Accession Number : AD0903625

Title :   IROS Cost Study for the AN/AAS-18 Infrared Detecting Set.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.

Corporate Author : OGDEN AIR LOGISTICS CENTER HILL AFB UT ENGINEERING DIV

Report Date : AUG 1972

Pagination or Media Count : 39

Abstract : This report presents the results of a cost of ownership study on the AN/AAS-18 infrared detecting set. The average recurring annual cost was found to be $6160 per set with a mean-time-between-failure (MTBF) of 5.51 hours. A sensitivity analysis was performed to determine the effect of a reduction in failures on the cost of ownership. The analysis showed that if the MTBF could be increased to 50 hours or greater the annual cost would decrease to near $2000. The line replaceable units whose logistic support cost varied the most with MTBF were the recorder and the receiver. This study is a part of the reconnaissance Increased Reliability of Operational Systems (IROS) Program. (Author)

Descriptors :   *COST EFFECTIVENESS), (*RELIABILITY(ELECTRONICS), (*INFRARED DETECTORS, RELIABILITY(ELECTRONICS)), (*COSTS, INFRARED DETECTORS), MAINTENANCE, MAINTAINABILITY, FAILURE(ELECTRONICS), FREQUENCY, INVENTORY CONTROL, SENSITIVITY, AIR FORCE PROCUREMENT, NUMERICAL ANALYSIS, OPTIMIZATION, COMPUTER PROGRAMS, MAINTENANCE PERSONNEL, SALARIES.

Subject Categories : Economics and Cost Analysis
      Mfg & Industrial Eng & Control of Product Sys
      Infrared Detection and Detectors

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE