  Launchers for Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) Market Shares and Forecasts

2.1 Launchers for Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) and Targets Market Driving Forces

2.2 Launchers for Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) and Targets Market Shares

2.2.1 Northrop Grumman UAV Capsule Launch

2.2.2 BAE Portable Launchers

2.2.3 Textron Launcher

2.2.4 Lockheed Martin

2.2.5 Aries

2.2.6 Robonic UAV Launching Systems

2.2.7 Robonic 3rd Generation Launcher

2.2.8 Sea Corp

2.2.9 Zodiac

2.2.10 Hood Tech Mechanical

2.2.11 Boeing and The Insitu Group

2.3 Launchers for Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) and Targets Market Forecasts UAV Innovation: Solar Powered Endurance of 300 Hours

2.4 Launchers for Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) and Target Prices

2.5 Launchers for Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) and Targets Regional Market Segments

2.5.1 The Philippines

 

3. Launchers for Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) and Targets: Product Description

3.1 Northrop Grumman

3.1.1 Northrop Grumman UAV Capsule Launch

3.2 Aries Ingeniería y Sistemas

3.2.1 Aries BULL EL-01- Bungee UAV Light Launcher

3.2.2 Aries Atlas ME-01- Advanced Tactical UAV/UAT Launcher System

3.2.3 Aries Alppul LP-02- Advanced Low- Pressure Pneumatic UAV Launcher

3.2.4 Aries Hercules AH-01- High-Energy Rail Catapult UAV Launcher Evolved System

3.2.5 Aries LAE – High-Energy Launcher

3.3 BAE System

3.3.1 BAE Portable Launchers

3.4 Robonic UAV Launching Systems

3.4.1 Robonic 3rd Generation Launcher

3.4.2 Robonic Launching Tactical UAS

3.4.3 Robonic Launching High Performance Target Drones

3.4.4 Robonic Field Performance

3.5 Sea Corp

3.5.1 Sea Corp Inflator-Based UAV Launchers

3.5.2 Sea Corp Hellshot Launcher

3.5.3 Sea Corp CCLR Launcher

3.5.4 Sea Corp New Developments

3.6 Zodiac Aerospace

3.6.1 Zodiac ESCO UAV Launch & Recovery Systems and HP 2002 Expeditonary Launcher

3.7 VTI

3.7.1 VTI UAV Catapults and Launchers

3.8 NASA

3.8.1 NASA RF Transparent UAV Launcher

3.9 UAV Factory

3.9.1 UAV Factory 6 kJ Portable Pneumatic Catapult

3.10  Arcturus UAV

3.10.1 Arcturus Catapult Launcher System

3.10.2 Arcturus Pneumatic Capture System

3.11  Ilmor Engineering

3.11.1 Ilmor KJ Series UAV Launcher

3.12  Tasuma

3.12.1 Tasuma A3 Observer

3.12.2 Tasuma UAV Launcher LTL 1

3.12.3 Tasuma UAV Launcher TML 2

3.12.4 Tasuma UAV Launcher TML 3

3.12.5 Tasuma UAV Launcher TML 3 (Ultima version)

3.12.6 Tasuma UAV LaunchersTML 4

3.13  Canadian Center for Unmanned Vehicle System

3.13.1 CCUVS UAS Launcher

3.14  Hood Technology Mechanical

3.14.1 Hood Launcher

3.14.2 Hood Superwedge HP

3.14.3 Hood Mark 4

3.15  UAVSI

3.15.1 UAVSI Launcher



4. Launchers For Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) Technology

4.1 UAS Launcher Rapid Technological Advances

4.2 Substrate Layering Launcher Technology

4.3 Tasuma Epoxy Composites

4.4 Launchers For UAS Sense and Avoid Evolution Avionics Approach

4.5 Northrop Grumman.BAT UAV Open Architecture

4.6 Integrated Dynamics Flight Telecommand & Control Systems 

4.6.1 AP 2000 

4.6.2 AP 5000

4.6.3 IFCS-6000 (Integrated Autonomous Flight Control System)

4.6.4 IFCS-7000 (Integrated Autonomous Flight Control System)

4.6.5 Portable Telecommand And Control System (P.T.C.S.)

4.7 Integrated Radio Guidance Transmitter (IRGX)

4.7.1 Portable Telecommand And Control System (P.T.C.S.)

4.8 IRGX (Integrated Radio Guidance Transmitter)

4.8.1 Ground Control Stations

4.8.2 GCS 1200

4.8.3 GCS 2000

4.9 Antenna Tracking Systems 

4.9.1 ATPS 2000

4.9.2 Gyro Stabilized Payloads

4.9.3 GSP 100

4.9.4 GSP 900

4.9.5 GSP 1200

4.10  Civilian UAV’s - Rover Systemstm 

4.11  CPI-406 Deployable Emergency Locator Transmitter (ELT)

4.11.1 Deployable Flight Incident Recorder Set (DFIRS)

4.11.2 Airborne Separation Video System (ASVS)

4.11.3 Airborne Separation Video System 

Remote Sensor (ASVS – RS)

4.11.4 Airborne Tactical Server (ATS)

4.12  Aurora Very High-Altitude Propulsion System (VHAPS)

4.13  Aurora Autonomy & Flight Control

4.13.1 Aurora Guidance Sensors And Control Systems

MAV Guidance

4.13.2 Aurora Multi-Vehicle Cooperative Control for

Air and Sea Vehicles in Littoral Operations (UAV/USV)

4.13.3 Aurora and MIT On-board Planning System for UAVs

Supporting Expeditionary Reconnaissance and

Surveillance (OPS-USERS)

4.13.4 Aurora Flare Planning

4.13.5 Aurora Distributed Sensor Fusion

4.13.6 Aurora Aerospace Electronics

4.13.7 Aurora is CTC-REF

4.14  Space Technologies: Autonomous Control of Space

Nuclear Reactors (ACSNR)

4.14.1 Rule-based Asset Management for Space

Exploration Systems (RAMSES)

4.14.2 Synchronized Position Hold, Engage & Reorient

Experiment Satellites (SPHERES)

4.15  Positive Pressure Relief Valve (PPRV)

4.15.1 Chip-Scale Atomic Clock (CSAC)

4.15.2 Low–design-Impact Inspection Vehicle (LIIVe)

4.15.3 Synthetic Imaging Maneuver Optimization (SIMO)

4.15.4 Self-Assembling Wireless Autonomous Reconfigurable

Modules (SWARM)

4.16  Persistent, Long-Range Reconnaissance Capabilities

4.16.1 United States Navy's Broad Area Maritime Surveillance

(BAMS) Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) program

4.16.2 Navy Unmanned Combat Air System UCAS Program:

4.16.3 Navy Unmanned Combat Air System UCAS: Objectives:

4.17  Search and Rescue (SAR)

4.18  L-3 Communications LinkTEK™ IDS

4.19  L-3 Communications flightTEK® SMC

4.19.1 Helicopter Main Limiting Factor Retreating Blade Stall

4.20  Draganflyer X4 Applications

4.20.1 Draganflyer X4 Large Project Management

4.20.2 Draganflyer Remote Supervision and Investigation of

Equipment

4.20.3 Draganflyer Remote Supervision and Investigation of

Agricultural Land and Equipment

4.20.4 Draganflyer Advanced RC Flight Research

4.20.5 Aerial Archeology

4.20.6 Environmental Assessment

4.20.7 The Draganflyer X4 is Fun to Fly

4.21  White Blood Cell Counter

 

5. Launchers Company Description

5.1 Arcturus UAV

5.1.1 Arcturus UAV, sub-contractor to CSC, Award from U.S. Navy, NAVAIR

5.2 Aries Ingenieria y Sistemas

5.2.1 Aries Ingeniería y Sistemas Continues Growing Globally

5.3 BAE Systems

5.3.1 BAE Systems Organization

5.3.2 BAE Systems Performance

5.1.1 BAE Systems Key Facts

5.1.2 BAE Systems Strategy

5.1.3 BAE Systems Operational Framework

5.1.4 Key Performance Indicators (KPIs)

5.1.5 BAE Systems Risk Management

5.1.6 BAE Systems Orders

5.1.7 BAE Systems Received $313 Million Contract for Continued Research and Development of PIM

5.1.8 BAE Systems’ Paladin Integrated Management

5.1.9 BAE Systems Awarded £46m Contract To Support Royal Navy’s Type 45 Sampson Radars

5.4 Canadian Centre for Unmanned Vehicle Systems

5.4.1 Canadian Centre for Unmanned Vehicle Systems 

(CCUVS)

