Accession Number : ADA190932
Title : Defense Contractor's Cost Estimating Methods for State-of-the-Art Extensions.
Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,
Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA
Personal Author(s) : Rieck, Dale C , Jr
PDF Url : ADA190932
Report Date : Dec 1987
Pagination or Media Count : 112
Abstract : The Navy's various weapons project officers routinely decide whether to use existing weapons technology or to extend into as yet undeveloped technology. For state-of-the-art (SOA) extension, initial estimates of developing cost frequently are inaccurate. This study first examines the background of methods utilized for SOA extension measurement. This study also reviews the cost estimating methods used by Litton Applied Technology, Inc. To estimate the development costs of the AN/ALR-67 Radar Warning Receiver, a specific SOA extension project. The principal findings are that regression analysis and geometric surface analysis are used to quantify SOA extensions, but only in theoretical applications. Litton Applied Technology uses the bottoms-up approach to estimates development costs. The future trends in defense cost estimating are also forecasted.
Descriptors : *COST ESTIMATES, *CONTRACT ADMINISTRATION, *RADAR RECEIVERS, *WARNING SYSTEMS, COSTS, DEFENSE SYSTEMS, GEOMETRY, MEASUREMENT, METHODOLOGY, REGRESSION ANALYSIS, STATE OF THE ART, SURFACE ANALYSIS, THESES, WEAPONS, CASE STUDIES
Subject Categories : Economics and Cost Analysis
Administration and Management
Active & Passive Radar Detection & Equipment
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE