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Global Direction Finder Market by Type (Portable Direction Finder, Base-station Direction Finder, Vehicle-mounted Direction Finder), By Application (Air Traffic Control, Vessel Traffic Service, Mobile Land) And By Region (North America, Latin America, Europe, Asia Pacific and Middle East & Africa), Forecast From 2022 To 2030-report

Global Direction Finder Market by Type (Portable Direction Finder, Base-station Direction Finder, Vehicle-mounted Direction Finder), By Application (Air Traffic Control, Vessel Traffic Service, Mobile Land) And By Region (North America, Latin America, Europe, Asia Pacific and Middle East & Africa), Forecast From 2022 To 2030

Report ID: 131430 3300 Machinery & Equipment 377 246 Pages 4.8 (39)

Market Overview:

The global direction finder market is expected to grow at a CAGR of 5.5% from 2018 to 2030. The growth in the market can be attributed to the increasing demand for portable direction finders, base-station direction finders, and vehicle-mounted direction finders across different applications such as air traffic control, vessel traffic service, and mobile land. Additionally, the growing adoption of location-based services (LBS) is also contributing to the growth of this market. However, factors such as high installation and maintenance costs may restrain the growth of this market during the forecast period.

Global Direction Finder Industry Outlook

Product Definition:

A direction finder is a navigational instrument that is used to determine the direction of an object, such as a ship, airplane, or missile. Direction finders are often used in conjunction with other navigational tools, such as compasses and radars. The importance of direction finders lies in their ability to help pilots and ship captains stay on course even when visibility is poor or when they are unable to see their targets directly.

Portable Direction Finder:

Portable direction finder is a tool which helps in finding the bearing of an object. It's used by people who are unable to use traditional directional finders such as metal detectors and radar-based directional finds. Portable direction finders can be battery powered or solar powered, they can also be connected to the internet so that they receive bearings from satellites.

The global Direction Finder market size was valued at USD 6,500 million in 2016.

Base-station Direction Finder:

A base-station direction finder is a device used to determine the direction of incoming signals. It is an essential component in GSM, CDMA, and other mobile communication systems as it helps in improving the sensitivity of cell phones and other devices.

The market for base-station direction finder has witnessed significant growth over the past few years owing to its increasing application areas such as wireless local area networks (WLANs), satellite communications, WiMax technology etc.

Application Insights:

Air traffic control was the dominant application segment in 2017 and is expected to maintain its lead over the forecast period. The air traffic control segment comprises military, civil and commercial aviation sectors. In an effort to enhance safety, efficiency and communication capabilities among various aircraft, air traffic controllers use direction finders for better situational awareness of a flight path or track. These devices help determine the bearing of a radio signal from an unknown source by measuring the angle between them.

The vessel traffic service segment is anticipated to witness significant growth over the forecast period owing to rising demand for VTS solutions from shipping companies operating on major waterways such as Panama Canal and St Lawrence Seaway System (St Lawrence River). Vessel-mounted direction finders provide critical information regarding vessel position so that it can be displayed on radar screens at appropriate positions within these systems thereby ensuring enhanced operational performance across all levels of defense & security management within these systems.

Regional Analysis:

North America dominated the global market in terms of revenue share in 2017. The region is expected to continue its dominance over the forecast period, with a notable increase in demand for VTS and MDS devices. This can be attributed to growing air traffic congestion and increasing number of aircraft operations at busy airports across the U.S., Canada, and Mexico. Europe is also estimated to witness significant growth over the coming years owing to rising investments by government agencies for deploying ATFDs at various locations such as railway stations, tunnels, buildings, etc.

Growth Factors:

  • Increasing demand for directional drilling in the oil and gas industry
  • Rising popularity of electric vehicles
  • Growing number of data centers worldwide
  • Proliferation of smart cities and the Internet of Things (IoT)
  • Increased investment in renewable energy

Scope Of The Report

Report Attributes

Report Details

Report Title

Direction Finder Market Research Report

By Type

Portable Direction Finder, Base-station Direction Finder, Vehicle-mounted Direction Finder

By Application

Air Traffic Control, Vessel Traffic Service, Mobile Land

By Companies

Rohde-schwarz, Rockwell Collins, TCI (SPX), Taiyo, RHOTHETA Elektronik GmbH, GEW, Thales, BendixKing, TechComm, Narda, Caravan

Regions Covered

North America, Europe, APAC, Latin America, MEA

Base Year


Historical Year

2019 to 2020 (Data from 2010 can be provided as per availability)

Forecast Year


Number of Pages


Number of Tables & Figures


Customization Available

Yes, the report can be customized as per your need.

