Accession Number : AD0916533

Title :   Aircraft Avionics (Digital Avionics Study). Volume IV. Appendix C. Cost Trade Analysis.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : AERONAUTICAL SYSTEMS DIV WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH

Personal Author(s) : Bright, Boris E.

Report Date : APR 1973

Pagination or Media Count : 62

Abstract : Current USAF avionics acquisition practices breed 'black box' proliferation with all its attendant high costs, low reliability, and heavy O and M burden. This is happening while digital technology threatens to inundate the Service Logistic channels. Enough technology is in hand to create prototype 'digital avionics'. Software turns out to be the single most deficient technical area. The Board concludes that properly exercised avionics General Systems Engineering (GSE) can cause the much needed turn about in this avionics situation. The Board has identified practices and facilities needed to adequately conduct avionics GSE (Volume I). Volume IV is a treatise on cost trade analysis. This volume indicates the importance of Life Costing (LCC) and the considerations that must be given to the '....ilities' if cost-effective avionics are to become a reality. (Author)

Descriptors :   *COST ANALYSIS), (*AVIONICS, (*LIFE CYCLES, AVIONICS), COST EFFECTIVENESS, DIGITAL SYSTEMS, AIRCRAFT EQUIPMENT, LIFE TESTS, LOGISTICS, FAILURE(ELECTRONICS), RELIABILITY(ELECTRONICS), MAINTENANCE, TRADE OFF ANALYSIS.

Subject Categories : Economics and Cost Analysis

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE