Accession Number:

ADA030231

Title:

Applicability of Design-to-Cost to Simulator Acquisition.

Descriptive Note:

Master's thesis,

Corporate Author:

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

Report Date:

1976-06-01

Pagination or Media Count:

168.0

Abstract:

A decision model for determining the appropriateness of applying the Design-to-Cost DTC concept to a particular weapons acquisition program had not previously been available within the Air Force Systems Command AFSC. To formulate such a model, an extensive literature review was made to identify program characteristics which other writers considered necessary or desirable to the successful application of the DTC concept. A set of these characteristics was validated through a structured managerial interview schedule. From this set of characteristics the decision model was designed and applied to the AFSC simulator acquisition process as an example for employing the model. Although many of the characteristics applicable to DTC were also applicable to simulator acquisitions, the authors concluded from the model that the DTC concept would not be applicable for the few simulators normally procured in a small but highly competitive civilian market. However, if a large number of simulator systems had to be procured and then produced on an assembly line basis or if a new system or component that was not available in private industry had to be developed, then DTC would be applicable. This decision model can be applied to other AFSC acquisition programs. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Economics and Cost Analysis
  • Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE