Accession Number : ADA073018


Title :   The Use of the Maurer Factor for Estimating the Cost of a Turbine Engine in the Early Stages of Development


Descriptive Note : Final rept. Jun 1978-Jun 1979


Corporate Author : AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSONAFB OH SCHOOL OF SYSTEMS AND LOGISTICS


Personal Author(s) : Barrett, Charles W , Jr ; Koenig, Michael J


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a073018.pdf


Report Date : Jun 1979


Pagination or Media Count : 155


Abstract : Military managers are faced with increasing systems costs. One area where this increasing cost is especially true is in the acquisition of aircraft weapon systems. A driving factor in the aircraft cost is the turbine engine, and therefore acquisition managers have been tasked with developing cost estimating methods that will more accurately predict turbine engine cost. At present, several parametric costing models available are briefly discussed in this report. However, the primary objective of this report, is to evaluate a costing technique used extensively by the Navy--the Maurer Factor (MF) technique. The MF technique is a parametric costing technique based on the materials in a turbine engine. The report includes the following: (a) a detailed description of the MF technique; (b) a validation of the MF technique; (c) the development of an estimated MF (EMF) model using engine performance parameters; and (d) statistical analysis and validation of the EMF models.


Descriptors :   *COST ESTIMATES , *COST MODELS , *TURBOJET ENGINES , PARAMETRIC ANALYSIS , THESES , REGRESSION ANALYSIS , STATISTICAL ANALYSIS


Subject Categories : Economics and Cost Analysis
      Jet and Gas Turbine Engines


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE