List of Global Navigation Satellite System Companies

GNSS (Global Navigation Satellite System) is a standard or collective term for all global positioning satellite systems that includes GPS (USA), GLONASS (Russian Federation) both fully operational global systems and GALILEO (Europe), IRNSS (India), QZSS (Japan) and COMPASS/Bei-Dou (China) which are developing global and regional systems.

GNSS is a network topology (constellation) of satellites that provide signals from space and then transmit the navigation, positioning and timing services to receivers on a regional or global basis. The GNSS industry has improved remarkably in the recent times for providing better positioning and real time navigation system to the world.

The industry is expected to grow from USD 175.19 billion in 2021 to USD 320.73 billion in 2028 at a CAGR of 9.02% in 2021-2028.

Here is the list of some leading GNSS industries:

  • GNSS Chip Industry: This industry includes those companies that manufacture GPS chip sets, contact chip, non-contact chip and provide single-chip and multi-chip GNSS solutions. A list of key players in the GNSS Chip Industry are:
Company NameWebsite
Broadcom Corporation Ltdwww.broadcom.com
Qualcomm Technologies Incwww.qualcomm.com
Intel Corporationwww.intel.com
MediaTek Inc.www.mediatek.com
ST Microelectronics N.Vwww.st.com
U-Blox Holding AGwww.u-blox.com
Quectel Wireless Solutions Co., Ltd.www.quectel.com
Furuno Electric Co. Ltdwww.furuno.com

Global Inertial Navigation System (INS): In Inertial navigation system motion and rotation sensors are used to find out the accurate position, orientation, velocity or speed of the moving vehicle without the use of any external visual reference. INS industry manufacture or uses motion sensors, inertial devices or any computer arrangement to detect the position of any object and make use of such devices to build up various alternative modes of navigation. Here is list of some companies operating in inertial navigation system:

CompaniesWebsite
Northrop Grumman Corporationwww.northropgrumman.com
Safran Electronics & Defencewww.safran-electronics-defense.com
Thales Groupwww.thalesgroup.com
Trimble Navigation Ltd.www.trimble.com
Honeywell International, Inc.www.honeywell.com
Teledyne Technologies Inc.www.teledyne.com
VectorNav Technologies LLCwww.vectornav.com
Rockwell Collins, Inc.www.rockwellcollins.com
Raytheon Technologieswww.rtx.com
Inertial Labswww.inertiallabs.com
General Electric Companywww.ge.com
IXblue SASphotonics.ixblue.com
Parker-Hannifin Corporationwww.parker.com
LORD MicroStrain Sensing Systemswww.microstrain.com

Marine Grade Inertial System Industries: The marine navigation system uses the satellite communication system to find the position of an object on sea and for much more other purposes. Companies working in the maritime navigation systems are:

CompaniesWebsite
Garmin Ltd.www.garmin.com
Furuno Electric Co. Ltdwww.furuno.com
Raytheon Anschütz GmbHwww.raytheon-anschuetz.com
Northrop Grumman Corporationwww.northropgrumman.com
Honeywell International, Inc.www.honeywell.com
Inertial Labswww.inertiallabs.com
Safran Electronics & Defencewww.safran-electronics-defense.com
VectorNav Technologies LLCwww.vectornav.com
Cobham plcwww.cobham.com
Rockwell Collins, Inc.www.rockwellcollins.com
Navico Holding ASwww.navico.com
Trimble Navigation Ltd.www.trimble.com
Thales Groupwww.thalesgroup.com
General Electric Companywww.ge.com
Teledyne Technologies Inc.www.teledyne.com
LORD MicroStrainwww.microstrain.com
Advanced Navigationwww.advancednavigation.com
Aceinna Inertial Systemswww.aceinna.com
KVH Industrieswww.kvh.com
L-3 Communications Holdingswww.l3harris.com
Kearfott Corporationwww.kearfott.com
ETLG Inetial Aerosystemswww.etlg.co.uk
Sonardyne Internationalwww.sonardyne.com       
SBG Systemswww.sbg-systems.com

Global GPS Anti-Jamming Industry: GPS Anti-jamming technology allows in detecting jamming signals (communication interference) and remove them thus prevent a signal from being stuck. This industry is expected to grow by US$6 Billion by the Year 2027. Companies in this industry manufactures or design GPS anti-jam receivers, spoofing-detection GNSS antennas to protect the receiver from intentional jamming and communication interference.

CompaniesWebsite
BAE Systems PLCwww.baesystems.com
Lockheed Martin Corporationwww.lockheedmartin.com
Hexagon/NovAtel .Incwww.novatel.com
Spirent Communicationswww.spirent.com
Oroliawww.orolia.com
Thales Groupwww.thalesgroup.com
Harris Corporationwww.harris.com
u-blox AGwww.u-blox.com
InfiniDome Ltd.www.infinidome.com
Rockwell Collins, Inc.www.rockwellcollins.com
The Boeing Companywww.boeing.com
Furuno Electric Co., Ltd.www.furuno.com
Raytheon Technologieswww.rtx.com
Tallysmanwww.tallysman.com