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The AUV Gamechanger Report 2008-2017 by Researach and markets

posted 31 Jul 2008, 15:11 by Puneet Chhabra   [ updated 31 Jul 2008, 15:14 ]
Although over 400 Autonomous Underwater Vehicles (AUVs) have been produced to date, AUVs are still regarded as a relatively new technology. Many believe that they have the potential to ‘change the game’ in some specific areas of underwater operations. Considerable investments by research institutes, manufacturers and the military followed by a number of early applications are resulting in AUVs becoming increasing accepted in some of key roles where they have been shown to be more effective than previous technology.

The AUV Gamechanger Report 2008-17 considers the prospects for this truly game-changing technology and values the future markets for AUV manufacturers to 2017.

AUV technologies:
This report is geared to the needs of the senior executive and assumes no previous reader knowledge of the subject area. It describes how AUVs fit into the family tree of unmanned underwater vehicles (UUVs), outlines the development of the industry and gives many examples of the various types of AUVs and the technologies involved. Individual sections discuss the fundamental technologies of positioning and obstacle avoidance and main AUV components such as power sources and survey sensors. A number of brief case studies give examples of the application of AUVs in situations ranging from seabed survey to ocean research and mine counter-measures work.

A $1.8 billion market:
The market modelling process is based on three scenarios and includes oil & gas, research and military applications. The AUV Gamechanger Report 2008-17 begins with identifying the existing fleet numbers, then examines the market drivers and prospects in each of the main application sectors before developing forecasts basis for total growth prospects to 2017 on a ‘scenario’ basis.

Industry players and competitive landscape:
Tables show AUV numbers by type and appendices outline significant companies, vehicle manufacturers and operators and AUV sector technology providers.

An acclaimed series:
The AUV Gamechanger Report 2008-2017 is the latest in an acclaimed series of business studies used by organisations in 37 countries worldwide. These include oil majors, investment banks, research institutes, hardware manufacturers, offshore contractors, agencies and departments of governments.

Executive Summary & Conclusions
Overview of key report findings, market forecasts, conclusions.

An Introduction to unmanned underwater vehicles
Overview of ROV vehicle types and their purpose, rationale & technical evolution of AUVs, significant points in AUV history.

Why AUVs? – The alternatives, advantages of using AUVs. Description of AUV applications including commercial oil & gas related activities submarine telecoms cables, military, ocean research and others.

AUV Technology
Hull shape & size, power, propulsion and maneuvering, buoyancy, positioning & navigation, communications, sensor payloads, autonomy.

Market Forecasts 2008-2017
Introduction – the existing fleet, the scenario approach, market drivers. Oil & gas sector forecasts, deepwater survey, deepwater field operations and pipelines. Hydrographic and research sectors. Submarine cable sector, military sector. Total market – units and values

Summary company profiles, hardware manufacturers & vehicle operators.

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