5.4.2 CCUVS Knowledge, Awareness, Learning & Skills

5.5 Hood Tech Mechanical

5.6 Ilmor Engineering

5.7 NASA

5.7.1 NASA’s Future

5.7.2 NASA Exploration

5.7.3 NASA International Space Station

5.7.4 NASA Aeronautics

5.7.5 NASA Science

5.8 Northrop Grumman

5.8.1 Northrop Grumman Business Sectors

5.8.2 Northrop Grumman Electronic Systems

5.8.3 Northrop Grumman Information Systems

5.8.4 Northrop Grumman Technical Services

5.8.5 Northrop Grumman

5.8.6 Northrop Grumman Supplies Marine Navigation Equipment

5.8.7 Northrop Grumman Recognized by UK Ministry of Defense for Role in Supporting Sentry AWACS Aircraft During Military Operations in Libya

5.8.8 Northrop Grumman Corporation subsidiary Remotec Inc. Upgrade the U.S. Air Force fleet of Andros HD-1

5.8.9 Northrop Grumman NAV CANADA Supplier

5.8.10 Northrop Grumman Electronic Systems Segment

5.9 Robonic UAV Launching Systems

5.10  Sea Corp

5.10.1 Sea Corp Growth

5.10.2 Sea CorpSmall Business Partnering

5.11  Tasuma

5.12  UAV Factory

5.12.1 UAV Factory - 54.5 Hour Nonstop Flight – New World Endurance Record

5.13  UAVSI

5.13.1 UAVSI Product Deployment

5.13.2 UAVSI Products

5.14  VTI

5.15  Zodiac Aerospace

5.15.1 Zodiac Strategy



List of Tables



Table ES-1 Launchers for Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) and Targets Market Driving Forces

Figure ES-2 Launchers for Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) and Targets Market Shares, Dollars, Worldwide,2011

Figure ES-3 BAE Portable Launchers

Figure ES-4 Launchers for Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS), Market Forecasts Dollars, Worldwide, 201ES-2018

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

Figure 1-6 Mosaic And Footprint Shape Files To Identify Frames

Figure 1-7 Increase In Resolution That Is Possible With Georeferenced Imagery

Table 1-8 Department of Transportation Applications

Table 1-9 Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) Homeland Security Sites To Be Monitored 

Table 2-1 Launchers for Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) and Targets Market Driving Forces

Figure 2-2 Launchers for Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) and Targets Market Shares, Dollars, Worldwide,2011

Figure 2-3 BAE Portable Launchers

Figure 2-4 Textron Shadow 200 Launcher

Figure 2-5 Launchers for Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS), Market Forecasts Dollars, Worldwide, 2012-2018

Figure 2-6 Launchers for Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS), Market Forecasts Dollars, Worldwide, 2012-2018

Table 2-7 Launchers for Unmanned Aerial Systems and Targets, Market Shares, Units and Dollars, Worldwide, 2011

Figure 2-8 Launchers for Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS), Market Forecasts Units, Worldwide, 2012-2018

Table 2-9 Launchers for Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS), Market Forecasts Units, Worldwide, 2012-2018

Table 2-10 Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) Advantages

Table 2-11 Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) Trends

Table 2-12 Unmanned Aerial Systems Functions

Table 2-13 Unmanned Aerial Systems Features

Table 2-14 Unmanned Aerial Systems Mission Tasks

Table 2-15 Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) Benefits

Figure 2-16 Launchers for Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) Regional Market Segments, Dollars, 2011

Table 2-17 Launchers for Unmanned Aerial Systems Regional Market Segments, 2011

Figure 3-1 Northrop Grumman UAV Capsule Launch

Table 3-2 Northrop Grumman UAV Capsule Launch Features

Figure 3-3 Aries UAV Launcher

Figure 3-4 Aries BULL EL-01- Bungee UAV Light Launcher

Figure 3-5 Aries ATLAS ME-01- Advanced Tactical UAV/UAT Launcher System

Figure 3-6 Aries ALPPUL LP-02- Advanced Low-Pressure Pneumatic UAV Launcher

Table 3-7 Aries HERCULES AH-01- High-Energy Rail Catapult UAV Launcher Evolved System

Figure 3-8 Aries LAE – High-Energy Launcher

Figure 3-9 BAE Portable Launchers

Table 3-10 BAE Systems Portable Launcher Features

Figure 3-11 Robonic Launching Tactical UAS

Figure 3-12 Robonic Launching High Performance Target Drones

Table 3-13 Sea Corp Inflator-Based UAV Launchers Features

Table 3-14 Sea Corp Hellshot Launcher Features

Table 3-15 NASA RF Transparent UAV Launcher Key Features:

Figure 3-16 UAV Factory 6 KJ Portable Pneumatic Catapult

Table 3-17 UAV Factory 6 kJ Portable Pneumatic Catapult Features

Figure 3-18 Arcturus Catapult Launcher System

Figure 3-19 Arcturus Pneumatic Capture System

Figure 3-20 Ilmor KJ Series UAV Launcher

Figure 3-21 Tasuma A3 Observer

Figure 3-22 Tasuma UAV Launchers LTL1 Observer

Figure 3-23 Tasuma UAV Launcher TML2 Observer

Figure 3-24 Tasuma UAV Launcher TML2 Observer

Figure 3-25 Tasuma UAV Launcher TML2 Observer

Figure 3-26 Tasuma UAV Launcher TML2 Observer

Figure 3-27 Canadian Center for Unmanned Vehicle System CCUVS UAS Launcher

Figure 3-28 Hood Launcher

Figure 3-29 Hood Superwedge HP

Figure 3-30 Hood Mark 4

Figure 3-31 UAVSI Launcher

Figure 4-1 UAS Automatic Surveillance Sense and Avoid Evolution

Figure 4-2 UAS Airspace Control LD-CAP Conceptual Architecture

Table 4-3 UAS Automatic Surveillance Sense LD-CAP Experimental Environment

Figure 4-4 UAS Sense and Avoid: See and Avoid Requirement Aspects

Table 4-5 UAS Avionics Approach

Figure 4-6 Northrop Grumman.BAT UAV Features

Figure 4-7 Aurora Autonomy & Flight Control

Table 4-8 Aurora Development Capabilities

Table 4-9 Aurora / NASA Development Of Automated Landing Systems

Table 4-10 Aurora / NASA Development Automated Landing System

Table 4-11 Aurora / NASA Autopilot Development Issues

Table 4-12 Aurora / NASA Flare Planner Development

Table 4-13 Roles And Capabilities, Provided By Manned Platforms, With UASs by 2030

Figure 4-14 Size, Role, and Platform of Unmanned Aircraft

Table 4-15 Aircraft Prime Contractor Missions

Table 4-16 L-3 Communications LinkTEK Key Communication Features

Figure 4-17 linkTEK™ IDS Integrated, power-packed flight control

Table 4-18 flightTEK Controls Tightly integrated, power-packed flight control for UAVs

Figure 4-19 Large Project Management

Figure 4-20 Draganflyer Remote Supervision and Investigation of Equipment

Figure 4-21 Draganflyer Pipeline / Hydro-Transmission Line Inspection

Figure 4-22 Draganflyer Remote Supervision and Investigation of Agricultural Fields and Crops

Figure 4-23 Draganflyer Advanced RC Flight Research

Figure 4-24 Draganflyer Remote Aerial Archeology

Figure 4-25 Draganflyer Remote Environmental Assessment

Figure 4-26 Draganflyer Fun

Figure 4-27 Advanced Flight Entertainment

Table 4-28 Draganflyer RC Helicopter Aerial Photography and Videography Platform 

Table 5-1 BAE Systems Company Positioning

Figure 5-2 BAE Systems Strategy

Figure 5-3 BAE Systems Contract for PIM

Table 5-4 Current CCUVS Objectives

Figure 5-5 Hood Aircraft Launchers

Figure 5-6 Hood Zip Line Testing

Figure 5-7 Wind Tunnel

Figure 5-8 Northrop Grumman Systems Segments

Figure 5-9 Northrop Grumman Portfolio

Figure 5-10 Northrop Grumman Segment Revenue Growth

Figure 5-11 Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems Segment

Figure 5-12 Northrop Grumman Electronic Systems Segment



List of Figures

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