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Market Overview

Distributed sensing is a novel technology that allows constant, real-time measurement of different physical parameters along the length of the optical fiber. Fiber optic sensors are used for monitoring critical infrastructure or facilities. This allows the maintenance workers to keep a constant profile of acoustics, temperature, or strain conditions along the length of the fiber. Moreover, it offers vital information regarding various applications and provides cost-efficient option for physical monitoring of various parameters, even in challenging working conditions. The optical fiber used in this is the sensing element without any additional transducer in the optical path. Its working is similar to radar where interrogator sends a series of pulses in the optical fiber and records the return of the naturally occurring distorted signal against the time. In this process, the distributed sensor computes at all points along the optical fiber. Moreover, the optical fiber is the sensor thus, it is cost-effective and can easily be deployed in some of the most challenging environments. 

The global distributed fiber optic sensor market is estimated to account for US$ 1,610.7 Mn in terms of value by the end of 2019

Market Dynamics- Driver

  1. Growing adoption fiber optic sensors in oil and natural gas industry is expected to drive growth of the global distributed fiber optic sensors market during the forecast period

Oil and natural gas industry has started adopting fiber optic sensors for monitoring and sensing applications such as temperature sensing and acoustic sensing in the recent past. This, in turn, has improved the efficiency of oil and gas production and also transportation worldwide. This is expected to encourage the deployment of distributed fiber optic sensors in plants, thereby driving growth of the market in the near future.

  1. Proactive initiatives undertaken by government concerning adoption of fiber optic sensors is expected to propel the global distributed fiber optic sensors market over the forecast period.

Prior to advent of distributed fiber optic sensors, health of the structure used to be inspected from the outside. However, it was impossible to measure strain and stress within the structure. Fiber optic sensors have made measurement of these internal properties of structures. Furthermore, governments of various countries around the world are increasingly deploying fiber optic sensors in different construction projects. For instance, in May 2015, Adelos Inc. commenced deployment of fiber optic solutions for the U.S. Government including the Department of Energy and the U.S. Navy.

Asia Pacific region dominated the global distributed fiber optic sensor market in 2018, accounting for 27.2% share in terms of value, followed by North America and Europe, respectively

Distributed Fiber Optic Sensor  | Coherent Market Insights

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Market Dynamics- Restraints

  1. Lack of awareness regarding fiber optic sensors and high cost are expected to restrain growth of the global distributed fiber optic sensors market over the forecast period

Lack of awareness related to advantages offered by fiber optic sensors in certain industries is expected to restrain the market growth in the near future. Moreover, deployment of fiber optic sensors is expensive and is not possible for small- and mid-sized companies, thus they are reluctant to adopt this technology. This, in turn, is expected to hamper the market growth over the forecast period.

  1. Constant fluctuation in oil & gas prices is expected hinder the global distributed fiber optic sensor market growth during the forecast period

Major end-use industry for distributed fiber optic sensors is the oil & gas industry. According to Coherent Market Insights’ analysis, oil & gas industry accounts for around 50% of market share in the global distributed fiber optic sensor market. However, fluctuating oil & gas prices are expected to hamper the market growth during the forecast period.

Market Opportunities

  1. Significant growth opportunities offered by mining industry

Fiber optic sensing is a novel technology that can offer a paradigm shift to how mines are being administered and controlled. Currently, the mining industry faces crucial challenges such as unpredictable accidents, inaccurate measurement system, lack of data concerning safety of mines and labors, and late diagnostics of hazards and faults. These challenges can be dealt with efficiently with fiber optic sensing technology as it offers safe, accurate, cost-effective, real-time, and reliable sensing and monitoring solutions. This, in turn, is expected to pose lucrative growth opportunities for market players in the near future.

  1. Growing demand for data-based analysis is expected to pose conducive growth opportunities for market players

Various industries around world are seeking data-based analysis for their business. It can assist companies to ascertain unnecessary expenditure and losses in the business. Fiber optic sensing technologies offer real-time measurement of numerous physical parameters that can help companies control those losses and gain a competitive edge in the respective industries. This, in turn, is expected to offer significant business opportunities for market players during the forecast period.

Distributed Fiber Optic Sensor  | Coherent Market Insights

Source: Coherent Market Insights

Segment Information:

Global distributed fiber optic sensor market was valued US$ 1,461.2 Mn in 2018 and is forecast to reach a value of US$ 3567.4 Mn by 2027. In global distributed fiber optic sensor market, by technology segment raman scattering based distributed sensor sub-segment dominated the global distributed fiber optic sensor market in 2018, accounting for 31.3% share in terms of value, followed by other sub-segments.

Distributed Fiber Optic Sensor  | Coherent Market Insights

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Market Trends

  1. Regular product launches by market players are expected to be a major trend in the market

Over the last 60 years, fiber optic sensors have evolved, in terms of deployment and commercialization. However, market players are focusing on research and development activities, in order to launch novel products in the market that are more advanced, innovative, and unique. For instance, in November 2019, Optasense, a provider of fiber optic-based acoustic sensing, demonstrated the ability to detect pipeline leaks with the help of optic sensing in a unique testing environment.

  1. Growing application in aerospace and defense industry is another major trend in the market

Fiber optic sensors have witnessed significant demand from aerospace and defense sector. Fiber optics are resistant to high pressure, corrosion, chemical, reactions, atmospheric lightening, and electromagnetic radiation. Thus, it can be deployed for various defense and aerospace purposes such as controlling and monitoring.

Competitive Section

Key companies involved in the global distributed fiber optics sensor market are Brugg Kabel AG, Omnisens S.A., AFL Global (Subsidiary of Fujikura), OSENSA Innovations Corp., SOLIFOS AG, Sensor Highway Ltd. (Acquired by Schlumberger), FISO Technologies Inc. (Acquired by Roctest), NEC Corporation, Verizon Wireless, Lockheed Martin Corporation, and QinetiQ Group plc.

Key Developments

  1. Key companies in the market are focused on mergers and acquisitions, in order to gain competitive edge in the market. For instance, in March 2018, SOLIFOS AG, a provider of fiber optic sensors, acquired Brugg Kabel AG’s fiber optic business unit.
  2. Key players in the market are focused on product launch, in order to enhance their product portfolio. For instance, in January 2016, OSENSA Innovations Corp. introduced FTX-301-PWR+temperature transmitter and related fiber optic sensing probes designated for medium voltage power equipment monitoring.

Distributed fiber optic sensors refer to the complex integration of distributed sensing technology along the entire length of fiber cable to achieve real-time and continuous measurements. Distributed fiber optics sensors offer the monitoring of wide range of variables such as, acoustic perturbations, temperature, and strain among others. As distributed fiber optics sensors can withstand high temperature and are poor conductor of electricity and resistant to electromagnetic interference, these sensors are mostly used in the region with high voltage electricity. Distributed fiber optics sensors provides an extra advantage over the traditional electronic sensors with light weight, low cost, high band, radio frequency interference immunity (RFI) and electromagnetic interference (EMI).

Hence, prominent key players in this market are focusing on launching new products to gain a competitive edge in this market. For instance, in September 2018, Yokogawa Electric Corporation, Japanese electrical engineering and Software Company, announced the launch of “DTSX1” - fiber optic heat detector, an OpreX Field Instruments heat sensing and fire detection solution. The sensor is a cost-effective all-in-one fire detection and facility management solution.

Market Dynamics

Increase in the global demand for oil and gas, power and utility, safety and security are the major factor driving the growth of the global distributed fiber optic sensor market. Distributed fiber optic sensor have the ability to optimize and operate the resources in the oil and gas industry, as they can monitor the entire length of the pipeline structure. Moreover, growing focus on oil recovery, surge in capital investments for thermal-enhanced oil improvement techniques and emergence of multi-lateral hydraulic fracturing technologies are expected to further augment the growth of global distributed fiber optic sensor market during forecast period.

However, technical difficulties faced during installation and working of distributed fiber optic sensors, high cost of distributed fiber optic sensor and lack of awareness regarding distributed fiber optic sensors are some of the primary factor anticipated to negatively affect the demand of distributed fiber optic sensors during forecast period. In addition, supportive government policies, increasing demand for data-based analysis and increasing safety norms are expected to further augment the growth of global distributed fiber optic sensor market during forecast period.

Market Taxonomy

This report segments the global distributed fiber optic sensor market on the basis of technology, application, and vertical. On the basis of technology, the global distributed fiber optic sensor market is segmented into rayleigh scattering based distributed sensor, brillouin scattering based sensor, raman scattering based sensor, interferometric distributed optical-fiber sensor, and distributed fiber bragg grating sensor. On the basis of application, the global distributed fiber optic sensor market is segmented into strain sensing, temperature sensing, acoustic/vibration sensing, pressure sensing and others (moisture detection). On the basis of vertical, the global distributed fiber optic sensor market is segmented into oil & gas, security, energy & utility, transportation infrastructure, industrial application and others (environment & geotechnics, healthcare etc.) and on the basis of region, the global distributed fiber optic sensor market is segmented into North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Latin America and Middle East & Africa.

Key features of the study:

  • This report provides an in-depth analysis of the global distributed fiber optic sensor market and provides market size (US$ Million) and Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR %) for the forecast period (2019 – 2027), considering 2018 as the base year
  • It elucidates potential revenue opportunities across different segments and explains attractive investment proposition matrix for this market
  • This study also provides key insights about market drivers, restraints, opportunities, new product launches or approval, regional outlook, and competitive strategy adopted by leading players
  • It profiles leading players in the global distributed fiber optic sensor market based on the following parameters – regulatory landscape, company overview, financial performance, product portfolio, geographical presence, distribution strategies, key developments and strategies, and future plans
  • Key companies in global distributed fiber optic sensor market includes, Brugg Kabel AG, Omnisens S.A., AFL Global (Subsidiary of Fujikura), OSENSA Innovations Corp., SOLIFOS AG, Sensor Highway Ltd. (Acquired by Schlumberger), FISO Technologies Inc. (Acquired by Roctest), NEC Corporation, Verizon Wireless, Lockheed Martin Corporation, and QinetiQ Group plc. Among others.
  • Insights from this report would allow marketers and management authorities of companies to make informed decision regarding future product launches, technology up-gradation, market expansion, and marketing tactics
  • The global distributed fiber optic sensor market report caters to various stakeholders in this industry including investors, suppliers, distributors, new entrants, and financial analysts
  • Stakeholders would have ease in decision-making through the various strategy matrices used in analyzing the global distributed fiber optic sensor market.

Detailed Segmentation:

  •  Global Distributed Fiber Optic Sensor Market, By Technology:
    • Rayleigh Scattering Based Distributed Sensor
    • Brillouin Scattering Based Distributed Sensor
    • Raman Scattering Based Distributed Sensor
    • Interferometric Distributed Optical-fiber Sensor
    • Distributed fiber Bragg Grating Sensor
  •  Global Distributed Fiber Optic Sensor Market, By Application:
    • Strain Sensing
    • Temperature Sensing
    • Acoustic/Vibration sensing
    • Pressure Sensing
    • Others
  •  Global Distributed Fiber Optic Sensor Market, By Vertical:
    • Oil & Gas
    • Security
    • Energy & Utility
    • Transportation Infrastructure
    • Industrial Application
    • Others (Environment & Geotechnics, Healthcare etc.)
  • Global Distributed Fiber Optic Sensor Market, By Region:
    • North America
    • Europe
    • Asia Pacific
    • Latin America
    • Middle East and Africa
  • Company Profiles
    • Brugg Kabel AG *
      • Company Overview
      • Product Portfolio
      • Financial Performance
      • Key Strategies
      • Recent Developments
      • Future Plans
    • Omnisens S.A.
    • AFL Global (Subsidiary of Fujikura)
    • OSENSA Innovations Corp.
    • SOLIFOS AG
    • Sensor Highway Ltd. (Acquired by Schlumberger)
    • FISO Technologies Inc. (Acquired by Roctest)
    • NEC Corporation
    • Verizon Wireless
    • Lockheed Martin Corporation
    • QinetiQ Group plc.

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Table of Contents

  1. Research Objective and Assumption
    • Research Objectives
    • Assumptions
    • Abbreviations
  2. Market Purview
    • Report Description
      • Market Definition and Scope
    • Executive Summary
      • Market Snippet, By Technology
      • Market Snippet, By Application
      • Market Snippet, By Vertical
      • Market Snippet, By Region
    • Coherent Opportunity Map (COM)
  3. Market Dynamics, Regulations, and Trends Analysis
    • Market Dynamics
      • Drivers
      • Restraints
      • Market Opportunities
    • Regulatory Scenario
    • Industry Trend
    • Merger and Acquisitions
    • New system Launch/Approvals
  4. Global Distributed Fiber Optic Sensor Market, By Technology, 2017-2027  (US$ Million)
    • Introduction
      • Market Share Analysis, 2017 and 2027 (%)
      • Segment Trends
    • Rayleigh Scattering Based Distributed Sensor
      • Introduction
      • Market Size and Forecast, 2019–2027, (US$ Million)
    • Brillouin Scattering Based Sensor
      • Introduction
      • Market Size and Forecast, 2019–2027, (US$ Million)
    • Raman Scattering Based Sensor
      • Introduction
      • Market Size and Forecast, 2019–2027, (US$ Million)
    • Interferometric Distributed Optical-Fiber Sensor
      • Introduction
      • Market Size and Forecast, 2019–2027, (US$ Million)
    • Distributed Fiber Bragg Grating Sensor
      • Introduction
      • Market Size and Forecast, 2019–2027, (US$ Million)
  5. Global Distributed Fiber Optic Sensor Market, By Application, 2017-2027  (US$ Million)
    • Introduction
      • Market Share Analysis, 2017 and 2027 (%)
      • Segment Trends
    • Strain Sensing
      • Introduction
      • Market Size and Forecast, 2019–2027, (US$ Million)
    • Temperature Sensing
      • Introduction
      • Market Size and Forecast, 2019–2027, (US$ Million)
    • Acoustic/Vibration Sensing
      • Introduction
      • Market Size and Forecast, 2019–2027, (US$ Million)
    • Pressure Sensing
      • Introduction
      • Market Size and Forecast, 2019–2027, (US$ Million)
    • Others (Moisture Detection)
      • Introduction
      • Market Size and Forecast, 2019–2027, (US$ Million)
  6. Global Distributed Fiber Optic Sensor Market, By Vertical, 2017-2027  (US$ Million)
    • Introduction
      • Market Share Analysis, 2017 and 2027 (%)
      • Segment Trends
    • Oil & Gas
      • Introduction
      • Market Size and Forecast, 2019–2027, (US$ Million)
    • Security
      • Introduction
      • Market Size and Forecast, 2019–2027, (US$ Million)
    • Energy & Utility
      • Introduction
      • Market Size and Forecast, 2019–2027, (US$ Million)
    • Transportation Infrastructure
      • Introduction
      • Market Size and Forecast, 2019–2027, (US$ Million)
    • Industrial Application
      • Introduction
      • Market Size and Forecast, 2019–2027, (US$ Million)
    • Others (Environment & Geotechnics, Healthcare etc.)
      • Introduction
      • Market Size and Forecast, 2019–2027, (US$ Million)
  7. Global Distributed Fiber Optic Sensor Market, By Region, 2017-2027  (US$ Million)
    • Introduction
      • Market Share Analysis, By Region, 2017 and 2027 (%)
    • North America
      • Regional Trends
      • Market Size and Forecast, By Technology, 2019–2027 (US$ Million)
      • Market Size and Forecast, By Application, 2019–2027 (US$ Million)
      • Market Size and Forecast, By Vertical, 2019–2027 (US$ Million)
      • Market Share Analysis, By Country, 2019 and 2027 (%)
        • U.S.
        • Canada
    • Europe
      • Regional Trends
      • Market Size and Forecast, By Technology, 2019–2027 (US$ Million)
      • Market Size and Forecast, By Application, 2019–2027 (US$ Million)
      • Market Size and Forecast, By Vertical, 2019–2027 (US$ Million)
      • Market Share Analysis, By Country, 2019 and 2027 (%)
        • U.K.
        • Germany
        • Italy
        • France
        • Russia
        • Rest of Europe
    • Asia Pacific
      • Regional Trends
      • Market Size and Forecast, By Technology, 2019–2027 (US$ Million)
      • Market Size and Forecast, By Application, 2019–2027 (US$ Million)
      • Market Size and Forecast, By Vertical, 2019–2027 (US$ Million)
      • Market Share Analysis, By Country, 2019 and 2027 (%)
        • China
        • India
        • Japan
        • ASEAN
        • Australia
        • South Korea
        • Rest of Asia Pacific
    • Latin America
      • Regional Trends
      • Market Size and Forecast, By Technology, 2019–2027 (US$ Million)
      • Market Size and Forecast, By Application, 2019–2027 (US$ Million)
      • Market Size and Forecast, By Vertical, 2019–2027 (US$ Million)
      • Market Share Analysis, By Country, 2019 and 2027 (%)
        • Brazil
        • Argentina
        • Mexico
        • Rest of Latin America
    • Middle East and Africa
      • Regional Trends
      • Market Size and Forecast, By Technology, 2019–2027 (US$ Million)
      • Market Size and Forecast, By Application, 2019–2027 (US$ Million)
      • Market Size and Forecast, By Vertical, 2019–2027 (US$ Million)
      • Market Share Analysis, By Country, 2019 and 2027 (%)
        • Israel
        • GCC Countries
        • South Africa
        • Rest of the Middle East and Africa
  8. Competitive Landscape
    • Company Profiles
      • Brugg Kabel AG
        • Company Overview
        • Product Portfolio
        • Financial Performance
        • Key Strategies
        • Recent Developments/Updates
      • Omnisens S.A.
        • Company Overview
        • Product Portfolio
        • Financial Performance
        • Key Strategies
        • Recent Developments/Updates
      • AFL Global (Subsidiary of Fujikura)
        • Company Overview
        • Product Portfolio
        • Financial Performance
        • Key Strategies
        • Recent Developments/Updates
      • OSENSA Innovations Corp.
        • Company Overview
        • Product Portfolio
        • Financial Performance
        • Key Strategies
        • Recent Developments/Updates
      • SOLIFOS AG
        • Company Overview
        • Product Portfolio
        • Financial Performance
        • Key Strategies
        • Recent Developments/Updates
      • Sensor Highway Ltd. (Acquired by Schlumberger)
        • Company Overview
        • Product Portfolio
        • Financial Performance
        • Key Strategies
        • Recent Developments/Updates
      • FISO Technologies Inc. (Acquired by Roctest)
        • Company Overview
        • Product Portfolio
        • Financial Performance
        • Key Strategies
        • Recent Developments/Updates
      • NEC Corporation
        • Company Overview
        • Product Portfolio
        • Financial Performance
        • Key Strategies
        • Recent Developments/Updates
      • Verizon Wireless
        • Company Overview
        • Product Portfolio
        • Financial Performance
        • Key Strategies
        • Recent Developments/Updates
      • Lockheed Martin Corporation
        • Company Overview
        • Product Portfolio
        • Financial Performance
        • Key Strategies
        • Recent Developments/Updates
      • QinetiQ Group plc.
        • Company Overview
        • Product Portfolio
        • Financial Performance
        • Key Strategies
        • Recent Developments/Updates
    • Analyst Views
  9. Section
    • References
    • Research Methodology
    • About us and Sales Contact

