This handbook, designed to help analysts assess cost estimates of space systems, covers planning an estimate and identifying the key data needed. It also provides typical cost ranges for components of relevant historical space programs. It supplements the Air Force Cost Analysis Agency's spacecraft training course by focusing on the cost analysis implications of the systems and processes covered in the course.Specifying industry-standard architectures and components is another approach to reducing the difficulty and expense of supporting systems over their service lives. Examples of COTS Usage in Space Systems COTS Analog-to-Digital Converter in Mars Pathfinder. A COTS hybrid ... The rover exhibited a failure where the primary computer would continually reset itself after a time-out period. The problemanbsp;...
|Title||:||Guidelines and Metrics for Assessing Space System Cost Estimates|
|Author||:||Bernard Fox, Kevin Brancato, Brien Alkire|
|Publisher||:||Rand Corporation - 2008|