Direction Finder is an instrument that intercepts and uses electromagnetic radiation in the radio portion of the spectrum to determine the direction of the radio transmitter.
A direction finder (DF) can be used by an aircraft or ship as a navigational aid. This is accomplished by measuring the direction (bearing) of at least two transmitters whose locations are already known. When the measured directions from each transmitter are plotted on a map, the intersection of the two plotted lines gives the location of the aircraft or ship carrying the DF. This technique, using the directions to two or more transmitters of known location, is called triangulation.
In 2018, the global Direction Finder market size
was increased to 92.38 million USD from 93.95 million USD in 2014, and it will reach 111.75 million USD in 2025, growing at CAGR of 3.03% between 2019 and 2025. Demand for Direction Finder has mainly been driven by field of civil aviation, Navigation, etc. National policies are the main growth catalysts for the market.
The Major consumption regions of direction finder are North America, Europe and Asia-Pacific which accounting for more than 85% of consumption value in total. Direction Finder product demand is in a certain space, and the main consumer countries are moderately developed countries and developed countries, the consumption of emerging countries is a key driving factor.
The leading players in direction finder market are Rohde-schwarz, Rockwell Collins(UTC), TCI (SPX), Taiyo and RHOTHETA Elektronik GmbH, which accounting for about 80% market share in terms of value in 2018.
The market is not only influenced by the price, but also influenced by the product performance and the product type. Although small companies have price advantage, the application is narrow to some extent due to the poor manufacture processing, cheap raw material and less diversity of products.
The leading companies own the advantages on better performance, more abundant product’s types, better technical and impeccable after-sales service. Consequently, they take the majority of the market share of high-end market.
The major application is air traffic control, accounting for about 65% of the total direction finder sales, followed by vessel traffic service. Mobile land is the fastest growing application in the forecast period.