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Frequently Asked Questions

The global distributed fiber optic sensor market is estimated to account for US$ 1,610.7 Mn, in terms of value by the end of 2019.
Major players operating in the global distributed fiber optic sensor market include Brugg Kabel AG, Omnisens S.A., AFL Global (Subsidiary of Fujikura), OSENSA Innovations Corp., SOLIFOS AG, Sensor Highway Ltd. (Acquired by Schlumberger), FISO Technologies Inc. (Acquired by Roctest), NEC Corporation, Verizon Wireless, Lockheed Martin Corporation, and QinetiQ Group plc.
Lack of awareness about fiber optic sensors, high cost of fiber optic sensors, coupled with continuous fluctuation in oil & gas prices are some of the major factors that are expected to hamper growth of the market over the forecast period.
The increasing adoption fiber optic sensors in oil and natural gas industry and proactive initiatives undertaken by government, concerning adoption of fiber optic sensors are some of the major factors that are expected to augment growth of the market over the forecast period.
Among regions, Asia Pacific held a dominant position in the global distributed fiber optic sensor market in 2018, accounting for 27.2% share, in terms of value, followed by North America and Europe, respectively.
The global distributed fiber optic sensor market is estimated to reach US$ 3,567.4 million by 2027, exhibiting a CAGR of 10.4% over the forecast period (2019-2027).
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