Estimation of Destroyer Type Naval Ship Procurement Costs.
NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CALIF
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The report presents three models by which the total procurement cost of Destroyer and Destroyer Escorts may be estimated. One model uses 9 subsystem cost estimating relationships CERs to obtain a total cost estimate the second model uses 4 subsystem CERs the final model is a single total cost equation. The CERs were developed using the linear least squares regression technique on a data base of ships built from 1954-66. The CERs use input variables that may be determined long before actual ship construction begins. This fact, and the precision of the model estimates, recommend usage of these models in cost-effectiveness analysis. The Patrol Frigate Project is used as a sample application, wherein model estimates compare favorably with the current NAVSHIPS cost estimates. Author
- Economics and Cost Analysis
- Marine Engineering