Accession Number : ADA285036


Title :   Using Parametric Cost Models to Estimate Engineering and Installation Costs of Selected Electronic Communications Systems


Descriptive Note : Master's thesis


Corporate Author : AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH SCHOOL OF LOGISTICS AND ACQUISITION MANAGEMENT


Personal Author(s) : Bosworth, II, John L ; Wiechmann, Ronald J


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a285036.pdf


Report Date : Sep 1994


Pagination or Media Count : 197


Abstract : This study developed a set of cost driver definitions for use by the Communications. Systems Center (CSC), headquartered at Tinker AFB, Oklahoma. CSC is responsible for the engineering and installation of a dozen types of groundbased electronic communication and navigation systems, ranging from mobile radio systems to base telephone switches and air traffic control systems. Under changes brought about by the implementation of the Defense Business Operating Fund (DBOF), the Communications System Center is searching out new customers and new cost estimating methodologies to improve customer service. The definitions were used to gather historical data of equipment, engineering, and installation costs of Local Area Networks, Information Transfer Architecture (ITA), and Network Management Systems. From the gathered data, the researchers were able to construct a Cost Estimating Relationship for predicting the costs of an ITA project that are passed through to CSC customers. This ITA model will be used by CSC to estimate pass through costs early in the bidding process.


Descriptors :   *COST ESTIMATES , ELECTRONICS , PARAMETRIC ANALYSIS , COMMERCE , MARKET RESEARCH , THESES , REGRESSION ANALYSIS , COMMUNICATIONS NETWORKS , RADIO EQUIPMENT , COST MODELS , NAVIGATION , AIR TRAFFIC CONTROL SYSTEMS , MANAGEMENT INFORMATION SYSTEMS , INFORMATION TRANSFER , LOCAL AREA NETWORKS , MULTIVARIATE ANALYSIS


Subject Categories : Economics and Cost Analysis
      Computer Systems
      Air Navigation and Guidance
      Radio Communications


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE