Predicting the end-of-life of defence electronic systems at the conceptual design stage

W. M. Cheung, P. W. Griffin, L. B. Newnes, A. R. Mileham, R. Marsh, J. D. Lanham

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The primary objective of the research is to investigate how to estimate disposal costs being undertaken in defence electronic systems by the Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) and subsequently to ascertain a novel approach to predicting their end-of-life (EOL) cost. It is intended that the OEMs can utilise this method as part of a full life cycle cost analysis at the conceptual design stage. The cost model should also serve as a useful guide to aid decision making at the conceptual design stage. The novelty of this research is that it identifies the significance of disposal costs from the viewpoint of the OEM and provides a generic basis for evaluation of all the major EOL defence electronic systems.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 36th International MATADOR Conference
Place of PublicationLondon, U. K.
PublisherSpringer London
Number of pages4
ISBN (Print)9781849964326
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2010
EventThe 36th International MATADOR Conference - Manchester, UK United Kingdom
Duration: 14 Jul 201016 Jul 2010


ConferenceThe 36th International MATADOR Conference
Country/TerritoryUK United Kingdom


  • Concept design
  • Disposal cost
  • End-of-life

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Control and Systems Engineering


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