Accession Number : ADA299863

Title :   The Development and Application of a Cost per Minute Metric for the Evaluation of Mobile Satellite Systems in a Limited-Growth Voice Communications Market.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH

Personal Author(s) : Violet, Michael D.

PDF Url : ADA299863

Report Date : 20 SEP 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 278

Abstract : A computer model has been developed to estimate the billable capacity of five mobile satellite services (MSS) designs at different levels of market penetration. To evaluate their effectiveness when operating in a limited market, the billable capacity for each system has been determined at 10% and 31% of the expected market. Life cycle costs have been estimated for each of the systems to address the market over a twelve year period. Costs evaluated include development and operations costs for satellites, launchers, gateways, insurance and PSTN connections. The effectiveness of each system has been evaluated on the basis of the cost per billable minute required to achieve an internal rate of return of 30%.

Descriptors :   *MARKETING, *SATELLITE COMMUNICATIONS, *TELEPHONE SYSTEMS, COMPUTERIZED SIMULATION, COST ANALYSIS, THESES, COSTS, MOBILE, INSURANCE, COMMUNICATION SATELLITES.

Subject Categories : Economics and Cost Analysis
      Non-radio Communications

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE