Accession Number:

ADA159601

Title:

Life Cycle Training Cost Model.

Descriptive Note:

Technical note,

Corporate Author:

NAVY PERSONNEL RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT CENTER SAN DIEGO CA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1981-08-01

Pagination or Media Count:

73.0

Abstract:

Training costs have been and increasing contributor to the life cycle costs of military weapon systems. As the concepts of training has broadended and alternative approaches to training have become available through the development of new technologies, the difficulties of determining and projecting training costs have increased. The objective of this effort was to develop a model for determining the cost of all training activities required to support a Navy weapon system during its entire life cycle. The weapon system life cycle phases and their associated training requirements were examined. To organize the many kinds of training was chosen for a model. The unit was the single iteration of a course defined as a three-dimensional matrix whose axes are course development phases, training activities, and cost elements. This course was then expanded across iterations and modifications in its evolution through the life cycle of the weapon system. The purpose of the cost model is to identify those training elements having significant cost implications for initial and follow-on hardware system training. Through the use of such a model, training costs can be predicted and used in early-effectiveness assessment studies to assess more accurately the cost implications of alternative hardware systems.

Subject Categories:

  • Economics and Cost Analysis
  • Humanities and History

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE