Accession Number : AD0781132

Title :   Cost Analysis of Avionics Equipment.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. 16 Apr 73-1 Mar 74,

Corporate Author : GENERAL RESEARCH CORP SANTA BARBARA CALIF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY DIV

Personal Author(s) : Dodson,E. N. ; Kornish,S. F. ; Liebermann,R. R. ; Waller,W. E.

Report Date : FEB 1974

Pagination or Media Count : 133

Abstract : The report addresses the problem of predicting the development, production, and logistic support cost of avionics equipment well before a detailed description of its physical makeup is known. The approach was to derive parametric cost estimating relationships (CERs) for four types of avionics subsystems: fire control radars, inertial navigators, digital computers, and doppler navigation radars. These CERs are based on technical design variables familiar to the exploratory or advanced development design engineer. The development CERs incorporate an explicit measure of the development program's state-of-the-art advance. The logistic support CERs are functions primarily of equipment first unit cost or cumulative average cost. (Author)

Descriptors :   *AVIONICS, *COST ANALYSIS, FIRE CONTROL RADAR, DOPPLER NAVIGATION, DOPPLER RADAR, INERTIAL NAVIGATION, DIGITAL COMPUTERS, LOGISTICS SUPPORT

Subject Categories : Aircraft
      Fire Control and Bombing Systems

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE