Accession Number : ADA135598

Title :   A Cost Prediction Model for Electronic Systems Flight Test Costs.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH SCHOOL OF SYSTEMS AND LOGISTICS

Personal Author(s) : DuPre',T J

PDF Url : ADA135598

Report Date : Sep 1983

Pagination or Media Count : 92

Abstract : Emphasis on improving service cost estimates continues to receive high Department of Defense priority. The purpose of this study was to develop a cost estimating model that would predict flight test costs for electronic systems during early phases of a program's development. It was found that a significant cost estimating relationship (CER) exists between costs and the characteristics of the flight test design. Using a data base collected from the 3246th Test Wing, Eglin Air Force Base, a CER was developed using a multiple regression process. Statistical and logical tests were performed in order to determine the validity of the model. The CER developed may be used as an estimating tool for future budget preparations for flight testing electronic systems. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Cost estimates, *Flight testing, *Avionics, Aircraft equipment, Electronic equipment, Cost analysis, Cost models, Predictions, Test and evaluation, Methodology, Data acquisition, Regression analysis, Parametric analysis, Systems management, Theses

Subject Categories : Aircraft
      Economics and Cost Analysis
      Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE