The growth of ground penetrating radar (GPR) market has been attributed towards growing geopolitical instabilities and territorial conflicts. In 2015, political war among the world’s high powers is in play over at any time since the cold war end. The U.S. relations with Russia are fully broken. The rivalry between Saudi Arabia and Iran is the engine of battle in the Middle East. The growing disinclination of Washington and other external powers to interfere in the region majorly increase domestic politics among these two countries and growing anxiety in order to constant negotiations above Iran’s nuclear program, it has expected that Tehran and Riyadh to utilize proxies to increase trouble in more ME (Middle East) countries than ever before in 2015. Thus, growing geopolitical instabilities leads the demand for safety systems that ultimately enhance the demand for the market. More factors such as rising need for assistance, safety and comfort features in vehicles, growing demand for radars across the globe and growing advancement in radar technologies are also major boosting factors for the market. However, high expertise required for GPR surveys and high development cost. The market has huge potential due to growing demand for autonomous cars and growing military spending in developing countries. There are some crucial challenges in the market such as GPR systems are sensitive to noise interference and strict regulations on radar systems. Geographically North America is the major revenue generating region for the market, which is rising due to growing demand for radar sensors in military applications. Asia Pacific is also an emerging region for the market due to growing China’s Spending in military & defense. The availability of major players such as Lockheed Martin, Raytheon, Robert Bosch Gmbh, US Radar Inc., GSSI etc. in the region is offering scope for more innovations in GPR sensors.
The ground penetrating radar market has been classified on the basis of application and technology. On the basis of application, it is segmented into military, archaeology, vehicle localization and other applications. In archaeology, GPR can be utilized to detect and map subsurface archaeological features, artifacts and patterning. The radar concept is familiar to maximum people. GPR can be a potential tool in positive conditions (uniform sandy soils are perfect). Similarly other geophysical methods utilized in archaeology, it can detect artifacts and map features with no risk of damaging them. Among techniques utilized in archaeological geophysics, GPR is unique both in its capability to detect some tiny objects at reasonably great depths, and in its potential to differentiate the depth of anomaly bases.
On the basis of technology, the market is segmented into impulse, stepped frequency, frequency-modulated continuous-wave (FMCW) and digital signal processing (DSP). The stepped frequency GPR is one of the major technology segments. The stepped-frequency continuous-wave GPR (SFCW-GPR) has several advantages, such as high measurement accuracy, lower noise, frequency steps selecting, greater dynamic range and easier frequency band. Thus, it is now increasingly popular. The SFCW-GPR is utilized to trace buried objects and landmines.