Specification Writing for Communications Equipment: A Comparative Study of Military and Civilian Procedures.
NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CALIF
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The military often pays more for communication equipment of similar capabilities to that purchased by civilians. Despite this, equipment reliability has proven to be much lower. This study undertook to analyze and compare the salient features of two types of specifications used to express communications equipment requirements by the Navy and Commercial airlines. The manner in which requirements are developed and specifications drawn were examined. Procurement procedures, another factor contributing to the price differential, were also examined briefly. Airline specifications, called ARINC Characteristics, and airline procurement methods were shown to encourage competition to a greater degree with a lower price and greater reliability resulting. Author
- Administration and Management
- Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies
- Non-Radio Communications