Drone Transponders Markets

Drone Transponders Market Shares, Strategies, and Forecasts, Worldwide, 2016 to 2022

WinterGreen, Date of Publication: Jun 21, 2016, 268 Pages
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The 2016 study has 268 pages, 92 tables and figures. Worldwide drone transponder markets are poised to achieve significant growth with the need to achieve protected airways.  

The simplest way to protect against mid-air collisions is to require the use of ADS-B transponders on all aircraft. Transponders can turn an uncooperative environment into a cooperative environment. Transponders provide location and positioning information about smart commercial drones. These drones have a computer inside, they are easy to fly, remotely maneuverable, have a camera, and contain sensor logic.  Smart drones are evolving computer driven collision avoidance technology making the flying more reliable.

Remote operation occurs in the context of a workflow and sensors. Cameras are improving dramatically to permit management of video and picture taking that is realistic and detailed.  Drone actuators, drone transponders, are needed to support drone package delivery. This is a huge new market that speeds economic development, makes it easier for the middle class to both work, and purchase lifestyle items and food efficiently.

Drones based on aerial robotic platform technology can be used to make deliveries to each person’s home, landing on the back doorstep, leaving packages in a locked box. The drone package delivery technology has reached a level of maturity that bodes well for market development.  Drone systems are mature enough to be at the forefront of aerospace manufacturing.

Dronecode is an independently funded software project that harnesses the power of collaborative development.  The aim is to fuel innovation across drone industries and ecosystems.  Dronecode Foundation is a nonprofit organization working on a common, shared open source platform for Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs).  Dronecode brings together existing and future open source UAV software projects.

APM UAV software platform was developed by 3DRobotics.  1,200 developers are working on Dronecode’s six projects focused on maximizing adoption of the project’s cost-effective, reliable and technologically advanced UAV software.  

Micro-Avionix has an ultra-lightweight low cost ADS-B transponder for UAS. Micro-Avionix has developed an ADS-B suitable for UAVs of all sizes to improve flying safety for all. The ping™ is a family of ultralight weight, low cost, ADS-B transponders.

Weights range from 1.5 to 30 grams, delivering a variety of types of performance. The ping2020™, for instance, is capable of IN on both 1090ES and 978UAT, and OUT on 978UAT.  The products are fully compliant with the minimum performance standards of DO-282B Class A1S.  Micro-Avionix has developed an ADS-B suitable for UAVs of all sizes to The ping™ is among the world’s first families of ultralight weight, low cost, ADS-B transponders.

Transponder and sense and avoid technology sponsorship by Sagetech, L-3 Aviation Products, FreeFlight, Micro-Avionix, Google, Trig, DJI, and Intel has been effective. Dronecode application ecosystem provides huge advances in drone real-time sense and avoid behavior.  An open source collaboration is expected to accelerate deployable solutions for agile and reliable operation in the national airspace.  The open source platform has been adopted by many organizations on the forefront of drone technology:  3DRobotics, Parrot, Qualcomm, Intel, DroneDeploy, Yuneec, Airphrame, and others.  

With 750,000 users and 500 active developers the open source code initiative represents a compelling community of professionals and enthusiasts is able to support active improvements in control of airspace and improvement in flying safety for all. The alliance has worked on development standardization and software module interoperability.

According to Susan Eustis, lead author of the study, “Use of drone transponders represents a key milestone in provision of value to the airborne package delivery industry. Customized cameras are used to supplement GPS navigation, acting as eyes of the drone, permitting package delivery everywhere.  Digital controls will further automate flying, making ease of use and flight stability a reality. New materials and new designs are bringing that transformation forward.  By furthering transponder innovation, continued growth is assured.”  

The worldwide market for drone transponders is anticipated to start from nothing and reach $2.5 billion worldwide by 2022 growing in response to the need to prevent drone collisions, keep the highways in the sky safe, and manage routing of commercial drones.  Multiple applications drive market growth, most of all package delivery occurs out of line of sight.  Other applications for drone transponders are in consumer photography, lightweight commercial drones for real estate, the military, law enforcement, border control, homeland security, utility infrastructure surveillance, agriculture, aerial mapping, and package delivery.  

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Drone Transponder Highways in the Sky Executive Summary

Drone Transponder Market Driving Forces 25
Self-Regulation of Drones Using Transponders 29
Remote-Controlled Aircraft 32
Drone Transponder Market Driving Forces 32
Drone Transponder Market Shares 34
Drone Transponder Market Forecasts 35

1. Drone Highways in the Sky: Market Description and Market Dynamics

1.1 UAS Regulatory Frameworks 37
1.1.1 ADS-B for Small Drones 38
1.2 Need for Drone Controlled Airspace 39
1.2.1 Transponder Control by Privately Owned Agency 40
1.2.2 Self-Regulation of Drones Using Transponders 42
1.2.3 Project Wing from Google Wants A Transponder Mandatory For All Aircraft 44
1.3 Automatic Dependent Surveillance Broadcast ADS-B Transponder 47
1.3.1 QUICK LINKS 50
1.3.2 PRODUCTS 50
1.4 Google wants transponder in uncontrolled airspace 51
1.4.1 US FAA Commercial Drone Permits 55
1.5 Smart Commercial Drones 57
1.5.1 Smart Drones: Commercial Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) Description 58
1.6 Drone Enhanced Capability and Payloads 59
1.6.1 Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) Enhanced Resilience 62
1.6.2 Small and Micro-UAS Drones 62

2. Drone Highways in the Sky Market Shares and Forecasts

2.1 Drone Transponder Market Driving Forces 63
2.1.1 Self-Regulation of Drones Using Transponders 67
2.1.2 Dronecode Platform 69
2.1.3 Remote-Controlled Aircraft 69
2.1.4 Drone Transponder Market Driving Forces 70
2.2 Drone Transponder Leading Market Participants 71
2.2.1 Sagetech 72
2.2.2 L-3 Aviation Products 73
2.2.3 FreeFlight 74
2.2.4 Micro-Avionix 74
2.2.5 Google Low-Cost ADSB Transponders 74
2.2.6 Trig Design And Engineering 75
2.2.7 Intel Ascending Technologies’ Asctec Trinity 75
2.2.8 Dedrone 76
2.2.9 ISMAR / Fortem 77
2.2.10 DJI 77
2.2.11 microadsb.com 78
2.3 Drone Transponder Market Forecasts 78
2.3.1 Drone Aerial Systems Market Forecasts 81
2.3.2 Drone Market Segment Applications 83
2.3.3 Drone Aerial Systems by Sector, Military, Agriculture, Oil and Gas,Border Patrol, Law Enforcement, Homeland Security, Disaster Response, Package Delivery, Photography, Videography, Dollars 84
2.4 Commercial Drone Transponder Prices and Drone Issues 87
2.4.1 RELATED PRODUCTS 90
2.5 ADS-B In Receivers 91
2.5.1 $300 Transponder Units For CAA UK Approval 92
2.5.2 Drone Issues Beyond Line Of Sight 93
2.6 Drone Transponder Regional Market Segment Analysis 95

3. Drone Transponder Highways in the Sky Product Description

3.1 Google Low-Cost ADSB Transponders 96
3.1.1 Google’s Vision 97
3.1.2 Autonomous Drones Airspace: Private Agency Control 98
3.1.3 Google Has Started Development of A Transponder 98
3.1.4 Google Mesh Networks 99
3.2 Sagetech 100
3.2.1 Sagetech ADS-B for Small Drones 105
3.2.2 Sagetech Transponders Shrinking To Meet FAA Drone Demands 107
3.3 Microadsb.com 108
3.3.1 UgCS Compatible with ADS-B Receivers 110
3.4 L-3 Aviation Products 110
3.4.1 L-3 NXT-600™ / NXT-800™ 111
3.4.2 L-3 Upgrade to ADS-B Out 112
3.4.3 L-3 SafeRoute® 112
3.5 FreeFlight 113
3.5.1 FreeFlight Systems and CMD Flight Solutions 113
3.5.2 CMD Flight Solutions 114
3.6 Airogisitic 114
3.7 General Atomics Drone Friend or Foe Identification (IFF) Transponders 115
3.8 Trig 116
3.8.1 Trig TT31 Mode S ADS-B Capable Transponder 116
3.9 Lynx 120
3.9.1 Pilot Nightmare: Entering a Temporary Flight Restriction (TFR) Airspace 122
3.10 Stratus 123
3.10.1 Stratus Esg Transponder 124
3.11 Rockwell Collins 125
3.12 Bendix 130
3.13 Garmin 133
3.14 MarcusUAV Medium Range 2.4Ghz Tracking Antenna 134
3.14.1 Marcus UAV 135
3.15 I-Laps Transponder for FPV Multi-rotors 136
3.16 Intel 137
3.16.1 Intel Realsense Cameras And Ascending Technologies’ Asctec Trinity 137
3.16.2 Ascending Technologies AscTec Firefly 139
3.16.3 Drone: Asctec Firefly with Intel Realsense 139
3.16.4 Ascending Technologies and Intel Collaboration to Develop Drone Collision Avoidance Technology 140
3.16.5 Ascending Technologies Asctec Firefly / Intel RealSense Camera 141
3.16.6 Intel Realsense Cameras and Ascending Technologies’ Asctec Trinity 142
3.16.7 AscTec Falcon 8 143
3.17 Micro-Avionix 143
3.18 Follow Me Drones 144
3.19 Textron Systems Homeland Security 146
3.19.1 Nano Air Vehicle 149
3.20 Denel Dynamics Seeker 400 UAS 150
3.20.1 Denel Dynamics Seeker 400 Multi-mission, Multi-role ISR System 151
3.20.2 Denel Dynamics Seeker 400 System 152
3.20.3 Denel Dynamics Seeker 400 Multi-mission, Multi-role ISR System Features 153
3.20.4 Denel Dynamics Hungwe UAS 156
3.21 IMSAR LLC Collision-Avoidance Radar Systems 157
3.22 Civilian UAV’s - Rover Systems 157
3.23 CPI-406 Deployable Emergency Locator Transmitter (ELT) 158
3.23.1 Deployable Flight Incident Recorder Set (DFIRS) 159
3.23.2 Airborne Separation Video System (ASVS) 159
3.23.3 Airborne Separation Video System – Remote Sensor (ASVS – RS) 159
3.24 DJI 160
3.24.1 DJI Guidance Approach 161
3.25 Dedrone 161

4. Drone Highways in the Sky Transponder Research and Technology

4.1 Lloyd’s Register Chief Technology Officer Guidance Notes 163
4.1.1 Lloyd’s Register Foundation Unlocking Further Potential 166
4.1.2 Lloyd’s Register First Phase Of Its Guidance Notes For Drones 167
4.2 Drone Software Technology / UgCS 168
4.2.1 DJI 171
4.2.2 3DRobotics 172
4.2.3 Lockheed Martin 173
4.2.4 Mikrokopter 174
4.2.5 Micropilot 175
4.2.6 Microdrones 176
4.2.7 Parrot 177
4.3 Transponder Technology 177
4.4 Drone Regulation 178
4.4.1 Separating The Hobbyist Industry From The Commercial Drone industry A Challenge 181
4.4.2 Drone Test Sites Selected by the FAA 183
4.4.3 Drone Exemptions 185
4.4.4 FAA Plans Final Regulation on Commercial Drone Use by Mid-2016 186
4.4.5 US FAA Commercial Drone Permits 187
4.5 Unmanned Aerial Systems Payloads 188
4.5.1 Composites Key to Utility 189
4.5.2 Military Drone Technology 189
4.5.3 Military Systems Interoperability 193
4.5.4 Drone Operational Benefits of Autonomy 194
4.5.5 Drone Operational Benefits of Autonomy 196

5. Drone Highways in the Sky Company Profiles

5.1 Airogistic 197
5.2 Amazon 198
5.3 Denel Dynamics 200
5.4 DJI 201
5.4.1 DJI Revenue Demonstrates Leadership Position 203
5.5 Dronecode 206
5.6 FreeFlight 206
5.6.1 FreeFlight Systems and CMD Flight Solutions Complete ADS-B Out AML STC for Part 25 207
5.7 Fortem 209
5.8 Garmin 212
5.8.1 Garmin Global Positioning System 214
5.8.2 Garmin Aviation 215
5.8.3 Garmin Transponder Solutions 215
5.8.4 Garmin UAT-Based ADS-B Solutions – 216
5.9 Google 216
5.9.1 Google Robotic Division 220
5.9.2 Google Self-Driving Car 220
5.9.3 Google Cars Address Vast Majority Of Vehicle Accidents Due To Human Error 222
5.9.4 Google Business 223
5.9.5 Google Corporate Highlights 224
5.9.6 Google Search 225
5.10 IMSAR LLC 226
5.10.1 IMSAR Announces Sale of Detect and Avoid Radar Technology to Fortem Technologies - Product Available from Fortem in July 2016 228
5.11 Intel 229
5.11.1 Intel Company Strategy 232
5.11.2 Intel Realsense Cameras And Ascending Technologies’ Asctec Trinity 234
5.11.3 Intel Capital 235
5.12 I-Lap Timing Systems 236
5.13 Knorr-Bremse Group / Bendix 237
5.13.1 Bendix 237
5.14 L-3 Communication 238
5.14.1 L3 Communications 238
5.14.2 L-3 Aerospace Systems 240
5.14.3 L-3 Electronic Systems 240
5.14.4 L-3 Communication Systems 240
5.14.5 L-3 National Security Solutions 240
5.14.6 L-3 Revenue by Segment 241
5.14.7 L-3 Communication / Lynx 242
5.15 MarcusUAV 244
5.16 Micro-Avionix 244
5.16.1 Access to the Dronecode Application Ecosystem Open Source Platform 245
5.17 MMist 246
5.17.1 MMIST Sherpatm Guided Parachute System 246
5.17.2 MMIST SnowGoosetm CQ-10A Unmanned Aerial System (UAS) 247
5.18 Northrop Grumman 247
5.18.1 Northrop Grumman Revenue 248
5.18.2 Northrop Grumman Remotec 253
5.18.3 Northrop Grumman Leading Global Security Company 254
5.18.4 Northrop Grumman Supplies Marine Navigation Equipment 256
5.18.5 Northrop Grumman Recognized by UK Ministry of Defense for Role in Supporting Sentry AWACS Aircraft During Military Operations in Libya 257
5.18.6 Northrop Grumman Corporation Subsidiary Remotec Inc. upgrade the U.S. Air Force fleet of Andros HD-1 257
5.18.7 Northrop Grumman NAV CANADA Supplier 258
5.19 Rockwell Collins 259
5.20 Sagetech Corporation 261
5.21 Textron 263
5.22 Trig Avionics 266
5.22.1 Trig Design And Engineering 267

List Of Tables

Figure 2-1 27
Parrot S.A. Bebop Commercial Drone 27
Figure 2-2 28
Parrot S.A. Bebop Commercial Drone Controller 28
Table ES-3 31
Self-Regulation of Drones Using Transponders Benefits 31
Table ES-4 33
Drone Transponder Market Driving Forces 33
Table ES-5 34
Likely Leading Participants in Drone Transponders 34
Table 2- 36
Drone Transponder Market Forecasts, Dollars, Worldwide, 2016-2022 36
Table 1-1 38
Beyond Visual Line Of Sight BVLOS Component Systems 38
Figure 1- 41
Drone Needs Transponder for Identification 41
Table 1- 43
Drone Transponder Self-Regulation Benefits 43
Figure 2- 45
Drone Package Delivery: Amazon Prime Air 45
Figure 2- 46
rone Package Delivery 46
Figure 1- 47
Automatic Dependent Surveillance Broadcast ADS-B Transponder 47
Figure 2-84 56
DJI Share of FAA Drone Operations Exceptions 56
Table 1-1 61
Ability Of Commercial Drones To Perform Delivery Function 61
Figure 2-1 65
Parrot S.A. Bebop Commercial Drone 65
Figure 2-2 66
Parrot S.A. Bebop Commercial Drone Controller 66
Table 2-3 68
Self-Regulation of Drones Using Transponders Benefits 68
Table 2-4 70
Drone Transponder Market Driving Forces 70
Table 2-5 71
Likely Leading Participants in Drone Transponders 71
Figure 2-6 73
Sagetech ADS-B In/Out Transponder 73
Table 2-7 79
Drone Transponder Market Forecasts, Dollars, Worldwide, 79
2016-2022 79
Table 2-8 80
Drone Transponder Aerial Systems Market Forecasts and Market Penetration,
Units and Dollars, Worldwide, 2016-2022 80
Figure 2-9 81
Drone Aerial Systems Forecasts, Dollars, Worldwide, 2016-2022 81
Table 2-10 82
Drone Aerial Systems Market Forecasts Dollars, Worldwide, 82
2016-2022 82
Table 2-11 82
Drone Aerial Systems Market Forecasts, Units, Worldwide, 2016-2022 82
Table 2-12 83
Drone Market Segment Applications 83
Table 2-13 85
Drone Aerial Systems by Sector, Military, Agriculture, Oil and Gas, Border Patrol,
Law Enforcement, Homeland Security, Disaster Response, Package Delivery,
Photography, Videography, Dollars, Worldwide, 2016-2022 85
Table 2-14 93
Drone Issues Beyond Line Of Sight 93
Figure 2-15 95
Drone Robot Aerial Systems Vehicle (UAS) Regional Market Segments, Dollars,
2015 95
Figure 3-1 101
Sagetech-XP-Family-Transponder Size 101
Table 3-2 102
Sagetech Transponder Features 102
Figure 3-3 103
Sagetech-XP-Family-Transponder 103
Figure 3-4 103
Sagetech Target Markets 103
Figure 3-5 104
Sagetech-XP-Family-Transponder Specifications 104
Table 3-6 109
Microadsb Wireless Receiver Features 109
Figure 3-7 116
Trig TT31 Mode S ADS-B Capable Transponder 116
Table 3-8 117
Trig TT31 Features: 117
Figure 3-9 119
Trig Transponders 119
Figure 3-10 120
Lynx Mode S transponder 120
Figure 3-11 121
Lynx NGT-9000 Transponder Quick Features 121
Transponder Controls Temporary Flight Restriction (TFR) airspace 122
Figure 3-13 123
Stratus™ 2S ADS-B Receiver for iPad 123
Figure 3-14 124
Stratus Esg Transponder 124
Table 3-15 125
Stratus ESG Transponder Features 125
Figure 3-16 126
Rockwell Collins Transponders 126
Table 3-17 127
Rockwell Collins’ TDR-94D Transponder Key Features 127
Table 3-18 128
Rockwell Collins’ TDR-94D Transponder Key Benefits 128
Figure 3-19 129
Rockwell Collins TDR-94-94D Mode S Transponder 129
Figure 3-20 130
Bendix / King Kt 74 Ads-B Mode S Transponder 130
Table 3-21 131
Bendix / King Kt 74 ADS-B Mode S Transponder Benefits 131
Table 3-22 132
Bendix / King Kt 74 ADS-B Mode S Transponder Functions 132
Table 3-23 133
Garmin GTX 345 Transponder 133
Figure 3-24 137
I-Laps Drone Transponder 137
Figure 3-25 144
Micro-Avionix ADS-B suitable for UAVs of All Sizes 144
Table 3-26 146
Textron Systems Global Observer System Homeland Security Functions 146
Table 3-27 148
Textron Systems Global Observer Features 148
Figure 3-28 149
Nano Air Advanced Development Aircraft: 149
Figure 3-29 150
Denel Dynamics Seeker 400 UAS 150
Table 3-30 152
Denel Dynamics Seeker 400 Features 152
Table 3-31 152
Denel Dynamics Seeker 400 Multi-mission, Multi-role ISR System Components:
152
Table 3-32 153
Denel Dynamics Seeker 400 Multi-Mission, Multi-Role ISR System Features 153
Table 3-33 154
Denel Dynamics Seeker 400 UAS Multi-mission, Multi-role ISR System TCU System
Features 154
Table 3-34 155
Denel Dynamics Seeker 400 UAS Multi-mission, Multi-role ISR System TCU System
Features 155
Figure 3-35 156
Denel Dynamics Hungwe UAS 156
Table 4-1 164
Lloyd’s Register Drone Technology Guidance Notes 164
Figure 4-2 169
UgCS Identification of Aircraft 169
Table 4-3 170
UgCS Supported Drones 170
Figure 4-4 171
DJI Drones Supported by UgCS 171
Figure 4-5 172
3DRobotics Drones Supported by UgCS 172
Figure 4-6 173
Lockheed Martin Drones Supported by UgCS 173
Figure 4-7 174
Mikrokopter Drones Supported by UgCS 174
Figure 4-8 175
Micropilot Drones Supported by UgCS 175
Figure 4-9 176
Microdrones Drones Supported by UgCS 176
Figure 4-10 177
Parrot Drones Supported by UgCS 177
Table 4-11 178
Drone Transponder Technology 178
4.4 Drone Regulation 178
Table 4-12 182
Drone Use Regulation Issues 182
Figure 4-13 183
Drone Test Sites Selected by the FAA 183
Table 4-14 184
Drone operator Responsibilities With a Section 333 exemption 184
Figure 4-15 185
FAA Drone Exemptions by Use Case 185
Figure 4-16 187
DJI Share of FAA Drone Operations Exceptions 187
Table 4-17 190
Military Drone Technology Key Requirements 190
Figure 4-18 191
US Military DISA Drone Architecture 191
Figure 4-19 192
Drone Operational Architecture 192
Table 5-1 198
Airogistic drone Endpoint Technology Applications 198
Figure 5-2 202
DJI Drone 202
Figure 5-3 205
DJI Phantom 205
Figure 5-4 210
Fortem Omnipresence 3D Airport Security Management Software 210
Table 5-5 211
Fortem Omnipresence 3D Airport Security Management Software 211
Table 5-6 214
Garmin Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS) Used: 214
Table 5-7 221
Google Autonomous Vehicles Technology 221
Figure 5-8 236
I-Laprc Drone Race Timing System Transponder 236
Table 5-9 239
L-3: Positioning 239
Table 5-10 248
Northrop Grumman Partner Of Choice 248
Figure 5-11 254
Northrop Grumman Systems Segments 254
Figure 5-12 255
Northrop Grumman Portfolio 255
Table 5-13 261
Rockwell Collins Core Competencies: 261
Table 5-14 264
Textron First Quarter 2015 Segment Results 264
Table 5-15 265
Textron Brands 265

 

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