A Cost Prediction Model for Electronic Systems Flight Test Costs.
AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH SCHOOL OF SYSTEMS AND LOGISTICS
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Emphasis on improving service cost estimates continues to receive high Department of Defense priority. The purpose of this study was to develop a cost estimating model that would predict flight test costs for electronic systems during early phases of a programs development. It was found that a significant cost estimating relationship CER exists between costs and the characteristics of the flight test design. Using a data base collected from the 3246th Test Wing, Eglin Air Force Base, a CER was developed using a multiple regression process. Statistical and logical tests were performed in order to determine the validity of the model. The CER developed may be used as an estimating tool for future budget preparations for flight testing electronic systems. Author
- Economics and Cost Analysis
- Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods