Ring Laser Gyroscope Market Size, Industry Analysis Report, Regional Outlook, Application Development Potential, Price Trend, Competitive Market Share & Forecast, 2020 - 2026
Report ID: GMI4128
Ring Laser Gyroscope Market size is expected to witness high growth over the forecast time period owing to increasing demand for advanced Inertial Navigation Systems (INS) in aircraft, missiles, ships, and submarines. Gyroscopes are highly adopted in INS to detect the change in the orientation of aircraft. They provide high accuracy, scale factor stability, non-linearity, and wide dynamic range benefits, which are increasing their demand for upgrading airplanes and naval ships. In comparison to the conventional spinning gyroscopes, they offer low friction between the elements offering less wear & tear to the device, thereby providing better navigational service. Such factors are expected to fuel the ring laser gyroscope market growth.
Increasing technological advancement & innovation in robotics and space vehicles is driving the adoption of these devices in drones and Unmanned Aerial Vehicles. (UAVs). Adoption of these gyroscopes in vehicles helps to improve flight capabilities. The defense and military sectors are majorly using UAVs equipped with ring laser gyroscope to locate & detect the enemy base at cross-border countries. Manufacturers of drones are also increasing the adoption of such equipment to provide navigational information to the flight controller and enable easier & safer flight. The increasing role of AI in drones is providing trustworthy technology for drone investors, leading to growth in the ring laser gyroscope market.
High production cost associated with the equipment is a major challenge affecting the market growth. The development of RLG requires the usage of cavity geometries, precision mirrors, and effective assembly operation under highly clean room conditions, increasing the overall production cost. Moreover, the presence of solid glass block and mechanical dither increases the size and weight of the equipment. However, manufacturers in the market are developing devices of miniaturized size and reliable equipment for long-term usage.
Technological advancements are aiding the market growth. Manufacturers in the ring laser gyroscope market are offering equipment with a smaller size to provide the flexibility of operations, which is increasing its usage in compact navigational systems. They are focused on developing high-quality and secure gyroscope devices. Moreover, due to the reduction in size, the equipment is also being widely adopted for the defense sector. For instance, in June 2018, Defense Research and Development Organization (DRDO), India launched Agni 5 ballistic missile, which includes ring laser gyroscope-based INS. Such an increase in the adoption of solutions in the military & defense sector will drive the market demand.
The single-axis ring laser gyroscope market is anticipated to witness high growth in the coming years. The increasing demand for improved performance at low cost is accelerating its application in commercial applications. The device employs simple, inexpensive techniques intended to produce a low-performance system for accurate control and stabilization. Several manufacturers in the market are offering gyroscopic equipment by implementing advanced techniques to provide high accuracy and stabilization. For instance, Honeywell International is offering GG1308, a single-axis ring laser gyroscope featuring a triangular glass block of 0.8 inch and the total laser path length of 2.4 inches. This digital gyroscope provides high precision rotation measurement for industry specific applications.
The incorporation of advanced technology in marine and navy vehicles has fueled the market growth. Such vehicles require high directional precision in the absence of human intervention. The devices are highly compatible with such technologies owing to the lesser number of elements to be controlled by automated systems. With the integration of a small number of elements in the gyroscope system, the wear & tear of components is low, which is increasing its adoption in navy and marine ships. For instance, in September 2017, the U.S. Navy announced to upgrade its navigation system for navy ships with AN/WSN-7(V) ring laser gyroscope technology through a strategic partnership with Northrop Grumman Corporation, which manufactures defense electronic systems.
North America is expected to dominate the ring laser gyroscope market over the forecast period owing to rapid developments in defense, maritime, and aerospace industry sectors. The defense sector in the region is witnessing a rapid adoption of modern technology due to increased investments by the governments to upgrade their arms and ammunition, thereby augmenting the ring laser gyroscope market growth. Ongoing technological innovations, such as UAVs and drones, which require high-performance gyroscope for stabilization, guidance or navigation activities are also responsible for the market growth. Moreover, the presence of a large number of aerospace and space system manufacturing companies in Canada is contributing to the massive growth of the market.
The major players operating in the ring laser gyroscope market are Xsens Technologies B.V., Honeywell International, Kearfott Corporation, Northrop Grumman Corporation, Safran Electronics & Defense, Ericco International Limited, and Teledyne Marine. These manufacturers are focusing on product launches, collaborations, partnerships, mergers, and acquisitions to sustain the market growth. For instance, SAGEM is offering a triangular 32-cm path-length and a square 16-cm path-length ring laser gyroscope to meet the increasing demand for low-cost and high accuracy inertial measurement systems.
Ring Laser Gyroscope Market, By Number of Axis
- Single axis
Ring Laser Gyroscope Market, By Application
The above information has been provided for the following regions and countries:
- North America
- Asia Pacific
- South Korea
- Latin America
- Middle East & Africa (MEA)
- South Africa
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