Accession Number : ADA308501

Title :   Environmental Life Cycle Costing Project SADARM.

Corporate Author : SAM HOUSTON STATE UNIV HUNTSVILLE TX INST OF CONTEMPORARY CORRECTIONS AND THE BEHAVIORAL SCIENCES

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Report Date : 10 SEP 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 54

Abstract : This purpose of this study is to provide an estimate of the environmental cost of the SADARM munition over that munition's life cycle. Figure 1 identifies the various environmental costs identified by this study for each of the phases of the life cycle of the SADARM munition examined. Figure 1 also indicates, where appropriate, the percentage of costs for each activity that was determined to be environmentally driven based on the analysis of tasks within that activity. Identifying the environmentally driven cost of a munition may contribute to decision making regarding issues such as materials selection during product design, design of the production process, selection of particular types or levels of operational training activities, etc. Understanding the full environmental cost, including environmentally related demilitarization costs, will support better decision making regarding what products to produce and/or what factors may have adverse environmental impacts. The tools and general approach used to provide the estimate of SADARM environmental costs were drawn from the Activity Based Costing (ABC) framework. The life cycle of the SADARM munition was divided in to three phases: (1) Production (including Developmental Testing and Evaluation), (2) Operations and Support, and (3) Demilitarization. The sections of this report that follow identify the methodology used to obtaln estimates of the environmental activities and their costs that will be associated with SADARM over its life cycle, identification of the general assumptions made in order to complete this study, a discussion of the bounds of this study, and a discussion of the results with suggestions for further examination and study. Appended to this report are four appendices that describe in detail the data analysis of each of the phases of the SADARM life cycle examined in this study.

Descriptors :   *COST ESTIMATES, *MUNITIONS INDUSTRY, *LIFE CYCLE COSTS, DATA PROCESSING, ENVIRONMENTS, DECISION MAKING, PRODUCTION, TRAINING, MATERIALS, COSTS, ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT, ADVERSE CONDITIONS, AMMUNITION, DEMILITARIZATION, SELECTION.

Subject Categories : Economics and Cost Analysis
      Pyrotechnics

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