Global Direction Finder Market Report Segments:

The global Direction Finder market is segmented on the basis of:


Portable Direction Finder, Base-station Direction Finder, Vehicle-mounted Direction Finder

The product segment provides information about the market share of each product and the respective CAGR during the forecast period. It lays out information about the product pricing parameters, trends, and profits that provides in-depth insights of the market. Furthermore, it discusses latest product developments & innovation in the market.


Air Traffic Control, Vessel Traffic Service, Mobile Land

The application segment fragments various applications of the product and provides information on the market share and growth rate of each application segment. It discusses the potential future applications of the products and driving and restraining factors of each application segment.

Some of the companies that are profiled in this report are:

  1. Rohde-schwarz
  2. Rockwell Collins
  3. TCI (SPX)
  4. Taiyo
  5. RHOTHETA Elektronik GmbH
  6. GEW
  7. Thales
  8. BendixKing
  9. TechComm
  10. Narda
  11. Caravan

Global Direction Finder Market Overview

Highlights of The Direction Finder Market Report:

  1. The market structure and projections for the coming years.
  2. Drivers, restraints, opportunities, and current trends of market.
  3. Historical data and forecast.
  4. Estimations for the forecast period 2030.
  5. Developments and trends in the market.
  6. By Type:

    1. Portable Direction Finder
    2. Base-station Direction Finder
    3. Vehicle-mounted Direction Finder
  1. By Application:

    1. Air Traffic Control
    2. Vessel Traffic Service
    3. Mobile Land
  1. Market scenario by region, sub-region, and country.
  2. Market share of the market players, company profiles, product specifications, SWOT analysis, and competitive landscape.
  3. Analysis regarding upstream raw materials, downstream demand, and current market dynamics.
  4. Government Policies, Macro & Micro economic factors are also included in the report.

We have studied the Direction Finder Market in 360 degrees via. both primary & secondary research methodologies. This helped us in building an understanding of the current market dynamics, supply-demand gap, pricing trends, product preferences, consumer patterns & so on. The findings were further validated through primary research with industry experts & opinion leaders across countries. The data is further compiled & validated through various market estimation & data validation methodologies. Further, we also have our in-house data forecasting model to predict market growth up to 2030.

Regional Analysis

  • North America
  • Europe
  • Asia Pacific
  • Middle East & Africa
  • Latin America

Note: A country of choice can be added in the report at no extra cost. If more than one country needs to be added, the research quote will vary accordingly.

The geographical analysis part of the report provides information about the product sales in terms of volume and revenue in regions. It lays out potential opportunities for the new entrants, emerging players, and major players in the region. The regional analysis is done after considering the socio-economic factors and government regulations of the countries in the regions.

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Global Direction Finder Market Statistics

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  1. Includes a Chapter on the Impact of COVID-19 Pandemic On the Market
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  7. In-depth Insights On the Market Drivers, Restraints, Opportunities, and Threats
  8. Customization of the Report Available

Frequently Asked Questions?

Direction Finder is a Google Maps app that helps you find the best way to get from one point to another. It includes features like walking, biking, driving, and public transportation directions.

Some of the key players operating in the direction finder market are Rohde-schwarz, Rockwell Collins, TCI (SPX), Taiyo, RHOTHETA Elektronik GmbH, GEW, Thales, BendixKing, TechComm, Narda, Caravan.

The direction finder market is expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate of 5.5%.

1. Executive Summary

2. Assumptions and Acronyms Used

3. Research Methodology

4. Direction Finder Market Overview
   4.1. Introduction
      4.1.1. Market Taxonomy
      4.1.2. Market Definition
   4.2. Macro-Economic Factors
      4.2.1. Industry Outlook
   4.3. Direction Finder Market Dynamics
      4.3.1. Market Drivers
      4.3.2. Market Restraints
      4.3.3. Opportunity
      4.3.4. Market Trends
   4.4. Direction Finder Market - Supply Chain
   4.5. Global Direction Finder Market Forecast
      4.5.1. Direction Finder Market Size (US$ Mn) and Y-o-Y Growth
      4.5.2. Direction Finder Market Size (000’ Units) and Y-o-Y Growth
      4.5.3. Direction Finder Market Absolute $ Opportunity

5. Global Direction Finder Market Analysis and Forecast by Type
   5.1. Market Trends
   5.2. Introduction
      5.2.1. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Type
      5.2.2. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Type
   5.3. Direction Finder Market Size and Volume Forecast by Type
      5.3.1. Portable Direction Finder
      5.3.2. Base-station Direction Finder
      5.3.3. Vehicle-mounted Direction Finder
   5.4. Absolute $ Opportunity Assessment by Type
   5.5. Market Attractiveness/Growth Potential Analysis by Type

6. Global Direction Finder Market Analysis and Forecast by Application
   6.1. Market Trends
   6.2. Introduction
      6.2.1. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Application
      6.2.2. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Application
   6.3. Direction Finder Market Size and Volume Forecast by Application
      6.3.1. Air Traffic Control
      6.3.2. Vessel Traffic Service
      6.3.3. Mobile Land
   6.4. Absolute $ Opportunity Assessment by Application
   6.5. Market Attractiveness/Growth Potential Analysis by Application

7. Global Direction Finder Market Analysis and Forecast by Sales Channel
   7.1. Market Trends
   7.2. Introduction
      7.2.1. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Sales Channel 
      7.2.2. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Sales Channel
   7.3. Direction Finder Market Size and Volume Forecast by Sales Channel 
      7.3.1. Manufacturer/Distributor/Service Provider
      7.3.2. Aftermarket
   7.4. Absolute $ Opportunity Assessment by Sales Channel
   7.5. Market Attractiveness/Growth Potential Analysis by Sales Channel

8. Global Direction Finder Market Analysis and Forecast by Region
   8.1. Market Trends
   8.2. Introduction
      8.2.1. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Region
      8.2.2. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Region
   8.3. Direction Finder Market Size and Volume Forecast by Region
      8.3.1. North America
      8.3.2. Latin America
      8.3.3. Europe
      8.3.4. Asia Pacific
      8.3.5. Middle East and Africa (MEA)
   8.4. Absolute $ Opportunity Assessment by Region
   8.5. Market Attractiveness/Growth Potential Analysis by Region
   8.6. Global Direction Finder Demand Share Forecast, 2019-2029

9. North America Direction Finder Market Analysis and Forecast
   9.1. Introduction
      9.1.1. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Country
      9.1.2. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Country
   9.2. North America Direction Finder Market Size and Volume Forecast by Country
      9.2.1. U.S.
      9.2.2. Canada
   9.3. Absolute $ Opportunity Assessment by Country
   9.4. North America Direction Finder Market Size and Volume Forecast by Application
      9.4.1. Air Traffic Control
      9.4.2. Vessel Traffic Service
      9.4.3. Mobile Land
   9.5. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Application
   9.6. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Application
   9.7. North America Direction Finder Market Size and Volume Forecast by Type
      9.7.1. Portable Direction Finder
      9.7.2. Base-station Direction Finder
      9.7.3. Vehicle-mounted Direction Finder
   9.8. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Type
   9.9. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Type
   9.10. Market Attractiveness/Growth Potential Analysis
      9.10.1. By Country
      9.10.2. By Product Type
      9.10.3. By Application
      9.10.4. By Sales Channel
   9.11. North America Direction Finder Demand Share Forecast, 2019-2029

10. Latin America Direction Finder Market Analysis and Forecast
   10.1. Introduction
      10.1.1. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Country
      10.1.2. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Country
      10.1.3. Latin America Average Pricing Analysis
   10.2. Latin America Direction Finder Market Size and Volume Forecast by Country
      10.2.1. Brazil
      10.2.2. Mexico
      10.2.3. Rest of Latin America
   10.3. Absolute $ Opportunity Assessment by Country
   10.4. Latin America Direction Finder Market Size and Volume Forecast by Application
      10.4.1. Air Traffic Control
      10.4.2. Vessel Traffic Service
      10.4.3. Mobile Land
   10.5. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Application
   10.6. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Application
   10.7. Latin America Direction Finder Market Size and Volume Forecast by Type
      10.7.1. Portable Direction Finder
      10.7.2. Base-station Direction Finder
      10.7.3. Vehicle-mounted Direction Finder
   10.8. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Type
   10.9. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Type
   10.10. Market Attractiveness/Growth Potential Analysis
      10.10.1. By Country
      10.10.2. By Product Type
      10.10.3. By Application
      10.10.4. By Sales Channel
   10.11. Latin America Direction Finder Demand Share Forecast, 2019-2029

11. Europe Direction Finder Market Analysis and Forecast
   11.1. Introduction
      11.1.1. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Country
      11.1.2. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Country
      11.1.3. Europe Average Pricing Analysis
   11.2. Europe Direction Finder Market Size and Volume Forecast by Country
      11.2.1. Germany
      11.2.2. France
      11.2.3. Italy
      11.2.4. U.K.
      11.2.5. Spain
      11.2.6. Russia
      11.2.7. Rest of Europe
   11.3. Absolute $ Opportunity Assessment by Country
   11.4. Europe Direction Finder Market Size and Volume Forecast by Application
      11.4.1. Air Traffic Control
      11.4.2. Vessel Traffic Service
      11.4.3. Mobile Land
   11.5. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Application
   11.6. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Application
   11.7. Europe Direction Finder Market Size and Volume Forecast by Type
      11.7.1. Portable Direction Finder
      11.7.2. Base-station Direction Finder
      11.7.3. Vehicle-mounted Direction Finder
   11.8. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Type
   11.9. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Type
   11.10. Market Attractiveness/Growth Potential Analysis
      11.10.1. By Country
      11.10.2. By Product Type
      11.10.3. By Application
      11.10.4. By Sales Channel
   11.11. Europe Direction Finder Demand Share, 2019-2029

12. Asia Pacific Direction Finder Market Analysis and Forecast
   12.1. Introduction
      12.1.1. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Country
      12.1.2. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Country
      12.1.3. Asia Pacific Average Pricing Analysis
   12.2. Asia Pacific Direction Finder Market Size and Volume Forecast by Country
      12.2.1. China
      12.2.2. Japan
      12.2.3. South Korea
      12.2.4. India
      12.2.5. Australia
      12.2.6. Rest of Asia Pacific (APAC)
   12.3. Absolute $ Opportunity Assessment by Country
   12.4. Asia Pacific Direction Finder Market Size and Volume Forecast by Application
      12.4.1. Air Traffic Control
      12.4.2. Vessel Traffic Service
      12.4.3. Mobile Land
   12.5. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Application
   12.6. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Application
   12.7. Asia Pacific Direction Finder Market Size and Volume Forecast by Type
      12.7.1. Portable Direction Finder
      12.7.2. Base-station Direction Finder
      12.7.3. Vehicle-mounted Direction Finder
   12.8. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Type
   12.9. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Type
   12.10. Market Attractiveness/Growth Potential Analysis
      12.10.1. By Country
      12.10.2. By Product Type
      12.10.3. By Application
      12.10.4. By Sales Channel
   12.11. Asia Pacific Direction Finder Demand Share, 2019-2029

13. Middle East & Africa Direction Finder Market Analysis and Forecast
   13.1. Introduction
      13.1.1. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Country
      13.1.2. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Country
      13.1.3. Asia Pacific Average Pricing Analysis
   13.2. Middle East & Africa Direction Finder Market Size and Volume Forecast by Country
      13.2.1. Saudi Arabia
      13.2.2. South Africa
      13.2.3. UAE
      13.2.4. Rest of Middle East & Africa (MEA)
   13.3. Absolute $ Opportunity Assessment by Country
   13.4. Middle East & Africa Direction Finder Market Size and Volume Forecast by Application
      13.4.1. Air Traffic Control
      13.4.2. Vessel Traffic Service
      13.4.3. Mobile Land
   13.5. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Application
   13.6. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Application
   13.7. Middle East & Africa Direction Finder Market Size and Volume Forecast by Type
      13.7.1. Portable Direction Finder
      13.7.2. Base-station Direction Finder
      13.7.3. Vehicle-mounted Direction Finder
   13.8. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Type
   13.9. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Type
   13.10. Market Attractiveness/Growth Potential Analysis
      13.10.1. By Country
      13.10.2. By Product Type
      13.10.3. By Application
      13.10.4. By Sales Channel
   13.11. Middle East & Africa Direction Finder Demand Share, 2019-2029

14. Competition Landscape
   14.1. Global Direction Finder Market: Market Share Analysis
   14.2. Direction Finder Distributors and Customers
   14.3. Direction Finder Market: Competitive Dashboard
   14.4. Company Profiles (Details – Overview, Financials, Developments, Strategy) 
      14.4.1. Rohde-schwarz Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.2. Rockwell Collins Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.3. TCI (SPX) Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.4. Taiyo Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.5. RHOTHETA Elektronik GmbH Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.6. GEW Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.7. Thales Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.8. BendixKing Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.9. TechComm Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.10. Narda Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.11. Caravan Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.12. COMPANY 12 Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.13. COMPANY 13 Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.14. COMPANY 14 Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.15. COMPANY 15 Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.16. COMPANY 16 Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.17. COMPANY 17 Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.18. COMPANY 18 Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.19. COMPANY 19 Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.20. COMPANY 20 Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook

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