A U.S. Air Force Cost Analysis Cost Estimating Model Program for Use with the 'TI Programmable 59' Handheld Calculator,
RAND CORP SANTA MONICA CA
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This paper documents a Texas Instruments TI Programmable 59 calculator program that uses the U.S. Air Force Cost Analysis Cost Estimating CACE model described in Air Force Regulation 173-10, Volume I, USAF Cost and Planning Factors, dated 6 February 1975. The CACE model was designed with a building block approach to estimate annual operating costs of aircraft weapon systems. The model is useful to Air Force organizations, other Government agencies, and government contractors for cost analysis, life cycle cost exercises, or studies concerned with cost effectiveness comparisons between weapon systems. The program described in this paper provides the user with a means of using the CACE model with a hand-held programmable calculator, eliminating lengthy manual computation or the necessity of using a computer. With its calculator connected to the Texas Instruments PC-100A Print Cradle, the program allows the user to select among several cost factor input methods, estimate output formats, and summarization options.
- Economics and Cost Analysis
- Computer Programming and Software