Accession Number:

ADA190932

Title:

Defense Contractor's Cost Estimating Methods for State-of-the-Art Extensions.

Descriptive Note:

Master's thesis,

Corporate Author:

NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1987-12-01

Pagination or Media Count:

112.0

Abstract:

The Navys various weapons project officers routinely decide whether to use existing weapons technology or to extend into as yet undeveloped technology. For state-of-the-art SOA extension, initial estimates of developing cost frequently are inaccurate. This study first examines the background of methods utilized for SOA extension measurement. This study also reviews the cost estimating methods used by Litton Applied Technology, Inc. To estimate the development costs of the ANALR-67 Radar Warning Receiver, a specific SOA extension project. The principal findings are that regression analysis and geometric surface analysis are used to quantify SOA extensions, but only in theoretical applications. Litton Applied Technology uses the bottoms-up approach to estimates development costs. The future trends in defense cost estimating are also forecasted.

Subject Categories:

  • Economics and Cost Analysis
  • Administration and Management
  • Active and Passive Radar Detection and Equipment

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE