DUBLIN, Ireland, 19 April 2007. Research and Markets has released "Unattended Ground Sensors: Communications Technologies and Markets," a report on unattended ground sensors, communications technologies, and markets.
UGSs are becoming common tools to obtain various information, including environmental, situational, and other data from difficult reachable places. They have been used in various military applications and only lately have they found the place in the commercial sectors, including SCADA and Personal Body LAN. The main advantage is the ability to use wireless communications between the area of deployment and an operator who may be located miles from the area of UGS operations.
Large-scale WSN-UGS represent an evolving generation of embedded communications structures and have characteristics that differentiate them from traditional wireless networks.
UGS networks are usually constructed in a mesh topology, and are left to be self-organized and self-protected. They can function unattended for months, collecting valuable commercial or military information necessary for their users functioning. In many cases the availability of these networks is vital for success of military operations or the normal operation of a manufacturing facility.
The company's analysts predict that the UGS addressable market is growing together with a military WSN-UGS market, and the years 2010 through 2012 will be a time of UGS penetration in a variety of commercial and military sectors.
This report provides WSN-UGS communications technologies and market analysis and assessments. It shows that ZigBee and UWB are two primary communications technologies that support successful UGS development. The report is useful for service providers, retail operators, vendors, network operators and managers, investors and end users seeking to gain a deeper understanding of UGS-based structures opportunities and barriers.
For systems vendors, integrators, and others, the report provides an analysis and assessment of competing products currently available as well as an estimation of the overall opportunities in the coming years.