(EnergyIndustry.Net, March 13, 2018 ) Air-independent propulsion (AIP) systems are any marine propulsion technologies that enable a non-nuclear submarine to operate without access to atmospheric oxygen, thus eliminating the need for surfacing or snorkeling. Most AIP systems generate electricity, which, in turn, drives an electric motor for propulsion or recharges the submarine's batteries. Apart from assisting in propulsion, the AIP system on board the submarine can also be used as a backup to supplement the immediate power requirements for the on-board electrical and electronic equipment during an emergency.
Publisher's analysts forecast the global submarine air-independent propulsion (AIP) systems market to grow at a CAGR of 13.80% during the period 2017-2021.
The engines of the submarine require contact with the surface atmosphere to intake fresh air and to vent out engine exhaust. An AIP system helps a submarine to recharge its batteries without the need to contact surface atmosphere. Due to this, the submarine's snorkeling frequencies reduce and its underwater endurance increases. Owing to such benefits for the implementation of submarine AIP systems by armed forces globally, will propel the market growth.
Market driver -Enhancement in underwater endurance of non-nuclear submarines
Market challenge -Engineering challenges in existing fuel cell technologies
Market trend -Development of second-generation submarine AIP batteries and fuel cells
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PART 01: Executive summary PART 02: Scope of the report PART 03: Market research methodology PART 04: Introduction PART 05: Global construction market PART 06: Market drivers PART 07: Market trends PART 08: Global AEC market PART 09: Market segmentation by product PART 10: Geographical segmentation PART 11: Market challenges PART 12: Impact of drivers and challenges PART 13: Five forces model PART 14: Key vendor analysis PART 15: Key vendor profiles