Wireless Sensors: Technologies and Global Markets
The global market for wireless sensor devices will grow from nearly $2.4 billion in 2016 to nearly $7.7 billion by 2021 with a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 26.7% for the period of 2016-2021.
- An overview of the global markets for wireless sensors and related applications of this technology.
- Analyses of global market trends, with data from 2015, 2016, and projections of compound annual growth rates (CAGRs) through 2021.
- Information on parameters that can be measured by wireless sensor devices including temperature, pressure level, flow, chemical composition, biological characteristics, motion and position, surveillance and image, and humidity.
- Analyses of end vertical applications including industrial installations, ecology and agriculture, logistics and transport, defense and surveillance, medicine, residential, automation, and energy management.
- Detailed coverage of technologies involved in the field including Bluetooth, radio frequency (RF) identification (RFID), Wi-Fi + IPv6 over low-power, wireless PANs (6LoWPAN), ZigBee + RF for consumer electronics (RF4CE), domain-specific as well as proprietary technologies.
- Company profiles of major players in the industry.
SCOPE OF THE REPORT
This report presents the forecast for wireless sensor devices for 2016 through 2021 based on estimated volume and manufacturers’ total revenues. These forecasts are further broken down by the various parameters that can be measured by the sensors, end applications and region.
The report covers the following parameters that can be measured by wireless sensor devices:
- Chemical composition.
- Biological characteristics.
- Motion and position.
- Surveillance and image.
The end-vertical application breakdown includes:
- Industrial installations.
- Energy infrastructure.
- Ecology and agriculture.
- Logistics and transport.
- Defense and surveillance.
- Home automation and other indoor applications.
The regional breakdown focuses on:
- Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA).
- Asia-Pacific region (APAC).
Covered wireless technologies and standards include:
- Bluetooth and Bluetooth Smart.
- RFID (e.g., NFC).
- Wi-Fi and 6LoWPAN.
- ZigBEE and RF4CE.
- Other 802.15.4-based technologies (e.g., EnOcean, Z-Wave, WirelessHART, ISA100.11a).
The Executive Summary chapter provides an end-application domain-wise breakdown of the dollar sales of wireless sensor devices.
The Overview chapter deals with the fundamentals of sensors and introduces the various measurable parameters. It also covers the major technological and business challenges confronting the wireless sensor domain and introduces the concepts of energy harvesting. The chapter familiarizes the reader with the leading wireless PAN and LAN technologies and standards.
The Global Markets chapter deals exclusively with quantitative forecasts with a special focus on the application of sensors. After providing a broad breakdown of the global market for wireless sensors, this section provides an overview of the astonishing body of use cases for wireless sensors and gives a detailed breakdown of the sensor market along these domains. The chapter also includes a wireless-technology-specific analysis of the wireless sensor market.
The Major Players chapter covers the extremely well-populated landscape of the wireless sensor industry. It identifies and explains the major stakeholder categories and then analyzes the initiatives undertaken by key companies.
The U.S. Patent Analysis chapter covers innovative activities that impact wireless sensors. Patents are also categorized in terms of application and architecture, as well as timing, assignee countries and assignee organizations.
Shalini Ramamurthy has extensive experience analyzing and evaluating advanced information technology, including telecommunications and optical networks. She holds a Bachelor’s of Engineering degree in Electronics and Telecommunications from Kumaraguru College of Technology in Coimbatore, India, as well as a Master’s of Science degree in Telecommunications and Software Engineering from the Illinois Institute of Technology in Chicago.