Through life costing in electronic defence systems

an integrated data-driven multi-level approach

Wai Cheung, Linda Newnes, Antony R Mileham, R Marsh, J Lanham

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Abstract

Cost estimating is a business process that is critical to the defence sector, where many products have low volumes and long life cycles. The nature of a defence system is often unique (for example, a naval platform) which consists of a number of sub-systems and components. For the design of such a system cost estimating is a critical task in particular the requirement to predict the cost throughout the system's lifetime. The aim of this paper therefore is to discuss an integrated approach that provides a general framework for through life costing in defence systems via the development of: (1) a generic data library to support designers and cost estimators, (2) data searching and transfer mechanisms to support a top-down and bottom-up hybrid cost modelling approach, (3) capturing reliability data to support product services. The paper is divided into several sections, first, a review of relevant research projects concerning integration and data capture for cost modelling. This is followed by a section, which highlights problems of performing cost estimates for low volume products, and subsequently the proposed solution, methods of cost estimation and example applications. Perhaps most importantly, the methods created in this research are able to enhance decision-making and accelerate the responsiveness of the business bidding process.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 38th International Conference on Computers and Industrial Engineering
EditorsG P Xia, X Q Deng
Place of PublicationChina
PublisherPublishing House Electronics Industry
Pages2119-2128
Number of pages10
Volume1-3
ISBN (Print)9787121074370
Publication statusPublished - 2008
Event38th International Conference on Computers and Industrial Engineering - Beijing, China
Duration: 31 Oct 20082 Nov 2008

Conference

Conference38th International Conference on Computers and Industrial Engineering
CountryChina
CityBeijing
Period31/10/082/11/08

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Cost estimating
Costs
Life cycle
Industry
Data acquisition
Decision making

Keywords

  • Through Life Costing
  • Integrated Cost Modelling
  • Cost Estimating
  • Defence Systems
  • Data-driven

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Cheung, W., Newnes, L., Mileham, A. R., Marsh, R., & Lanham, J. (2008). Through life costing in electronic defence systems: an integrated data-driven multi-level approach. In G. P. Xia, & X. Q. Deng (Eds.), Proceedings of the 38th International Conference on Computers and Industrial Engineering (Vol. 1-3, pp. 2119-2128). China: Publishing House Electronics Industry.

Through life costing in electronic defence systems : an integrated data-driven multi-level approach. / Cheung, Wai; Newnes, Linda; Mileham, Antony R; Marsh, R; Lanham, J.

Proceedings of the 38th International Conference on Computers and Industrial Engineering. ed. / G P Xia; X Q Deng. Vol. 1-3 China : Publishing House Electronics Industry, 2008. p. 2119-2128.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Cheung, W, Newnes, L, Mileham, AR, Marsh, R & Lanham, J 2008, Through life costing in electronic defence systems: an integrated data-driven multi-level approach. in GP Xia & XQ Deng (eds), Proceedings of the 38th International Conference on Computers and Industrial Engineering. vol. 1-3, Publishing House Electronics Industry, China, pp. 2119-2128, 38th International Conference on Computers and Industrial Engineering, Beijing, China, 31/10/08.
Cheung W, Newnes L, Mileham AR, Marsh R, Lanham J. Through life costing in electronic defence systems: an integrated data-driven multi-level approach. In Xia GP, Deng XQ, editors, Proceedings of the 38th International Conference on Computers and Industrial Engineering. Vol. 1-3. China: Publishing House Electronics Industry. 2008. p. 2119-2128
Cheung, Wai ; Newnes, Linda ; Mileham, Antony R ; Marsh, R ; Lanham, J. / Through life costing in electronic defence systems : an integrated data-driven multi-level approach. Proceedings of the 38th International Conference on Computers and Industrial Engineering. editor / G P Xia ; X Q Deng. Vol. 1-3 China : Publishing House Electronics Industry, 2008. pp. 2119-2128
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