Accession Number : ADA181466

Title :   Cost Analysis for Aircraft System Test and Evaluation: Empirical Survey Data Structuring and Parametric Modeling. Volume 2.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA

Personal Author(s) : Foster,William J ; Moore,Walter J , Jr

PDF Url : ADA181466

Report Date : Mar 1987

Pagination or Media Count : 256

Abstract : There is an increasing requirement from high levels within the Government that the Navy's aircraft cost estimators and analysts provide explicit estimates for the sub-elements of Aircraft System Test and Evaluation (AST&E) efforts. The data required to produce more accurate and detailed estimates represent lower levels in the Aircraft Work Breakdown Structure (WBS) than previously available. This is a two volume thesis. Beginning in this document (Volume II), a relational data base system is introduced to more easily evaluate AST&E cost elements and physical/performance characteristics. A Contractor Flight Test cost estimating relationship (CER) is developed through step-wise multiple regression analysis of data gathered from Defense Contractors and Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR). Keywords: These; Financial management; Materiel acquisition; Parametric methods.

Descriptors :   *COST ANALYSIS, *DATA BASES, *NAVAL AIRCRAFT, *MATHEMATICAL MODELS, AIRCRAFT, CONTRACTORS, DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE, FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT, ACQUISITION, MATERIEL, PARAMETRIC ANALYSIS, REGRESSION ANALYSIS, WORK ELEMENTS, SURVEYS, TEST AND EVALUATION, COMPUTER PROGRAMS, ANALYSIS OF VARIANCE

Subject Categories : Economics and Cost Analysis
      Aircraft

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE