Accession Number : AD0777866

Title :   Specification Writing for Communications Equipment: A Comparative Study of Military and Civilian Procedures.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CALIF

Personal Author(s) : Ransom,Edward Arthur

Report Date : MAR 1974

Pagination or Media Count : 57

Abstract : The military often pays more for communication equipment of similar capabilities to that purchased by civilians. Despite this, equipment reliability has proven to be much lower. This study undertook to analyze and compare the salient features of two types of specifications used to express communications equipment requirements by the Navy and Commercial airlines. The manner in which requirements are developed and specifications drawn were examined. Procurement procedures, another factor contributing to the price differential, were also examined briefly. Airline specifications, called ARINC Characteristics, and airline procurement methods were shown to encourage competition to a greater degree with a lower price and greater reliability resulting. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Naval equipment, *Military procurement, *Communication equipment, *Specifications, Navy, Procurement, Theses

Subject Categories : Administration and Management
      Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies
      Non-radio Communications

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE