Status : Published Published On : Dec, 2022 Report Code : VRSME9143 Industry : Semiconductor & Electronics Available Format : Page : 210

Global Continuous Wave Radar Market – Analysis and Forecast (2025-2030)

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Industry Overview

The Global Continuous Wave Radar Market size is expected to reach USD 2.1 billion by 2030, registering a CAGR of 6.17% during the forecast period 2025 - 2030. Radio waves usually have phase differences and a continuous wave radar ensures it using the most advanced electromagnetic technology. Usually, two radio waves with a known stable frequency are transmitted and received from the objects that reflect them. This may happen at both ends of the range of waves. It is then identified and categorized according to the varied attributes and the Doppler signals emitted by the chest, arms, legs, and other parts of the body in motion.

Continuous Wave Radar Market Highlights

The continuous wave radar is a low-cost option that offers a wide range of protection and security perimeter applications. It typically uses a Doppler shift to identify the target velocity. It is designed to identify objects at a distance ranging between 200 meters and 100 kilometers, with about 0.001% accuracy. It can work efficiently on both land and water.

Ideally, these machines offer a much better resolution compared to pulsed Doppler radars since they do not need any pulse return to operate as in traditional radar systems.

Market Segmentation

Insight by Type

Based on the type, the continuous wave radar market is divided into unmodulated and modulated continuous waves. Even though the modulated continuous waves have variable transmission power over time, theydominate the market due to two major benefits. One, it offers very high-resolution imaging while using very low power for transmission. Therefore, it stays unidentified by other personnel or radar on site.

Secondly, standard systems are often unable to detect several objects. This is because they have similar properties to the trees, grasses, and others. The modulated waves, on the other hand, can do so due to their lower noise level than pulsed systems.

Insight by Component

Based on the components, the market can be divided into antenna, transmitter, receiver, and others. Out of these, the transmitter segment is anticipated to grow more during the forecast period.

Insight by Application

Based on their application, the market can be divided into military, resource detection, environmental monitoring, and others. Out of all these, the environmental monitoring segment will grow significantly in the forecast period, which includes several tasks related to weather forecasting, such as using microwaves or centimeter-wavelength electromagnetic radiation beams to measure precipitation that may result in a storm. It is therefore very useful in detecting upcoming hail, tornadoes, hurricanes, and other types of weather surveillance activities.

Global Continuous Wave Radar Market Report Coverage

Report Metric


Historical Period

2018 - 2023

Base Year Considered


Forecast Period

2025 - 2030

Market Size in 2023

U.S.D.  XX Billion

Revenue Forecast in 2030

U.S.D.  2.1 Billion

Growth Rate


Segments Covered in the Report

By Process, By Product, By Shelf Life

Report Scope

Market Trends, Drivers, and Restraints; Revenue Estimation and Forecast; Segmentation Analysis; Impact of COVID-19; Companies’ Strategic Developments; Market Share Analysis of Key Players; Company Profiling

Regions Covered in the Report

North America, Europe, Asia Pacific and Rest of the World

Industry Dynamics

Growth Drivers

A significant growth factor of this market is that continuous wave radar energy is not pulsed and therefore can be produced and used easily. It also offers other significant benefits such as flexible mounting, greater tolerance level to adverse weather conditions, and the ability to make long-range detections.

The limitations of transmitter broadcasts also fuel its growth. Though the broadcast power level enacts a real range limit, they have no lower or extreme range. Since a transmitter broadcasts continuously with continuous-wave radar, the maximum power on a target is optimized. The maximum range is determined by the overall power and bandwidth of the transmitter in a continuous-wave radar. Doubling the transmit power increases the distance performance by nearly 20%. It can also display 3D images when paired with vertically pointing antennas.

There has been a significant demand for environmental monitoring systems especially in developing countries, such as India. This is mainly due to rapid urbanization and industrialization in these countries. There is also a significant surge noticed in military applications along with global warming concerns that need such machines to handle it.

The higher efficiency and reliability of these machines, precise operations, and other useful features make these machines useful and indispensable tools for surveillance and cross-border security. As a result, there is a higher adoption of these systems for identifying and monitoring objects in anti-missile systems and unmanned vehicles. These systems also help in preventing collisions with stationary or moving objects.

Finally, the attempts made by the vendors to make the best of the rising demand for space-based and airborne radar systems also contribute to the growth of this market. They have even agreed with the military organizations for different research and development activities and maintenance of their radar systems.


The cost of these machines and their installation is pretty high and the inability of the machines to detect targets crossing beams at right angles creates some sort of challenge, although efforts are made to alleviate them and promote the growth of this market.


The shipping companies are using a lot of ships in their fleet to move goods overseas. It is necessary to track these ships on the sea, which creates a greater opportunity for the continuous wave radar market to expand.

The airports, where a lot of passengers and cargo move daily, must have better surveillance radar systems to ensure security. Also, product line diversification is necessary for businesses today in developed and developing countries due to their geopolitical environments. This will, once again, create opportunities for this market to expand.

Other factors that will also create opportunities for market expansion in the forecast period include greater adoption of transport and passenger cars to help them change lanes, better cruise control, delivering collision alarms,better metrological monitoring, and more accurate weather forecasting.

Geographic Overview

  • North America
  • Europe
  • Asia Pacific (APAC)
  • Rest of the World (RoW)

Out of these regions, the APAC countries will grow at a much faster rate than the countries in other regions during the forecast period due to a larger number of SMEs, an increase in marine trade, a rise in defense budgets, better and more manufacturing facilities, and increased application of radar technology.

Key Players Covered in the Report

Some of the key players in the global continuous wave radar market include AFFELDT Maschinenbau GmbH, AMETEK.Inc., Lockheed Martin Corporation, Collins Aerospace, BAE Systems, Banner Engineering Corp., Honeywell International Inc., Reutech Radar Systems, Thales, and Northrop Grumman Corporation.

The Continuous Wave Radar Market report offers a comprehensive market segmentation analysis along with an estimation for the forecast period 2025–2030.

Segments Covered in the Report

  • By Type 
    • Unmodulated Continuous Wave
    • Modulated Continuous Wave  
  • By Component
    • Antenna
    • Receiver
    • Transmitter
    • Others
  • By Application
    • Environmental Monitoring
    • Military
    • Resource Detection
    • Others

Region Covered in the Report

  • North America
    • U.S.
    • Canada
    • Mexico
  • Europe
    • Germany
    • U.K.
    • France
    • Italy
    • Spain
    • Russia
    • Rest of Europe
  • Asia-Pacific (APAC)
    • China
    • Japan
    • India
    • South Korea
    • Rest of Asia-Pacific
  • Rest of the World (RoW)
    • Brazil
    • Saudi Arabia
    • South Africa
    • U.A.E.
    • Other Countries

Continuous Wave Radar Market Size and Market Analysis

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Frequently Asked Questions

High costs and limitations to detect targets crossing beams at right angles are some of the challenges that may hamper the market growth of the global continuous wave radar industry.
The global continuous wave radar market size is expected to register a CAGR of 6.17% during the forecast period.
The high-resolution velocity measurement is made possible by the long signal duration. The increased concern for safety and security, the surge in defense budgets, and increased construction of new airports and terminals will significantly drive the continuous wave radar market development. Moreover, the increased terrorist activities, global conflicts, and border incursions are considerably contributing to the market growth of the global continuous wave radar industry.
APAC is anticipated to have fastest growth in the continuous wave radar industry during the forecast period owing to increased funding and investments, the surge in research and development activities, and increased expenditure in the defense sector. There is an increase in territorial disputes globally that leads to the need for effective monitoring systems, thereby raising national military budgets. Hence, driving the market growth for the global continuous wave radar industry.
Some of the major players in the global Continuous Wave Radar industry include AFFELDT Maschinenbau GmbH, AMETEK.Inc., Lockheed Martin Corporation, Collins Aerospace, BAE Systems, Banner Engineering Corp., Honeywell International Inc., Reutech Radar Systems, Thales, and Northrop Grumman Corporation.

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