Concerns about homeland security will generate $3 billion in business for designers of nuclear-screening portals from 2006 to 2010, according to a report from Homeland Security Research Corp.
Four years after the terror attacks of 9/11, the U.S. market is ready for the deployment of second-generation nuclear-screening portal technologies, including product procurement and services, the report says. It cites two factors leading to an accelerated deployment of nationwide networks of nuclear portals-a renewed focus on nuclear threats by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, and President Bush’s decision to establish the DNDO (Domestic Nuclear Detection Office).
The office’s mission is to “develop, acquire and support deployment and improvement of a domestic system to detect and report attempts to import, assemble, or transport a nuclear explosive device, fissile or radiological material intended for illicit use.” DNDO is organized under DHS’ Transportation Security Administration. For more information, see www.tsa.gov/interweb/assetlibrary/TSAContact_DomesticNuclearDetectionOffice.htm or http://www.dhs.gov/dhspublic/display?theme=43&content=4474&print=true.
Report highlights include:
- Next-generation technologies for portals
- Current and upcoming business opportunities, including present technologies and upcoming technology trends for the next five years
- Worldwide market forecasts: multiple, detailed forecasts, including installed base and annual sales for different market or product categories for the next five years
- Market segments: forecasts segmented by application (e.g., crane mounted, trains, vehicles, and pedestrians)
- Service and installation business: a five-year forecast of the service and equipment installation business-the main source of gross margin for this industry
- Catalog of current vendors and outlook
In addition, a second report compares several products:
- More than 114 products from 15 vendors, evaluated and compared in dozens of categories, from PVT-based passive portals to Neutron Activation portals
- Procurement considerations: insight into the most important factors that the buyer should look at before making a procurement decision
- Technological considerations: explains and compares portal technologies
- Currently available products: comparison of their performance specifications, prices, and standards
- Datasheet offering side-by-side comparison between the specifications of different products
- Product segmentation, arranged by portal application (e.g. trains, vehicles, or pedestrians)
The first report is called 2004-2010 Nuclear Radiological Detection Portals-Market Research Report. For more information, see the table of contents at www.hsrc.biz/documents/Reports/TOC/HSRC-160408-T.pdf.
The second report is called 2004 Nuclear Radiological Detection Portals-Product Comparison Report. For more information, see the table of contents at www.hsrc.biz/documents/Reports/TOC/HPC-160313-T.pdf.
Homeland Security Research Corp. is a Washington-based international market research and strategic consulting firm serving the homeland security community. For more information contact the company online at www.hsrc.biz.