An Analysis of the Relationship Between Technology and Cost of Airborne Communications Systems.
AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OHIO SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING
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Statistical cost estimating techniques are used to analyze the relationship between technology and cost of airborne communications systems. The basic model examined is a two-stage model developed at the Rand Corporation for aircraft turbine engines. Multiple linear regression is used to initially develop a technological index for each system and then this index is included in the cost equation to determine if the index improves the cost model to a significant degree. The technological index used is the date an airborne communications system can be expected to be operationally available. This date is calculated by regressing technical variables, which are meant to describe the technology of the system, on the actual date that the system is in use in the field. The actual date is the date of the basic Technical Order of each system, from which the technical data were gathered. Modified author abstract
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