Distributed Fiber Optic Sensor Market Size, Share & Trends Report

Distributed Fiber Optic Sensor Market Size, Share & Trends Analysis Report By Application, By Technology (Rayleigh Effect, Brillouin Scattering), By Vertical (Oil & Gas, Power & Utility), By Region, And Segment Forecasts, 2024 - 2030

  • Report ID: GVR-1-68038-462-8
  • Number of Pages: 100
  • Format: Electronic (PDF)
  • Historical Range: 2017 - 2022
  • Industry: Technology

Research Methodology

A three-pronged approach was followed for deducing the distributed fiber optic sensor market estimates and forecasts. The process has three steps: information procurement, analysis, and validation. The whole process is cyclical, and steps repeat until the estimates are validated. The three steps are explained in detail below:

Information procurement: Information procurement is one of the most extensive and important stages in our research process, and quality data is critical for accurate analysis. We followed a multi-channel data collection process for distributed fiber optic sensor market to gather the most reliable and current information possible.

  • We buy access to paid databases such as Hoover’s and Factiva for company financials, industry information, white papers, industry journals, SME journals, and more.
  • We tap into Grand View’s proprietary database of data points and insights from active and archived monitoring and reporting.
  • We conduct primary research with industry experts through questionnaires and one-on-one phone interviews.
  • We pull from reliable secondary sources such as white papers and government statistics, published by organizations like WHO, NGOs, World Bank, etc., Key Opinion Leaders (KoL) publications, company filings, investor documents, and more.
  • We purchase and review investor analyst reports, broker reports, academic commentary, government quotes, and wealth management publications for insightful third-party perspectives.

Analysis: We mine the data collected to establish baselines for forecasting, identify trends and opportunities, gain insight into consumer demographics and drivers, and so much more. We utilized different methods of distributed fiber optic sensor market data depending on the type of information we’re trying to uncover in our research.

  • Market Research Efforts: Bottom-up Approach for estimating and forecasting demand size and opportunity, top-down Approach for new product forecasting and penetration, and combined approach of both Bottom-up and Top-down for full coverage analysis.

  • Value-Chain-Based Sizing & Forecasting: Supply-side estimates for understanding potential revenue through competitive benchmarking, forecasting, and penetration modeling.

  • Demand-side estimates for identifying parent and ancillary markets, segment modeling, and heuristic forecasting.

  • Qualitative Functional Deployment (QFD) Modelling for market share assessment.

Market formulation and validation: We mine the data collected to establish baselines for forecasting, identify trends and opportunities, gain insight into consumer demographics and drivers, and so much more. We utilize different methods of data analysis depending on the type of information we’re trying to uncover in our research.

  • Market Formulation: This step involves the finalization of market numbers. This step on an internal level is designed to manage outputs from the Data Analysis step.

  • Data Normalization: The final market estimates and forecasts are then aligned and sent to industry experts, in-panel quality control managers for validation.

  • This step also entails the finalization of the report scope and data representation pattern.

  • Validation: The process entails multiple levels of validation. All these steps run in parallel, and the study is forwarded for publishing only if all three levels render validated results.

Distributed Fiber Optic Sensor Market Categorization:

The distributed fiber optic sensor market was categorized into four segments, namely application (Temperature Sensing, Acoustic/Vibration Sensing), technology (Rayleigh Effect, Brillouin Scattering, Raman Effect, Interferometric, Bragg Grating), vertical (Oil & Gas, Power and Utility, Safety & Security, Industrial, Civil Engineering), and regions (North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, South America, Middle East & Africa).

Segment Market Methodology:

The distributed fiber optic sensor market was segmented into application, technology, vertical, and regions. The demand at a segment level was deduced using a funnel method. Concepts like the TAM, SAM, SOM, etc., were put into practice to understand the demand. We at GVR deploy three methods to deduce market estimates and determine forecasts. These methods are explained below:

Market research approaches: Bottom-up

  • Demand estimation of each product across countries/regions summed up to from the total market.

  • Variable analysis for demand forecast.

  • Demand estimation via analyzing paid database, and company financials either via annual reports or paid database.

  • Primary interviews for data revalidation and insight collection.

Market research approaches: Top-down

  • Used extensively for new product forecasting or analyzing penetration levels.

  • Tool used invoice product flow and penetration models Use of regression multi-variant analysis for forecasting Involves extensive use of paid and public databases.

  • Primary interviews and vendor-based primary research for variable impact analysis.

Market research approaches: Combined

  • This is the most common method. We apply concepts from both the top-down and bottom-up approaches to arrive at a viable conclusion.

Regional Market Methodology:

The distributed fiber optic sensor market was analyzed at a regional level. The global was divided into North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, South America, and Middle East & Africa, keeping in focus variables like consumption patterns, export-import regulations, consumer expectations, etc. These regions were further divided into nine countries, namely, the U.S., Canada, Mexico, Germany, the UK., China, India, Japan, Brazil.

All three above-mentioned market research methodologies were applied to arrive at regional-level conclusions. The regions were then summed up to form the global market.

Distributed fiber optic sensor market companies & financials:

The distributed fiber optic sensor market was analyzed via companies operating in the sector. Analyzing these companies and cross-referencing them to the demand equation helped us validate our assumptions and conclusions. Key market players analyzed include:

  • Schlumberger Limited , Schlumberger Limited is among the leading providers of technology associated with the processing of oil & gas industry, production, drilling, and reservoir characterization. The company incorporated in 1926 and headquartered in Houston, U.S.; ‘Schlumberger’ offers an extensive range of products and services varying from exploration to integrated pore-to-pipeline solutions for hydrocarbon recovery, which optimize the reservoir performance. Schlumberger also provides fiber optic sensing solutions. The distributed fiber optic technology helps in monitoring environment temperature measurements for extended intervals. The Schlumberger fiber optic technology is highly sensitive and provides accurate data for identifying changes in the source.

  • Halliburton , Halliburton, an American company, provides products, services, and solutions for oil and gas production, development, and exploration. It is one of the biggest providers of goods and services in the energy industry and has operations in around 70 countries. The company is headquartered at Houston, U.S. The company provides oilfield services in the oil & gas industry. These services comprise drilling evaluation and fluid services, providing production, optimization, and oilfield consulting & drilling software. The company consists of 14 Product Service Lines (PSLs) which are divided into two segments, namely Drilling & Evaluation and Completion & Production. PSLs are majorly responsible for technology development, people development, strategy, process development, and capital allocation.

  • Yokogawa Electric Corporation , Yokogawa Electric Corporation is a Japanese software and electrical engineering company. It develops, manufactures, and sells Information Technology (IT) solutions. The company also provides control and measuring equipment, electronic components, and semiconductors. The product segment of the company comprises flowmeters, data recorder, analyzers, and adaptors for Alternating Currents (AC), switching power supply, and Information Technology (IT) controllers. Distributed Optical Fiber Sensing/Sensors (DOFS) instruments are used for the measurement of temperature distribution across the length of fiber-optic cable. These optical fibers are accurate and have a spatial resolution. The technology is used for fire detection, pipeline leak detection, and kilometer (km) scale distributed temperature measurements in the civil, oil, and gas industries.

  • OFS Fitel, LLC , OFS Fitel, LLC, an American company, manufactures and provides fiber optic cables, connectivity, and solutions related to the optical fiber telecommunication. OFS Fitel, LLC was founded in 2001 and is based in Norcross, Georgia. It has facilities in China, Denmark, Germany, the Russian Federation, and the U.S. As of 2001, the company operated as a subsidiary of Furukawa Electric Co., Ltd. The company provides services such as designing and manufacturing and provides fiber optic cable and connectivity. The company also provides optical fiber solution for the government, aerospace, telecommunications, medical, industrial networking, and defense industries. The company’s primary products include optical fibers, optical connectivity products, fiber laser components, fusion splicers, and professional services. It serves municipalities, home developer, network operators, and service providers.

  • Qinetiq Group PLC , Qinetiq Group PLC (Pronounced as “kinetic”) operates as an engineering and science company, majorly focusing on the security, aerospace, and defense markets. The company was incorporated in 2001 and is headquartered at Hampshire, UK. The company provides services to de-risk aerospace programs to test aircraft and evaluate solutions on them. It also offers research and training services to land, maritime, and weapons. Moreover, the company offers secure communication networks, training, and cybersecurity services to the government. Additionally, the company develops and produces military protection products, military robots, and fiber sensing solutions to deliver data for decision making in different verticals. The company also offers space products such as satellites, ground station services, and payload instruments.

  • Omnisens SA , Omnisens SA, a Switzerland-based company, provides measurement systems for oil & gas, energy, pipeline, civil engineering, Geotech, and testing & measurement industries. The company was incorporated in 1999 and is headquartered at Morges, Switzerland. It has its operations worldwide. The company deals with asset integrity and a wide range Distributed Temperature Sensing (DTS) solution for ground movement detection, railway & road infrastructure monitoring, pipeline integrity monitoring, and structural health monitoring solutions for tunnels, dams, nuclear plants, and other civil engineering projects. The company also provides Distributed Fiber Optic (DFO) interrogators such as temperature analyzers, distributed strain, and Distributed Acoustic Sensing (DAS) analyzers.

  • Brugg Kable AG , Brugg Kable AG, a Switzerland-based company, manufactures and distributes cables and cable systems. The company was established in 1896 and is headquartered at Brugg, Switzerland, with branch offices in China, Czech Republic, Germany, Austria, Benelux, India, Italy, Kuwait, Poland, the UAE, and the U.S. It operates as a subsidiary of Kabelwerke Brugg AG Holding. The company manufactures small and medium voltage cables, fiber optic cables, and accessories for industrial plants and distribution networks. The industrial application of these cables includes machine and plant manufacturing, renewable energy, monitoring systems, and lifting equipment for detecting pressure, temperature, vibration, and strain.

  • Luna Innovations Incorporated , Luna Innovations Incorporated is a research and development firm which develops, manufactures, and endorses fiber optic sensing & measurement and tests products around the globe. It was established in 1990 and is headquartered at Roanoke, Virginia. The company operates in two segments, namely technology development and products & licensing. The latter consists of product measurement and fiber optic sensing to observe the integrity of fiber optic network components. The technology development segment provides research for end users in areas such as adhesives, nanomaterial, and bio-engineered materials. Potential buyers of the company are defense agencies, telecommunications companies, Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs), and researchers.

  • AP Sensing GmbH , AP Sensing GmbH is a German-based company which offers Distributed Fiber Optical Sensing (DFOS) technology in Distributed Temperature Sensing (DTS), Distributed Acoustic Sensing (DAS), and Distributed Vibration Sensing (DVS). AP Sensing GmbH was incorporated in 2007 and is headquartered at Boeblingen, Germany. The company operates in fire detection, well and reservoir monitoring, LNG & pipeline monitoring, power cable monitoring, and geological & hydrological applications industry. Services provided by the company include project engineering, concept and design, and training.

Value chain-based sizing & forecasting

Supply Side Estimates

  • Company revenue estimation via referring to annual reports, investor presentations, and Hoover’s.

  • Segment revenue determination via variable analysis and penetration modeling.

  • Competitive benchmarking to identify market leaders and their collective revenue shares.

  • Forecasting via analyzing commercialization rates, pipelines, market initiatives, distribution networks, etc.

Demand side estimates

  • Identifying parent markets and ancillary markets

  • Segment penetration analysis to obtain pertinent

  • revenue/volume

  • Heuristic forecasting with the help of subject matter experts

  • Forecasting via variable analysis

Distributed Fiber Optic Sensor Market Report Objectives:

  • Understanding market dynamics (in terms of drivers, restraints, & opportunities) in the countries.

  • Understanding trends & variables in the individual countries & their impact on growth and using analytical tools to provide high-level insights into the market dynamics and the associated growth pattern.

  • Understanding market estimates and forecasts (with the base year as 2023, historic information from 2017 to 2023, and forecast from 2024 to 2030). Regional estimates & forecasts for each category are available and are summed up to form the global market estimates.

Distributed Fiber Optic Sensor Market Report Assumptions:

  • The report provides market value for the base year 2023 and a yearly forecast till 2030 in terms of revenue/volume or both. The market for each of the segment outlooks has been provided on region & country basis for the above-mentioned forecast period.

  • The key industry dynamics, major technological trends, and application markets are evaluated to understand their impact on the demand for the forecast period. The growth rates were estimated using correlation, regression, and time-series analysis.

  • We have used the bottom-up approach for market sizing, analyzing key regional markets, dynamics, & trends for various products and end-users. The total market has been estimated by integrating the country markets.

  • All market estimates and forecasts have been validated through primary interviews with the key industry participants.

  • Inflation has not been accounted for to estimate and forecast the market.

  • Numbers may not add up due to rounding off.

  • Europe consists of EU-8, Central & Eastern Europe, along with the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS).

  • Asia Pacific includes South Asia, East Asia, Southeast Asia, and Oceania (Australia & New Zealand).

  • Latin America includes Central American countries and the South American continent

  • Middle East includes Western Asia (as assigned by the UN Statistics Division) and the African continent.

Primary Research

GVR strives to procure the latest and unique information for reports directly from industry experts, which gives it a competitive edge. Quality is of utmost importance to us, therefore every year we focus on increasing our experts’ panel. Primary interviews are one of the critical steps in identifying recent market trends and scenarios. This process enables us to justify and validate our market estimates and forecasts to our clients. With more than 8,000 reports in our database, we have connected with some key opinion leaders across various domains, including healthcare, technology, consumer goods, and the chemical sector. Our process starts with identifying the right platform for a particular type of report, i.e., emails, LinkedIn, seminars, or telephonic conversation, as every report is unique and requires a differentiated approach.

We send out questionnaires to different experts from various regions/ countries, which is dependent on the following factors:

  • Report/Market scope: If the market study is global, we send questionnaires to industry experts across various regions, including North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Latin America, and MEA.

  • Market Penetration: If the market is driven by technological advancements, population density, disease prevalence, or other factors, we identify experts and send out questionnaires based on region or country dominance.

The time to start receiving responses from industry experts varies based on how niche or well-penetrated the market is. Our reports include a detailed chapter on the KoL opinion section, which helps our clients understand the perspective of experts already in the market space.

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