Accession Number : ADA188845

Title :   An Analysis of Estimated Versus Actual Development Costs for an Electronics State-of-the-Art (SOA) Extension.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA

Personal Author(s) : Berube, Raymond E

PDF Url : ADA188845

Report Date : Dec 1987

Pagination or Media Count : 65

Abstract : This thesis is a case study that compares actual costs to estimated costs for a state-of-the-Art (SOA) extension. The Advanced Nuclear Gamma-Ray Spectrometer (ANGAS) program initiated by the Defense Advanced Research Project Office (DARPA) in conjunction with the Research and Development Division of Lockheed Missiles and Space Company (LMSC), Inc. is the subject of this case study. This thesis identifies: the original description of the technology extension; the methods used at Lockheed to develop SOA extension cost estimates; specific factors that helped and hindered accurate cost estimating and significant variances in cost and technological progress. Keywords: Cost estimating models; Technological measurement; Variance analysis.

Descriptors :   *COST MODELS, *ELECTRONICS, *GAMMA SPECTROMETERS, *EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN, COST ESTIMATES, COSTS, GAMMA RAYS, MEASUREMENT, NUCLEAR RADIATION SPECTROMETERS, STATE OF THE ART, VARIATIONS, THESES

Subject Categories : Electrical and Electronic Equipment
      Economics and Cost Analysis
      Nuclear Instrumentation

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE