Accession Number : AD0908222

Title :   A COST-EFFECTIVENESS EVALUATION METHODOLOGY FOR AVIONICS SYSTEMS,

Corporate Author : AUTONETICS ANAHEIM CA

Personal Author(s) : GREER, R. W.

Report Date : 14 JAN 1966

Pagination or Media Count : 7

Abstract : Analysis of the basic operational requirements in terms of the required missions enables definition of generic functional requirements on the avionics system. These functional requirements establish the base for an industry survey of potential machine capabilities in each of the functional areas. Performance indices may then be established. Performance indices may be used in conjunction with basic operational requirements to formulate an appropriate cost-effectiveness model. The industry surveys may provide cost-versus-performance relationships and projected state-of-the-art performance constraints which, together with the cost effectiveness model, enable determination of those avionics system parameters to which cost effectiveness is most sensitive. These sensitivities, used in conjunction with the basic operational and functional requirements, then permit definition of suitable candidate avionics systems.

Descriptors :   *ELECTRONIC EQUIPMENT), (*COST EFFECTIVENESS, TACTICAL WEAPONS, MISSION PROFILES, MILITARY REQUIREMENTS, OPERATIONAL READINESS, MATHEMATICAL MODELS, DATA PROCESSING, NAVIGATIONAL AIDS, HUMAN FACTORS ENGINEERING, INTEGRATED SYSTEMS, PROBABILITY, ATTACK BOMBERS, JET BOMBERS, SELECTION, OPTIMIZATION, PERFORMANCE(ENGINEERING).

Subject Categories : Economics and Cost Analysis
      Flight Control and Instrumentation

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE