Accession Number:

AD0787197

Title:

Criteria for Evaluating the Cost Effectiveness of Optical Character Recognition Equipment in Base Telecommunications Centers.

Descriptive Note:

Master's thesis,

Corporate Author:

AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OHIO SCHOOL OF SYSTEMS AND LOGISTICS

Report Date:

1974-08-01

Pagination or Media Count:

96.0

Abstract:

The objective of this research was to develop and demonstrate a method for calculating the cost effectiveness of Optical Character Recognition Equipment OCRE in military communications centers. Six AFLC bases were studied and a break-even cost for OCRE was developed for four of the bases Wright-Patterson, Tinker, Robins, and Hill. Elements of cost of the current system considered were personnel, teletype equipment, and paper. No survey was made of OCR devices on the market to see if a specific device would be cost effective rather, prices at which OCR devices of various capabilities would become cost effective were developed. Single and multifont OCR capabilities in both 10 and 12-pitch were considered. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Economics and Cost Analysis
  • Non-Radio Communications

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE