Costing for the Future: Exploring Cost Estimation With Unmanned Autonomous Systems

Report Number: SYM-AM-16-067

Series: Acquisition Management

Category: Cost Management

Report Series: Symposium Proceedings

Authors: Ricardo Valerdi, Thomas Ryan

Title: Costing for the Future: Exploring Cost Estimation With Unmanned Autonomous Systems

Published: 2016-05-01

Sponsored By: Acquisition Research Program

Status: Published--Unlimited Distribution

Research Type: Other Research Faculty

Full Text URL: http://acquisitionresearch.net/files/FY2016/SYM-AM-16-067.pdf

Keywords: Cost estimation, unmanned systems

Abstract:

Cost, schedule, and quality may not drive a technology, but they shape the chances of that technology becoming actualized. In recent years, the DoD, one of the leading customers of unmanned systems, has continued to struggle with management of cost and schedule causing programs to deliver products that are