Accession Number:

ADA402647

Title:

Cost Benefit Analysis: Cost Benefit Analysis for Human Effectiveness Research: Bioacoustic Protection

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.

Corporate Author:

HUMAN SYSTEMS INFORMATION ANALYSIS CENTER WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH

Report Date:

2001-07-21

Pagination or Media Count:

43.0

Abstract:

Human Systems IAC was asked to perform a cost benefit analysis on replacing the fielded Army aircrew ensemble of clothing and individual equipment and nuclear, chemical, and biological protection with the Air Warrior system. A standard eight-step process was used to identify both the costs and benefits associated with the Armys system approach to address positive and negative elements of the fielded system and the Armys MANPRINT initiative. The least effective alternative with respect to benefits was the Legacy system 112. The most effective system was Air Warrior Blocks 1, 2, and 3 993, with Air Warrior Block 1 falling in the middle 474. When the costs are added to the benefits, the cost benefit ratios show that Air Warrior Blocks 1, 2, and 3 with a costbenefit ratio CBR of 814, is the preferred alternative with respect to the defined goals. With the information available, it costs more than the least preferred alternative, the legacy system CBR of 4,170, but provides greater than 300 increase in benefits. The CBR for Block 1 1,499 fell in the middle. Both its costs and benefits are greater than the legacy system and less than the fully fielded Blocks 1-3, making it a viable program option, but not as desirable as Air Warrior Blocks 1, 2, and 3. This report is based on the costs received. As costs are determined, the results may change significantly.

Subject Categories:

  • Economics and Cost Analysis
  • Protective Equipment

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE