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Early Life Cycle Cost Trade Study By Parametric Analysis
Author(s): Roy Dehm; Stan Patrakis
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Paper Abstract

Unit production cost and life cycle cost tradestudy considerations are basic to the affordability of a new product. A major portion of the life cycle cost of a product, including production cost, are found to result from decisions made early in the planning phases of a program. Computerized parametric cost modeling generates cost estimates using the information that is available before the developing of engineering detail. The RCA PRICE program, available to all potential users, is used to illustrate the input requirements and steps necessary for parametric estimating of costs for development, production and support in the life cycle of a product. A laser rangefinder equipment is used as a product example to show the utility of this analysis.

Paper Details

Date Published: 30 June 1982
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 0327, Sensor Design Using Computer Tools, (30 June 1982); doi: 10.1117/12.933362
Show Author Affiliations
Roy Dehm, RCA Automated Systems (United States)
Stan Patrakis, RCA Automated Systems (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0327:
Sensor Design Using Computer Tools
John A. Jamieson, Editor(s)

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