Accession Number:

ADA070629

Title:

Test Program Set Cost Algorithm.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. 21 Sep 77-Apr 78,

Corporate Author:

DYNAMIC SCIENCES INTERNATIONAL INC SEPULVEDA CA

Report Date:

1979-05-01

Pagination or Media Count:

69.0

Abstract:

The Test Program Set Cost Algorithm provides a methodology for identifying and quantifying the funding costs of major tasks in Test Program Sets TPSs development. Areas that are addressed by the study include the learning curve effect, impact of ATE maturity, impact of UUT Unit Under Test Testability, effect of design guides on development and life-cycle costs, management-controlled cost factors, utilization of Automatic Test Program Generation ATPG, development costs vs. life-cycle costs, fault insertion and customer sell-off, and commercial vs. military support. The basic algorithm deals with the analysis, coding, checkout and sell-off of a test program set but other factors such as overhead support, interface device design, ATE compatibility, etc., are discussed. The application and usage of the algorithm should provide a valuable estimating tool to assess costs associated with Test Program Set development. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Administration and Management
  • Economics and Cost Analysis
  • Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE