Accession Number:

ADA088476

Title:

Predictive Software Cost Model Study. Volume I. Final Technical Report.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. 2 Apr 79-2 Jun 80,

Corporate Author:

HUGHES AIRCRAFT CO CANOGA PARK CALIF

Report Date:

1980-06-01

Pagination or Media Count:

181.0

Abstract:

Current cost estimating techniques do not adequately address the problem of predicting avionics embedded software support costs. This limitation results primarily from an inadequate understanding of how those costs are generated and from a scarcity of historical data on avionics software support and the resultant costs. The objectives of this Phase I study of the Predictive Software Cost Model PSCM program were to determine the feasibility of a model to predict those costs and to generate a roadmap for development of such a model. The feasibility of such a model was established. It will include the six key resource types required to support avionics software personnel, support hardware, support software, facilities buildings, program documentation and flight test aircraftranges. Some preliminary estimating relationships were identified. A detailed roadmap for developing the model was generated. Phase II of the PSCM program will provide an operating model for predicting avionics embedded software support costs.

Subject Categories:

  • Economics and Cost Analysis
  • Computer Programming and Software
  • Combat Vehicles

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE