Accession Number : ADA132445

Title :   Operating and Support Cost Estimating Guide. Sample Analysis Microwave Landing System at DSARC (Defense Systems Acquisition Review Council) III.

Corporate Author : COST ANALYSIS IMPROVEMENT GROUP WASHINGTON D C

PDF Url : ADA132445

Report Date : 01 Jan 1980

Pagination or Media Count : 30

Abstract : Operating and Support (O&S) costs for the Micro Wave Landing System (MLS) and the current Precision Approach Radar/Instrument Landing System (PAR/ILS) (baseline) are shown. These figures are compared to the figures presented to the DSARC at Milestone II. The force O&S costs are based on a three year delivery schedule plus 20 years of full force operation of 150 copies. The cost reduction reflects a drop in the number of support personnel by 3. This cost reduction occurred in spite of the rapid rise in energy costs. The automatic solid state MLS requires only about 66% of the energy of the existing PAR/ILS in spite of an added automatic communications capability.

Descriptors :   *Microwave landing systems, *Radar landing control, *Cost estimates, *Cost models, Base lines, Systems analysis, Operational effectiveness, Standardization, Reliability, Maintainability, Specifications, Display systems, Communication equipment, Cost effectiveness, Life cycle costs

Subject Categories : Flight Control and Instrumentation
      Economics and Cost Analysis
      Air Navigation and Guidance

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE