Accession Number : ADA182773

Title :   R&M (Reliability and Maintainability) Program Cost Drivers.

Descriptive Note : Final technical rept. 1984-1985,

Corporate Author : HUGHES AIRCRAFT CO FULLERTON CA GROUND SYSTEMS GROUP

Personal Author(s) : James,L E ; Wicknam,R R ; VanDenBerg,S J

PDF Url : ADA182773

Report Date : May 1987

Pagination or Media Count : 107

Abstract : This report presents the results of a study to establish parametric cost estimating relationships (CER's) for reliability and maintainability program tasks or groups of tasks; and to investigate the feasibility of determining cost-benefit indices. The specific tasks are defined in MIL-STD-785 and MIL-STD-470. The CER's were developed using multiple linear regression analysis (MLR) based on data from 23 projects of varying size and complexity. The cost-benefit investigation determined that the MLR techniques were also applicable to developing models for estimating MTBF gain as a measure of benefit.

Descriptors :   *COST ESTIMATES, *COST MODELS, FEASIBILITY STUDIES, ELECTRONIC EQUIPMENT, MILITARY EQUIPMENT, COST EFFECTIVENESS, COSTS, INDEXES, LINEAR REGRESSION ANALYSIS, MAINTAINABILITY, PARAMETERS, RELIABILITY

Subject Categories : Economics and Cost Analysis

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE