CNA's Conceptual Design and Cost Models for High-Speed Surface Craft.
CENTER FOR NAVAL ANALYSES ALEXANDRIA VA NAVAL STUDIES GROUP
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This paper discusses the need for conceptual design and cost models at the Center for Naval Analyses CNA and where the models fit relative to the typical acquisition process. It describes the models and how they are used to arrive at the designs and their costs. The models are evaluated in terms of three parameters--displacementgross weight, speed, and endcost--against designs entering U.S. Naval service. It also examines how the models are managed and how such activities as staffing, protection of data, and documentation are related to model management. Finally, it looks ahead to how CNA plans to respond to the needs of the U.S. Navy in the future.
- Economics and Cost Analysis
- Surface Effect Vehicles and Amphibious Vehicles