Forecasting Depot Overhaul Costs of Tactical Missile Guidance and Control Subsystems.
AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OHIO SCHOOL OF SYSTEMS AND LOGISTICS
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Recently, increased emphasis has been placed on designing systems for supportability due to the significance of support costs on the total life cycle cost of the system. One of the most important contributors to tactical missile support costs is the cost of depot overhaul of guidance and control subsystems GCS. Despite its importance, depot overhaul costs are not currently forecast by the operations and support cost model used by Warner Robins Air Logistics Center, the system manager for tactical missiles. Instead, the model requires an externally derived estimate of this cost as input data. However, accurate estimating tehcniques have not veen developed to forecast the cost of tactical missile GCS depot overhaul during system development. The authors, using the technique of multiple linerar regression MLR, identified several physical characteristics of a GCS which are important determinants of depot overhaul cost. These important determinants were then used to develop a cost estimating relationship model for forecasting GCS depot overhaul cost during tactical missile system development. Author
- Economics and Cost Analysis
- Surface-Launched Guided Missiles