Accession Number : AD0783320

Title :   Problems in Avionics Life-Cycle Analysis,

Corporate Author : RAND CORP SANTA MONICA CALIF

Personal Author(s) : Fiorello,Marco R.

Report Date : DEC 1973

Pagination or Media Count : 21

Abstract : There is a need to know a great deal more about Life-Cycle costs for weapon systems and their subsystems. Direct costs for development, procurement and operations have continued to spiral upward at an increasing rate. Of particular interest are the Life-Cycle costs of new generation avionics subsystems in contemporary weapon systems. These new avionics have high procurement costs, higher support costs and even appear to dominate the weapon system maintenance costs. This report is concerned with the difficulties that characterize contemporary Avionics Life-Cycle Analysis. The uncertainty associated with estimating avionics life-cycle costs is related to the life-cycle stages of weapon systems. (Modified author abstract)

Descriptors :   *Avionics, *Life cycles, Weapon systems, Cost analysis, Procurement, Inventory analysis, Logistics support, Uncertainty

Subject Categories : Aircraft

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE