Using Parametric Cost Models to Estimate Engineering and Installation Costs of Selected Electronic Communications Systems
AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH SCHOOL OF LOGISTICS AND ACQUISITION MANAGEMENT
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This study developed a set of cost driver definitions for use by the Communications. Systems Center CSC, headquartered at Tinker AFB, Oklahoma. CSC is responsible for the engineering and installation of a dozen types of groundbased electronic communication and navigation systems, ranging from mobile radio systems to base telephone switches and air traffic control systems. Under changes brought about by the implementation of the Defense Business Operating Fund DBOF, the Communications System Center is searching out new customers and new cost estimating methodologies to improve customer service. The definitions were used to gather historical data of equipment, engineering, and installation costs of Local Area Networks, Information Transfer Architecture ITA, and Network Management Systems. From the gathered data, the researchers were able to construct a Cost Estimating Relationship for predicting the costs of an ITA project that are passed through to CSC customers. This ITA model will be used by CSC to estimate pass through costs early in the bidding process.
- Economics and Cost Analysis
- Computer Systems
- Air Navigation and Guidance
- Radio Communications