The Use of the Maurer Factor for Estimating the Cost of a Turbine Engine in the Early Stages of Development
Final rept. Jun 1978-Jun 1979
AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSONAFB OH SCHOOL OF SYSTEMS AND LOGISTICS
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Military managers are faced with increasing systems costs. One area where this increasing cost is especially true is in the acquisition of aircraft weapon systems. A driving factor in the aircraft cost is the turbine engine, and therefore acquisition managers have been tasked with developing cost estimating methods that will more accurately predict turbine engine cost. At present, several parametric costing models available are briefly discussed in this report. However, the primary objective of this report, is to evaluate a costing technique used extensively by the Navy--the Maurer Factor MF technique. The MF technique is a parametric costing technique based on the materials in a turbine engine. The report includes the following a a detailed description of the MF technique b a validation of the MF technique c the development of an estimated MF EMF model using engine performance parameters and d statistical analysis and validation of the EMF models.
- Economics and Cost Analysis
- Jet and Gas Turbine Engines