Accession Number:

ADA019379

Title:

An Approach to the Estimation of Life Cycle Costs of a Fiber-Optic Application in Military Aircraft.

Descriptive Note:

Master's thesis,

Corporate Author:

NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CALIF

Report Date:

1975-09-01

Pagination or Media Count:

163.0

Abstract:

As significant technological advances in fiber optics and optical data transmission methods are being made, it is necessary to develop appropriate methods for estimating life cycle costs for alternative coaxialtwisted pair wire and optical fiber avionics. Measures of effectiveness are suggested for each alternative system. An approach, which structures the technological and demand uncertainties of fiber optics, is developed through scenarios as a means of relating cost and effectiveness. It is suggested that Delphi and experience curve techniques be used in conjunction with ordered scenarios as a technological forecasting technique for estimation of life cycle costs of fiber optics. In addition, a review of the historical and technological background of fiber optics and their application to the Naval Electronics Laboratory Center NELC A-7 Airborne Light Optical Fiber Technology ALOFT Program is included.

Subject Categories:

  • Bombers
  • Attack and Fighter Aircraft
  • Fiber Optics and Integrated Optics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE