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Global Airborne LiDAR System Market

Global Airborne LiDAR System Market: Focus on Hardware, Software and Services; Platforms, and End-Users- Analysis and Forecast: 2017 to 2021

The airborne LiDAR system market reported a revenue of $732.4 million in 2016, and the UAV platform is expected to generate the highest revenue by 2021.

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Published Year: 2018
 
 

The airborne LiDAR system market has witnessed a high growth rate owing to significant demand for airborne imaging systems across the globe, owing to the technical superiority of LiDARs as compared to conventional sensors, such as radar and camera, and rise in the demand for miniaturized Micro-Elector Mechanical Systems (MEMS) sensors. The recent innovations in LiDAR equipment and services enable the airborne LiDAR technology to reach a wider segment of consumers in the industry. The companies are developing relatively low-cost, compact, and lightweight airborne LiDAR systems, which facilitate the enhanced remote sensing services as compared to the traditional technologies. This, in effect, is expected to increase competition soon as well as facilitate the utilization of airborne LiDAR system for varied applications, including forestry management and planning, flood modelling, pollution modelling, mapping and cartography, urban planning, coastline management, and transport planning, among others. Utilization of LiDARs for capturing rail data, emerging applications of LiDAR sensor, and innovations in LiDAR technology are the major factors which are expected to create lucrative opportunities for the market players in the next five years. The market is filled with advancements in airborne LiDAR system for ground navigation and traffic management. The airborne mapping industry is currently witnessing rapid growth in the deployment of airborne LiDAR systems for earth science and forestry applications. Upcoming airborne mapping technologies, combined with LiDARs, are displacing traditional methods of controlling and monitoring in ground mapping services. The major focus of the airborne mapping industry is to make the systems and services more affordable and consequently more accessible to a broad range of end users. In terms of revenue, the airborne LiDAR system market generated $732.4 million in the year 2016, including systems and services.

Following points provide a concrete description of the report content and the topics covered in the report:

  • What was the size, in terms of revenue and volume, of the airborne LiDAR system market in 2016, and what will be the growth rate during the forecast period, 2017-2021?
  • What is the market size of systems and services market, wherein systems included hardware and software?
  • What was the market value of different platforms deploying airborne LiDAR systems in 2016? What are the technological advancements and opportunities for the stakeholders across different platforms?
  • What is the market size of airborne LiDAR system based on different end users, including aerospace & defense, earth science & research, civil engineering, forestry & agriculture, mining industry, and ground transportation & logistics?
  • What is the market size of airborne LiDAR system based on different geographical regions and respective leading nations? Furthermore, what is the market size of systems and services market in these regions?
  • What are the key trends and opportunities in the airborne LiDAR system market, across different regions and respective countries?
  • What are the major driving forces that are expected to increase the demand of airborne LiDAR system during the forecast period?
  • What are the major challenges inhibiting the growth of the global airborne LiDAR system market?
  • What kind of new strategies are being adopted by the existing market players to make a mark in the industry?
  • What is the competitive strength of the key players in the airborne LiDAR system market by analyzing through competitive benchmarking model?
  • Who are the key players operating in the market, along with their business financials, company snapshots, key products & services, major developments, SWOT analysis and future programs?

TABLE OF CONTENT
Executive Summary
1 Research Scope & Methodology
1.1 Scope of the Report
1.2 Global Airborne LiDAR System Market Research Methodology
2 Market Dynamics
2.1 Drivers
2.1.1 High Demand for Airborne Imaging Systems
2.1.2 Superiority of LiDARs as Compared to Conventional Sensors
2.1.3 Rise in the Demand for Miniaturized Micro-Elector Mechanical Systems (MEMS) Sensors
2.2 Challenges
2.2.1 High Price of LiDARs
2.2.2 Complex Design and Development of LiDARs
2.3 Opportunities
2.3.1 Utilization of LiDARs for Rail Data Capture
2.3.2 Emerging Applications of LiDAR Sensor
2.3.3 Innovations in LiDAR Technology
3 Competitive Insights
3.1 Key Market Developments and Strategies
3.1.1 Recent Product Launches
3.1.2 Partnerships, Joint Ventures, and Collaborations
3.1.3 Mergers and Acquisitions
3.1.4 Others
3.2 Airborne LiDAR Start-Ups, 2011-2016
3.3 Competitive Benchmarking
4 Industry Analysis
4.1 Evolution of Airborne LiDAR and Technological Advancements
4.2 Regulatory Overview of Airborne LiDAR System Market
4.3 Patent Analysis
4.4 Value Chain Analysis
4.4.1 Pricing Analysis of Airborne LiDAR System
5 Global Airborne LiDAR System Market
5.1 Assumptions and Limitations
5.2 Market Overview
5.2.1 Market Definition
6 Global Airborne LiDAR System Market by Systems and Services
6.1 Market Overview
6.2 Airborne LiDAR Systems Market
6.2.1 Hardware
6.2.2 Software
6.2.3 Airborne LiDAR Systems Market by End User*
6.3 Airborne LiDAR Services Market
6.3.1 Airborne LiDAR Services Market by End User*
7 Global Airborne LiDAR System Market by Platform
7.1 Market Overview
7.2 Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV)
7.2.1 Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) Airborne LiDAR System Market by End User*
7.3 Aircraft (Fixed-Wing and Rotary-Wing)
7.3.1 Aircraft Airborne LiDAR System Market by End User*
7.4 Satellite
7.4.1 Satellite Airborne LiDAR System Market by End User*
8 Global Airborne LiDAR System Market by Region
8.1 Market Overview
8.2 North America
8.2.1 North America Airborne LiDAR System Market by Systems and Services
8.2.2 The U.S. Airborne LiDAR System Market
8.2.3 Canada Airborne LiDAR System Market
8.3 Europe
8.3.1 Europe Airborne LiDAR System Market by Systems and Services
8.3.2 The U.K. Airborne LiDAR System Market
8.3.3 Germany Airborne LiDAR System Market
8.3.4 France Airborne LiDAR System Market
8.3.5 Russia Airborne LiDAR System Market
8.3.6 Rest of Europe Airborne LiDAR System Market
8.4 Asia-Pacific
8.4.1 Asia-Pacific Airborne LiDAR System Market by Systems and Services
8.4.2 China Airborne LiDAR System Market
8.4.3 India Airborne LiDAR System Market
8.4.4 Japan Airborne LiDAR System Market
8.4.5 Rest of Asia-Pacific Airborne LiDAR System Market
8.5 Rest of the World (RoW)
8.5.1 Rest of the World Airborne LiDAR System Market by Systems and Services
8.5.2 Middle East and Africa (MEA) Airborne LiDAR System Market
8.5.3 Latin America Airborne LiDAR System Market
9 Company Profile
9.1 3D Laser Mapping Ltd.
9.1.1 Company Overview
9.1.2 Product Offerings
9.1.3 SWOT Analysis
9.2 Airborne Imaging Inc.
9.2.1 Company Overview
9.2.2 Service Offerings
9.2.3 SWOT Analysis
9.3 Faro Technologies Inc.
9.3.1 Company Overview
9.3.2 Product Offerings
9.3.3 Financials
9.3.4 SWOT Analysis
9.4 FLIR Systems, Inc.
9.4.1 Company Overview
9.4.2 Product Offerings
9.4.3 Financials
9.4.4 SWOT Analysis
9.5 Lasermap Inc.
9.5.1 Company Overview
9.5.2 Product Offerings
9.5.3 SWOT Analysis
9.6 LeddarTech Inc.
9.6.1 Company Overview
9.6.2 Product Offerings
9.6.3 SWOT Analysis
9.7 Leica Geosystems AG - Part of Hexagon AB
9.7.1 Company Overview
9.7.2 Product Offerings
9.7.3 SWOT Analysis
9.8 Leosphere SaS
9.8.1 Company Overview
9.8.2 Product Offerings
9.8.3 SWOT Analysis
9.9 Phoenix LiDAR Systems LLC
9.9.1 Company Overview
9.9.2 Product Offerings
9.9.3 SWOT Analysis
9.10 Quanergy Systems, Inc.
9.10.1 Company Overview
9.10.2 Product Offerings
9.10.3 SWOT Analysis
9.11 rapidlasso GmbH
9.11.1 Company Overview
9.11.2 Product Offerings
9.11.3 SWOT Analysis
9.12 RIEGL Laser Measurement Systems GmbH
9.12.1 Company Overview
9.12.2 Product Offerings
9.12.3 SWOT Analysis
9.13 Teledyne Optech Inc.
9.13.1 Company Overview
9.13.2 Product Offerings
9.13.3 Financials
9.13.4 SWOT Analysis
9.14 Trimble Inc.
9.14.1 Company Overview
9.14.2 Product Offerings
9.14.3 Financials
9.14.4 SWOT Analysis
9.15 Velodyne LiDAR, Inc.
9.15.1 Company Overview
9.15.2 Product Offerings
9.15.3 SWOT Analysis
9.16 YellowScan SAS
9.16.1 Company Overview
9.16.2 Product Offerings
9.16.3 SWOT Analysis
10 Appendix
10.1 Related Reports
List of Tables
Table 2.1 LiDAR: Comparison with Traditional Sensors
Table 3.1 Recent Product Launches
Table 3.2 Partnerships, Joint Ventures, and Collaborations
Table 3.3 Mergers and Acquisitions
Table 3.4 Others
Table 3.5 Airborne LiDAR Emerging Start-Ups, 2009-2016
Table 4.1 LiDAR Survey System: Recommended RTCA and ISO Qualification Criteria
Table 4.2 Aviation Regulatory Authorities by Country
Table 4.3 Patent Analysis: Long Range LiDAR System and Method for Compensating the Effect of Scanner Motion
Table 4.4 Patent Analysis: Low Photon Count Timing
Table 4.5 Patent Analysis: Systems and Methods for Extracting Information about Objects from Scene Information
Table 4.6 Patent Analysis: Method and Apparatus for Direct Detection, Location, Analysis, Identification, and Reporting of Vegetation Clearance Violations
Table 6.1 Global Airborne LiDAR System Market by Systems and Services, 2016-2021
Table 6.2 Comparison of Different Modes of Airborne LiDARs
Table 7.1 Global Airborne LiDAR System Market, by Platform, 2016-2021
Table 8.1 Global Airborne LiDAR System Market by Region, 2016-2021
List of Figures
Figure 1 Airborne LiDAR Remote Sensing Applications
Figure 2 Global Airborne LiDAR System Market by Value and Volume, 2016-2021
Figure 3 Global Airborne LiDAR System Market by Systems and Services, 2016-2021 ($Million)
Figure 4 Global Airborne LiDAR System Market by Platform, 2016–2021 ($Million)
Figure 5 Market of Different End Users in Global Airborne LiDAR System Market
Figure 6 Global Airborne LiDAR System Market by Region, 2016-2021 ($Million)
Figure 1.1 Global Airborne LiDAR System Market Segmentation
Figure 1.2 Secondary Data Sources
Figure 1.3 Top-Down and Bottom-Up Approach
Figure 1.4 Global Airborne LiDAR System Market Influencing Factors
Figure 1.5 Assumptions and Limitations
Figure 2.1 Global Airborne LiDAR System Market: Impact Analysis on Market Drivers, Challenges, and Opportunities
Figure 2.2 Comparison of Multiple Factors between Different Airborne Imaging Platforms
Figure 2.3 Failures due to Complexity of the LiDAR System
Figure 2.4 Different Means of Data Collection through LiDAR for Mapping Rail
Figure 2.5 Opportunity Areas for LiDAR Technology
Figure 3.1 Some of the Organic and Inorganic Growth Strategies Adopted in the Market
Figure 3.2 Share of Key Developments and Strategies
Figure 3.3 Number of Strategic Developments by Leading Companies, 2013 – 2018
Figure 3.4 Airborne LiDAR: Competitive Benchmarking
Figure 4.1 Factors Affecting Accuracy of Airborne LiDAR
Figure 4.2 Airborne LiDAR: Technological Developments
Figure 4.3 Airborne LiDAR: Safety Features
Figure 4.4 Percentage of Patents Published in Global Airborne LiDAR System Market: 2010-2017
Figure 4.5 Number of Patents Assigned by Leading Companies in Airborne LiDAR System Market (till December 2017)
Figure 4.6 Airborne LiDAR: Value Chain Analysis
Figure 4.7 Computational Steps Affecting the Design of an Airborne LiDAR System
Figure 4.8 Airborne LiDAR: Component Sourcing Cost Scenario
Figure 5.1 Global Airborne LiDAR System Market by Value and Volume, 2016-2021
Figure 6.1 Classification of Airborne LiDAR System Market by Systems and Services
Figure 6.2 Global Airborne LiDAR System Market, by Systems and Services, 2016-2021 ($Million)
Figure 6.3 Airborne LiDAR Hardware Market Size, 2016-2021 ($Million)
Figure 6.4 Airborne LiDAR Software Market Size, 2016-2021 ($Million)
Figure 6.5 Airborne LiDAR Systems Market Share by End User, 2016 and 2021
Figure 6.6 Airborne LiDAR Services Market Size, 2016-2021 ($Million)
Figure 6.7 Airborne LiDAR Services for Different End Users
Figure 6.8 Airborne LiDAR Services Market Share by End User, 2016 and 2021
Figure 7.1 Classification of Airborne LiDAR System Market by Platform
Figure 7.2 Global Airborne LiDAR System Market by Platform, 2016-2021 ($Million)
Figure 7.3 Airborne LiDAR System Market Size for UAV Platform, 2016-2021 ($Million)
Figure 7.4 Airborne LiDAR System Market for UAV Platform by End User, 2016-2021 ($Million)
Figure 7.5 Airborne LiDAR System Market Size for Aircraft Platform, 2016-2021 ($Million)
Figure 7.6 Airborne LiDAR System Market for Aircraft Platform by End User, 2016-2021 ($Million)
Figure 7.7 Airborne LiDAR System Market Size for Satellite Platform, 2016-2021 ($Million)
Figure 7.8 Airborne LiDAR System Market for Satellite Platform by End User, 2016-2021 ($Million)
Figure 8.1 Classification of Airborne LiDAR System Market by Region
Figure 8.2 Global Airborne LiDAR System Market, by Region, 2016-2021 ($Million)
Figure 8.3 North America Airborne LiDAR System Market, by Country
Figure 8.4 North America Airborne LiDAR System Market Analysis by Systems and Services
Figure 8.5 U.S. Airborne LiDAR System Market Size, 2016-2021 ($Million)
Figure 8.6 Canada Airborne LiDAR System Market Size, 2016-2021 ($Million)
Figure 8.7 Europe Airborne LiDAR System Market, by Country
Figure 8.8 Europe Airborne LiDAR System Market Analysis by Systems and Services
Figure 8.9 U.K. Airborne LiDAR System Market Size, 2016-2021 ($Million)
Figure 8.10   Germany Airborne LiDAR System Market Size, 2016-2021 ($Million)
Figure 8.11 France Airborne LiDAR System Market Size, 2016-2021 ($Million)
Figure 8.12 Russia Airborne LiDAR System Market Size, 2016-2021 ($Million)
Figure 8.13 Rest of Europe Airborne LiDAR System Market Size, 2016-2021 ($Million)
Figure 8.14 Asia-Pacific Airborne LiDAR System Market, by Country
Figure 8.15 Asia-Pacific Airborne LiDAR System Market Analysis by Systems and Services
Figure 8.16 China Airborne LiDAR System Market Size, 2016-2021 ($Million)
Figure 8.17 India Airborne LiDAR System Market Size, 2016-2021 ($Million)
Figure 8.18 Japan Airborne LiDAR System Market Size, 2016-2021 ($Million)
Figure 8.19 Rest of Asia-Pacific Airborne LiDAR System Market Size, 2016-2021 ($Million)
Figure 8.20 Rest of the World Airborne LiDAR System Market by Region
Figure 8.21 Rest of the World Airborne LiDAR System Market Analysis by Systems and Services
Figure 8.22 Middle East and Africa Airborne LiDAR System Market Size, 2016-2021 ($Million)
Figure 8.23 Latin America Airborne LiDAR System Market Size, 2016-2021 ($Million)
Figure 9.1 3D Laser Mapping Ltd.: Product Offerings
Figure 9.2 Airborne Imaging Inc.: Service Offerings
Figure 9.3 Faro Technologies Inc.: Product Offerings
Figure 9.4 Faro Technologies Inc. – Overall Financials, 2014-2016
Figure 9.5 Faro Technologies Inc. – Revenue by Business Segment, 2014-2016
Figure 9.6 Faro Technologies Inc. – Share in Overall Revenue, by Region, 2014-2016
Figure 9.7 FLIR Systems, Inc.: Product Offerings
Figure 9.8 FLIR Systems, Inc. – Overall Financials, 2014-2016
Figure 9.9 FLIR Systems, Inc. – Revenue by Business Segment, 2014-2016
Figure 9.10 FLIR Systems, Inc. – Share in Overall Revenue, by Region, 2014-2016
Figure 9.11 Lasermap Inc.: Product Offerings
Figure 9.12 LeddarTech Inc.: Product Offerings
Figure 9.13 Leica Geosystems AG: Product Offerings
Figure 9.14 Leosphere SaS: Product Offerings
Figure 9.15 Phoenix LiDAR Systems LLC: Product Offerings
Figure 9.16 Quanergy Systems, Inc.: Product Offerings
Figure 9.17 rapidlasso GmbH: Product Offerings
Figure 9.18 RIEGL Laser Measurement Systems GmbH: Product Offerings
Figure 9.19 Teledyne Optech Inc.: Product Offerings
Figure 9.20 Teledyne Technologies, Inc. – Overall Financials, 2014-2016
Figure 9.21 Teledyne Technologies, Inc. – Revenue by Business Segment, 2014-2016
Figure 9.22 Teledyne Technologies, Inc. – Share in Overall Revenue, by Region, 2014-2016
Figure 9.23 Trimble Inc.: Product Offerings
Figure 9.24 Trimble Inc. – Overall Financials, 2014-2016
Figure 9.25 Trimble Inc. – Revenue by Business Segment, 2014-2016
Figure 9.26 Trimble Inc. – Share in Overall Revenue, by Region, 2014-2016
Figure 9.27 Velodyne LiDAR, Inc.: Product Offerings
Figure 9.28 YellowScan SAS: Product Offerings

Once a niche market, the airborne LiDAR technology has now become a novel solution for geospatial data acquisition. The basis of this development is the ability of airborne LiDAR system to measure directly the 3D structures using active sensors. Studies have shown that airborne LiDAR system can provide high-resolution geospatial data for multi-resource management. The data acquired through airborne LiDAR system is reliable and accurate, thus, can be utilized for the development of national guidelines and standards in different domains. In combination with simultaneously acquiring aerial imagery and data points, airborne LiDAR system is an extremely prevailing system which supports wide range of applications. However, there are several market factors that will define the dynamics of the airborne LiDAR system industry in the next five years. Velodyne LiDAR, Inc., RIEGL Laser Measurement Systems GmbH, YellowScan SAS, Trimble Inc., Leica Geosystems AG, Phoenix LiDAR Systems LLC, and LeddarTech Inc. are some of the major players of the global airborne LiDAR system market.

FIGURE 1 GLOBAL AIRBORNE LIDAR SYSTEM MARKET, 2016-2021 ($MILLION)

 

Global Airborne LiDAR System Market

Source: BIS Research Analysis

High demand for airborne imaging systems worldwide, superiority of LiDARs as compared to conventional sensors, and rise in the demand for miniaturized Micro-Elector Mechanical Systems (MEMS) sensors are driving the growth of the market. Moreover, high price of LiDARs and complex design and development of LiDARs act as the major challenges to the growth of the market. Furthermore, utilization of LiDARs for rail data capture, emerging applications of LiDAR sensor, and innovations in LiDAR technology are expected to create lucrative opportunities for the market in the coming years. Each of these factors has a definite impact on the growth of the market. The airborne LiDAR system market reported a revenue of $732.4 million in 2016, and the UAV platform is expected to generate the highest revenue by 2021.

FIGURE 2

GLOBAL AIRBORNE LIDAR SYSTEM MARKET ANALYSIS BY PLATFORM, 2016-2021 ($MILLION)

 

Global Airborne LiDAR System Market

Source: BIS Research Analysis

The preceding figure shows the market analysis by different platforms. UAV platform had the highest market penetration rate in the overall airborne LiDAR system market in 2016, followed by aircraft and satellite, mainly due to the maximum number of airborne LiDAR systems being deployed in drones for commercial end-user, along with the increased number of emerging start-ups in the UAV market. Companies operating in the market are specifically designing airborne LiDAR systems for small drones, which are light weight and cost-efficient. There is an increase in the number of manufacturers in the market, mainly due to reliable, precise, and outstanding outputs of airborne LiDAR system equipped UAV aerial mapping systems.

The demand for airborne LiDAR system across different geographies soon is expected to be promising, with North America having the highest market share during the period 2016-2021, followed by Asia-Pacific, Europe, and Rest of the World. North America is expected to maintain its dominance through the forecast period, with the maximum number of airborne LiDAR systems deployed in drones for commercial end-user in the region. Furthermore, the emerging start-ups in the region are also keen on developing airborne LiDAR system for the emerging applications for varied end users, thus, boosting the utilization of airborne LiDAR system for commercial usage. Europe is expected to witness the highest growth rate in the market, mainly driven by heavy investment by the leading players in the market, including RIEGL Laser Measurement Systems GmbH, SABRE Advanced 3D Surveying Systems Ltd., and Leica Geosystems AG in developing enhanced and cost-effective airborne LiDAR systems for UAVs.

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The airborne LiDAR system market has witnessed a high growth rate owing to significant demand for airborne imaging systems across the globe, owing to the technical superiority of LiDARs as compared to conventional sensors, such as radar and camera, and rise in the demand for miniaturized Micro-Elector Mechanical Systems (MEMS) sensors. The recent innovations in LiDAR equipment and services enable the airborne LiDAR technology to reach a wider segment of consumers in the industry. The companies are developing relatively low-cost, compact, and lightweight airborne LiDAR systems, which facilitate the enhanced remote sensing services as compared to the traditional technologies. This, in effect, is expected to increase competition soon as well as facilitate the utilization of airborne LiDAR system for varied applications, including forestry management and planning, flood modelling, pollution modelling, mapping and cartography, urban planning, coastline management, and transport planning, among others. Utilization of LiDARs for capturing rail data, emerging applications of LiDAR sensor, and innovations in LiDAR technology are the major factors which are expected to create lucrative opportunities for the market players in the next five years. The market is filled with advancements in airborne LiDAR system for ground navigation and traffic management. The airborne mapping industry is currently witnessing rapid growth in the deployment of airborne LiDAR systems for earth science and forestry applications. Upcoming airborne mapping technologies, combined with LiDARs, are displacing traditional methods of controlling and monitoring in ground mapping services. The major focus of the airborne mapping industry is to make the systems and services more affordable and consequently more accessible to a broad range of end users. In terms of revenue, the airborne LiDAR system market generated $732.4 million in the year 2016, including systems and services.

Following points provide a concrete description of the report content and the topics covered in the report:

  • What was the size, in terms of revenue and volume, of the airborne LiDAR system market in 2016, and what will be the growth rate during the forecast period, 2017-2021?
  • What is the market size of systems and services market, wherein systems included hardware and software?
  • What was the market value of different platforms deploying airborne LiDAR systems in 2016? What are the technological advancements and opportunities for the stakeholders across different platforms?
  • What is the market size of airborne LiDAR system based on different end users, including aerospace & defense, earth science & research, civil engineering, forestry & agriculture, mining industry, and ground transportation & logistics?
  • What is the market size of airborne LiDAR system based on different geographical regions and respective leading nations? Furthermore, what is the market size of systems and services market in these regions?
  • What are the key trends and opportunities in the airborne LiDAR system market, across different regions and respective countries?
  • What are the major driving forces that are expected to increase the demand of airborne LiDAR system during the forecast period?
  • What are the major challenges inhibiting the growth of the global airborne LiDAR system market?
  • What kind of new strategies are being adopted by the existing market players to make a mark in the industry?
  • What is the competitive strength of the key players in the airborne LiDAR system market by analyzing through competitive benchmarking model?
  • Who are the key players operating in the market, along with their business financials, company snapshots, key products & services, major developments, SWOT analysis and future programs?

TABLE OF CONTENT
Executive Summary
1 Research Scope & Methodology
1.1 Scope of the Report
1.2 Global Airborne LiDAR System Market Research Methodology
2 Market Dynamics
2.1 Drivers
2.1.1 High Demand for Airborne Imaging Systems
2.1.2 Superiority of LiDARs as Compared to Conventional Sensors
2.1.3 Rise in the Demand for Miniaturized Micro-Elector Mechanical Systems (MEMS) Sensors
2.2 Challenges
2.2.1 High Price of LiDARs
2.2.2 Complex Design and Development of LiDARs
2.3 Opportunities
2.3.1 Utilization of LiDARs for Rail Data Capture
2.3.2 Emerging Applications of LiDAR Sensor
2.3.3 Innovations in LiDAR Technology
3 Competitive Insights
3.1 Key Market Developments and Strategies
3.1.1 Recent Product Launches
3.1.2 Partnerships, Joint Ventures, and Collaborations
3.1.3 Mergers and Acquisitions
3.1.4 Others
3.2 Airborne LiDAR Start-Ups, 2011-2016
3.3 Competitive Benchmarking
4 Industry Analysis
4.1 Evolution of Airborne LiDAR and Technological Advancements
4.2 Regulatory Overview of Airborne LiDAR System Market
4.3 Patent Analysis
4.4 Value Chain Analysis
4.4.1 Pricing Analysis of Airborne LiDAR System
5 Global Airborne LiDAR System Market
5.1 Assumptions and Limitations
5.2 Market Overview
5.2.1 Market Definition
6 Global Airborne LiDAR System Market by Systems and Services
6.1 Market Overview
6.2 Airborne LiDAR Systems Market
6.2.1 Hardware
6.2.2 Software
6.2.3 Airborne LiDAR Systems Market by End User*
6.3 Airborne LiDAR Services Market
6.3.1 Airborne LiDAR Services Market by End User*
7 Global Airborne LiDAR System Market by Platform
7.1 Market Overview
7.2 Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV)
7.2.1 Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) Airborne LiDAR System Market by End User*
7.3 Aircraft (Fixed-Wing and Rotary-Wing)
7.3.1 Aircraft Airborne LiDAR System Market by End User*
7.4 Satellite
7.4.1 Satellite Airborne LiDAR System Market by End User*
8 Global Airborne LiDAR System Market by Region
8.1 Market Overview
8.2 North America
8.2.1 North America Airborne LiDAR System Market by Systems and Services
8.2.2 The U.S. Airborne LiDAR System Market
8.2.3 Canada Airborne LiDAR System Market
8.3 Europe
8.3.1 Europe Airborne LiDAR System Market by Systems and Services
8.3.2 The U.K. Airborne LiDAR System Market
8.3.3 Germany Airborne LiDAR System Market
8.3.4 France Airborne LiDAR System Market
8.3.5 Russia Airborne LiDAR System Market
8.3.6 Rest of Europe Airborne LiDAR System Market
8.4 Asia-Pacific
8.4.1 Asia-Pacific Airborne LiDAR System Market by Systems and Services
8.4.2 China Airborne LiDAR System Market
8.4.3 India Airborne LiDAR System Market
8.4.4 Japan Airborne LiDAR System Market
8.4.5 Rest of Asia-Pacific Airborne LiDAR System Market
8.5 Rest of the World (RoW)
8.5.1 Rest of the World Airborne LiDAR System Market by Systems and Services
8.5.2 Middle East and Africa (MEA) Airborne LiDAR System Market
8.5.3 Latin America Airborne LiDAR System Market
9 Company Profile
9.1 3D Laser Mapping Ltd.
9.1.1 Company Overview
9.1.2 Product Offerings
9.1.3 SWOT Analysis
9.2 Airborne Imaging Inc.
9.2.1 Company Overview
9.2.2 Service Offerings
9.2.3 SWOT Analysis
9.3 Faro Technologies Inc.
9.3.1 Company Overview
9.3.2 Product Offerings
9.3.3 Financials
9.3.4 SWOT Analysis
9.4 FLIR Systems, Inc.
9.4.1 Company Overview
9.4.2 Product Offerings
9.4.3 Financials
9.4.4 SWOT Analysis
9.5 Lasermap Inc.
9.5.1 Company Overview
9.5.2 Product Offerings
9.5.3 SWOT Analysis
9.6 LeddarTech Inc.
9.6.1 Company Overview
9.6.2 Product Offerings
9.6.3 SWOT Analysis
9.7 Leica Geosystems AG - Part of Hexagon AB
9.7.1 Company Overview
9.7.2 Product Offerings
9.7.3 SWOT Analysis
9.8 Leosphere SaS
9.8.1 Company Overview
9.8.2 Product Offerings
9.8.3 SWOT Analysis
9.9 Phoenix LiDAR Systems LLC
9.9.1 Company Overview
9.9.2 Product Offerings
9.9.3 SWOT Analysis
9.10 Quanergy Systems, Inc.
9.10.1 Company Overview
9.10.2 Product Offerings
9.10.3 SWOT Analysis
9.11 rapidlasso GmbH
9.11.1 Company Overview
9.11.2 Product Offerings
9.11.3 SWOT Analysis
9.12 RIEGL Laser Measurement Systems GmbH
9.12.1 Company Overview
9.12.2 Product Offerings
9.12.3 SWOT Analysis
9.13 Teledyne Optech Inc.
9.13.1 Company Overview
9.13.2 Product Offerings
9.13.3 Financials
9.13.4 SWOT Analysis
9.14 Trimble Inc.
9.14.1 Company Overview
9.14.2 Product Offerings
9.14.3 Financials
9.14.4 SWOT Analysis
9.15 Velodyne LiDAR, Inc.
9.15.1 Company Overview
9.15.2 Product Offerings
9.15.3 SWOT Analysis
9.16 YellowScan SAS
9.16.1 Company Overview
9.16.2 Product Offerings
9.16.3 SWOT Analysis
10 Appendix
10.1 Related Reports
List of Tables
Table 2.1 LiDAR: Comparison with Traditional Sensors
Table 3.1 Recent Product Launches
Table 3.2 Partnerships, Joint Ventures, and Collaborations
Table 3.3 Mergers and Acquisitions
Table 3.4 Others
Table 3.5 Airborne LiDAR Emerging Start-Ups, 2009-2016
Table 4.1 LiDAR Survey System: Recommended RTCA and ISO Qualification Criteria
Table 4.2 Aviation Regulatory Authorities by Country
Table 4.3 Patent Analysis: Long Range LiDAR System and Method for Compensating the Effect of Scanner Motion
Table 4.4 Patent Analysis: Low Photon Count Timing
Table 4.5 Patent Analysis: Systems and Methods for Extracting Information about Objects from Scene Information
Table 4.6 Patent Analysis: Method and Apparatus for Direct Detection, Location, Analysis, Identification, and Reporting of Vegetation Clearance Violations
Table 6.1 Global Airborne LiDAR System Market by Systems and Services, 2016-2021
Table 6.2 Comparison of Different Modes of Airborne LiDARs
Table 7.1 Global Airborne LiDAR System Market, by Platform, 2016-2021
Table 8.1 Global Airborne LiDAR System Market by Region, 2016-2021
List of Figures
Figure 1 Airborne LiDAR Remote Sensing Applications
Figure 2 Global Airborne LiDAR System Market by Value and Volume, 2016-2021
Figure 3 Global Airborne LiDAR System Market by Systems and Services, 2016-2021 ($Million)
Figure 4 Global Airborne LiDAR System Market by Platform, 2016–2021 ($Million)
Figure 5 Market of Different End Users in Global Airborne LiDAR System Market
Figure 6 Global Airborne LiDAR System Market by Region, 2016-2021 ($Million)
Figure 1.1 Global Airborne LiDAR System Market Segmentation
Figure 1.2 Secondary Data Sources
Figure 1.3 Top-Down and Bottom-Up Approach
Figure 1.4 Global Airborne LiDAR System Market Influencing Factors
Figure 1.5 Assumptions and Limitations
Figure 2.1 Global Airborne LiDAR System Market: Impact Analysis on Market Drivers, Challenges, and Opportunities
Figure 2.2 Comparison of Multiple Factors between Different Airborne Imaging Platforms
Figure 2.3 Failures due to Complexity of the LiDAR System
Figure 2.4 Different Means of Data Collection through LiDAR for Mapping Rail
Figure 2.5 Opportunity Areas for LiDAR Technology
Figure 3.1 Some of the Organic and Inorganic Growth Strategies Adopted in the Market
Figure 3.2 Share of Key Developments and Strategies
Figure 3.3 Number of Strategic Developments by Leading Companies, 2013 – 2018
Figure 3.4 Airborne LiDAR: Competitive Benchmarking
Figure 4.1 Factors Affecting Accuracy of Airborne LiDAR
Figure 4.2 Airborne LiDAR: Technological Developments
Figure 4.3 Airborne LiDAR: Safety Features
Figure 4.4 Percentage of Patents Published in Global Airborne LiDAR System Market: 2010-2017
Figure 4.5 Number of Patents Assigned by Leading Companies in Airborne LiDAR System Market (till December 2017)
Figure 4.6 Airborne LiDAR: Value Chain Analysis
Figure 4.7 Computational Steps Affecting the Design of an Airborne LiDAR System
Figure 4.8 Airborne LiDAR: Component Sourcing Cost Scenario
Figure 5.1 Global Airborne LiDAR System Market by Value and Volume, 2016-2021
Figure 6.1 Classification of Airborne LiDAR System Market by Systems and Services
Figure 6.2 Global Airborne LiDAR System Market, by Systems and Services, 2016-2021 ($Million)
Figure 6.3 Airborne LiDAR Hardware Market Size, 2016-2021 ($Million)
Figure 6.4 Airborne LiDAR Software Market Size, 2016-2021 ($Million)
Figure 6.5 Airborne LiDAR Systems Market Share by End User, 2016 and 2021
Figure 6.6 Airborne LiDAR Services Market Size, 2016-2021 ($Million)
Figure 6.7 Airborne LiDAR Services for Different End Users
Figure 6.8 Airborne LiDAR Services Market Share by End User, 2016 and 2021
Figure 7.1 Classification of Airborne LiDAR System Market by Platform
Figure 7.2 Global Airborne LiDAR System Market by Platform, 2016-2021 ($Million)
Figure 7.3 Airborne LiDAR System Market Size for UAV Platform, 2016-2021 ($Million)
Figure 7.4 Airborne LiDAR System Market for UAV Platform by End User, 2016-2021 ($Million)
Figure 7.5 Airborne LiDAR System Market Size for Aircraft Platform, 2016-2021 ($Million)
Figure 7.6 Airborne LiDAR System Market for Aircraft Platform by End User, 2016-2021 ($Million)
Figure 7.7 Airborne LiDAR System Market Size for Satellite Platform, 2016-2021 ($Million)
Figure 7.8 Airborne LiDAR System Market for Satellite Platform by End User, 2016-2021 ($Million)
Figure 8.1 Classification of Airborne LiDAR System Market by Region
Figure 8.2 Global Airborne LiDAR System Market, by Region, 2016-2021 ($Million)
Figure 8.3 North America Airborne LiDAR System Market, by Country
Figure 8.4 North America Airborne LiDAR System Market Analysis by Systems and Services
Figure 8.5 U.S. Airborne LiDAR System Market Size, 2016-2021 ($Million)
Figure 8.6 Canada Airborne LiDAR System Market Size, 2016-2021 ($Million)
Figure 8.7 Europe Airborne LiDAR System Market, by Country
Figure 8.8 Europe Airborne LiDAR System Market Analysis by Systems and Services
Figure 8.9 U.K. Airborne LiDAR System Market Size, 2016-2021 ($Million)
Figure 8.10   Germany Airborne LiDAR System Market Size, 2016-2021 ($Million)
Figure 8.11 France Airborne LiDAR System Market Size, 2016-2021 ($Million)
Figure 8.12 Russia Airborne LiDAR System Market Size, 2016-2021 ($Million)
Figure 8.13 Rest of Europe Airborne LiDAR System Market Size, 2016-2021 ($Million)
Figure 8.14 Asia-Pacific Airborne LiDAR System Market, by Country
Figure 8.15 Asia-Pacific Airborne LiDAR System Market Analysis by Systems and Services
Figure 8.16 China Airborne LiDAR System Market Size, 2016-2021 ($Million)
Figure 8.17 India Airborne LiDAR System Market Size, 2016-2021 ($Million)
Figure 8.18 Japan Airborne LiDAR System Market Size, 2016-2021 ($Million)
Figure 8.19 Rest of Asia-Pacific Airborne LiDAR System Market Size, 2016-2021 ($Million)
Figure 8.20 Rest of the World Airborne LiDAR System Market by Region
Figure 8.21 Rest of the World Airborne LiDAR System Market Analysis by Systems and Services
Figure 8.22 Middle East and Africa Airborne LiDAR System Market Size, 2016-2021 ($Million)
Figure 8.23 Latin America Airborne LiDAR System Market Size, 2016-2021 ($Million)
Figure 9.1 3D Laser Mapping Ltd.: Product Offerings
Figure 9.2 Airborne Imaging Inc.: Service Offerings
Figure 9.3 Faro Technologies Inc.: Product Offerings
Figure 9.4 Faro Technologies Inc. – Overall Financials, 2014-2016
Figure 9.5 Faro Technologies Inc. – Revenue by Business Segment, 2014-2016
Figure 9.6 Faro Technologies Inc. – Share in Overall Revenue, by Region, 2014-2016
Figure 9.7 FLIR Systems, Inc.: Product Offerings
Figure 9.8 FLIR Systems, Inc. – Overall Financials, 2014-2016
Figure 9.9 FLIR Systems, Inc. – Revenue by Business Segment, 2014-2016
Figure 9.10 FLIR Systems, Inc. – Share in Overall Revenue, by Region, 2014-2016
Figure 9.11 Lasermap Inc.: Product Offerings
Figure 9.12 LeddarTech Inc.: Product Offerings
Figure 9.13 Leica Geosystems AG: Product Offerings
Figure 9.14 Leosphere SaS: Product Offerings
Figure 9.15 Phoenix LiDAR Systems LLC: Product Offerings
Figure 9.16 Quanergy Systems, Inc.: Product Offerings
Figure 9.17 rapidlasso GmbH: Product Offerings
Figure 9.18 RIEGL Laser Measurement Systems GmbH: Product Offerings
Figure 9.19 Teledyne Optech Inc.: Product Offerings
Figure 9.20 Teledyne Technologies, Inc. – Overall Financials, 2014-2016
Figure 9.21 Teledyne Technologies, Inc. – Revenue by Business Segment, 2014-2016
Figure 9.22 Teledyne Technologies, Inc. – Share in Overall Revenue, by Region, 2014-2016
Figure 9.23 Trimble Inc.: Product Offerings
Figure 9.24 Trimble Inc. – Overall Financials, 2014-2016
Figure 9.25 Trimble Inc. – Revenue by Business Segment, 2014-2016
Figure 9.26 Trimble Inc. – Share in Overall Revenue, by Region, 2014-2016
Figure 9.27 Velodyne LiDAR, Inc.: Product Offerings
Figure 9.28 YellowScan SAS: Product Offerings

Once a niche market, the airborne LiDAR technology has now become a novel solution for geospatial data acquisition. The basis of this development is the ability of airborne LiDAR system to measure directly the 3D structures using active sensors. Studies have shown that airborne LiDAR system can provide high-resolution geospatial data for multi-resource management. The data acquired through airborne LiDAR system is reliable and accurate, thus, can be utilized for the development of national guidelines and standards in different domains. In combination with simultaneously acquiring aerial imagery and data points, airborne LiDAR system is an extremely prevailing system which supports wide range of applications. However, there are several market factors that will define the dynamics of the airborne LiDAR system industry in the next five years. Velodyne LiDAR, Inc., RIEGL Laser Measurement Systems GmbH, YellowScan SAS, Trimble Inc., Leica Geosystems AG, Phoenix LiDAR Systems LLC, and LeddarTech Inc. are some of the major players of the global airborne LiDAR system market.

FIGURE 1 GLOBAL AIRBORNE LIDAR SYSTEM MARKET, 2016-2021 ($MILLION)

 

Global Airborne LiDAR System Market

Source: BIS Research Analysis

High demand for airborne imaging systems worldwide, superiority of LiDARs as compared to conventional sensors, and rise in the demand for miniaturized Micro-Elector Mechanical Systems (MEMS) sensors are driving the growth of the market. Moreover, high price of LiDARs and complex design and development of LiDARs act as the major challenges to the growth of the market. Furthermore, utilization of LiDARs for rail data capture, emerging applications of LiDAR sensor, and innovations in LiDAR technology are expected to create lucrative opportunities for the market in the coming years. Each of these factors has a definite impact on the growth of the market. The airborne LiDAR system market reported a revenue of $732.4 million in 2016, and the UAV platform is expected to generate the highest revenue by 2021.

FIGURE 2

GLOBAL AIRBORNE LIDAR SYSTEM MARKET ANALYSIS BY PLATFORM, 2016-2021 ($MILLION)

 

Global Airborne LiDAR System Market

Source: BIS Research Analysis

The preceding figure shows the market analysis by different platforms. UAV platform had the highest market penetration rate in the overall airborne LiDAR system market in 2016, followed by aircraft and satellite, mainly due to the maximum number of airborne LiDAR systems being deployed in drones for commercial end-user, along with the increased number of emerging start-ups in the UAV market. Companies operating in the market are specifically designing airborne LiDAR systems for small drones, which are light weight and cost-efficient. There is an increase in the number of manufacturers in the market, mainly due to reliable, precise, and outstanding outputs of airborne LiDAR system equipped UAV aerial mapping systems.

The demand for airborne LiDAR system across different geographies soon is expected to be promising, with North America having the highest market share during the period 2016-2021, followed by Asia-Pacific, Europe, and Rest of the World. North America is expected to maintain its dominance through the forecast period, with the maximum number of airborne LiDAR systems deployed in drones for commercial end-user in the region. Furthermore, the emerging start-ups in the region are also keen on developing airborne LiDAR system for the emerging applications for varied end users, thus, boosting the utilization of airborne LiDAR system for commercial usage. Europe is expected to witness the highest growth rate in the market, mainly driven by heavy investment by the leading players in the market, including RIEGL Laser Measurement Systems GmbH, SABRE Advanced 3D Surveying Systems Ltd., and Leica Geosystems AG in developing enhanced and cost-effective airborne LiDAR systems for UAVs.

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