Cost Analysis of Navy Acquisition Alternatives for the NAVSTAR Global Positioning System
NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA
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This research analyzes the life cycle cost LCC of the Navys current and two hypothetical procurement alternatives for NAVSTAR Global Positioning System GPS user equipment. Costs are derived by the ARINC Research Corporation ACBEN cost estimating system. Data presentation is in a comparative format describing individual alternative LCC and differential costs between alternatives. Sensitivity analysis explores the impact receiver-processor unit RPU first unit production cost has on individual alternative LCC, as well as cost differentials between each alternative. Several benefits are discussed that might provide sufficient cost savings andor system effectiveness improvements to warrant a procurement strategy other than the existing proposal.
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