Accession Number : ADA116404

Title :   Life-Cycle Costing of Life Support Equipment.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. Apr-Sep 80,

Corporate Author : PURDUE UNIV LAFAYETTE IN SCHOOL OF INDUSTRIAL ENGINEERING

Personal Author(s) : Petersen,Clifford C ; Moodie,Colin L ; Posey,Jack ; Schulties,Gary ; Chen,Jhitang

PDF Url : ADA116404

Report Date : Dec 1981

Pagination or Media Count : 78

Abstract : A feasibility study has been accomplished on applying life-cycle costing (LCC) to aircrew life support equipment (LSE). The AFLC Logistics Support Cost (LSC) model was examined and found to be too complex for application to life support devices (LSD). A potentially useful simplification of the LSC model was developed and applied to the CRU-68 oxygen regulator and the FR139 and FR140 anti-G valves, but available logistics data were insufficient for these devices. An alternate model (LCC-LSD) was developed and applied with some success. The simpler computer program requires data much more accessible from the DO41, DO39, and DO62 data systems and has a plotting capability to graph LCC vs. changes in reliability or maintainability. Sensitivity analyses showed maintenance costs to be the key area where the U.S. Air Force could achieve significant savings (perhaps $15 million). (Author)

Descriptors :   *LIFE CYCLE COSTS, *LIFE SUPPORT SYSTEMS, LOGISTICS SUPPORT, FLIGHT CREWS, COSTS, MAINTENANCE, COST MODELS, AIR FORCE EQUIPMENT, RELIABILITY, COMPUTER PROGRAMS

Subject Categories : Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies
      Life Support Systems

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE