Accession Number:

ADA003353

Title:

Cost Estimating Relationships for Procurement Costs of Airborne Digital Computers and Inertial Measurement Units for Use in Remotely Piloted Vehicles.

Descriptive Note:

Master's thesis,

Corporate Author:

AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OHIO SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1974-12-01

Pagination or Media Count:

80.0

Abstract:

Parametric cost estimating relationships CERs are developed to predict procurement costs of airborne digital computers and inertial measurement units which are suitable for use in remotely piloted vehicles RPVs. The CERs predict first unit recurring cost in 1974 dollars and can be incorporated with an appropriate learning curve to estimate average cost for a given production quantity. A brief discussion of a computerized parametric cost estimation technique, the RCA PRICE model, is provided to compare methodology, input requirements, and output. The predictive capabilities of the RPV CERs are compared to avionics procurement CERs developed by the Air Force Avionics Laboratory. The RPV CERs are generally more accurate than the AFAL CERs when procurement costs of equipment usable in remotely piloted vehicles are being estimated.

Subject Categories:

  • Pilotless Aircraft
  • Economics and Cost Analysis

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE